When Cats Behave Like Kids

by Lori Sciame August 18th, 2016
Cats bring me joy.  Their perpetual smiles never fade, and their soft fur feels good to the touch.  I also admire the way cats approach the world: sometimes with a sense of wonder and sometimes with an "I don't give a damn attitude."  But
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Fun Places to Take Your Dog- Besides the Dog Park

by Lori Sciame August 11th, 2016
Dogs love to explore.  New smells, new faces, and new friends help keep a canine's mind active and engaged.  Because they are such social creatures, consider taking your pet with you to more places than just the dog park.  You will both benefit from increasing your activity levels, plus a dog involved in positive outings is less likely to engage in destructive behaviors, such as digging, scratching, and barking.

Farmer's Market

Many farmer's markets allow dogs.  In fact, in my hometown,
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Exercise for Older Dogs

by James Maynard August 4th, 2016
Exercise is vital for older dogs, just as it is for canines of all ages. However, certain precautions should be taken with senior dogs, to accommodate their special needs.

Dogs over the age of seven can often start to slow down with age. However, regular exercise can help keep Rover's joints flexible and limber. Moving and flexing muscles helps to bring oxygen to cells around the dog's body, and assists in removing toxins.

Elderly dogs can also benefit from
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  • 3 Ways to Eliminate Neophobia in Dogs

    by Marnie Bii July 28th, 2016
    Is your normally confident, well-adjusted pup suddenly cowering in fear at every strange noise and sight? If so, don't worry. This is a perfectly normal development stage, which usually occurs after twelve weeks of age.

    Puppies at that age are just starting to realize the presence of new objects in their environment.  As a result, cars whizzing by, fences rattling and even walking down a new sidewalk turn
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  • Cat Behaviors Men Hate to Love

    by Lori Sciame July 21st, 2016
    My husband entered the land of cats seven years ago.  Even though middle aged, he had never before owned a cat or had any desire to for that matter!  He loved dogs, and he had even been our city's first K-9 police officer.  Little did he know, years later, he would care for two cats.

    The transition from only loving dogs to becoming a cat owner didn't prove
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  • Feline Halitosis: Bad Breath in Cats  

    by Donella Crigger July 14th, 2016
    Nothing is better than getting a gentle nuzzle from your cat. You may have noticed, however, that as your cat rubs its face against yours, there’s an unpleasant odor. After checking your own breath, you may find that your cat’s breath is the culprit. Although it may seem benign, bad breath is a sign that your cat is not healthy. Here’s what you need to know about
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