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Justin Timberlake Confirms Plans For Spring 2014 UK Tour!!

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We — and the rest of the world — will never tire of Justin Timberlake. Thankfully, this star knows it!

The Mirrors singer hit up a live Twitter Q&A at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, and confirmed some very exciting plans for his UK fans! JT will be taking The 20/20 Experience across the pond for a UK tour next Spring!

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Q&A: Dirty Panty Sniffer

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TeddyHilton.com reader, Kate, has an interesting question for Dr. Patrick Mahaney.

She wrote:

TeddyHilton.com, I need some answers!

I have the most adorable and wrinkly Shar-Pei named Titan. The strange thing is that Titan is obsessed with my dirty panties. He sniffs them, licks them, and does this really weird lower jaw vibration after getting the first whiff. I understand that's where my 'scent' lingers, but why my undies? Why are my sweaty sportsbra, pajama shirt and even my husband's boxers chopped liver? And what, if you know what I'm talking about, is that weird vibrating jaw thing that he does after he gets a big whiff?

Another question, on a completely different note. . .

My two dogs are my walking buddies. I've recently taken up running, and they seem to really enjoy it. However, I know that I am incredibly sore after an incredibly long run. Do my dogs get sore? I also take long hikes when I go camping, which are about three times as long as their normal daily walks. Would a longer and more strenuous walk affect them in the same way it affects me, with soreness and muscle aches? All in all: do dogs get sore after intense workouts?

Thanks so much, I'm really looking forward to hearing from you!

Kate in Portales, New Mexico

Dr. Patrick responded:

Hello Kate,

Thank you for submitting your questions, with the "panty sniffing" definitely being the first time we have broached such a topic for TeddyHilton.com readers.

Many dogs are attracted to human scents. Dogs like to lick the sweat, lotion, or other appealing substances off our skin. Female bodily fluids, such as that which ends up on your underwear, is certainly something that would be of interest to your average dog. Perhaps your and your husband's other items just don't let off as delicious of a smell.

Titan's "weird vibrating jaw" behavior, from what you describe, is called the flehmen response, which distributes scents and pheromones inside the mouth around the vomeronasal organ (AKA Jacobson's organ). This gland is part of the complex network of sensory structures that permit the brain's proper understanding of smell. I commonly see dogs exhibit flehmen after they lick or sniff another dog's urine (my dog, Cardiff, has what appears to be a heightened flehmen response that he exhibits on a frequent basis).

As I have been called upon to surgically remove human scented fabrics (underwear, socks, tampons, etc) from dogs' stomach or intestines, it is best that you keep such delectable delicates from Titan's reach. The need to surgically remove an ingested foreign body would put considerable stress on Titan's body and your pocketbook.

Moving onto your second question regarding exercising your dog. Yes, your dogs can develop muscular soreness or incur injury to their joints, tendons, or ligaments from exercise. Before you continue with regular human led exercise runs with your dogs, have them examined by your veterinarian to see if there are any palpable painful areas or decreased range of motion (ROM) of any joints.

Less strenuous activities, such as hiking, can still be challenging, but provide a more moderate pace suitable to dogs having a variety of fitness levels.

Good luck,

Dr PM

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Pet Q&A With Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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Pet Q&A With Dr. Patrick Mahaney

Teddy's celeb vet Dr. Patrick Mahaney has some advice for Teddy Hilton reader Caitlin who asks:

My dog has serious separation anxiety. Anytime we leave he barks and cries. When we come home he freaks out and makes this high pitch scream and sometimes he will urinate on the floor. We have tried the leaving and coming back multiple times but it has not worked. We do not know what to do!! I feel so bad when I leave him! Any ideas??

Answer:

Having a canine companion with separation anxiety can be a challenge for all family members, regardless of the number of paws they possess.

How old is your dog? How long has this behavior been going on? Is the behavior worsening?

All the above questions are important in our efforts to resolve your dog's behavior issues.
A starting off point is to have an examination with your dog's veterinarian to see if there are any health reasons as to why the behavior is happening. Diagnostics, such as blood testing, urinalysis, xrays are recommended, especially since he is exhibiting inappropriate urination.

It is very challenging to resolve such anxiety unless you commit to consistently using positive reinforcement techniques. Praise and a yummy/healthy food treat when he exhibits good behavior can help to refocus him and supersede his desire to act as you describe.

Good luck, Caitlin!

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Pet Q&A With Dr. Patrick Mahaney

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Pet Q&A With Dr. Patrick Mahaney

Teddy Hilton reader Bella asks Teddy's celeb vet Dr. Patrick Mahaney for some advice for her kitty with poor potty manors.

Question:

My cat Peppa only likes to use her kitty litter once, if that, but usually prefers to do her business elsewhere anyway.

Why is she so against using her always fresh kitty litter?How can we get her to use it? She clearly knows where it is, but why is she so against it?

Dr. Mahaney's Answer;

Cats are fastidiously clean and instinctually so.

This is great for our busy lifestyles, as we don't have to put a large amount of effort into getting our kitties to poop and pee in the right location, most of the time.

Most cats will choose to urinate and defecate in a fresh environment or on a clean surface. Your cat may have a stronger aversion to her own (or other cat's) waste, so make sure to scoop the box at least twice daily. Consider adding an addition box in a quiet/private location to give her another option for a place to do her business.

As you mentioned that she exhibited inappropriate urination and defecation on more than one occasion, definitely schedule an examination with your veterinarian.

Before the diagnosis of a behavior problem can be achieved, your vet should rule out issues affecting her digestive and urinary tracts with laboratory testing and give your kitty a thorough physical exam (including a rectal evaluation to check and express her anal sacs).

Good luck!

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