Is your dog overprotective of their food and toys?

Credit: ASPCA Introduction Guarding possessions from humans or other animals is normal behavior for dogs. Wild animals who successfully protect their valuable resources—such as food, mates and living areas—are more likely to survive in the wild than those who don’t. However, we find the tendency to guard valued items undesirable in our domestic pets, especially when the behavior is directed toward people. Resource guarding in […]

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Does Weather Affect the Mood of Your Pet? Keep Them From Getting the Rainy Day Blues.

By: Animal Fair Don’t let your dog feel like this!   We all know that our moods can change as quickly as the weather outside. And it’s actually been proven that as the seasons come and go, they take our happiness with them. Studies have shown that twenty percent of Americans admit to feeling more depressed during the winter time; a condition that has been given […]

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Don’t Let Your Dog “Hang-10” in the Kitchen

All dogs are guilty of “counter surfing.” Whether they are small, medium or large dogs, they just cannot resist seeing what is going on beyond their own sights. As we all know, canine have a very keen sense of smell. That casserole cooling on the counter is just irresistible. Dad is not the only one you should be worried about trying to steal a bite. […]

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Feline behavior modifications that actually work

Everyone says it, “you can’t train cats.” But alas, maybe you can. In this article we look at behavior modifications that actually work with cats. By Erin Rand, Content Specialist VETTED As soon as the cat jumps on the counter, the first instinct for many owners is to break out the spray bottle, but that isn’t the best way to stop unwanted behaviors. Though cats have […]

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