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Pet Behavior

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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How Can I Keep My Cats From Fighting?

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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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How Does My Dog Know When I’m Going on Vacation?

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Dogs are loving and insightful animals. When you’re feeling blue, your dog will jump up on your lap and smother you with wet kisses. Your dog can sense how you are feeling, and instinctively knows that you are about to come through the front door. So, it’s not surprising that your dog also has the savvy to understand the signs…

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7 Benefits of a Family Pet

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All kids love animals. Go on a quick safari through your child’s bedroom and count how many stuffed animal toys are lined up on the bed. Take a look in your kid’s storybooks and be reminded just how densely populated they are with imaginary critters. Note how many articles of clothing are decorated with animals – from frogs to pandas!…

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My Puppy Won’t Stop Crying

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Puppy training can be tough, especially when you are trying to adjust new pups to your family. It is natural for a new puppy to cry or whine as they adapt to their new environment; try to be patient and calm during this phase. Crate training, in particular, may seem frustrating with your puppy but know that the efforts will…

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Which Animals Qualify as Emotional Support Animals?

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are common domestic animals that provide therapeutic support to certain individuals, including those who are disabled or elderly. An ESA provides companionship, affection, non-judgmental positive regard, and a focus in life. Most ESAs are dogs, but they can also be cats or other animals. For someone to be prescribed an ESA by a medical professional, they…

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7 Helpful Tips to Prevent Dog Chewing

By Pet Behavior, Pet Care

You’re about to go for a walk, and you’re looking for your favorite pair of sneakers. You can only find one shoe in its usual place, and you discover its mate under the kitchen table well and truly chewed up by your dog.  What can you do to prevent this happening again? If your canine friend is a champion at…

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How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

By Pet Behavior

Is your Dog Depressed? How can you tell? There are some sure signs and symptoms of depression, which is quite common with household changes, adjustments, transitions, or losses, such as the passing of a primary human or a move. Many of the symptoms are parallel with what you would see in a person with depression. How do you tell if…

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5 Ways to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

5 Ways to Calm an Overly Excited Dog

By Pet Behavior

An overly excited dog may exhibit the following behavior patterns – nonstop jumping up and down or spinning around in circles, all the while barking up a storm. If your dog is trying to work off excess energy in this way, you may think this is okay dog behavior or even that it’s cute. However, as a pet owner, it…

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Why Does My Dog Spend the Day Sleeping?

Why Does My Dog Spend the Day Sleeping?

By Pet Behavior

  Dogs really do have the life of Riley! Well, what else can you say when our canine friends spend their days eating, playing, and, above all, sleeping? If only life was so simple for a human! People new to dog-owning are often surprised at just how long their dog sleeps. They may even worry that all those dognaps are…

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