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COVID-19 Preparedness for Pets

COVID-19 Preparedness for Pets

COVID-19 has created a new normal. The possibility of being quarantined means planning to be prepared to stay home for two weeks or longer. Many of us have purchased food supplies and related items we need in case the possibility of a quarantine becomes a reality. Beyond purchasing food and household supplies, think about the supplies your pet will need…

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How to More Accurately Convert Dog Years to Human Years

How to More Accurately Convert Dog Years to Human Years

New research from the University of California, San Diego reveals a more accurate formula for converting dog years to human years. Geneticists and biologists involved in the study believe the seven to one year rule is not accurate because dogs mature much faster than humans. A dog can produce their first litter of puppies before one year of age while…

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Cats Do Care

Cats Do Care

Cat lovers understand cats are quite capable of expressing their affinity towards humans. In fact, a new study confirms what many of you know to be true. Cats care about their pet parents and want to be with them. Though many believe dogs are better able to form strong attachment bonds to humans, a new study demonstrates cats are also…

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The Fine Art of Dog-Walking

The Fine Art of Dog-Walking

Dogs help us connect to others in our communities and neighborhoods. Taking your dog for a walk is not only great exercise, it is a great way to meet people. By following a few simple rules, you and your dog will not only be appreciated by others in your community, you will set an example of what it means to…

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Protect Your Pet Against Cold Winter Weather

Protect Your Pet Against Cold Winter Weather

Cold winter weather is upon us. As a result, it is important to take some extra precautions to protect pets. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause dogs and cats to suffer from chapped paws and itchy, dry skin. In addition, chemicals from products used to melt ice can be hazardous if ingested by pets. Taking some common sense steps to…

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Myth Number 3: Training

Myth Number 3:  Training

Training pets is hard. There are many misconceptions about the best way to train and socialize puppies. Myths regarding puppy socialization, rewarding good behavior, and punishing bad behavior are quite common. Let’s take a look at each of these topics to determine what is accurate and most effective. Socialization  Socializing puppies is important for many reasons. Socialization helps puppies to…

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Dog and Cat Behavior Myth Number 2

Dog and Cat Behavior Myth Number 2

Reading an animal’s body language is difficult. In fact, this ability is one of the most important skills a pet owner or veterinarian possesses. However, an animal’s body language is often misinterpreted and misunderstood. When human beings meet a stranger, handshakes are often exchanged. Affection between humans is often expressed through physical contact. Dogs and cats cannot communicate in this…

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Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior

Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior

Dog and cat behavior is something that both delights and perplexes pet owners. No doubt all of us have heard a number of different opinions from well meaning observers about our pet’s behavior. However, how do we know with certainty what is true and what is false? Unfortunately many wives tales exist when it comes to pet behavior. In veterinary…

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