Q: Our cat retches repeatedly, bringing up white froth. He's a usually healthy outdoor cat, but has also stopped purring.A: It sounds like a grass blade is lodged in your cat's pharynx, the opening between the oral and nasal cavity. Eating grass is normal in cats, but it sometimes gets caught between the two cavities,
Q: I have to be on constant guard when people come to my front door as when I open it, my two-year-old Westie bitch tries to get out. I'm worried she'll get out and get hurt. It's causing me great anxiety. How can I control her?â€¨
A: Most terriers are very quick and may 'nip' through open doorways, which can be a worry, particularly if you live near a busy road. Make sure your Westie is microchipped and is always wearing a collar with
Once an unwanted pet, Adora the Akita is now a star of stage and potentially screen, whose acting skills won her the Petplan-sponsored 'Dog Star in the Making' award in this year's Dogs Trust Honours.
The 10-year-old Akita has just made a successful stage debut as stray dog Sandy in a version of the musical Annie in North London. Adora's owner Robert Stuhldreer spotted an advert in a newspaper and took her to the auditions where, despite her lack of acting experience,
Q: Last year my two cats, Milly and Molly, were killed on the road I live on. I feel I am now ready to take on another cat, but realise that to keep them safe I will have to keep them indoors. Will this have an adverse effect on them?
A: I am so sorry to hear your last two cats suffered such a fate. However, I may have the perfect solution for you.
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