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How Many Calories in a Mouse?

The Iams Pet Professionals, a team of 30 trained customer service representatives at The Iams Company, handle more than 300,000 inquiries a year from pet owners across the country. Although the majority of calls to the toll-free number are straightforward pet care and nutrition questions, some can be quite unconventional. Here are some of the teams favorite calls this year:

My cat just came in from the garage and I was wondering... how many calories are in a mouse? -- cat owner, Omak, WA

I have a neutered male cat. How old should he be before I can breed him? -- cat owner, Colorado Springs, CO

Does your dog food help with emancipation? --dog owner, Lockport, NY

What should I feed a borderline collie? --puppy owner, Van Fleck, TX

What size litter box do I need to keep my cat comfy? --cat owner, Chicago, IL

Is it normal for a dog to shed? --dog owner, Miami, FL

How can I keep my cat from stealing my husbands toothbrush? -- cat owner, Los Angeles, CA

My cat passed a stool on the indoor rug and its stuck in the vacuum cleaner. Any suggestions? -- cat owner, Amarillo, TX

How can I get the secret recipe for your Iams Chunks dog food? -- Anchorage, AK

How do I stop my cat from giving food to the dog? -- pet owner, Ephrata, WA

Your food turned my dog into a stud. Now what do I do? -- dog owner, Flushing, NY

Do you know how to toilet train a cat? -- cat owner, Ontario, Canada

I have three cats. Is it true that Eukanuba Cat Food makes the poop smell better? -- cat owner, Wentzville, MO

Will chewing pop cans remove enamel from my puppys teeth? -- puppy owner, Chico, CA

Where can I get a six-toed cat? -- cat owner, El Paso, TX

I really like your paw print logo. Does Iams have a tattoo? -- pet owner, North Tonawanda, NY

The Iams Company Manager of Customer Service says, Although these questions make us smile, they're legitimate calls from concerned pet owners.