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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
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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 easy for him.  First, he had to learn how to
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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 feline halitosis.

Common Causes of Bad Breath

The most common cause of
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  • 10 Things You Need to Know On Canine Parvovirus

    by Donella Crigger July 7th, 2016
    Parvovirus — most dog owners have heard of it, but few actually know what it is. In short, parvovirus is a highly contagious and potentially life threatening virus. It affects the intestinal tract and attacks white blood cells, rendering the immune system incapable of fighting off the disease. Those dogs that do survive often have lifelong heart problems. Here’s what you need to know about the dangerous
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  • Understanding Food Guarding — And How To Stop It

    by Marnie Bii June 30th, 2016
    If your dog recently started growling or snapping at people when they come near him during mealtimes, you might wonder why and how to stop it. Food guarding seemingly starts suddenly and without a sure cause. Despite that, you do need to help your dog through this problem before his or her aggression levels increase. Dogs with a serious food-guarding problem have been known to chase or
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  • Modifying a Cat’s Behavior

    by Lori Sciame June 23rd, 2016
    Come!  Sit!  Stay!  Some pet owners think only dogs can be trained to comply; however, cats can learn as well.  In fact, they respond well to proper training techniques.  From learning to allow certain health practices, to doing tricks, felines can do it all.  To learn more about modifying a cat's behavior, read this post.

    Why Modify a Cat's Behavior?

    As outlined on catvets.com, cat owners benefit from training
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