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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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Cats Veterinary Care

When Does Your Cat Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minute Vaccinations protect your cat from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered–it’s not necessarily every year!

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Dogs Training & Grooming

Red and Green Lights in Training and Behavior Consulting

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Reading Time: < 1 minute You’ve heard that you should look for a trainer or behavior consultant who uses positive-reinforcement techniques, but what does that mean? Our handout explains the clues that signal your pup is in good hands and when to look elsewhere for advice.

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Birds Life at Home

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 Life at Home

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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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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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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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.