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

Article Found on ScienceDaily

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?

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