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Cats have a very sensitive sense of smell. Certain scents, like the smell of catnip, can have an array of effects on cats, such as helping them adjust to their environment and interact socially. You’ve no doubt heard of catnip, but what if your cat doesn’t really respond to it? There are some… read more

Lethargy is a symptom that can show up with many different health issues in dogs. If your dog is acting lethargic, the only way to truly determine the cause and the best treatment is having a veterinarian examine them. Here’s what you need to know about lethargic dogs, from how to tell lethargy… read more

Is your cat lying around more than normal? Do they seem drowsy or “out of it?” Are they not interested in what’s going on around them? If so, your cat is showing the classic signs of lethargy. Here’s how to tell the difference between a tired cat and a lethargic cat, some possible causes of the… read more

Wounds are very common in dogs. And no matter how severe or minor a dog’s wound is, one thing is consistent—they will insist on licking it. It is a common misconception that letting dogs lick at their wounds is beneficial and will help them heal. While there is a little truth to this, dogs in… read more

Dog dental care—it’s an important area of pet care that you can easily fall behind on. If your dog is a breed that is prone to dental disease (Greyhounds and every small-breed dog), or they have had many dental health issues in the past, it’s important to offer more than one type of at-home dental… read more

Many people believe that dogs’ mouths are cleaner than humans’ mouths. This belief has been around for a long time, but is there any truth behind it? Find out how clean a dog’s mouth actually is, whether their saliva can cause infections and skin rashes in people, and how to keep your dog from… read more

Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to seemingly harmless substances in the environment. People can be allergic to a wide range of things, but some of the more common allergens come from dogs and cats, including their dander. But is saliva on that list? If your skin ever started… read more

Have you ever sat down to watch TV, only to have a little furry head pop up and completely block your vision? Is your dog actually watching TV when they sit in front of the screen and stare at it or bark? What exactly is it that attracts your dog to the TV? Can dogs really see TV the way we do? Are… read more

It’s happened to most dog parents—you get a minor skin wound, and the next thing you know, your dog is licking the cut. Have you ever wondered why your dog licks your wounds? Is this an instinctive behavior to clean the wound or somehow soothe you after being hurt? Why Do Dogs Lick Your Wounds?… read more

You know the look—it’s beloved by dog parents worldwide. The attentive expression, the upright ears, and yes, the tilted head. Generations of dogs have delighted pet parents with this look, and in many ways, we encourage them to keep doing it with our positive reactions. But why do dogs tilt their… read more