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Why some dogs like to lick leather couches and other pet care revelations

Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers listener questions about their pets.

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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.

In this month’s installment, Dr. Teller offers tips ahead of Halloween parties and trick-or-treating about the impact strangers in the house can have on your pets… and vice-versa.

In the audio above, she also answers listener questions on a variety of topics, including why some dogs tend to lick leather couches, tips for maintaining your pet’s dental hygiene, how to curb aggressive behavior in some animals, how to keep some pets from chewing things they’re not supposed to, and a remedy to calm a dog who’s terrified of rain.