We may not think of our dogs as needing to work, but remember, many dogs were originally bred as working companions for hunting or herding. Now that most dogs enjoy the life of luxury as pets, their job is just to be a Good Dog. However, pet dogs still need the mental stimulation that working [...]
Here is a worthwhile New Year’s resolution for both you and your dog – pledge to increase your pooch’s exercise, both physical AND mental. Mental exercise is just as important and tires out your canine. It’s always a good time to improve your best friend’s health and, as we all know, a tired dog is [...]
Congratulations on your newest furry family member! You're probably feeling excited and possibly even a little overwhelmed. You might be wondering what supplies to have for your new dog or how to introduce your new dog to your other pets. Below are some tips to help you integrate your new dog into your household. Supplies for Your New [...]
We love our senior pets – that’s why we are thrilled that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! If you’ve been thinking about adding a four-legged-friend to your family, consider opening your home and your heart to an older dog or cat in need. How old is a senior pet? The majority of veterinarians [...]
Cats scratching surfaces in our house that we value, such as our furniture, carpets, and other items is a behavior that many people find very difficult to live with. This type of behavior can lead people to re-home their cats, or de-claw them, a painful operation that is completely unnecessary. Once we understand why cats [...]
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 [...]
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