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

By Pet Behavior

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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My Puppy Won’t Stop Crying

By Pet Behavior

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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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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Puppy Care Tips for the First Time Dog Owner

Puppy Care Tips for the First Time Dog Owner

By Pet Care

  Is there anything that can match the cuteness of a puppy? Ok, cat people, let’s include kittens! Once you own a puppy, life will change, but in a good way! Because of the amount of puppy care needed, it could even be said that your new puppy will own you. If you’ve never had a puppy before, here are…

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Enjoy the Many Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Enjoy the Many Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

By CVETS News

There’s a reason dogs are known as man’s best friend. Dogs, cats, and some other pets make wonderful companions and provide their human owners with many health benefits, both physical and emotional. Dogs, in particular, have a wonderful ability to form bonds with people. In fact, dogs have developed unique chemistry with humans that can be traced back to many…

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