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Why dogs and cats do what they do, and how to teach them manners.

Cat Critter Gifts

Here in Texas, the warm weather continues to bring big-bug migrations from outside to the living room. The cats are thrilled with cricket carcasses and the occasional...

Cat Potty Buddies

Our cats sometimes challenge the most insightful among us to figure out what’s behind a weird and wacky behavior. Felines always have a good reason for doing...

Why Dogs Snack From Cat Litter Boxes

Dogs often indulge in the habit of dung eating, technically called coprophagia. Mother dogs keep the nest free of smells by eating waste from puppies. As a...

Fear Reactions: Fight, Flight, Fret, and Freeze

A cat, when startled by the sound of a backfiring car, dashes toward a hiding spot, running as fast as she can. A small dog, backed into...

Building A Relationship with Your Dog

Television shows and movies portray every dog and owner relationship as a wonderful, empathic, instantaneous one. A dog in the shelter takes one look at a person...

Finding the Right Motivator for Your Cat

Creating a Fear Free environment for your cat at the veterinary clinic, groomer’s salon, or even at home begins with finding the right motivator (or two or...

Adopting A Shelter Dog: 5 Tips For Success

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....

How To Adopt A Shelter Cat: 6 Tips For Success

Who doesn’t love a kitten? Kittens are cute, cuddly and funny. Most people who are thinking of adopting a cat usually have a kitten in mind, but...

Get The Scoop On Litter Box Behavior

My dynamic feline duo express their personalities in everything they do, including litter box practices. Ivan hums while he fervently excavates the depths of the box. Natasha...

Tracking: Searching For Fun With Your Dog

Does your dog like to sniff? And does she like playing games with you and learning new things? Then tracking is a sport for you! The simplest description...

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