Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

Training

Does your cat make a beeline under the bed whenever the doorbell rings? Does he seem to disappear into thin air whenever a visitor enters your home? If this sounds like your feline companion, you’re not alone. Many cats are shy when it comes to visitors. Fear of strangers can be a normal behavior in […]

Stress-Free Dog? Your Attitude Counts

Stress-Free Dog? Your Attitude Counts

Training

If you’re happy, there’s a good chance your dog is happy, too. So says a recent study led by Mexican researcher M.T. González-Ramírez and published in the November-December 2018 Journal of Veterinary Behavior. According to the study, dog owners who are less stressed have dogs who are better behaved. Conversely, stressed dog owners reported more […]

How To Stave Off Canine Cabin Fever This Winter

How To Stave Off Canine Cabin Fever This Winter

Exercise & Enrichment

If you have a puppy or adult dog with lots of energy, you know how much work it is to keep your pet entertained. And you’ve probably noticed how your dog’s stress level—and yours—goes up when he’s not getting enough exercise. High-energy dogs can develop behavior problems if they don’t get enough exercise and stimulation. […]

Massage Away Pet Stress

Massage Away Pet Stress

Exercise & Enrichment

If you’ve ever had a massage, you know how relaxing it can be. There’s something about the touch of a massage therapist that can make stress melt away. Turns out the soothing aspects of massage are not just for humans. Your pet can get relief from stress through massage too. According to the American Massage […]

Pets Make A Difference In Handling The Holidays

Pets Make A Difference In Handling The Holidays

Kids & Family

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a happy time of year: all about friends, family and food. But for some, Thanksgiving can be a trying holiday. The stereotypical image of the jovial family gathered around a handsomely dressed holiday bird isn’t reality for many. Grief One of the toughest emotions to deal with at Thanksgiving is […]

Adopting A Shelter Dog: 5 Tips For Success

Adopting A Shelter Dog: 5 Tips For Success

Shelter Animals, Training

Animal shelters can be scary places for a dog. Noisy, and filled with strange sights and smells, shelters can be intimidating for even the bravest canine soul. Timid dogs and those who haven’t been well socialized can become downright terrified when placed in a shelter environment. Candy was one such dog. A 6-year-old Australian Shepherd […]

4 Tips To Make Pet Tooth Brushing A Habit

4 Tips To Make Pet Tooth Brushing A Habit

Grooming

By now you’ve probably heard that dogs and cats should have their teeth brushed regularly, preferably every day. Good dental care is vital not just to the health of your pet’s mouth, but also his entire body. Dogs and cats who aren’t used to having their teeth brushed may be uncomfortable with the procedure. After […]