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Q: I love all things Christmas and am looking forward to celebrating more than ever this year. One thing I do love to have in my home is a few poinsettia plants. I have always heard that they are toxic to pets and can kill cats. Is that true?

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Q: I have an 8-year-old female dog named Baby. She is my baby, too. I thought I would breed her — she is a perfect Maltese — but I never found a male to breed her. I noticed the other day that she had a large amount of blood and infected drainage coming from her female area, and it was not t…

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Q: I took my two dogs for a walk yesterday and it was hot outside and humid, but I didn’t think it was too bad. I knew that there would be some shade as we went along, too. They started out great and pulling to go faster. We went about 1½ miles and turned around to come home. On the way home…

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Q: I think my cat is overweight. His stomach hangs down and he sounds like a small dog when he jumps down from the couch. We feed him canned food in the morning and it is only half a can of Fancy Feast. He can eat dry food all day but his bowl is never empty so I don’t think he eats that muc…

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Q: My grandmother feeds several cats on her back porch. My mom, who is not a cat person, is worried about the cats spreading cat scratch fever to my grandmother and making her sick. I have heard of this condition in people but I don’t really know much about it. Is my Grandmother really at ri…

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Q: I’m having trouble with one of my cats and it is breaking my heart. I have several cats but two of them, a male and a female, were quite the pair. They ate together, slept together, licked each other and even talked together. He suddenly passed away, when the other was right there with hi…

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I had the best new puppy visit at work that I’ve had in a long time. It was a 6-week-old boxer male who was yet to be named. He is the replacement puppy for another wonderful boxer, named Jake. Jake passed away not too long ago, leaving his family devastated. They know this puppy will never …

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Q: We received a lot of goodies over the holidays including cookies and candies. My dog, Hulk, keeps sniffing at them, and I am afraid that he will get hold of some chocolate and eat it. What will happen to him if he does, and what is it about chocolate anyway that makes it so bad for dogs?