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

How to Bring Your Dog to Work

By Nicole Pajer | Article Featured on Cesars Way

More companies are starting to allow employees to take their dogs to work with them. Having your dog in your workplace has been shown to boost morale, increase productivity, and keep workers motivated. In addition, it provides employees with a reason to step away from . . . → Read More: How to Bring Your Dog to Work

Good Widdle Doggie! Baby Talk Works Only for Puppies

By Kacey Deamer | Found on LiveScience

Do you use “baby talk” to fuss over your dog? If your pup is still young, then the childish chatter may help, but older dogs don’t care about that high-pitched cooing, a new study finds.

To determine how dogs react to human speech, researchers in the new study . . . → Read More: Good Widdle Doggie! Baby Talk Works Only for Puppies

Five Great Ways to Challenge Your Dog’s Mind

Article by Mychelle Blake | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Proper exercise for dogs is important to their overall physical and mental wellbeing, but often “mental exercise” is given short shrift when looking at fulfilling a dog’s needs. Dogs that are bored and that have little mental and environmental stimulation can develop mild to severe behavioral . . . → Read More: Five Great Ways to Challenge Your Dog’s Mind