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Cats Life at Home

Allergies Can Fray the Human-Cat Bond. Science Is Working on Fixes

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve ever had the triumph of a newly vacuumed floor disrupted by a tumbleweed of cat hair drifting around the corner, you know that a truly clean house is difficult to achieve when you live with pets. For the approximately 10 to 20 percent of adults worldwide who have allergies to cats, the consequences […]

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Treats for the Sweet: How to Reward Your Dog

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Who doesn’t love giving treats to their pets? It’s a great way to reward them for behavior we like, to signal bedtime, or just to say “I love you.” But can you give too many treats? A good rule of paw is that treats should make up no more than 10 percent of a dog’s […]

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Cats Life at Home

Bored Cat? Relieve Stress With Edible Greens

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Hunt. Play. Nibble. These activities are the perfect interactive de-stressing trifecta for cats, as boredom can lead to anxiety, and that’s not what we want for cats who live in Fear Free Happy Homes. Growing some safe, edible plants indoors or in catios can help keep them engaged and happy. While fresh catnip and wheat […]

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Dogs Life at Home Training & Grooming

Service Dog, Emotional Support Dog, Therapy Dog: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Emotional Support, Therapy, Service. Each is a different type of job a dog can have. Can you guess which label fits each dog?

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Be Soothing, Not Scary: 8 Tips on Making Friends With a Parrot

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you are a fan of parrots, you look forward to those moments when you get to make a new parrot friend. While some dogs or cats may respond to a new person right away, birds can sometimes show escape and avoidance behaviors when meeting a stranger, and require a little extra effort on our […]

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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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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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Cats Life at Home

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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New Products Focus on Health Benefits, Stress Reduction

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s annual trade show, isn’t only about fun new pet products: toys, treats, and accessories. Health-related products are showcased here too. Here are some innovations aimed at positively affecting pet wellbeing. Catwater for Cats with Urinary and Renal Issues A survey based on 1.35 million medical claims filed with Nationwide […]