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  • My Pet World: Early testing for kidney disease is key

    Q: My vet said that soon my 8-year-old cat should be tested for kidney disease. Still, Lucky, appears to be just fine, eats well, and as you know cats today live till they're even 20. So why do the testing? — B. J., Montclair, N.J.
  • Commentary: It's time to make childhood vaccinations mandatory

    It was just in December that Disneyland was struck by a measles outbreak. While the source of the outbreak is not definitively known, it is thought to have been caused by an international tourist to the amusement park who was infected with the virus....

    Commentary: Listen to what your heartburn may be telling you

    If reaching for an antacid following a meal has become a form of dessert for you, it may be time to reevaluate that burning sensation in your chest. While occasional heartburn is nothing to be alarmed about, especially after a particularly spicy or fatty...

    Pets of the Week

    Pets of the Week
    Beautiful Siamese cats Madonna and Cher have been diagnosed with a condition of the mouth called stomatitis. The symptoms often go unnoticed by cat owners until the gum disease has developed into this chronic condition. Early detection of stomatitis...

    Commentary: Not vaccinating is an act of selfishness

    What began as a curious story of a small measles outbreak in, of all places, the so-called Happiest Place on Earth, Disneyland, has stretched to more than 100 cases across several states and into Mexico. With all the health problems that can befall...