Why does the dog keep licking the deck?

Original Article By Joan Morris

Dogs find a lot of uses for their tongues, but when it comes to obsessive or repetitive floor looking, it could be a sign that something isn’t quite right. . . . → Read More: Why does the dog keep licking the deck?

Behavior Changes in Aging Cats

Article Found on WebMD

As they age, cats often suffer a decline in functioning, including their cognitive functioning. It’s estimated that cognitive decline-referred to as feline cognitive dysfunction, or FCD-affects more than 55% of cats aged 11 to 15 years and more than 80% of cats aged 16 to 20 years. Memory, ability . . . → Read More: Behavior Changes in Aging Cats

Dogs Prefer to Eat Fat, and Cats Surprisingly Tend Toward Carbs

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Dogs gravitate toward high-fat food, but cats pounce on carbohydrates with even greater enthusiasm, according to research into the dietary habits of America’s two most popular pets.

The study sheds new light on optimal nutrition for the animals and refutes a common notion that cats want and need . . . → Read More: Dogs Prefer to Eat Fat, and Cats Surprisingly Tend Toward Carbs

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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Dogs love to munch away on grass, and some even make it part of their daily routine. Fortunately, most experts believe it isn’t something you should worry about. So why exactly do they gobble up that green stuff in your yard?

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5 Ways to Help a Hiding Cat

By John Gilpatrick | Found on PetMD

It’s hard to say if Garfield started the stereotype of the mischievous, anti-social cat, but he certainly reinforced it, and to be fair, there’s some basis in truth.

While some cats are friendly and cuddly, many others spend their days in dark enclosed spaces and prowl . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Help a Hiding Cat

Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

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Scientists at the University of York have shown that the way we speak to our canine friends is important in relationship-building between pet and owner, similar to the way that ‘baby-talk’ is to bonding between a baby and an adult.

Speech interaction experiments between adult dogs and humans . . . → Read More: Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

Easy Solutions to Difficult Dog Care Problems

Article by Sheina Meliker | Found on VetStreet

We’ve all been there: Our dogs are perfect angels… right up until the moment the bath faucet turns on or the pills come out of the medicine cabinet. That’s why we’re here with tried-and-true solutions to help you take the stress out of things many dogs . . . → Read More: Easy Solutions to Difficult Dog Care Problems

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

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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