Category: Behavior

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Things You Didn’t Know About Fido’s Nose

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Has your dog ever woken you up by sniffing your face, or perhaps offering affectionate ‘snoot boops’? Does Fido sometimes get completely fixated on a scent he’s picked up on his walk? Your canine companion’s cute nose is one of his most adorable features. It’s also pretty amazing in and of itself! A local vet … Read More »

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

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Dog Bite Prevention Week starts April 10th. This is a very important topic! According to the CDC, there are about 4.5 million dog bites in the US every year. That works out to about 1 out of every 73 people! Because many of these bites could have been avoided, this is one area where an … Read More »

Unchain A Dog Month

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February is Unchain A Dog Month. This is one message we definitely want to help spread! Keeping a dog chained is becoming illegal in more and more places, which is one change we are happy to see. A vet offers some information on this below. A Harmful Practice   Chained dogs are very vulnerable to … Read More »

Introducing a Dog to Your Resident Cat

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Are you adopting a dog? Congratulations! Of course, if you have a cat, your kitty probably won’t be as enthusiastic as we are. First impressions are a very big deal to pets, so it’s important to handle introductions properly. Here, a vet discusses getting Fido and Fluffy started out on the right paw. Sniff Before … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Cat Care, Dog Care

Help! My Dog Won’t Stop Sneezing

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Just like you, your dog sneezes sometimes. Most often, it’s simply because small particles of dust, dirt, grass, or other materials make their way into the nasal passages—your dog uses their nose to explore the world, after all. But what happens if your dog sneezes frequently, or won’t stop sneezing? Here are some of the … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Dog Care

Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

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If you own a cat, you’ll notice that she licks herself frequently. Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves by licking, so this behavior in and of itself isn’t abnormal. But it’s possible for a cat to lick herself too much—this is known in the veterinary world as overgrooming. Read on to find out … Read More »

Why Do Cats Like to Sleep So Much?

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Cats come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and personalities, but they share one thing in common: they love sleeping. In fact, cats sleep on average around 15 hours per day, and can even sleep up to 20 hours in a single 24-hour period. That’s a lot of slumber for your feline friend! You might … Read More »

How to Introduce Two Dogs

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At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes … Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions for Confused Cats

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Happy New Year! And, to all of our feline patients, an early Happy Mew Year. (Fluffy’s holiday is actually tomorrow, January 2nd.) Today, many people will be thinking about their goals for the coming year, and making some resolutions for themselves. If cats made resolutions, what do you think they would strive for? We suspect … Read More »

Posted In Behavior, Cat Care
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