Is Natural Better? What To Know About Nutraceuticals And Supplements

Is Natural Better? What To Know About Nutraceuticals And Supplements

Behavior & Training, Health & Nutrition

Everyone hopes to find a “natural” way to manage a pet’s fear, anxiety, or stress, but there’s more to consider than you might think. Here are the pros and cons of nutraceuticals and supplements. The word “nutraceutical” was coined as a combination of “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical” quite recently–in 1989–and arguments about its precise definition have […]

Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

Behavior & 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 […]

Off-Leash Dog? Head Off Trail Tensions

Off-Leash Dog? Head Off Trail Tensions

Behavior & Training

“Don’t worry!” you call out. “He’s friendly!” Your dog is barreling down the wooded trail ahead of you, aiming his greeting at another hiker with a dog on leash. Your canine buddy just loves everyone, and you can tell he’s excited to make some new friends. You soon realize this is not going to happen, […]

Do Cats Love Us? Science Says Yes!

Do Cats Love Us? Science Says Yes!

Behavior & Training

It’s long been a kind of running joke in the popular media that cats don’t much care about their humans, and that as long as we feed them, they’re just fine. A spate of studies that came out a few years ago, most of which were not well designed and were even less well understood […]