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Why Your Cat Won’t Eat and What to Do

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You should always pay attention to your cat’s eating habits, as they can give you some insight into how your cat is feeling. If you notice your cat’s eating behaviors change, you can get in touch with your veterinarian right away...

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Why Is My Dog Shaking?

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If you’ve seen your dog experience tremors throughout their body, you might be wondering, why is my dog shaking? When we talk about shaking in dogs, we don’t mean the whole-body shake that you see when a dog shakes their body...

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Why Do Dogs Pant? Is Your Dog Panting Too Much?

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Panting can be a normal behavior for a dog, but it can also signal an underlying medical issue. So how do you know when your dog’s panting is a sign that something’s wrong? Here’s what you need to know about dog panting. What...

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Why Do Dogs Howl?

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Howling is a form of communication, and it’s an innate behavior that can be seen in all canine species. While the most famous howling canine is the wolf, it’s not uncommon to see dogs howling as well. Wolves use howling to identify...

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What Are the Best Flea and Tick Pills for Dogs?

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Fleas and ticks aren’t just gross—they’re dangerous. Both can carry diseases that can affect your dog, and they can put people at risk as well. Anyone who has had to tackle a flea infestation or pull ticks off of their dog...

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Weaning Puppies: How and When to Do It

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The gradual transition of a puppy’s diet from their mother’s milk to solid food is known as weaning. This natural process allows puppies to become independent feeders and reduces the physical demands on the mother as the puppies...

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What Causes Urinary Incontinence in Dogs and How Do You Treat It?

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Managing incontinence in a dog can be frustrating. You keep finding and having to clean up dog pee in the house, and you may even start to feel angry or upset. But here’s the good news: Understanding the causes and seeking treatment...

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Reverse Sneezing in Dogs: Is It Normal?

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Reverse sneezing in dogs can be alarming if you have never experienced it before, but luckily, it’s not quite as scary as it sounds. Reverse sneezing occurs primarily in dogs and much less frequently in cats. Here’s what you need...

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How to Stop Puppy Biting

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Is your new puppy biting everything they can get their mouths on? Why do puppies bite so much when they are young? Is it normal, or should you be trying to stop your puppy from biting you? Here’s a breakdown of puppy biting behavior...

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How to Read a Cat’s Mood

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Do cats have moods? Of course they do! From excited and happy to stressed and upset, cats can display a range of moods. Maybe someday there will be a device that can easily translate cat behavioral cues so that we’ll know exactly what...

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How to Help Dogs With Arthritis

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Arthritis in dogs is a condition that causes joint pain, and one thatwill afflict most dogs as they age. Watching your best friend get older is never fun, but there are some things you can do around your home and in collaboration with your...

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How to Use a Crate for Potty Training an Older Dog

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If you’ve adopted an adult or senior dog, you may assume that he is potty trained but find out otherwise when you get home. Don’t stress—potty training an older dog is possible. So how do you start? When it comes to potty training...

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How To Treat Cat Hairballs

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As a cat parent, you have probably experienced your cat having hairballs occasionally. Cats will typically vomit a long, tubular mass of hair when coughing up a hairball. This can be distressing for both you and your cat. Here are a few ways...

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How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Fever and What to Do About It

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Dog fevers are defined by having a higher-than-normal body temperature, and they have a variety of causes. So how can you tell if your dog has a fever? How do you take their temperature, and what’s considered a fever in dogs? What causes...

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How to Start Training Your Puppy

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Puppies are constantly learning, whether it’s from their environment, from socializing with people or other animals, or from direct training. This creates a critical foundation that will set the stage for their adulthood. Providing...

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How to Read Your Cat's Tail Language

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A familiar phrase claims that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in cats, it’s their tail position that provides the greatest insight into what a cat is feeling. Cats use their tail movements, along with their eyes, ears, and...

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How to Pick the Best Chew Toys for Puppies

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One of the best ways to keep your new puppy happy and make the transition into your home less stressful is to provide lots of age-appropriate puppy teething toys. Chew toys can help your puppy stay active, engaged, and out of trouble. When...

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What Is the Best Dog Food?

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[video:wistia|xeijqz7dzp|true] All pet parents want to make sure they are feeding their dog the best dog food possible—one that supports their dog’s health and overall quality of life. But what is the best dog food for your particular...

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How to Exercise Your Cats Through Play

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Do cats need exercise? Of course! When cats are exercising, they’re helping maintain a healthy weight and also getting stimulation to keep them emotionally and behaviorally healthy. Here are some tips on how to exercise your cats along...

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Guide to Grain-Free Dog Food

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Grain-free and gluten-free products have gained much popularity among people in recent years, and pet food manufacturers are following this trend, too. But is grain-free dog food the best choice for your dog? What are the benefits of grain-free...

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Can Dogs Eat Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes?

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[video:wistia|qx3u9u1vxe|true] Potatoes are popular root vegetables that serve as a source of starch and other nutrients for humans. But can dogs eat potatoes? It depends on the type of potato and whether it’s cooked or not. Here’s...

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Can Dogs Have Nuts?

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Can dogs eat nuts? They might seem like a perfectly sized, tasty treat option for your dog, but are nuts safe? Here’s some insight on whether you can give nuts to dogs and the risks that you should be aware of. Can Dogs Have Nuts? Are...

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Are Dogs Color Blind?

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[video:wistia|t2jtqcl6hv|true] Have you ever wondered what the world looks like through your dog’s eyes, or thought about whether dogs can see all colors of the rainbow? Have you ever pondered the question, “Are dogs color blind?”...

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11 Ferret Facts: What to Know About Ferrets as Pets

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If you want an active, playful, mischievous pet that will bring endless fun, then a ferret may be the right pet for you. But before you bring one of these rambunctious little creatures into your home, here are 11 things to know about ferrets...

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