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Why does my kitten keep having crud in her eyes?

June 25, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: My energetic kitten (Dinky) has gunk in her eyes all the time. I clean her eyes with a warm wash rag. Is there something more I should do?...

Swallowing too much salt water is harmful. (Photo: Flickr/Ewen Roberts)

Is playing in the ocean bad for my dog?

By Tom Musbach on June 19, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer.

Q: I played at the beach (ocean) with my chocolate Labrador retriever today. She was in and out of the water, which is sort of common, but now she's...

Waiting for a good home. (Photo: Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue)

What you should know before adopting a cat

By Tom Musbach on June 18, 2012

Adopting a cat is a great way to reap the rewards of pet ownership and provide a caring home for a cat in need. But it's not right for some people.

If you are considering adopting a cat into your household, two veterinarians on JustAnswer offer the following bits of advice to make an...

Hesitation on the way to the chicken coop? (Photo: Flickr/Paul Morris)

My dog ate chicken bones. Will she be OK?

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: My dog, a 22-lb. Sheltie, ate about 5 chicken-wing bones (cooked). Will she be OK? What should I do?

A: The first thing we worry about...

This pup is ready to play. (Photo: Flickr/Dennis Hamilton)

Bringing a new puppy into your home

By Tom Musbach on May 14, 2012

When you introduce a puppy into your home, the stress and new surroundings may overwhelm the little guy for a while. But knowing what to expect and taking some basic actions for bonding can help you make the puppy's transition easier.

The case of the distressed Samoyed...

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What diet can help my cat lose weight?

By Tom Musbach on May 11, 2012

Daily Answer is excerpted from the JustAnswer archives and features information provided from a Expert on JustAnswer:

Q: My cat weighs 30 pounds and needs to lose weight. What sort of diet would you recommend?

A: In a situation like this, I would suggest...

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Calm cats: Ease the transition after a cat adoption

May 11, 2012

This is a guest blog post by Joan Vokes, veterinary technician  on JustAnswer.

Adopting a cat is wonderful, but it can disrupt the peace in your home if you've already got one or more cats in your family.

Growling and hissing, hitting, or other signs of aggression between...

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