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Celebrating Everyone’s Favorite Beagle

August 01, 2021

August 10th is a pretty special day for our canine companions. It’s the birthday of one of the most beloved iconic pups ever: Snoopy! A vet discusses some fun facts about Charlie Brown’s furry best friend below. A Star Is Born There’s actually a bit of confusion about Snoopy’s actual birthday. The pup made his first appearance on October 4, 1950, which was the third Peanuts comic strip ever. However, the matter was clarified in … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Cat Sayings and How They Originated

June 15, 2021

You’ve probably used the saying ‘Cat got your tongue?’ before. There are actually quite a few sayings about our feline friends … and many of them are as quirky and puzzling as Fluffy herself! A local vet lists some of the more popular ones below.  The Cat’s Pajamas Back in the 20’s, the word ‘cat’ was used by flappers to describe someone they thought was cool. This saying came into our common vernacular around this … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

How to Make Your Puppy’s Training Stick

June 01, 2021

Have you recently added a puppy to your household? Congratulations on your new addition! Puppies are a lot of work, but they’re also loads of fun. One of the most important aspects of raising a well-mannered and well-adjusted puppy is proper training. The question is, how do you make your puppy’s training stick? There’s no sense in training your puppy when they’re young only for your hard work to go to waste.  Use these simple … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Is Your Cat Licking Herself Too Much?

December 01, 2020

If you own a cat, you’ll notice that she licks herself frequently. Cats spend a lot of time grooming themselves by licking, so this behavior in and of itself isn’t abnormal. But it’s possible for a cat to lick herself too much—this is known in the veterinary world as overgrooming. Read on to find out more from your local veterinarian. What Counts as Overgrooming? Since cats spend somewhere between 25 and 50 percent of their … Read More »

Why Do Cats Like to Sleep So Much?

November 01, 2020

Cats come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and personalities, but they share one thing in common: they love sleeping. In fact, cats sleep on average around 15 hours per day, and can even sleep up to 20 hours in a single 24-hour period. That’s a lot of slumber for your feline friend! You might wonder why your cat rests so much—read on to find out more about your cat’s sleeping habits. Why Cats Sleep … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care

Helping Your Cat and Dog Get Along

September 15, 2020

Do you have both a cat and a dog? In some cases, Fluffy and Fido bond very closely, and become BFFs. In other cases, they may fight like, well, cats and dogs. A local vet offers some tips on helping your furry pals make peace. Keep Fido Active Dogs tend to be much calmer and better behaved when they are getting enough exercise and playtime. Talk time to walk and play with Fido every day. … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Cat Care, Dog Care

What to Make of Your Dog’s Howling

September 01, 2020

Have you ever heard your dog howl? It’s something that many of our canine friends do, especially certain breeds like Beagles, Bloodhounds, Coonhounds, Foxhounds, Alaskan Malamutes, Dachshunds, and Huskies. But what’s behind this unique behavior? Read on to learn more about your dog’s howling and whether or not it’s a cause for concern. When Howling is Normal Your dog’s ancient ancestor, the wild wolf, used howling as a way of communicating with other pack members … Read More »

How to Introduce Two Dogs

April 15, 2020

At some point or another, your dog will almost certainly meet another dog. It might be because you’re adopting a second pup to add to your family, or simply because you’re passing another dog during a walk. But in either case, you’ll want to know how to introduce two dogs properly so that everything goes smoothly. Here are a few guidelines: Take Things Slow Rule number one: take it slow. Tossing two dogs together and … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Dog Training Mistakes

January 01, 2020

January is National Train Your Dog Month! Of course, Fido’s education is important all year long. Training is really what makes the difference between your pooch being a ‘Good dog’ and being, well, a bit unruly. Here, a vet lists some common dog training mistakes. Inconsistency There are many schools of thought when it comes to dog training. You can opt to go with clicker training, or stick to more basic options. Each method has … Read More »

Posted in Behavior, Dog Care

Helping Cats and Toddlers Get Along

October 01, 2019

Do you have both a toddler and a cat? Kids and cats are a super cute combination! Kitties can form strong bonds with children. They also make great cuddle buddies and playmates. However, cats and toddlers don’t always understand each other very well, which can lead to friction. Here, a vet discusses helping cats and toddlers become friends. Warning Signs When it comes to kitties and toddlers, one common fear is that Fluffy will scratch … Read More »

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