Why Cats Stop Using the Litter Box?

When your cat stops using the litter box it’s frustrating and stressful for both cat and cat parent. It’s also, sadly, one of the most common reasons that a cat may get a one-way ticket to the nearest shelter. There are many reasons why a cat may avoid the litter box and it’s important to […]

Dogs and Thunderstorms

Dogs and Thunderstorms, combination that for many dog can mean fear and trembling — for the unluckiest dogs, they mean outright panic. Why Are Dogs Afraid of Thunderstorms? Why thunderstorm phobia? The best answer may be “Why not?” All animals learn certain fears more readily than others — many people are afraid of snakes, not many […]

Dog Howling

No matter where you live, you almost certainly have had the experience of being out on the stoop or porch late at night and hearing the unmistakable sound of dogs howling in the distance. Sometimes, I have the same thought as Bram Stoker’s famous vampire, “Listen to them — the children of the night. What […]

Why Do Cats Sleep So Much?

Cats sleep an average of fifteen hours a day, and some can sleep up to twenty hours in a twenty-four hour period. Which raises the question: Why do cats sleep so much? THE ‘CATNAP’ The first thing you should realize is that cats are most active between dusk and dawn, which means that they sleep […]

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Digging

Has your dog turned your yard into a moonscape, with craters everywhere? If so, the first thing you should know is that your dog isn’t doing this out of spite or a desire to destroy your landscaping. Here are some of the reasons and how to get your dog to stop digging. Your dog needs […]

How to Stop a Cat Jumping on a Counter

Cat jumping on a counter in the kitchen can be a nuisance, plus very dangerous for the cat if he happens to jump on a hot stove versus a counter. Several methods have been used to prevent or change this behavior. We generally want to use what is called ‘remote correction,’ meaning the cat will not […]

Fun for Dog

If you feel guilty about leaving your dogs home by themselves while you go to work, join the club. Most of us dislike it, though, truth be told, the majority of dogs do just fine. Many of them simply relax and sleep for a good part of the day while we stress out at work. […]

Dog Diseases Transmitted to Humans

A disease that is transmissible from animal to human is known as a zoonotic disease. Below is some information about dog diseases transmitted to humans. If you suspect you and/or your pet have been exposed to any of the following, seek medical attention right away. Toxocariasis  This disease is caused by a common parasite in animals, the […]

Cat Purring

What is cat purring? It’s one of the sweetest sounds to cat-owners’ ears—the subtle, methodical vibration that comes from our cats when we’re playing or relaxing with them known as purring. But what exactly is a purr, and is it always a good thing? We checked in with some experts to find out more about […]

Cats Household Destruction

By tooth and nail, indoor cats can cause tremendous household destruction. Some cats nosh on house plants and eat inappropriate materials such as dirt, leather and wool — a habit referred to as pica. Others resort to that old feline classic — using the furniture as a scratching post and the curtains as a jungle […]