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Author Archives: Dr. Jeff Nichol / For the Journal

Cat is thinking outside the box

Q: Last year during the July 4 fireworks, my 5-year-old cat tried to use the litter box, messed on himself, and got a urinary infection.

Canine distemper spreading fast

Veterinarians in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas have seen a significant uptick in canine distemper cases.

Keep an eye on old cats

While ooohing and aaahing at the beautiful and peaceful new cattery, Casa de Los Gatos, at Animal Humane New Mexico last week I was asked about a 17-year-old cat.

Teach dog to be happy alone

Q. We have a 9-year-old Shih Tzu that has started barking when we leave her alone.

Your child can help pedal on the Weehoo

“Dad, this is so fun, I feel like I’m dreaming!” Those words came from William, my 4-year-old son, w …

Tennis, it’s how they roll

Early on the morning of Jan. 20, 1996, Enrique Aguilar pulled off Interstate 40 near the Big I and a …

Attacks by single dogs are unusual

Q: I keep seeing this video everywhere and hearing lots of theories about the dog’s behavior.

Nervous dog can learn to be calm

Q I just got a dog that was free. He is overly aggressive plus I think he was mistreated.

New diet for failing kidneys

Leash in hand, we blissfully soak up the sun on a healthy walk while our dogs are busy cavorting and scavenging for scraps of, well, maybe we don’t want to know.