HUMAN FOOD FOR FELINES?

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Q: How bad is human food for cats? My cats always beg when I cook any kind of meat or fish. I’ve also heard of cats eating weird stuff like garlic, yogurt, fruit and even pasta. Is there any kind of food that I should absolutely avoid? —Monica Tang, Brooklyn
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SOOTHING STRESSED PETS

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You can pour yourself a sherry or pop an Ativan when you’re feeling stressed out, but what’s your poor cat or dog to do? The Farnam Comfort Zone with Feliway is one great idea for cats with emotional or behavioral problems. The plug-in diffuser’s heating element releases a pheromone that gives cats a natural sense [&hellip
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ANOTHER YEAR OF BEAGLE-MANIA?

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“Darwin!” shouted his owner, Alicia Bralove, as for the fifth time in five minutes her beagle made an amorous advance on my leg. For a champion show dog, Darwin seemed to pay little attention to his name. “He’s disciplined by his trainer,” Bralove apologized, “but when I see him I just melt.” Almost one year [&hellip
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AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW OF PET CARE

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Who do you call when Fido or Fluffy just isn’t making it, and your usual vet has done all he can? Many owners try alternative therapies for their pets, which can range from aromatherapies, like Feliway Diffusers to reduce anxiety and behavioral problems, to Rescue Remedy, a flower essence used to relieve stress
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LOST AND FOUND

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Every cat and dog adopted from the ASPCA and New York City Animal Care and Control has one thing in common: they’ve all been microchipped. That’s because those organizations know firsthand what can happen when dogs and cats are lost or separated from their owners. Collars and tags can come off or be taken off. [&hellip
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