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Sound Off! What to Do When Your Pet is Frightened by Thunder, Fireworks, or Other Noises

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Crack! Boom! Whizz! Pop! Loud and sudden sounds are the bane of dogs and their people. Dogs are startled by loud, unexpected sounds and can develop debilitating fears related to them. People hate seeing their dogs frightened and trembling in response to thunder and lightning; the whizzing, flaring lights, and explosions of fireworks; or the […]

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Life at Home Uncategorized

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 […]

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Birds Cats Dogs Equines Life at Home Travel & Safety

Fires, Floods, Hurricanes: Are You Prepared to Protect Your Pet During Natural Disasters?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many communities are at risk of natural disasters that affect people and animals. What to know to ensure you all get out safely.

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Dogs Life at Home New Pets

Bringing Home a New Puppy? Ways to Lose the Stress, Add Success

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Your new puppy’s first few days can have a big impact on the rest of your lives together.

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Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

How Stress, Diet, and Health Cause Parrots to Pick Their Feathers

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Feather picking has a number of possible causes and sometimes is the result of a combination of factors.

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Cats Life at Home Shelters & Fostering

Study Aims to Help Cats Live Their Best 9 Lives With Less Stress

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Reading Time: 4 minutes A new study looks at five feline personality traits and two common behaviors with the goal of understanding what cats need to thrive.

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Veterinary Care

A Comfortable Vaccine Experience for Your Pet

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Vaccinations have been in the news a lot lately. An up-to-date vaccine program is essential for your pet’s general good health, too. It’s possible to make pokes at the veterinarian’s office a happy and stress-free event for both you and your pet—even if you are the one with a fear of needles. Love and Treats: […]

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Cats Dogs Veterinary Care

How Your Pet’s Weight Affects Fear, Anxiety, and Stress

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Reading Time: 3 minutes If you’re a pet parent who finds it hard to resist that furry little face gazing up at you for treats, you’re not alone. The 2018 National Pet Obesity Survey estimates that almost 60 percent of cats and about 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. The same survey also indicated that the majority […]

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Activities & Enrichment

Strategies to Help Pets Enjoy a Stress-Free Summer

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Reading Time: 4 minutes The canine – and feline – nose knows. Expect pets to rely on their superior sense of smell this summer after being cooped up at home and limited to neighborhood boundaries during the pandemic. One year in a pet’s life is a mighty long time. Even some well-trained dogs and confident cats may feel a […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

Sound Management: Reducing Stressors in the Home

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Many of us have experience with sound-sensitive pets. Fear of thunder, for example, is common among dogs and cats, and we all know how crazy our pets get when a home smoke alarm is malfunctioning! Pets get worried about sounds in part because they can hear much better than we can. Humans can hear a […]