Strange Behaviors in Cats

by Lori Sciame February 4th, 2016
Live with cats for an extended amount of time, and one thing becomes crystal clear: they each have their own quirks.  Just like humans, cats are individuals.  Some cats act like the life of the party, as they exhibit behaviors that demand
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Give a Little Love

by Lori Sciame January 28th, 2016
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's time again to focus my pet adoption post on love.  Why?  Because humans have shared their lives, and their love, with dogs for approximately 10,000 years. Humans count on dogs to help us hunt, to guide us when visually impaired, to rescue us from harrowing situations, to protect us from criminals, to assist us in locating missing children, and to even detect illness in our bodies.  And this is
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Feline Herpes: What You Need to Know

by Donella Crigger January 21st, 2016
Sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes and congestion – sounds miserable, doesn’t it? Although it may sound like a terrible cold for us humans, it can be equally as unpleasant for our feline friends. If you notice your cat exhibiting cold- or flu-like symptoms, take your cat to the vet. It may be feline herpes, also known as feline viral rhinopnemonitis (FVR) or feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1). This virus is a common cause of upper respiratory
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  • Worm Infections in Dogs

    by James Maynard January 14th, 2016
    Worm infections in dogs can be a serious health issue. Many owners may notice that their canine does not seem well, and may be exhibiting signs of illness, but not be able to identify the malady as a worm. That does not mean that you should attempt to diagnose and treat the dog yourself – getting him or her to a vet as soon as possible is
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  • Doo North-South

    by Bea January 7th, 2016
    So here is an interesting finding that was recently discovered, your dog does Number Two in alignment with the Earth's magnetic field.

    Seriously! If you ever stand and wait for your dog to do his or her thing, you might stand there, tapping your toes, waiting for them to find the perfect spot. If you are not patient, it might feel like forever, but really, your dog is
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  • Behaviors We Hate to Love

    by Lori Sciame December 31st, 2015
    My husband, a former police K-9 officer, never used to understand why I coddled our two cats.  He hated it when I allowed Bear to drink from the bathroom sink, and he acted frustrated when I allowed Joe to sleep wherever he wanted -- living room and bedroom furniture included.

    What my husband didn't seem to understand: although some of Joe's and Bear's behaviors may have been annoying, they were
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