Cats become extremely finicky eaters as their quality of life declines, so I consider it a great success if we can get them to eat anything at all. Before we reach that point, however, there’s a lot owners can do from a nutrition standpoint to maximize their cat’s health and longevity. A cat’s digestive physiology… Continue reading What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?
Consider these tips to minimize stress when moving your pet to a new home. Moving? Let’s be honest; moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can’t read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere. Sounds even… Continue reading Tips for Moving With Pets
We’d like to think we have dogs all figured out, but some of their behaviors are baffling. For instance, we humans do not lie on each other’s feet, and we don’t shred paper with our mouths. So why do dogs? Thankfully, animal behaviorists and other experts have decoded some of these mysterious habits. Here, are five… Continue reading Weird Dog Behaviors Explained
Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby When you bring a new baby home, your dog will face an overwhelming number of novel sights, sounds and smells. She may find some of them upsetting, especially if she didn’t have opportunities to spend time with children as a puppy. You’ll drastically alter your daily routine, so… Continue reading Dogs and Babies
Sooner or later every dog lover returns home to find some unexpected damage inflicted by his or her dog; or, more specifically, that dog’s teeth. Although dogs make great use of their vision and sense of smell to explore the world, one of their favorite ways to take in new information is to put their… Continue reading How to Stop Your Dog’s Chewing Problem
Choose the boarding facilities with care. Some are great — others, not so much. Use your eyes, ears, and nose when checking out pet hotels. Good facilities are clean, smell fresh, and are quiet. You should not hear loud noises and barking in the cat-boarding areas. Remember that cat senses are more sensitive than those… Continue reading Tips for Boarding Your Cat