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Pet Behavior

8 Signs Your Pet Might Be Depressed

By Pet Behavior, Pet Health

Are you noticing that your pet seems a bit “down” lately? If so, you might be asking yourself if pets can get depression. Well, just like humans, animals experience a wide range of emotions, including depression. However, unlike a human, your pet can’t tell you in words if something is wrong. So keep an eye out for the following eight telltale…

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Old Dog, Meet New Puppy!

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

There are few experiences that can compare with bringing home a new puppy, but it is important to consider other pets in the home at the same time. If you currently have a dog- particularly if you have a senior dog in the home, there are some ways to make the transition gently, and to foster a rapport rather than a…

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Best Pet If You Don’t Want a Dog or Cat

By Pet Behavior

You like animals and want a pet, but for whatever reason, you don’t want a dog or a cat. Maybe you have a family member with allergies to these popular pets. However, it’s still possible to bring a cute little critter into your home. The first thing to consider is what kind of pet is the best pet for you and your…

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Enjoy Playing With Your Dog

By Pet Behavior

Dogs are highly social animals, and one way they learn about and build up relationships and communication is through play. Puppies begin to play at about the age of four weeks, spending most of their time chasing their tails, and romping with their littermates, their mother, and even you! So, playing with your dog is a very natural activity for him.  …

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Should We Get a Rescued Pet?

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

Adopting a pet is a big commitment- but one that can be rewarding and life-changing. When it comes to bringing home a dog or cat for the family, always consider rescuing an animal rather than purchasing one. With millions of unwanted animals taking up space in shelters across the country, giving a home to these pets seems like the most…

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Dog Boredom – Does Fido Get Bored?

By Pet Behavior

It would be very challenging to prove that all creatures get bored. However, it does seem that higher orders of animals can indeed experience boredom. At least one scientific study determined that animals living in captivity, especially if kept in confined spaces, suffer from boredom. The question then arises, what about dog boredom?   Boredom in Dogs Originally, different types of dogs were bred to…

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Small Spaces, Small Children, Small Pet?

By Pet Behavior

Is your child ready for the responsibility of a pet? Even if your kids are small, you can still foster care and compassion for family pets. Worried that your space might be too small? There are many different pets that thrive well in these living situations. Small home? Small kids? Here are some suggestions for the perfect pet: Cats When…

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How Can I Keep My Cats From Fighting?

By Pet Behavior

If you have more than one feline companion, you are likely accustomed to cat fights; but what can you do to stop them from fighting with one another? There are many reasons why your cats could be fighting so consider the cause before intervening. Keep your cats from fighting with the following feline tips: Get Them on a Schedule Cats can act…

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Service Dogs and Veterans: How Soldiers are Being Supported by Man’s Best Friend

By Pet Behavior

There is a special bond between service dogs and veterans, and it is true that a dog is truly man’s best friend. When it comes to veterans and dogs, the therapeutic applications have proven an effective tool for helping veterans struggling with a variety of conditions and disabilities. From physical impairments to mental health conditions, the comfort of a pet, especially…

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