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When We’re Stressed, Vets Are There for Us: How to Give Back

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Thank-you notes, gift cards, and flowers are just a few of the ways you can show appreciation for your veterinarian.

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home

How to Stave Off Canine Cabin Fever This Winter

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have a puppy or adult dog with lots of energy, you know how much work it is to keep your pet entertained. And you’ve probably noticed how your dog’s stress level—and yours—goes up when he’s not getting enough exercise. High-energy dogs can develop behavior problems if they don’t get enough exercise and stimulation. […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Life at Home

How To Stave Off Canine Cabin Fever This Winter

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you have a puppy or adult dog with lots of energy, you know how much work it is to keep your pet entertained. And you’ve probably noticed how your dog’s stress level—and yours—goes up when he’s not getting enough exercise. High-energy dogs can develop behavior problems if they don’t get enough exercise and stimulation. […]

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Dogs Travel & Safety

Airport Therapy Dogs Lend a Calming Paw

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Standing in line to check bags, taking your shoes off as you go through security, walking what feels like a mile to get to your gate, wearing a mask and hoping no one coughs near you; let’s face it, flying is more stressful than stress-free these days. But what if you had a chance to […]

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Horse Scare: Reducing Fear of Loud Noises

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Horses might be pretty big creatures, but in their minds, they only weigh a few hundred pounds. Before humans started breeding horses to carry and pull heavy loads, equines were much smaller. Scientists believe the first domesticated horse only weighed about half of what today’s horses weigh. But while horses’ bodies have become bigger—making them […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Life at Home

7 Things To Know About Living With A Tripod Cat

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Reading Time: 3 minutes When you watch a cat perform amazing feats of athleticism—climbing to the top of a tree, jumping straight from the ground to a high place, and running so fast she becomes just a blur—it’s hard to imagine life could be good for a cat with only three legs. But the truth is that tripod kitties […]

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Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Travel & Safety

Buckle Up Pup: Trip Tips On Driving With Dogs

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s the holiday season, and if your dog is lucky, he’s going to be doing some traveling with you. But before you load him into the car and head off down the road, it’s important to consider both safety and the law when it comes to driving with dogs. At least seven states have laws […]

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Does Your Cat Hate Company? Help Her Cope

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Does your cat make a beeline under the bed whenever the doorbell rings? Does he seem to disappear into thin air whenever a visitor enters your home? If this sounds like your feline companion, you’re not alone. Many cats are shy when it comes to visitors. Fear of strangers can be a normal behavior in […]

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Stress-Free Dog? Your Attitude Counts

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’re happy, there’s a good chance your dog is happy, too. So says a recent study led by Mexican researcher M.T. González-Ramírez and published in the November-December 2018 Journal of Veterinary Behavior. According to the study, dog owners who are less stressed have dogs who are better behaved. Conversely, stressed dog owners reported more […]

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Massage Away Pet Stress

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve ever had a massage, you know how relaxing it can be. There’s something about the touch of a massage therapist that can make stress melt away. Turns out the soothing aspects of massage are not just for humans. Your pet can get relief from stress through massage too. According to the American Massage […]