1. Psychic whiskers: A change in airflow can be enough for a cat’s whiskers to pick up on nearby movement. [click to continue…]
From health reasons to personal beliefs, people decide to adopt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, people want to carry this personal decision over into their pet care choices, but is it safe to do so? [click to continue…]
Felines may have a reputation for being a little on the lazy side, but not every cat falls into this stereotype. [click to continue…]
We all know how much dogs love the taste of peanut butter, which is why many pet parents use it as a tasty treat or even to hide their dog’s medication in. What many pet owners don’t know is that some peanut butters contain a dangerous ingredient, xylitol, which can have serious health consequences for dogs. [click to continue…]
From tiny Chihuahuas to big Siberian Huskies, all dogs are capable of letting out a howl. It may be adorable to watch your dog throw back his head and howl life a wolf, but why do canines display this behavior?
Howling is an instinctive behavior: Since domesticated dogs and wolves are distantly related, the tendency to howl is still ingrained in their genetic code. [click to continue…]
If you’ve ever had a cat, you’re probably well acquainted with the sight of a snoozing feline. In fact, cats sleep an average of 15-20 hours every day. If you’ve ever wondered why cats require so much shuteye, check out these facts:
Cats are natural predators: Felines have the physiology of a predator, which means their natural instinct is to conserve energy during the day and hunt at night. [click to continue…]
When your pet is experiencing an emergency situation, it’s important to get to a veterinarian right away. While knowing emergency first aid is important, wasting time doing research about your pet’s condition on the internet or attempting to administer treatment at home can be a dangerous mistake.
1. Seizures: If your pet experiences a seizure, immediately contact a veterinarian for advice. A seizure that lasts more than a few minutes requires immediate veterinary attention. [click to continue…]
Whether you just brought home a new puppy or you want to start teaching your older dog some new tricks (or manners), assistance from a professional trainer is a great tool. There are lots of options out there, from group classes to one-on-one sessions, but how do you choose the right trainer for your pup? Below are three tips for choosing the right dog trainer:
1. Choose someone you connect with: The best dog trainers are not only good at working with canines, they’re also good at teaching and motivating their owners. [click to continue…]
From personality to play style, there’s a lot to get to know about your new puppy. To make things tougher, a puppy’s body language can sometimes be a little confusing to understand. Below are the explanations behind three common puppy behaviors:
Teeth baring: Don’t mistake this behavior for an aggressive snarl. Sometimes, puppies show their teeth as a sign of submission. [click to continue…]
1. Salt water: Dogs don’t know that ocean water is dangerous and may try to slurp up some of that salty H2O at the beach. Excessive salt intake can lead to stomach upset, reduced coordination, and even seizures and brain swelling. [click to continue…]