The mission of Ask the Vet is to help you provide optimal care for your pet, improving your pet’s health and strengthening the bonds with your pet and your veterinarian. The column covers a variety of topics, including diseases, surgery, dentistry, behavior problems and toxic substances. Additional resources are available on the Links page.

If you have a question not addressed here, please visit the Contact page. You’ll receive a personal response if your letter is used in the column.