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4 Most Dominant Personality Traits To Look For In Cats

With so many different breeds to choose from, finding the perfect cat for you almost seems like an impossibility. The selection process, however, becomes much more simple when you base your decision on the personality trait that is most important to you. It all comes down to what you are really looking for in a […]

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Does Your Cat Have OCD?

It is one thing to joke about your cat compulsively cleaning themselves, but it is another thing when you begin to note that your cat is cleaning himself to the point where he is putting a bald patch into his skin or when he has actually injured himself due to this type of behavior. The […]

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Attention Cat Owners: Your Pet Wants You, Not More Food!

Cats have long been perceived as selfish, indifferent and difficult to train. Even a great deal of cat owners apparently believe their pets don’t have much interest in human interaction and would mostly prefer to be left alone with their favorite treats. But the results of a new study suggest that cats actually love playing […]

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Back to School Stress Affects Pets Too

With school right around the corner, preparing your kids for the academic year can be a chaotic time.  School supplies, Carpools, and lunches, can often mean changes in routines for pets as well.  Adopting pets in the summer months allows for more opportunity for training, and bonding with new family members.  As a result, the […]

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Aggression in Cats–Part 2

Treating aggression in cats involves identifying the cause of aggression and tailoring a treatment plan to the type. For inter cat aggression, re-directed and territorial aggression, try to prevent cats that do not like each other from interacting. Have all cats spayed or neutered as this helps prevent fighting. If the cats are all sharing […]

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Aggression in Cats–Part 1

Aggression in cats is the second most commonly seen behavioural problem of cats. Cat aggression can be very serious because cats have so many weapons, (teeth and 4 sets of claws) and these can inflict serious injuries to humans, dogs or other cats. Cat bites are painful and easily become infected. Cats can also carry […]

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House Soiling in Cats

House soiling or feline inappropriate elimination is the most common behavioural problem reported by cat owners. Problem behaviours can be urine or stool deposited outside the box or marking/spraying behaviours. When a client askes me about a cat box problem the first thing I recommend is that a medical problem be ruled out. This means […]

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Thunderstorm Anxiety

Thunderstorm anxiety affects between 15 and 30 percent of all dogs. Some dogs cry, pant, whine or pace. Others seem to be glued to their owners. Some dogs panic so much they may injure themselves by jumping through windows or claw up doors in an effort to get out and find somewhere safe. No one […]

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Taking Your Pet on the Road

Everybody loves a trip in the car! Roadtripping is fun especially when it’s to get away for the weekend, a vacation, or going to the local dog park. We like taking our pets with us. The fun starts as soon as we leave the driveway and hit the pavement. Unfortunately, many pet owners don’t think about […]

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Dealing with an Aggressive Pet

Aggressive behavior in pets often stems from a variety of underlying sources. From anxiety to a biological response to the environment. Aggression is classified and has been described as the following: lack of socialization; play, fear, or pain; predatory; territorial; and idiopathic meaning a source cannot be identified. Whatever the source aggression in pets can […]

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