Can Cats Be Service Animals? No… and Yes

Can Cats Be Service Animals? No… and Yes

Behavior & Training

Audra H. has been disabled since a car accident while she was in college. “I have a blood clot on my brain that causes episodes of syncope. Simply put, I pass out,” she explains. “I have fibromyalgia, bilateral neuropathy, bilateral sciatica and constant migraines, just to name a few of the issues I live with.” […]

Fearless Kittens: Are They Made Or Born?

Fearless Kittens: Are They Made Or Born?

Kittens & Puppies

Stories abound about kittens who are adopted into new homes, then promptly disappear for days at a time, coming out only at night to eat and use the litter box. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s how to improve your chances of bringing home a confident, outgoing kitten who will be comfortable in […]

Got A Fraidy Cat?

Got A Fraidy Cat?

Behavior & Training

Does your cat streak for the bedroom and dash underneath the bed every time she hears the doorbell ring? Do visitors seem disbelieving that you actually have a cat because they’ve never seen her? I know just how you feel. That was the case with my cat Shelby, a beautiful but painfully shy black-and-white domestic […]

Stress: The Good, The Bad, The Measurable

Stress: The Good, The Bad, The Measurable

Behavior & Training

Stress: we can’t live with it; we can’t live without it. Defined as emotional strain or tension resulting from environmental challenges or demanding circumstances, stress is an integral part of being alive. No living being or environment is completely stress-free, no matter how sedate the existence. Stress jump-starts the body to meet challenging situations. The […]

12 Tips To Caring For Your Senior Dog’s Coat

12 Tips To Caring For Your Senior Dog’s Coat

Grooming

Your elderly canine friend might be a little grumpy about being brushed as she ages. Here are some tips to keep grooming sessions stress-free while taking a few extra steps to ensure her day-to-day comfort. Keep Sessions Short Older dogs may not be able to stand comfortably for more than a few minutes at a […]