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Cats are just as bonded as dogs to their owners, study says

Cats are often described as aloof, ambivalent and antisocial, but researchers at Oregon State University’s Human-Animal Interaction Lab beg to differ. Results of their new study, published in Current Biology, show that cats display distinct attachment behaviors toward their owners. In … Continue reading

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How cats say, ‘I love you’

Because, c’mon cats aren’t just going to outright say those three little words. Here are the telltale signs that your feline friend is giving you heart-eyes. Cats demonstrate their devotion to their humans in a number of important and obvious … Continue reading

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Don’t let boredom ruin your puppy’s brain

Your new puppy likely won’t need to fight for food in the wild. That means you’ll need some fun, err, enrichment at home to keep your canine cutie happy, healthy and out of trouble (from boredom). You’ve taken the first … Continue reading

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Tips for Having a Well-Adjusted New Kitten

Socializing your sleek new bundle of joy is something you can do with your veterinarian’s help. Start here. Did you know that kittens learn and develop a big part of their adult personality by 16 weeks of age? It’s true, … Continue reading

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Help! My dog is leaking!

Let’s discuss what can cause a dog to lose control of its bladder and what you and your veterinarian can do to help. The rundown Normal bladder function relies on a specific set of muscles and nerves and a normal … Continue reading

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“Is my dog playing … or fighting?”

How to tell the difference between normal play and inappropriate aggression in dogs. Safe, healthy play doesn’t just provide dogs with a good  source of exercise. It can also aid in social development  while building behavioral flexibility and helping the … Continue reading

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Help! Does my dog have OCD?

Just like people, dogs can have compulsions that cause them stress and anxiety. Here’s what you need to know about compulsive behaviors in your dog. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in humans is characterized by repeating thoughts (obsessions) and activities (compulsions) … Continue reading

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January is National Train Your Dog Month

Have you heard? January is National Train Your Dog Month! It’s the perfect time of year for you to learn how simple, fun and rewarding it can be to have a dog, if they are trained well. Whether your dog … Continue reading

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Helping Your Pet Overcome Separation Anxiety

Helping your pet overcome separation anxiety, means that you work towards reducing your dog’s dependence on you. This greater sense of independence can be accomplished with a variety of behavior modification activities often in conjunction with anti-anxiety medications. How to … Continue reading

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Puppy Training Tampa: Teaching Your Puppy to Mind Her Manners

Puppy training should begin from the moment you bring your new pet home – it will go much faster and smoother when your pet is young. Early training can help in such important areas as communicating with your pet, training … Continue reading

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