Should I Walk My Cat?

The term, ‘walking your cat’ is probably not as accurate as the actual act of doing so. If you’ve ever ‘walked a cat,’ you’ll know what I mean. Cats like nothing better than to putter about checking things out and watching the birds, but walking a marathon is not their idea of pleasure.  

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Why You Need To Socialize Your Puppy

Socializing your puppy at a young age is a great way to help him or her adjust to their new life. But it’s not just puppies and other dogs you want them to meet, it’s people too.   

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What's In A Cat's Meow?

One fascinating fact about cats and their meows is that some sounds are only used to communicate with their human friends. It’s as if they’ve developed their own language just for their owners. The purr-meow is a good example of a sound that cats only utter in the presence of humans, and it’s usually to get food. Unless you have a very vocal cat, most felines don’t meow much. Meowing is a language used between a mother cat and her kittens, and adult cats and their humans. Cats don’t often meow at each other as a means of communication. Instead they use an array of gestures and body language; for example, scratching!

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How To Keep Your Fish Tank Cool All Summer Long

Every summer when temperatures rise above 30 degrees, it’s a challenge for aquarium owners to keep their tropical and freshwater fish cool. High temperatures in the fish tank mean less oxygen in the water for your fish to breathe. This can lead to stress, disease, and even death.   

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6 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe From Coyotes

While it may be tempting to let your dog out in the backyard when you’re busy with other things, there’s one good reason why this is a bad idea: coyotes.  

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Help Me Stop My Cat From Scratching My Furniture!

Scratching is an instinctual behaviour in cats that’s hard to break. So instead of trying to stop your cat’s scratching and driving yourself crazy (and probably your cat too), try redirecting their behaviour. We’re going to show you how.  

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How Can I Stop My Dog Peeing On My Bed?

It’s not unusual for puppies to pee on the bed and anywhere in the house until they receive the proper house training to break them out of it. But when older dogs starting peeing on your bed, it’s hard not to take it personally.   

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Hot Tips To Keep Your Cat Cool This Summer

Keeping your cat cool this summer is easy to do with a few simple tricks and products that won’t cost you a lot of money. With temperatures rising and heat waves lasting longer and longer each year, more heat-related illnesses are being reported to vets. So it never hurts to take a few extra precautions.  

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Can I Let My Rabbit Outdoors?

 Rabbits were born to run wild across wide open fields, so it makes sense to let them outside, especially in the summertime when the weather is warmer. But beware. These fluffy pets can run into trouble if you don’t take the proper precautions to protect them while outside.

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Some Dogs Are Scaredy Cats

Not to make light of fearful dogs, but some dogs are scared of their own shadow. While most dogs are naturally sensitive to sounds, not all dogs are scared of them. But when they are, it’s called noise phobia.  

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The Amazing Healing Powers of Purring Cats

Cat owners know how soothing their cat’s purring can be, especially when kitty is curled up on your lap. How many of us have drifted contentedly off to sleep, comforted by that sound?   

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When Cute Behaviours Become Obsessive In Dogs

Studying dog behaviour is a fascinating pastime and a great way to truly understand your pet better. While you might not always interpret your dog’s behaviour correctly, if you notice he’s becoming obsessed with something like chasing his tail constantly or gnawing his feet, you need to intervene. By knowing how to curtail (pardon the pun) these behaviours before they become obsessive could mean a higher quality of life for your dog. Obsessive behaviours in dogs usually all amount to one thing: seeking attention. But behind these attention-seeking acts lie other issues that could signal a medical problem. All puppies will playfully chase their tails now and again, but if it continues well into adulthood or if it suddenly appears later in life, you should be concerned. The same is true of other obsessive behaviour.

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Do Cats and Dogs Need Sunscreen?

When the sun comes out, everybody wants to soak it up. Cats are quick to find the warmest, sunniest spot in the house and dogs love to lounge on a sun-drenched porch. But like humans, your pets need to protect their skin against the sun’s harmful rays, especially in the summertime. Sun-Soaked Cats

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Valuable Lessons in Dog and Child Safety

Does your dog get really nervous around children, like my dog does? It’s the tone and volume of their voices mainly, the shrieks and whoops, but also their quick movements, darting here and there, sprinting, skipping and frolicking about. Children are animated creatures and to a dog that can signal trouble, and a completely different message altogether.  

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Before You Declaw Your Cat, Read This!

It’s hard to talk about declawing cats without getting all worked up about it. But declawing cats is right up there with cropping ears and docking tails. While one is all about vanity, the other is all about sanity and keeping your furniture intact. Declawing Cats Could Soon Be A Criminal Offence

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How To Get Leash Reactivity Under Control

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs when he’s on leash? This is a reactive behaviour known as leash aggression or leash reactivity and it’s very common.  

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Six Strange Celebrity Pets

 Michael Jackson was famous for his strange and exotic pets. His chimpanzee Bubbles received almost as much publicity as he did! He would insist on travelling with his pets too and even brought them into the recording studio with him, much to the dismay of everyone else around.

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Get To Know Your Dog's Oldest Living Ancestor

 Long thought extinct, the Highland Wild Dog of New Guinea (HWD) is making a comeback – much to the delight of zoologists everywhere…and dog lovers too! The HWD is closely related to the New Guinea singing dog and similar to the Dingo. According to the New Guinea Highland Wild Dog Foundation:

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Guinea Pigs and Rabbits Living Together: Is It Safe?

 It may seem like a good idea to put guinea pigs and rabbits together, and you can certainly give it a try, but ideally, they’re better suited to living with their own kind. 

It has something to do with the size difference. A rabbit is much larger and has the potential to seriously hurt a guinea pig:



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Don't miss out on this year's Spring Pet Expo

 It’s officially spring and you know what that means! The Spring Pet Expo is gearing up for another great show this year. Let’s take a look to see what you can expect to find this year at the largest consumer pet show.  

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