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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
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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 their pets.  They list three main reasons why doing so
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Why is My Cat Licking Himself So Much?

by Donella Crigger June 16th, 2016
Cats are notoriously clean animals. Licking and grooming themselves comes naturally to them. In fact, cats spend 30-50 percent of their waking hours grooming themselves! These frequent grooming habits make it difficult for owners to notice when there’s a problem, but some cats do, in fact, groom too much. Why do they do it, and what can you do about it? Read on to find out.

Psychogenic alopecia is the proper medical term for obsessive grooming in cats.
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  • Proptosis: Eye Dislocation in Dogs  

    by Donella Crigger June 9th, 2016
    You may have heard that a dog’s eye can pop out of its socket. Unfortunately, that’s true. And while it’s more common in dogs with bulging eyes like pugs and Pekingese, it can happen to dogs of any breed. It happens with cats, too. The condition, which causes the eye to move forward out of the socket, usually occurs due to head trauma. It is important to
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  • American Bobtail: Interactive, Travel-Loving Cat

    by Donella Crigger June 2nd, 2016
    The American Bobtail is a popular breed in high demand right now. What’s so appealing about these fun felines? Their most distinctive physical feature is their short tail. It’s not only their appearance that’s loved by fans, though. Many find them endearing because of their playful, loveable personalities and ability to quickly bond with their owners. If you want to know more about this interactive and unusual
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  • Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs

    by Donella Crigger May 12th, 2016
    Some dog breeds are particularly prone to certain types of skin disease. Sebaceous adenitis is a rare skin disease that affects both young and middle aged dogs. It is a hereditary disease that causes inflammation of the sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands). As a result of the inflammation, the glands die. The breeds most commonly affected are the Poodle, the Akita, and the Samoyed. Cats can
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