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How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

How Do I Tell if my Dog is Depressed?

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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

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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?

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  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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5 Reasons Why Dogs Like to Lick You and Themselves

5 Reasons Why Dogs Like to Lick You and Themselves

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  Here’s a scenario you, as a dog owner, can probably relate to. You’re in the park with your labrador retriever when he spots a familiar neighbor relaxing on a bench. He goes bounding over, full of affection. Your neighbor greets him delightedly with a few pats and hellos, and your dog leaps up on the bench and starts slobbering…

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New Research Shows Your Cat May Really Be Ignoring You

New Research Shows Your Cat May Be Ignoring You

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Cats have a trademark on being cool and independent. They can be masters of aloofness, but they also have their times of day when they shower you with affection and invite you to purr fests. Of course, you give your cats names, but, have you ever wondered if cats understand their names? Scientists seem to have found the answer to…

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Answer These 5 Questions Before Taking Your Dog to Work

Answer These 5 Questions Before Taking Your Dog to Work

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  Some workplaces realize the importance of the relationships between their employees and their pets and are dog-friendly. Other businesses honor the annual Take Your Dog to Work Day. Even if you are fortunate enough to have a job with one of these companies, you need to answer these five questions to decide if it’s a good idea to bring…

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Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

Different Ways Cats Communicate with Body Language

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  Do you know that cats use body language to communicate with you and those around them? If you watch your cat closely, you will be able to glean information regarding your pet’s state of mind and emotion, paying particular attention to their eyes, ears, tails, and posture. Watch for signs of anxiety, pain, and even contentment through Cat Body…

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Steps to Properly Socialize Puppies and Kittens

Steps to Properly Socialize Puppies and Kittens

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Socializing puppies and kittens is not just about teaching them how to get along with other puppies or kittens. Our young domesticated pets need to learn how to interact with experiences they will encounter in our modern world, as they grow into adulthood. They need socializing to accept everything around them – people, other animals, grooming, car rides, vacuum cleaners,…

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How to Introduce Your Cat to Your New Baby

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Bringing home a new baby is an exciting celebratory event. But, have you considered how the introduction of a new baby into your household will affect your cat? Some cats may find changes associated with the new arrival difficult to adjust to. Anxiety and stress may lead to some undesired behaviors, such as meowing or crying more often, urinating outside…

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