12/17/2012

Veterinarian Lawrence Gerson has seen naughty and nice behaviors among animals around the holidays. Naughty behavior such as eating ribbon and holiday treats or chewing electrical cords can put pets' health at risk, Dr. Gerson writes, while other pets seem unaffected by the seasonal changes in their environment. Dr. Gerson's wish list for the holidays features a solution to the problem of overburdened animal shelters, more widespread spaying and neutering, owners who pick up dog waste and a microchip for every pet.

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