From PetMD

When making the first introduction, it is best done in steps. The last thing you want to do is frighten your puppy to the point that he is reluctant or unwilling to get into his grate. Ideally, you want your puppy to get into the crate at your command. But why? Read more

from the Humane Society

10 Tips to Keep Your Cat Happy Indoors

Although many cats enjoy being outside, it’s a myth that going outside is a requirement for feline happiness. Playing regularly with a cat easily satisfies her stalking instinct, keeps her stimulated, and provides the exercise she needs to stay healthy and happy. Read more

Did you know it’s National Dog House Repair Month? (Neither did we)– and we didn’t find any interesting articles about dog house *repair* but we did find some adorable DIY dog house plans at the Spruce Pets– so get out your tools and have fun building new digs for your fur baby! Read more

Cats associate loud noises with danger, therefore lots of cats become stressed as a result of fireworks and the loud noises they make.The noise and flashes can cause cats to run off in a panic and, sadly, every year our emergency vets see hundreds of pets who have been involved in road traffic accidents after being spooked by loud bangs.

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source:https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/july-4-safety

Fireworks, picnics and other Fourth of July traditions can be great fun for people; but all of the festivities can be frightening and even dangerous for animals. Noisy fireworks and other celebrations can startle animals and cause them to run away; holiday foods can be unhealthy; summer heat and travel can be dangerous; and potentially dangerous debris can end up lying on the ground where pets can eat or play with it. Read more

Why Is My Dog Not Drinking Water

Jennifer Grota, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Water is essential to life. It has even been called the most important nutrient with regards to survival. It’s very important for your dog to drink enough water to stay hydrated and healthy.

What if your dog is not drinking enough water? Here’s how to calculate how much water your dog needs along with some reasons why your dog may not be drinking the amount of water they should.

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Are Cats Protective of Their Humans

Published by Christine O’Brien | Article Featured on Hills Pet

Dogs are known for being fiercely devoted to their pet parents, but is there such thing as a protective cat? Learn whether your kitty feels protective of you and how they might let you know it.

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Common Causes of Chronic Vomiting in Cats

Article Featured on HealthyPets.com

Sadly, persistent vomiting in feline family members is so commonplace these days that many pet parents and even some veterinarians believe it’s somehow “normal.” However, the reality is that chronic vomiting is a sign something’s wrong.

It’s worth noting that big cats in the wild don’t routinely vomit. In addition, frequent vomiting is stressful and physically taxing. You can be sure your poor cat doesn’t enjoy doing it any more than you enjoy cleaning it up.

Common causes of chronic vomiting in kitties include an underlying medical condition, poor diet and food intolerances, enzyme deficiencies, eating too fast, too much time in between meals, hairballs (wild cats don’t get these routinely, either), constipation and toxin ingestion.

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Pet Cancer Awareness

Dr. David Hunley, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) – Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care | Article Featured on Whahzoo

Cancer in dogs and cats

About 1 in every 4 dogs and cats will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and the incidence of cancer-development increases with age (there is a higher risk in dogs and cats over 10 years of age). Most of the cancers we treat in veterinary medicine occur due to genetic factors (often breed-related), so it is difficult to avoid the development of cancer in the majority of dogs and cats. Once cancer does develop, it is important to make a diagnosis as quickly as possible so that we can evaluate the various treatment options and make a therapeutic plan based on the specific cancer type.

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Common Grooming Behavior Problems and How to Fix Them

Whether you groom your dog or cat yourself or take them to a professional groomer, behavior problems can cause unpleasant conflicts and create difficult situations for you and your pet. Fortunately, there are several ways you can work to correct your pet’s poor behavior and still keep them beautifully groomed.

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