Brain Training for Old Dogs: Could Touchscreen Games Become the Sudoku of Man’s Best Friend?

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Spoiling old dogs in their twilight years by retiring them to the sofa and forgiving them their stubbornness or disobedience, doesn’t do our four-legged friends any good. Regular brain training and lifelong learning create positive emotions and can slow down mental deterioration in old age. Physical limitations, however, . . . → Read More: Brain Training for Old Dogs: Could Touchscreen Games Become the Sudoku of Man’s Best Friend?

8 Simple, Cost-Efficient Ways to Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Article by Samantha Drake | Found on PetMD

Is Your Dog Bored?

Whether the kids have gone back to school, the adults are away all day at work, or the daily routine of walks and play-time have just lost their appeal, finding new ways to occupy your dog is essential. Dogs need both physical . . . → Read More: 8 Simple, Cost-Efficient Ways to Keep Your Dog Mentally Stimulated

Stopping Puppies from Biting

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork

Puppies, like human babies, have sharp little teeth. If you’re unlucky enough to be your puppy’s teething toy, those teeth might remind you of Jaws! When your puppy’s biting becomes focused on the human version of the teething ring, it’s time to “nip” her behavior in the bud by teaching . . . → Read More: Stopping Puppies from Biting

Why Does My Dog… Stare at Me?

By Dr. Patty Khuly VMD | Found on VetStreet

It’s not hard to imagine why a loyal dog might stare devotedly at his master. It’s the stuff of Old Yeller, White Fang and Lassie –– starers, all. But some dogs take staring to extremes, following their owners around with baleful eyes as if expecting . . . → Read More: Why Does My Dog… Stare at Me?

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