Houston Matters

Ask the veterinarian: Bored dogs, peeing cats, and leptospirosis

Area veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller fields questions about the care and feeding of our canine and feline friends.


In this month’s pet care segment, a Houston Matters listener asked veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller about a dog that is too bored — and perhaps needs a “job.”


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On the third Monday of each month, Houston Matters goes to the dogs...and cats, as we welcome your questions about the care and feeding of your canine and feline friends for veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller from the Meyerland Animal Clinic and Texas A&M University. She's also president of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

On today's show, Dr. Teller discuss the signs, symptoms, and treatment for leptospirosis, a disease that is a potential threat to dogs but less common in cats.

In the audio above, she also fields a number of listener questions, including a few about cats who urinate too frequently, and one about a healer/brown brindle mix who needs a “job.”

She and Houston Matters host Craig Cohen also discuss what you should and should not feed your dog, including leftovers from the kitchen table. (Hint: Part of a bagel and lox is okay, but skip the cream cheese.)

Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller of the Meyerland Animal Clinic is a clinical associate professor of telehealth at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.
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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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