Dear Tabby, One of my cats has suddenly stopped using the litterbox. I’m getting frustrated–help! Feline Frustration in Forest West Dear Feline Frustration, According to vets, cats can stop using the litterbox for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, cats are dissatisfied with the placement or number of litterboxes, changes in the environment inside […]
Dear Tabby, Does my dog need cold-weather clothes here in Houston? I see dogs wearing sweaters and have even seen them wearing boots. Am I a negligent pet owner if my dog doesn’t have a wardrobe? -Feeling guilty in Garden Oaks Dear Guilty, Don’t worry. The mere fact that you’ve reached out to ask […]
Dear Tabby, This Holiday season I know there are lots of area shelters that could benefit from donations. What’s the best way to give to these animal charities? Philanthropist in Timbergrove Dear Philanthropist, Great idea–and yes, animal charities are in constant need of donations in order to keep on, keeping on. Animal shelters and […]
Dear Tabby, I have an outdoor cat that I’d like to convert to living indoors-only, because I just don’t feel as though it’s safe for him to be outside. How can I keep him as happy inside as he is outside? Considering kitty confinement in Timbergrove Dear Considering Confinement, Living in Timbergrove, I’m sure […]
“Dear Tabby, I grew up with an awesome black kitty, aptly named “Boo.” I’ve never forgotten Boo and have wanted a black cat for some time. Well, I’m finally in a position to adopt, but a friend just told me that many animal shelters won’t adopt out black cats during the month of October…why is […]
Dear Tabby, I’ve got a new “special someone” in my life and things are going swimmingly. Here’s the catch: he’s allergic to cats. I have a beloved cat who’s like my child. How can I keep both my boyfriend and my cat happy? – Torn between two lovers in Lazybrook Dear Torn, Well, my […]
So, you’re thinking about taking your dog with you on vacation? Dogs, being one of the more adaptable (cough…simple) species in the pet world, can adjust to new places rather easily and might enjoy going on vacation with their owners.
As the weather is heating up and our schedules change, it might seem like a plausible idea to take your dog along with you to run a quick errand. I mean, you’re only running into the store for one item. How long could that possibly take? And, it’s not that hot out there, right? I’m sure we’ve all had these thoughts.