Litter box avoidance is one of the most common cat behavior problems, and unfortunately it’s one of the hardest problems to live with. What can you do? See the Vet The first thing that should be done is have the cat thoroughly evaluated by a veterinarian. Medical causes must be ruled out because box avoidance [...]
When expecting a new baby, there are a million things on your mind and one of them is: How can I prepare my dog for this? Believe it or not, the first year with a new baby is easiest for your dog. This is because your baby isn't mobile yet and is still confined to [...]
By Valerie Balwanz, Pampered Pets Lead Trainer As a dog trainer, I meet many interesting people from all walks of life. One person I thought it would be fun to highlight has a very unique job – it doesn’t pay a cent and is truly a labor of love. She plays a vital, behind-the-scenes role in [...]
There’s nothing more exciting than planning a vacation or trip away to some fun destination or an activity we really enjoy. Or maybe it’s a couple of hours at the salon to get pampered. Maybe it’s just a quick trip to someplace fun right here in Virginia. Or, it could be something a little more [...]
In honor of Mother's Day and Father's Day - YOU MIGHT BE A DOG MOM (OR DOG DAD) IF... • ”Disguises mud” has ever factored into the purchase of any of your home furnishings • You discover that the uncomfortable lump in the bed is a marrow bone and it doesn't faze you • There are more leashes [...]
Has your dream of getting your kids a puppy turned into a nipping nightmare? If your puppy is constantly jumping on your kids and pulling at their clothes, chances are she is trying to engage in play with your children the same way she would with another puppy. Puppies sometimes treat kids like littermates, so [...]
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