Don’t Run Amok! Teach Your Dog to Stop Bolting

by Marnie Bii May 5th, 2016
Certain breeds, such as Shiba Inus, beagles and various terriers, bolt out of the door or gate as soon as you open it. Since hunters frequently use these breeds to catch small game, their prey drive runs quite high. The natural instinct
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Cats: Interesting Facts/Behaviors

by Lori Sciame April 28th, 2016
Many cat owners tend to think that cats are little humans covered in fur.  This could not be further from the truth.  Cats, no matter how much we love and pamper them, will still behave like animals.  Knowing this fact actually makes one a better cat parent.  For instance, do you know how a cat reacts to pain, to a new baby in the family, or even to loss of vision?  If not, read on.  Vow to
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6 Ways to Care for Your Cat’s Paws

by Donella Crigger April 21st, 2016
Cats are curious creatures and meticulous groomers. When it comes to their paws, those two characteristics can mean trouble. Healthy paws are essential to having a healthy cat, so here are six ways to make sure your kitty’s claws are in tip-top shape.

1. Keep Your Cat’s Claws

Declawing is not the answer to paw care. This procedure amputates the end of the cat’s toes, which can be uncomfortable during recovery and possibly for years to come. Instead of
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  • Stinky Dog Ears: What Causes It, How to Fix It

    by Donella Crigger April 14th, 2016
    You pull your dog in for a hug but wrinkle your nose when you come to the quick realization that her ears stink. And not just a little — those ears pack a powerfully pungent smell. How did they get that way, and what can you do about it? Read on to find out!

    Examining Your Dog’s Ears

    First, you need to determine the cause of the
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  • What IS that Cat Saying, Daddy-O?

    by James Maynard April 7th, 2016
    Cats, even quiet ones, make several distinct sounds as a means of communication. Felines use body language as well, just as we do. But, what is our cat trying to tell us when she makes different sounds? Purring is usually a sign of happiness, as most people know. However, cats make the same sound when they are under extreme stress, possibly as a coping mechanism. Hissing and
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  • Cat Behaviors That Signal Spring?

    by Lori Sciame March 31st, 2016
    Will this winter ever end?  I am going crazy!  That is what my cat, Joe, said to me this past week.  Of course he hadn't suddenly been gifted with human speech, but he still let me know just how displeased he feels that the thermometer continues to hover below zero.

    Just like humans, cats can be affected by the environment.  Since Joe spent several long days and nights
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