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on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fear of loud noises, including sounds of thunder, fireworks, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, and much more,  is a common problem in many cats and dogs.  A phobia is a fear that is consistent, persistent, and irrational.  Some dogs with noise phobias...

on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Some cats are natural talkers and meow about everything. Siamese cats, especially, have a reputation for being talkative. If you want a quiet cat, stay away from the Oriental breeds. Other cats are naturally quiet and only meow when it’s really...
on Thursday, March 30, 2017

Puppies explore their world and it’s normal for them to mouth, bite and chew on things. When those needle-sharp teeth sink into your skin, though, it’s time to teach them not to bite people.

on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Cats meow to talk to you or to get something from you. Older cats don’t meow to each other. They save meowing for humans. They realize at a young age, that humans respond to meows and will often give them what they want.

In some situations,...

on Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cats that go outside can do many things like hunt, explore and check out other cats. Indoor kitties are not so lucky when it...

on Saturday, April 1, 2017

We all know how disruptive a cat can be at night or in the early morning hours!  

If you have a cat in your house, you’ve probably been awakened at the crack of dawn by incessant meowing or had little paws scamper across your legs or even your...

on Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dogs bark to communicate. It’s normal for dogs, but can drive us crazy when they do it at the “wrong” times. To reduce what we consider nuisance barking, you first have to figure out why your dog is doing it. Determining what triggers the barking...

on Friday, March 31, 2017

Cats instinctively want to bury their urine and feces, therefore, most cats readily use a litter box. However, some are picky about the condition of their box and others won’t use it for a variety of reasons. Cats always have a reason when they don’t...

on Friday, July 17, 2015

One of the most common behavioral problems that people seek help for is dog aggression. Aggression can range from growling to snapping at you to a full-blown attack on you, a family member, a stranger, or another animal. Most aggression, however, is...

on Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aggression problems in cats are an issue if you are on the receiving end of it. Although cats don’t usually cause fatal wounds, people can be seriously injured. In fact, cat bites are quite dangerous, because a cat's sharp teeth can puncture the skin...

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