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Cat Training: How to Train Your Cat the Easy Way

By: Erin Ollila, When learning how to train your cat, you’ll start with very basic first steps that both reward good behavior and discourage the bad. But can you train a cat the same way you might train a dog? Yes and no. Because they’re highly independent animals, cats might appear aloof or uninterestedContinue reading “Cat Training: How to Train Your Cat the Easy Way”

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer

By Jan Reisen, AKC Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel — the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for dogs. From an increasedContinue reading “Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe This Summer”

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

By Liz Waynick, RVT, The Spruce Pets It’s no secret that cats love boxes. In fact, most cat lovers have seen at least one cartoon depicting a cat sleeping in a box instead of the expensive cat bed that was inside that box. Why do cats love boxes so much? The reasons can beContinue reading “Why Do Cats Like Boxes?”

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Courtesy of We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts: Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets getContinue reading “Hot Weather Safety Tips”

Puppy Behavior Basics

By Debra Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB & Gary Landsberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVB At what age can I start training my new puppy? You will be training your puppy from the moment you bring it home and start to house train. Puppies start learning from birth and good breeders begin handling and socialization right away.Continue reading “Puppy Behavior Basics”

Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips

Courtesy of 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 beContinue reading “Fourth of July Pet Safety Tips”

It’s Pet Cancer Awareness Month

By: Alicia Sexauer May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, read below to educate yourself on symptoms to watch out for with your pets. The earlier that cancer is detected, the greater chance there will be of achieving remission! Per the AVMA, “Approximately 1 in 4 dogs will, at some stage in their life, develop neoplasia.Continue reading “It’s Pet Cancer Awareness Month”

Pet Holiday Safety

By: Alicia Sexauer The holiday season is a magical time to reconnect with loved ones, deck the halls, and celebrate the spirit of giving. Our pets appear to enjoy the holidays too and some are lucky enough to get their own stocking stuffed with goodies. Fun times can quickly turn to tragedy when pets areContinue reading “Pet Holiday Safety”