Canine Hip Dysplasia

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One of the most common skeletal diseases in dogs, hip dysplasia is rooted in a mix of environmental and genetic causes. Large dog breeds, such as Saint Bernards and Labrador Retrievers, are most commonly affected. Though smaller breeds can also be affected, they are less likely to show symptoms. Besides genetics, factors that can influence […] Read more »

Litter Box Placement

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House training your new kitten can be a daunting and frustrating task, but knowing a few things about litter box placement could be a saving grace. Here are some helpful tips: Make the litter box easily accessible for your cat so they will not go on a mad goose hunt when it’s time to tinkle. […] Read more »

Cats and Water

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It is commonly thought that cats hate water, but in reality cats can react to water in many different ways. One domestic breed, the Turkish Van cat,  actually enjoys getting wet. Many larger wild cats regularly swim and bathe to hunt or to cool down. One reason domestic cats may not enjoy water is because their experiences […] Read more »

Thursday Begins National Pet ID Month

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One out of every three pets will get lost at some point in there life and without proper identification about 90 percent of these pets do not make it back home. A common excuse of why owners don’t put collars on their pets is because, “they’re an indoor dog/cat.” Unfortunately accidents do happen and pets […] Read more »

Your Cat and Milk

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Do you remember those cartoons as a kid in which there is always a cat lapping up a bowl of milk? Unfortunately, in real life, this is really bad advertising for future cat owners for several reasons. Cats can be lactose intolerant, just like their human owners. This can easily result in upset stomach, vomiting […] Read more »

Rawhide

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If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably come across rawhide as a potential treat for your canine. Rawhide treats are made from the inner layer of cow or horse hides, which are cleaned, ground, pressed, and cut into different sizes and shapes. Some rawhide treats are also flavored. Benefits of giving rawhide to your dog […] Read more »

Bath Time

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Bath time for your four-legged furry children can be an interesting experience. It seems dogs either love this experience or just really despise it. So, what can we do to make bath time better for the ones who would rather stay out of the tub? Here’s some helpful information: A dog who is brushed regularly […] Read more »

Canine Actors

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As loving companions and friends to humanity, dogs were inevitably bound to find their way into the entertainment world. From Lassie to Toto, canines have been capturing hearts on the television screen practically since its inception. Dogs acting on the big screen generally have to be very well trained and good with people, though sometimes multiple dogs with […] Read more »

Cats and Stress

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Causes of Stress Stress is one of the most common feelings humans experience and cats feel it too. Here are some things that may trigger stress in a cat: Travel New home or owner New visitor or child New pet Environmental changes Boredom Owner’s absence How Cats Display Stress A Petco.com article on feline stress […] Read more »

Canine Tail Wagging

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Your new friend Joe has invited you over and you meet his tail-wagging Irish setter. What a good dog! As you lean down to greet him he tries to bite you. Oops. What happened? Dog tails have originally been used to keep their balance as they turn or swim or run. However, they can also […] Read more »