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Today’s typical household is more likely to have pets than children, and people with pets love to read about animals. You can increase readership among this group by carrying the veterinary advice column Ask the Vet’s Pets, which has been published every week since 2002.

The column also provides a focus for companies that advertise to pet people. Two-thirds of American households — 85 million homes — have pets, and these families spend $70 billion every year on pet supplies and veterinary services.

Each Ask the Vet’s Pets column is 400 to 500 words and features advice from two animal authors. The column is delivered electronically in the format you require (WordPerfect, Word, etc.) You receive nonexclusive rights to publish the column in your newspaper or magazine and on your Web site.

Contact Lee Pickett, VMD, at or submit the following form* for fee information. Still unsure? Try the column free of charge for four weeks.