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Good Pet Guests Are Made, Not Born

Who’s a good boy or girl? Your pet, we hope, when visiting your friends or family. Whether you’re bringing Reggie or Ravenna to a friend’s home for...

Enriching Cats: What You Need To Know

Feline what? Pay attention, Catvocates. This is the important stuff.  Enrichment is the dollars and sense of cat care: if you follow this common-sense advice, you’ll save dollars...

Road Trip!

In the 18 months since adopting Kona from a shelter, we’ve traveled from Dallas to San Diego (twice) and made dozens of trips throughout the Lone Star...

Shake It, Baby! How To Teach Your Dog This Fun Trick

Shake is a fun and easy trick to teach your dog. It also has some practical benefits beyond looking cute when she offers a paw to someone...

Yes, You Can Train Cats!

Despite reputations for being aloof, many cats like to ham it up by performing tricks before an audience. I know firsthand as Casey, my orange tabby, feels...
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Welcome Home: Setting Your New Dog Up For Success

There is no more exciting time in your household than bringing a new dog or puppy home. You want to start your relationship off on the right...

Dog Behavior: My Dog Pulls On The Leash

Regularly walking a dog is one of the joys of dog ownership. You and your dog get outside, chat with neighbors, and get a bit of exercise....

Fear Free Behavior: My Dog Eats Cat Food and Cat Feces

Few dogs will turn up their nose at cat food, dry or canned, if given the chance. In fact, so many dogs like cat food that many...

Become a “Catvocate!”

Hello, fellow cat lovers! I have a confession to make. Yep, I am just going to admit it. I am a passionate, cat-obsessed veterinarian, and I want to...

Making Baby-Friendly Pets—Even If You Don’t Have Kids

The mantra for so much is “plan ahead.” And this is especially true when the stork is expected. We all want for there to be a Lassie/Timmy connection...

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