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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Thunder? Your Pet Care Questions Answered

Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs…and cats. Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic joins us to field your questions about the care and feeding of your beloved canine or feline companions. Today, Dr. Teller answers questions about why dogs are often afraid of thunder and other loud noises, whether or […]

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Once again, Houston Matters goes to the dogs...and cats.

Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic joins us to field your questions about the care and feeding of your beloved canine or feline companions.

Today, Dr. Teller answers questions about why dogs are often afraid of thunder and other loud noises, whether or not fire ants keep the flea population in check, how to stop a dog from aggressively licking its paws, dealing with a cat’s allergies and stopping a terrier from knocking its food onto the floor.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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