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Activities & Enrichment Cats Fears & Anxieties Life at Home

They’re Not Loners: Cats Can Have Separation Anxiety, Too

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a worn-out myth that all cats are aloof, independent, solitary. In reality, they can be highly social and form strong bonds with humans and other animals. Most people are familiar with separation anxiety in dogs, but research suggests that cats, especially those who are deeply attached to their people, also experience separation anxiety when […]

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Dogs Life at Home New Pets Shelters & Fostering

Adopting a Dog from a Foreign Country? Here’s What to Know

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Reading Time: 5 minutes In August of 2018, I adopted a rescued Sheltie puppy from Korea. He was so thin the rescue group thought he was only 3 or 4 months old, but my veterinarian determined that he was older because he had his adult teeth. I have learned so much since I adopted my dog, and I’d like […]

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Cats Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Veterinary Care

Your Cat’s Vet Visit Begins at Home

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Reading Time: 4 minutes America’s cats are facing a healthcare crisis. The findings of a feline health study conducted by Bayer Health Care in 2014 found that 52 percent of America’s 74 million cats are not receiving regular veterinary care. The actual number is probably much higher, since this study captured data only from cat owners who seek some […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Other

Boom, Bang, and Other Noises That Freak Out Pets

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Kristen Levine was on a quest to help her dog, Chilly, during fireworks season and thunderstorms. “The sound of fireworks would send him into a state of panic, and he would leave claw marks on my closet door and pull my dresses right off of the hangers to make himself a pile of clothes to […]

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Cats Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Veterinary Care

How to Cope When You Hear the “C” Word

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s a sad fact that roughly six million dogs and a similar number of cats are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, according to the Animal Cancer Foundation. No animal lover wants to hear the dreaded “C” word, but many of us have or will. Colorado resident Britton Slagle knows the pain […]

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Life at Home Other Veterinary Care

Social Distortion: Media Doesn’t Always Reflect Reality of Life With Exotic Pets

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Capybaras were almost unknown in the United States a few years ago. Now the world’s largest rodents star in memes about how chill and friendly they are. There’s even a Tumblr of Animals Sitting on Capybaras. And if you’ve ever seen a photo of a pet capybara sitting on a sofa, there’s a good chance […]

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Cats Life at Home New Pets Shelters & Fostering

Adopting a Shelter Cat? Here’s How to Prepare

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Reading Time: 3 minutes June is both the ASPCA’s Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and the American Humane Association’s Adopt a Cat Month. Either way, it’s a very special month for cats. Cats definitely need adopting. According to the ASPCA, about 3.2 million cats enter shelters annually. However, only about half are adopted. While some are euthanized for medical […]

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Cats Dogs Life at Home New Pets Shelters & Fostering

Introducing Cats and Dogs: How to Help Ensure Harmony in the Home

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Picture this. You work in an open-plan office, but you simply don’t get along with the person in the desk alongside yours. Or someone in the office insists on wearing perfume that gives you a headache. Once you leave that office environment and go home, it’s fine, but the tension starts up again the next […]

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Activities & Enrichment Cats Dogs Life at Home Other Travel & Safety

Hitting the Road: Summer Travel Tips

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Reading Time: 4 minutes I love to take summer vacations with my husband and our dogs, Rio and Peach. It’s a thrill to pack the car and drive to an idyllic campground here in Colorado or head west to explore the off-leash dog beaches of Southern California or north to Wisconsin to splash around in refreshing lakes – checking […]

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Activities & Enrichment Dogs Fears & Anxieties Life at Home Training & Grooming Travel & Safety

Keep Calm and Kennel On

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Relaxing comfortably in a crate or carrier is a critical canine skill with many applications. A dog’s crate is an important management tool that assists in building better behaviors and deterring unwanted antics such as chewing furniture instead of appropriate toys or eliminating on the rug instead of outdoors. A kennel is also a protected […]