A Moveable Feast

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, What table scraps can I feed to my dog? Louella, San Francisco, CA   Dear Louella, Even though you’ve made a delicious meal and it tastes good to you and your family, chances are that it can

The Best and Worst of Both Worlds

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, What are the advantages of cross-breeding dogs? Karen, Philadelphia, PA   Dear Karen, Deliberate cross-breeding makes humans happy and proud! When different doggies meet, fall in love and have puppies, they don’t necessarily know that they’re different

What Drives You?

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

 Dear Dr. Furry, Is it okay to leave a dog in the car for a short while when you run into a store for something? Donna, New York, NY   Dear Donna, . . . only if the dog has

Challenging Canines

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Last week you answered a question about the best dogs for first time owners. What are the “worst” dogs? Ernie, York, PA   Dear Ernie, The short answer is that there are no bad dogs, just bad

The Death of a Doggie

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Our little Yorkie has just gone on to his heavenly home. How do I tell my grandchildren who love him so much? Beverly, Hoboken, NJ   Dear Beverly, Please accept my condolences on the passing of your

First Timers

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry,  We’ve never had a dog but would like to know your suggestions for first-time owners. Petra, Tallahassee, FL   Dear Petra, Good for you! A lot depends on where you live (city or country; hot or cold

Boarding Your Best Friend

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, My wife and I are planning a trip to Europe. We’ve decided it just isn’t practical to take our little Mollie along with us. Can you tell us about boarding pets? Harry, Council Bluffs, IA   Dear

Miles of SmilesMiles Of Smiles

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Is my dog able to smile at me? Veronica, East Plantation, ME   Dear Veronica, Yes! Happy dogs smile! That’s the short answer, of course, my dear. As humans and pet owners we like to judge our

Content in Their Dog Cave

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, I know that crate training can be used successfully for pets when their owners are not home or otherwise occupied and cannot supervise their activities. My Petunia doesn’t seem to mind, but I’m the one who feels

Not So Merry Go Round

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, My four-month-old Bull Terrier, Sadie, can’t stop chasing her own tail! I try to distract her, but she just persists. HELP! Myron, Anniston, AL   Dear Myron, This is a very circuitous problem! The answer lies in

That Bites!

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, I’m noticing that my new, adopted puppy likes to bite. These aren’t aggressive, mauling bites, but serious nips at my hand or elbow or leg. What should I do? Ed, Minnetonka, MN   Dear Ed, You must

Dog Company

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Am I enough company for my dog? Hilda, Amsterdam, NY   Dear Hilda, Why would you ask such a thing, my dear? Is your dog complaining? Seriously, some breeds like company (of their own breed, especially pit

Training the Shy Dog

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, My husband gave me a new little poodle mix for Christmas. He’s adorable, but he doesn’t seem interested in playing or interacting with us. How do we bring out the best in him? Doris, Memphis, TN  

An Age-Old Question

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Who is smarter: dogs or cats? Edward, Dallas, TX   Dear Edward, Oy! What a question! This is like judging a beautiful baby contest. Whose baby is cuter, smarter, and just more adorable than the next? The

Stop Thief!

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Just when you think your canine offspring are ready to assume their place in society, you find a dark secret in their past . . . and in their present . . . and it really isn’t

You Dirty Dawg

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, My Rat Terrier loves to roll around in the dirt patches in our yard, especially if he gets out when it rains. Of course, he comes in covered in mud. Can he pick up anything, like bad

Hark! Hark! Hark!

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, I know dogs bark when they are excited or afraid or sometimes just to say “hello”.  My dog barks anytime someone new comes to the door. When I get him calmed down, he barks again whenever that

Who’s the Real “Bully”?

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, Why has the pit bull been given such a bad rap? Dennis, Tulsa, OK   Dear Dennis, The short answer to this question is probably because its owner has a bad rap and hasn’t done his/her job

The-Same-Old-Same-Old

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, I have two Pomeranians, Dot and Dash. Dot is a she and Dash is a he. We know they’re a frisky breed. I believe in giving them healthy meals; wet and dry. Dash is fine with the

A Slippery Situation

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

Dear Dr. Furry, My adorable dachshund, Tillie, is in love with my bedroom slippers. I know this is not unusual, especially with pups. But Tillie is 5 now and continues to ignore all her other toys — even the ones

Doctor Sigmund Furry’s BIO

August 18, 2015 | Posted in Doctor Sigmund Furry Series

What do you really mean by that, Mama,” asked a young Dr. Sigmund Furry, years before he took his prominent place among noted doctors in the field of psychoanalysis.  His curiosity amazed the bearded people in the little village where