Dear Tabby, I have reasons to believe (without getting too nitty gritty) that my pets need some extra fiber in their diets. How can I safely add fiber to their diets? Gassy in Greatwood Dear Gassy, Humans are always encouraged to find ways to add more fiber to their diets, so that begs the question: Should your pets get supplemental fiber as well? For the most part, … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: Tabby clears the air about reader’s gassy problem
Dear Tabby, With this heat, I try to walk my dog only in either the early mornings or late in the evening, but sometimes, a mid-day walk is all I can fit into my schedule. I know it’s terribly hot outside to me, but how does this heat affect my dog? Sweating in Sugar Land Dear Sweating, I applaud your efforts to continue exercising your dog, even in hot weather. It’s … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: How hot is too hot for a walk?
Dear Tabby, With July 4th coming up, what can I do to help my pets stay calm during the fireworks? Feeling festive about the 4th in Fairchilds Dear Feeling Festive, As we approach that raucous, hot holiday weekend known as the Fourth of July, here’s some kibble for thought regarding fireworks and your pets. While humans “ooohhh and ahhhh” over the bright flashes of light … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: Formulating a 4th of July plan for Fido
Dear Tabby, We have an inside/outside cat and I’m always so worried that she’ll go missing. What do you suggest that readers do if they lose a cat? Apprehensive about AWOL cat in Arcola Dear Apprehensive, It’s certainly a scary feeling when a cherished pet suddenly doesn’t come home. Outdoor cats often have a tendency to roam, so it’s a good idea to double-check that you … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: What to do if your kitty goes AWOL
Dear Tabby, We haven’t neutered our dog yet. My husband doesn’t want to have our pup fixed because he’s afraid it’ll make him less “manly”. I’m still on the fence about the whole thing. What’s your opinion regarding to neuter or not to neuter? On the fence about neutering in Fulshear Dear On The Fence, With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, your question is indeed … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: Happy Not-A-Father’s Day