How to Get Your Cat to the Vet — Even If He Really, Truly Hates It

Do you have a cat who’s difficult at the vet? And what if you have trouble even getting your cat to the vet in the first place? I get it — my rescue tabby, Gabby, is usually lovable and lazy but becomes a stealth monster when we try to get him in his carrier, . . . → Read More: How to Get Your Cat to the Vet — Even If He Really, Truly Hates It

Pets and the Eclipse: What You Need to Know

Article by Ali Semigran | Found on PetMD

On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people across the country will have the chance to experience what’s known as the “Great American Eclipse.”

The rare occurrence (the last coast-to-coast total solar eclipse, according to CNN, took place in 1918), in which the sun is totally blocked . . . → Read More: Pets and the Eclipse: What You Need to Know

New Study Shows Cats are as Smart as Their Owners Already Knew

Article by Haine Elfenbine | Found on Pet MD

No one with a cat would ever doubt that their cat remembers who feeds them, when they get fed and where the food is served. They know exactly who to wake when the clock strikes one minute past breakfast time and will escort said half-awake . . . → Read More: New Study Shows Cats are as Smart as Their Owners Already Knew

My Dog is Aggressive Around Strangers

Article by Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC | Found on PetHealthNetwork

It’s not unusual for a dog to “protect” his territory, and for many, it’s an inherent trait. Some breeds seem more prone to this behavior— in my experience— including dogs bred for guarding like mastiffs and some herding and terrier breeds. Unfortunately, many dogs . . . → Read More: My Dog is Aggressive Around Strangers

10 Helpful Ways to Calm Your Cat

Article by Maura McAndrew | Found on Pet MD

Cats are something of an enigma—intelligent, sometimes inscrutable animals whose sensitivity and perceptiveness make them fascinating and lovable pets. But as most cat owners can tell you, cats are also creatures of habit and comfort. They can become stressed or scared by a range of . . . → Read More: 10 Helpful Ways to Calm Your Cat

Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some. It is performed electively to stop cats from damaging furniture, or as a means of avoiding scratches. Previous research has focused on short-term issues following surgery, such as lameness, chewing of . . . → Read More: Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats

Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy

Article by Dr. Marty Becker DVM | Article Found on VetStreet

You want to know the first two thoughts of a new puppy owner? I got a new puppy!

Now what do I do?

Congratulations! You’ve just entered the Twilight Zone. In a good way, of course. For the next 10 or more years, . . . → Read More: Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy

Extreme Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

Article Found on PetMD

Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs

Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat — whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system prepares the body for the freeze, fight, or flight syndrome. It is considered to . . . → Read More: Extreme Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

Integrating a Younger Pet With an Older Pet

Article by Dr. Mary Becker DVM | Found on VetStreet

You have puppy or kitten fever, but you live with a senior pet. Should you get a new animal? We often have the idea that a younger pet will revitalize an older one, but is that really true?

I have found over and over . . . → Read More: Integrating a Younger Pet With an Older Pet

How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People

Article Featured on DogHealth.com

Dogs are wonderful companions, and one of the things that is so endearing about them is how excited they get when greeting us and other people. However, we’ve all experienced a dog that can’t contain his exuberance, jumping on us and those who come to visit. This behavior can be . . . → Read More: How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People