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 [...]
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 [...]
A flirt pole is a toy that allows your dog to run and chase the toy while you stand relatively still. Great for those days when you need a rest or bad weather prevents you from a long walk! Materials needed: PVC pipe ½ - ¾ inch diameter, available in 5 foot pre-cut lengths at Lowes [...]
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