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FLUTD 101: Understanding Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) describes common conditions of the feline bladder and urethra. Unfortunately, since FLUTD often leads to unpleasant urinary signs around the home, the problem is a common reason why cat owners relinquish their pets to animal shelters. While we can’t control all FLUTD causes, many associated conditions can be prevented, [...]

By |2021-05-19T17:16:31+00:00May 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Important Facts About Separation Anxiety in Pets

Separation anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorders in pets, with dogs most likely to be affected. This debilitating disease can lead to destructive and annoying behaviors, often leaving owners stressed and overwhelmed. Since behavioral problems are a common reason for pet relinquishment—which also contributes to the pet’s onset of fear-based disorders—addressing [...]

By |2021-05-08T20:03:44+00:00May 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dog Behavior: How the Past Shapes the Present

The age-old question of nature versus nurture holds especially true in the animal world and, more particularly, in your dog. Many factors in your dog’s early life can influence their overall mental, emotional, and physical health. For example, a giant-breed puppy fed an incorrect diet can experience lifelong bone and joint issues. Early development also [...]

By |2021-04-14T18:55:35+00:00April 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is Feline Enrichment and Why Is It Important?

Your house cat likely isn’t offered nearly as many enrichment activities as your dog, unless they are leash-trained. While your pooch is out and about, sniffing a thousand different scents each day, your cat is reduced to eating and sleeping inside. Feline enrichment reduces your indoor cat’s boredom and stress. Like puzzles for people and [...]

By |2021-03-31T20:28:03+00:00March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Want That Doggy In the Window: How to Choose the Right Dog for Your Family

Before rushing out to bring home the first pup who catches your eye, schedule a family meeting and ask every family member to answer the following pet-selection questions.  Question: Why do we want a dog? Answer: In addition to the obvious adorable factor, why does your family really want a dog? Do you want a [...]

By |2021-03-17T19:43:07+00:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is My Dog Saying? How to Read Canine Body Language

Learning a new language is never easy, especially from an entirely different species. While many pet owners believe they understand what their dog is saying, they often make mistakes. For example, if your dog is wagging their tail, that does not automatically mean they’re happy. It can also be a sign of high arousal, intense [...]

By |2021-03-14T23:21:20+00:00March 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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