Archives: Behavior

Tips for Teaching Your Cat Not to Bite

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Watching a cat play can be very cute and fun. Our feline friends are definitely quite frisky! Fluffy’s idea of play doesn’t always sync up with ours, however. Cats are predators, and play fighting stimulates their natural hunting instincts. This often translates into kitties that equate biting with fun! If your kitty has a habit of chomping on you when… Read More »

How to Soothe a Nervous Dog

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Is your canine friend prone to nervousness and anxiety? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some are very calm, while others are more anxious. If you’re trying to help a nervous pup overcome his fears, you’ll need to figure out what he is frightened of, so you can determine the best course of action. That said, there… Read More »

Guide to Puppy Obedience Training

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Your brand-new puppy Dozer just hit your house like a tiny canine whirlwind. Earlier this week, you adopted this seven-week-old retriever mix through an animal rescue group. When he arrived home, this frenzied little pooch sniffed out every corner before thrashing his toys into submission. Next, he began nipping at your ankles. Although you can dismiss his chewing behavior now,… Read More »

Why Your Cat Keeps Play Fighting

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Your two male cats look like prize fighters lately. Four-year-old Buster has been battling it out with five-year-old Rocky — and you haven’t seen a clear winner. They regularly thrash on the floor, rolling and spinning until one gets up and walks away. You know many cats engage in this play fighting behavior. You haven’t noticed any real aggression, so… Read More »

Your Cat Can Develop a Harmful Compulsive Behavior

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Your calico cat Chelsea has personal grooming down to a science. Each morning, this five-year-old feline housemate begins licking her coat right after breakfast; and she continues all day long. Although cats regularly groom themselves, her fur is showing some bare spots. Your companion has also traded her daily playtime and brushing/belly rub sessions for this single-minded pursuit. Tomorrow, your… Read More »

Your Cat’s Diet Can Influence His Behavior

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Your orange tabby Pumpkin doesn’t give much thought to his meals. Your four-year-old feline housemate just assumes you’ll fill his bowl with top-notch kibbles every day. This busy fellow realizes that a superior feline formula helps to keep his intestinal system running smoothly. He’s also happy that his quality blend gives him plenty of energy. That consistent “oomph” is essential… Read More »

My Dog Doesn’t Seem Interested in His Food

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Your terrier Buster has always surprised you with his huge appetite. This pint-sized playmate often consumes more than dogs twice his size, and he’s always ready to scarf down the cat’s food. Lately, though, your normally hungry dog has left some of his kibbles uneaten, and you’re afraid he’s missing some vital nutrients. You’re also worried that your pooch might… Read More »

How Dogs Can Improve Your Workplace

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Your cocker spaniel Roxie is your canine best friend. Roxie trots along on your neighborhood walks, and she loves to curl up on the couch with you. You’ve often wished Roxie could also accompany you to work, and with your new job, that wish could become a reality. Before you bundle Roxie in the car, though, ask your veterinarian from… Read More »

Getting Your Puppy Used to His New Collar

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Are you just about ready to get your puppy used to taking walks on a leash? First, you’ll need to acclimate him to a collar. Learn how below from a Holt vet. Choose the Proper Collar Before you get started, it’s important to make sure you choose the right collar for your dog. A collar that is too small could… Read More »

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