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Cats Training & Grooming

Teach Cats to Communicate by Pushing Your Buttons–in a Good Way!

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Being able to understand what a cat wants reduces stress on both sides of the relationship.

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Cats Dogs Holidays Life at Home Travel & Safety Uncategorized

Pets and Stress: When House Guests Can Be a Nightmare

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Are raucous family holidays an assault on your pets’ nerves? How to cope.

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Cats Shelters & Fostering

Foster Kittens Bring Love, Laughter, and Family Togetherness

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I started something last month that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: kitten fostering! I picked out my first kitten when I was five years old and named the little black ball of fluff Mr. Boo since Halloween was coming up. He was a great friend for a little girl, and I […]

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Birds

Should You Get a Parrot? What You Need to Know First

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Reading Time: 3 minutes An avian expert shares tips on choosing and living with parrots.

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Dogs

Second Chance at Life: How Service Dogs Help Veterans

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Reading Time: 3 minutes “No vet suffering with PTSD should be without a service dog.”–Greg Melien, former Canadian Armed Forces, Petawawa Base. What is a service dog? A service dog is trained to work with people with disabilities, seen and unseen, and perform tasks as needed. The transition from service member to civilian can be difficult. Sadly, statistics show […]

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Cats Veterinary Care

Cat Behavior, Health Benefit from Early Spay/Neuter Surgery

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Reading Time: 4 minutes When young kittens reach sexual maturity, often at 5 months or younger, the yowling, spraying, and escape attempts can overwhelm cat parents, but there’s a solution.

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Training & Grooming

Think Training Sessions Need to Be Long? Find Out Why Shorter Is Smarter

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Reading Time: < 1 minute You want your pet to learn quickly and well, so you’re planning to spend long periods training him. Wait! It may sound counterintuitive, but shorter practice times can yield better results. Our handout explains why and offers tips to get the most out of sessions.

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Equines Fears & Anxieties

How to Recognize Fear, Anxiety, and Stress in Your Horse

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Do you know how to tell if your horse is fearful, anxious, or stressed? We can help. Using a scale of 0 to 5, our handout shares the signs to look for.

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Cats

Wired for Sound: Cool Facts About Cat Ear Anatomy

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Reading Time: 5 minutes A cat’s ears are finely tuned instruments. Here’s how they work and the signs of stress that can signal there’s something wrong with them.

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs

Meals Versus Treats: How Much to Give and When

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you know treats should only make up about 10 percent of your pet’s daily nutritional intake? Download this handout full of tips to keep your pets healthy, happy, and well “treat”-ed! Brought to you by Fear Free and our friends at Blue Buffalo.