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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 367 comments and questions on Animal Health issues. They are listed according to date.

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Resources Suggested resource Israel
Resources Suggested resource USA
Animal Ages Lifespan of a sloth USA
Resources Suggested resource USA
Resources List short on cat resources USA
Resources Suggested resources USA
Giving Your Dog Aspirin Chihuahua is in pain USA
General Dog bitten by Pit Bulls USA
General Is it OK to give my 8 year old dog aspirin? USA
Giving Your Dog Aspirin Giving coated baby aspirin to my dog USA

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources


November 25, 2018

I run a cat blog called "We're All About Cats". I was looking at your site and really loved it.

It's clear that you have a real passion for what you do and that's absolutely amazing.

We recently wrote one of the most comprehensive on Making Cat Food: Homemade and Raw Cat Food Diets in collaboration with Mallory Crusta from Wilderness Cat.

I noticed you have a wonderful resource page on Animal Health and I was wondering if you would consider adding a link to our article as well?

We're All About Cats, Has been doing really well over the past 2 years. We write responsible content written by industry leaders like Mallory Crusta from Wildernesscat, DVM Johnny Gobble the original breeder of Lykoi Cats and many more.

I hope this is a beginning of a long term meowship :)


Doron - Israel



I added a link to your Making Cat Food article to the Animal Health Resources page as well as the Giving Your Pet a Healthy, Enjoyable Diet page.

Best wishes for continued success in helping people care for their cats.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources


July 16, 2018


I'm a substitute science teacher for Jefferson Elementary school. I've been teaching my summer students on how dangerous black mold can be around animals. I just wanted to send you a quick email. We came across your page and found it useful.

My kids and I wanted to send you back another page we found that included a page about black mold affecting cats. We thought you might want to add it your site because it explains it pretty well. Here it is:

Would you be able to consider adding a link to the page they found on your site for them? I'd love to show them that reaching out works. They would be so excited!

Thank you in advance.

Samantha - USA



Thanks to your class for the resource on how mold in the house can affect cats. I added the link to the Animal Health Resources page.

Best wishes for the success of your students.

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Lifespan of a sloth

Topic: Animal Ages


February 19, 2018

How old are sloth in human Years?

Rai - USA



Sloths live between 25 and 30 years. That means that each sloth year equals 3 human years.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources


December 6, 2017

Hello there,

I am the author of an interview blog called "How I Got Into Veterinary School".

I was wondering if my blog could be included in your "animal health resources" page?

The focus is on interviewing veterinarians and vet students on how they go in. (because competition is so high)

Please let me know.

Thank you,

Diana - USA



Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link to your blog at Animal Health Resources. Best wishes in your efforts.

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List short on cat resources

Topic: Resources


November 16, 2017

Hey, I was just emailing you because I was looking through the animal health section and really loved what was up but noticed the cat section was a little short. I'm a newer cat mom (I've usually only had pups) and I've done quite a bit of researching on the subject since I've never had one around before. I just figured maybe some of the things I've found really helpful for me could also be helpful for the list?


Veronica - USA



Yes, I need to add more material about cats, and I am working on that. I've had cats, as well as a cat and dog living together.

I'd be glad to get more resources on taking care of cats. Thanks for the offer, and best wishes enjoying your new pet.

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Suggested resources

Topic: Resources


June 1, 2017

Hi there,

I write for Pet Life Today and I’m reaching to share our guide "The State of Pet Healthcare in 2017," which explores pet health care costs and trends, common illnesses, insurance and financial aid options, and more:

We've also created a custom graphic for pet owners on the most common health problems for dogs and cats with symptoms and treatment:

If you like them, I hope you’d consider adding the guide or the infographic (or both) to your pet health resources page.


Cynthia - USA



Thanks for the suggested resources. I added the links to the Animal Health Resources page.

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Chihuahua is in pain

Topic: Giving Your Dog Aspirin


March 27, 2017

My chihuahua has been yelping a lot like she's in pain. It happens when you pet her or she tries to jump on the couch or bed. Even sometimes when she's walking. Is it alright to give her half of an aspirin.

Marie - USA



It would be good to find out why she is in pain. Is it an injury? Is it arthritis, or something else?

With such a small dog, you need to be careful on giving aspirin, so that you don't give too much. I think it would be best to check with a vet to get the correct remedy and dosage.

Best wishes for the recovery of your dog.

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Dog bitten by Pit Bulls

Topic: General


February 25, 2017

My Pitt got attacked by two other pit bulls. We were sitting down on steps. He has puncture wounds on his chest throat behind his right ear and one on the top of his head and some scratch marks around his mouth. He is laying still and sleeping a lot and would not eat which is one of his favorite things. My question is should he be seen by a vet?

Sue - USA



You definitely should bring your dog to see a vet as soon as possible. You need to make sure the wounds are not serious and to protect against infection from the bites.

I hope your dog is OK. Best wishes for his complete recovery.

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Is it OK to give my 8 year old dog aspirin?

Topic: General


October 29, 2016

I just wanted to thank you for your site. I was curious about whether it was ok to give Bella (my 8 year old dog) an aspirin. Thank you so much for the info and chart!!

Sabrina - USA



Giving your dog aspirin should be OK on occasion. Follow the instructions and amount on the Giving Your Dog Aspirin page. Of course, be sure to give the aspirin with food.

It is also good to check with your vet, if Bella has some problems.

Best wishes for a healthy dog.

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Giving coated baby aspirin to my dog

Topic: Giving Your Dog Aspirin


September 25, 2016

can I give coated baby aspirin to my dog?

susan - USA



Yes, coated baby aspirin can help to protect the dog's stomach. Be sure to give the aspirin with food and follow the weight chart on Giving Your Dog Aspirin for the right amount.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy dog.

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