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General

Vaccine Controversy, What You should Know: March 2010: 38-39
Stem Cell Therapy: April 2010: 49
Breathing Problems: May 2010: 47
Pain Myths and Truths: December 2010: 42-43
Inside the Mind of a Veterinarian: April 2011: 32-35
Pulmonary Hypertension, Lung Condition in Cats and Dogs: May 2011: 57
Natural Pet Health Tips: December 2011: 48-49
Veterinary Cardiology: Jan/Feb 2012: 54
What it Takes to Be a Veterinarian: September 2012: 52
Leading Medical Advances and the Future of Medicine for Pets: Jan/Feb 2013: 28-32
Transfusions in Veterinary Medicine: August 2013: 50
Cataracts in Pets: October 2013: 50
Recognizing and Treating Pain in Our Pets: October 2013: 54-55
Laparoscopy, Minimal Invasive Tissue Surgeries: November 2013: 48
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: Jan/Feb 2014: 54
Understanding Veterinary Care Costs: April 2014: 50
Heartworm: June 2014: 52
Efficient Medical Care: July 2014: 44
Heartworm Disease: August 2014: 44

Orthopedic

Dog and Cat Knees: April 2010: 45
Rehabilitation for Arthritic Pets: July 2010: 59
Healthy Joints: March 2011: 55
Surgical Techniques, A Look at Arthroscopy: August 2011: 52
Surgical Techniques: September 2011: 56
Fracture Repair: July 2012: 50
Hip Replacement for Dogs and Cats: October 2012: 50
Joint Replacement for Dogs and Cats: Jan/Feb 2013: 50
Dysplasia: April 2013: 48
Hip Dysplasia: April 2014: 46

Internal

Gastropexy, A Minimally Invasive Surgery: October 2010: 51
Addison’s Disease: October 2011: 58
Cat and Dog Blood Donors: April 2012: 56
Gastric Dilation and Volvulus Syndrome: December 2012: 50
Vestibular Disease, A Common Neurological Problem: May 2014: 42

Cancer

Preventing Cancer: May 2010: 41
Radiation Therapy: December 2010: 51
Cancer in pets, Warning Signs: July 2012: 52
Cancer Screening: April 2013: 50
Cancer Terms for Pet Owners October 2013: 52

Skin and Dermal

Defining MSRA in Pets: August 2011: 50
Topical Flea and Tick Prevention: October 2012: 52

Neurology

Pet Seizures: August 2012: 54
Seizure, A Common Neurological Disorder: March 2013: 52
Neurology and Your Pet: August 2014: 42

Dental

Dental Care: November 2012: 50
Root Canal Therapy: Jan/Feb 2014: 52

Pet Dangers, Safety, Prevention

Protecting Pets from Chemical Poison: April 2010: 36-37
Heartworm Disease: April 2011: 64
Snakebites: August 2010: 51
Auto Safety With Pets: August 2011: 40
Heat Exhaustion: May 2012: 46
Tips from an Emergency Care Doctor: July 2012: 48
Microchip Your Pet: May 2013: 54
Heat Stroke Awareness; July 2013: 48
Holiday Safety Tips; December 2013: 52
Get Trained in CPR and First Aid: May 2014: 46

Senior Pets

Routine Geriatric Screening: November 2013: 52
Symptoms in Older Pets: May 2014: 44

Nutrition

How to Manage Your Cat’s Weight: August 2010: 47
What is in Your Pet’s Food?: June 2011: 62
Canine and Feline Obesity: April 2012: 50

Holistic

Reiki: May 2010: 40
Chinese Herbs: July 2010: 48-49
Chinese Herbs: August 2010: 3260-61
Holistic and Natural Pet Tips: October 2011: 60-61
Aromatherapy for Pets: April 2012: 46-47
Calming Fears With Natural Methods: July 2013: 44
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine: March 2014: 56

Cats

Orthopedic Problems for Cats: August 2010: 41
Feline Urinary Health: May 2012: 48
Feline Diabetes: August 2012: 48
Cats and Disease: October 2012: 54
Feline Hyperthyroidism: Jan/Feb 2013: 52
Is Your Cat at Risk for Heart Disease?: March 2013: 54
Feline Over grooming: June 2013: 48
Linear Foreign Bodies: June 2013: 50
Causes of Feline Inappropriate Urination: November 2013: 54
Weight Loss and My Older Cat, All About Feline Hyperthyroidism: April 2014: 48-49
Nasopharyngeal Polyp, A Common, Treatable Condition in Cats: June 2014: 42

Dogs

Orthopedic Surgery for a Paralyzed Dog: March 2010: 53
Canine Back Pain: April 2011: 55
Puppy Hips: July 2011: 54
Fighting Canine Bone Cancer: October 2011: 54-55
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: December 2011: 54
Canine Influenza: April 2012: 54
Canine Hip Dysplasia: May 2012: 50
Toy Breed Health: August 2012: 50
Gallbladder Disease in Dogs, Warning Signs: August 2012: 52
Canine Orthopedics, Patellar Luxation: September 2012: 50
Canine Atopic Dermatitis: September 2012: 54-55
Canine Pancreatitis: November 2012: 52
A Brief Overview of Tracheal Collapse in Dogs: May 2013: 50
Canine Mast Cell Tumors: May 2013: 52
Senior Dog Health: July 2013: 60
Concern About Small Dogs; August 2013: 54
Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dobermans: September 2013: 50
Hearing Loss in King Charles Cavalier: December 2013: 50
Canine Influenza Virus: July 2014: 42

Birds

Holiday Bird Hazards: November 2010: 51
Common Toxins for Birds: August 2012: 60
Bird Talk, Top 10 Reasons to Visit a Veterinarian: August 2013: 52

Houston Dog Show 2010: July 2010: 24-31
Harris Country Special Dog Unit: Jan/Feb 2011: 48
John Paul Pets Founder, John Paul DeJoria: May 2011: 25-28
USPS Spreads Word about Bite Prevention: July 2011: 62
National Disaster Search and Rescue Dog Foundation: July 2012: 58-59
Rescue Realities: October 2012: 23-31
Texas A&M: September 2013: 24-33
Volunteer for the Animals: November 2013: 24-30
BARC’s Secrets to Saving More Lives: May 2014: 50-51
Abandoned Animal Rescue: May 2014: 54

General Dog Training Tips: March 2010: 15-23
Dock Diving Training Part I: April 2010: 14
Defensive Dog Walking: Jan/Feb 2011: 51
Training Tips from Local Experts: March 2011: 21-29
Training Tools: May 2011: 55
Factors that Affect Learning Speed: September 2011: 60
Board and Train Programs: November 2011: 64-65
How Positive Reinforcement Training Really Works: Jan/Feb 2012: 58-59
Training Tip for Recall: April 2012: 62
How Our “Best Thinking” Can Get in the Way of Teaching Our Dogs: September 2012: 58-59
Obedience Competition: September 2012: 60
Potty Training Your Puppy: December 2012: 64-65
A guide to Training Tips and Techniques for all Things Pup: March 2013: 25-34
A Standard of Basic Obedience: July 2013: 62-63
The Do’s and Don’t of Tug-of-war: August 2013: 64
Building a Bond of Trust With Your Dog: December 2013: 60
Modern Dog Training: March 2014: 26-35
Canine Athletes, Risk of Injury: July 2014: 48
Positive Reinforcement: July 2014: 52-53
Choosing the Correct Chew Toys and Treats: July 2014: 46

General

Pet Loss: April 2010: 17-20
Pet Loss Support Resources: April 2010: 24
What Your Choice of Pet Says About You: May 2010: 28
Animal Guides, Animism: October 2010: 42-43
Furry Creatures, Are They for Your Family: November 2010: 56
Animal Communication: Jan/Feb 2011: 40-41
Interactive Toys for Birds and Cats: March 2011: 52-53
Keeping Your Pet Safe From Kidnappers: April 2011: 60
The Basics of Creating Pet Trusts: July 2011: 56
Houston Area Dog Parks: September 2011: 46-48
Strategies to Help Pay for Your Pet’s Healthcare: September 2011: 50-52
Memorializing Your Pet: November 2011: 66
Getting a New Pet Requires Thought: Jan/Feb 2012: 50
Pet Care Fact or Fiction, Myths Debunked: Jan/Feb 2012: 64
Helping a Lost Dog: April 2012: 45
Food Aggression: May 2012: 62-63
The Language of Affection: July 2012: 46-47
A Checklist of 5 Things to do Before Boarding Your Pet: August 2012: 58-59
The Road to Better Pet Ownership: May 2013: 29-38
Canine Swimming, What You Need to Know: July 2013: 52-53
Tips for Dog Park Etiquette: July 2013: 56-57
Feature Story: August 2013: 24-31
Companion Animals: September 2013: 62
DIY Chicken Jerky Strips: November 2013: 44
Preparing for Pet Loss: November 2013: 56-57
A Guide to Euthanasia and Helping Friends with Grief: Jan/Feb 2014: 60-61
Spring into Fitness While Staying Safe and Healthy: March 2014: 54
Reducing Reactions to Pet Allergens: March 2014: 58
Senior Pets: May 2014: 24-33
Differences Between Cats and Dogs: June 2014: 55
House Dangers: August 2014: 46
Pet Friendly Restaurants in Houston: August 2014: 48

Cats

Litter boxes, What You Need to Know: April 2010: 47
All About Cats: June 2011: 25-29
What is Your Cat Trying to Say?: June 2011: 54
Solutions for Problem Behaviors in Cats: August 2011: 54-55
Cat Boarding and Grooming: December 2011: 58
Feline Tidbits: December 2011: 62
All About Cats: May 2012: 24-33
What to Consider When Boarding Your Cat: December 2012: 58-59
For the Love of Cats: June 2013: 27-35
Solution for Cat Behavioral Problems: August 2013: 56-57
All About Cats: June 2014: 22-31

Dogs

Dog Aggression, Why Dogs Fight: March 2010: 45
Explore, Reflect, Change, Discover, Play: Jan/Feb 2011: 18-23
Calm Your Dog’s Anxiety: March 2011: 50-51
Choosing the Correct Collar: April 2011: 36-37
Canine Body Language: June 2011: 52-53
Exercise Programs for Hot Weather: June 2011: 57
A Look at Inter-Dog Aggression: August 2011: 60-61
The Truth About Humping: October 2011: 45
Puppy Fitness Basics: October 2011: 52
Is Feeding Table Scraps OK?: October 2011: 56
Grooming, Styling, Destressing: August 2012: 25-33
How Old is Your Dog?: November 2012: 40
Breed Dispositions: November 2012: 54-55

Birds

Learning Environments for Pet Birds: March 2010: 40
The Best Birds for Kids: August 2010: 42
Select the Parrot for You: Jan/Feb 2011: 56
Should we Clip Our Bird’s Wings or Not?: June 2011: 58
Boarding Your Bird: May 2012: 53
What to Consider Before Getting a Pet Bird: November 2012: 56
Is a Pet Bird Right for You?: April 2013: 60
Travel With Your Birds: December 2013: 56
An Overview of Bird Husbandry: May 2014: 56

Other Pets

So You Want a Reptile for a Pet: April 2010: 40
Setting up a Goldfish Bowl: May 2010: 48
Is a Sugar Glider the Right Pet for You: April 2012: 60-61
Living with a Ferret: November 2013: 58
Rats, A Girl’s Best Friend: June 2014: 46
Hot Ferrets, Warm Weather Transportation: August 2014: 52

St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary: September 2012: 64-65
Houston Zoo, Saving the Orangutan: October 2012: 64-65
Saving the Lions: November 2012: 62-64
Saving Lives in Central America: December 2012: 60-61
Saving Sea Turtles: Jan/Feb 2013: 62-63
Saving the Borneo Elephants: March 2013: 64-65
Conservation Corner: April 2013: 64-65
Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative: May 2013: 62-63
Conservation Corner: June 2013: 64-65
Protecting the Ethiopian Wolves: July 2013: 66-67
Saving Rhinos from Extinction: August 2013: 62-63
Saving Animals from Extinction: September 2013: 64-65
Conservation of the African Painted Dog: October 2013: 64-65
Conservation of Chimpanzees: November 2013: 64-65
Conserving Attwater’s Prairie Chickens: December 2013: 64-65
Traveling to See Animals in the Wild with the Houston Zoo: Jan/Feb 2014: 64-65
Blue Billed Curassow Conservation: March 2014: 62-63
Houston Toad Conservation: May 2014: 60-61
Lion Conservation: June 2014: 58-61
Giant Armadillo Conservation Project in Brazil: July 2014: 58-59
Conserving the Gorillas: August 2014: 58-59

Washington DC, The River Inn: May 2010: 32
Hyatt Lost Pines in Bastrop : July 2010: 52
A Trip to Virginia: April 2012: 34-35
A Pet’s Paradise in Ashenville, NC: December 2012: 44-45
Trainer for a Day, Dolphin Cay, Atlantis Bahamas: Jan/Feb 2013: 42-45