Dog Winter Walk

Unless you’re the proud owner of a Siberian husky, chances are good that dog winter walk are going to be a lot shorter than the ones you take in more friendly temperatures. But that doesn’t mean these walks are necessarily going to be easy — or that they should be! Just like any walk you […]

Cat Chewing and Biting Claws

Chewing and biting claws is quite normal behavior in some cats. Many cats do this as a part of their grooming routine, chewing the claw to remove the loose outer sheath. In some cases, the cat can develop behavioral issues that can manifest by chewing the claws. This is similar to nail biting in humans. […]

Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is a disorder that causes dogs to panic at the idea of being left home alone. The panic is so overwhelming that when you leave, dogs tend to become destructive, bark like crazy, and have housebreaking accidents. When you return home, their greetings are often frantic. This condition is stressful for both dogs […]

How to Keep Your Cat off the Christmas Tree

If you have a cat, you don’t need us to tell you how challenging it can be to keep your cat off the Christmas Tree. Cats are slinky little creatures. So, even though you have set up a nice little perimeter around the Christmas tree to keep small creatures out, cats have a way of […]

Common Triggers For Dog Aggression

Today, we will review some of the most common triggers for dog aggression. If your dog is aggressive or reactive when exposed to any of these environmental triggers, you will want to consult with a qualified, experienced behavior professional in your area who employs dog-friendly, scientifically valid behavior modification techniques. Handling Many dogs respond aggressively […]

What to Do for Dry Cat Paws

Cat paws are tough, but they can become cracked, dry and even painful if they aren’t properly cared for. This is especially true for outdoor cats who rough the natural elements. Diligent footpad care not only keeps a cat healthy, it can be a bonding, trust-building experience. Why Cat Paws Become Dry Many things can […]

Using a Computer to Train a Dog?

The idea of using a computer to train a dog might sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a harness that does exactly that. With a mix of integrated computer technologies and a healthy dose of animal behavior know-how, these researchers are on the […]

Improve Cat Litter Box Longevity During Winter

Damp, chilly, humid winters can wreak havoc on your litter box lifespan. Here’s how to extend it. Here are five tips from the trenches on how to maximize kitty litter longevity and ensure that your cat house stays smelling its best. Change it up In winter, your litter simply won’t last as long as promised […]

Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus can be a threat for puppies at any age. It can be especially dangerous for pets that are out and about with other dogs, as it is transferred by contact with canine stools. Luckily, parvovirus in dogs almost never occurs after your dog is 14-months-old. Even with preventative actions such as vaccinating, Parvovirus can […]

Safe Holiday Reminder: Foods Toxic To Cats

Cats have a reputation for being finicky, but some of them are willing to try anything. Cantaloupe, tomato sauce, and scrambled eggs are just a few feline favorites. It’s fun to give your cat a taste of what you’re eating, especially when he seems interested in it, but certain foods toxic to cats can be […]