Hot Weather Pet Tips

Hot Weather Pet Tips

Keep Cool When Temperatures Soar Test the ground with the back of your hand.If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for paws. When going for a walk or letting your pet enjoy some outdoor time, a good rule …

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Destructive Behavior in Dogs

Destructive Behavior in Dogs

Preventing and Eliminating Destructive Behaviors It is normal for dogs to explore the world with their mouths. However, dogs may not choose the safest or most appropriate chewing items as they get used to their space. Until your dog has …

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Managing Mouthy Dogs

Managing Mouthy Dogs

Reasons a Dog May Put Their Mouth on You There are many reasons a dog may put their mouth on you, and your dog may end up doing so for not one but many reasons: During playtimeTo get your attentionWhen …

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Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Be Calm When introducing two dogs to each other it is very important to be as calm as possible. Any anxiety or apprehension we have at the time will travel right down the leash to the dog. Dogs are experts …

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Housetraining

Housetraining

Housetraining is all about teaching your dog the right place to eliminate and rewarding them for doing so. Sounds so simple, right? Well this process takes time and repetition. Even if a dog has a history of housetraining in their …

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What to Know About Muzzles

What to Know About Muzzles

Why Muzzles are Important Muzzles may not be the most appealing piece of dog gear to own, but it may be one of our most essential pieces of equipment when properly used. The popular view of dogs in muzzles is …

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Keep Your Cat in the Box

Keep Your Cat in the Box

By Suzanne Hetts, Ph.D. and Dan Estep, Ph.D. Five Things You Must Do Keep the Litter Box Area Odor-Free Cats’ have a very sensitive sense of smell. Odors are probably more important to cats than they are even to dogs. …

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Cats and Kids

Cats and Kids

Ten Steps to Follow Choose the Right Cat A very sociable cat or a kitten over 4 months old is a good choice for families. Avoid cats that are fearful or don’t like being handled. Always avoid cats with a …

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Introducing a Cat to a New Territory

Introducing a Cat to a New Territory

Importance of Confinement The setting at the shelter, the car ride home, and meeting new people can add to your new cat’s stress levels. When introducing your cat into a new home, they’ll need time to adjust. Make the adjustment …

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Introducing a New Cat to a Resident Cat

Introducing a New Cat to a Resident Cat

Introducing a new cat to a household of existing cats can be a little tricky. With a bit of preparation and some time and patience you can ensure a smooth introduction and pave the way for peaceful inter-kitty relationships. When …

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Cat Body Language

Cat Body Language

Cat Body Language graphics courtesy of Lili Chin of doggiedrawings.net.

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Introducing a New Cat to a Resident Dog

Introducing a New Cat to a Resident Dog

When bringing a new cat into a home with an existing dog, taking a few precautionary measures and a bit of preparation can mean the difference between a future of peaceful inter-species cohabitation and years of strife. Plopping the two …

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