Paw’s Corner – Alternative treatments: Do they work for pets?

#Middlebury #PawsCorner #Pets By Sam Mazzotta DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Recently, a friend recommended that I give my Lhasa Apso, Cherie, acupuncture treatments to cure her anxiety. I told ... Continue Reading →

Senior News Line – Think you’re too old for a pet? Fiddlesticks!

#Middlebury #Seniors #RescuePet by Matilda Charles One of the saddest things I’ve overheard lately was a woman who’d just lost her very senior cat. She’d loved that ... Continue Reading →

CDC launches redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm animals, ... Continue Reading →

Creative kids help animals

By SAM MAZZOTTA DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I read your column on volunteering at pet shelters and for other organizations. All great, but many shelters don’t let anyone under 16, and ... Continue Reading →

6-year-old wants to train elephants

By SAM MAZZOTTA DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My 6-year-old son, after a class trip to the circus, has informed me he wants to be an elephant trainer when he grows up. I’m personally against ... Continue Reading →

Taking pets on the road

By SAM MAZZOTTA DEAR PAW’S CORNER: We’re planning to drive across the country and want to bring along our dogs, Trudy and Jake. We’ve never done a trip like this before, ... Continue Reading →

Why train dogs to “stay”?

By SAM MAZZOTTA DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I understand why I should train a dog to “sit” or “come,” but why do training books always want you to teach them to “stay”? ... Continue Reading →