Archive | Pets

Pets For Seniors

Question: Dear Luise: Would you be willing to write about pets for seniors? My Dad lives in a retirement center that allows pets. I’ve been thinking of getting him a dog. He’s mentioned several times about how much his neighbor enjoys hers but my bother thinks it would be a bad idea. My reason is […]

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Do Healthy Dog Biscuits Stop Bad Breath

Question: Hi There Luise: I have a wonderful, fuzzy mutt with “doggie breath” and I have heard that I could get him some healthy dog biscuits that might help his digestion. Is poor digestion what causes this problem? Do you have any ideas on how to help my Micki get over this common malady? Thanks, […]

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When Should You Replace a Lost Pet

Question: Hi there: I wanted to ask a question because I’ve been getting many conflicting answers. When I was 12 years old I got a blue heeler puppy called Cassie, who became my very best friend. I loved her very much and always wanted to do things in her best interest. I’m 23 now, and […]

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Need Advice About Our Dog

Question: Dear Luise: I suppose this is the pettiest, (pun intended), question you have ever been asked but I do, seriously, need advice about why our dog rates first with my wife. I don’t even care if my question sounds stupid. I just want to know what, if anything, I can do about it. She […]

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How Do I Let My Dog Go

Question: Dear Luise: I have a lovely dog that is getting old and frail. She’s in her “teens” and she is losing her sight, mobility and appetite. She sleeps a great deal and I can see that she is uncomfortable. I don’t believe in prolonging the life of a pet for selfish reasons, yet she […]

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The Girl Or The Parrot

Question: Dear Luise: I have a parrot that I’ve had for ten years. I’ve taught it to talk and we are great friends. I know they are not cuddly pets and mine would bite, if given the chance, but I think the world of him and I know he loves me, too. The problem is […]

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We Have A Naughty Doggie

Question: Dear Luise: We have a small dog that is a breed well known for not responding to standard training methods. We live in an apartment complex and have to watch him like a hawk. We take him on way too many walks trying to keep him from seriously damaging the carpets. We have paid […]

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I Can’t Face The Death Of A Pet

Question: Dear Luise: I get so attached to my pets that when they die, I want to die, too. I remember every loss so clearly. Sometimes when I am just driving my car, such grief comes over me that I feel paralyzed. I think of what I did that I shouldn’t have done, or what […]

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