Dear Readers: You don't have to buy toys for cats, according to Vera Underwood. Her family had a brindled cat, and a simple golf ball kept him busy for long periods of time.
They could do things around the house and know where their cat was -- still batting the ball back and forth on the hard floor.
Cats are amazing creatures. They can keep you amused for hours. -- Heloise
Dear Readers: A reader from Steubenville, Ohio, wrote about cutting her dog's nails and accidentally cutting too high, causing bleeding. She called her vet after it was bleeding for quite a while, and he told her to dip the dog's foot in a cup of flour. It clotted right away.
Many times this happens when people don't know exactly how far up to clip the nails. Some dogs have black nails, so it is difficult to see the vein.
The best thing to do in many cases is to have a vet or pet groomer cut the nails. They have the right equipment and know where to cut to avoid the vein. -- Heloise
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