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What’s with all the beagles? Your dog and cat care questions answered

Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller fields listener questions, including a pair from area beagle owners.


In this month’s pet care segment, we field a couple of questions about beagles.


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Once again, 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.

In the audio above, we talk with Dr. Teller about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets.

Then we dive into listener questions, including a pair from beagle owners. Dr. Teller offers guidance for Raj, who’s worried about whether his 2-year-old beagle has hypothyroidism. Then, she counsels Bryan, a new Houstonian with a pair of beagles, who wonders how best to navigate exercise in Houston’s summer heat.

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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