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Is Your Cat Driving You Crazy?
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Is Your Cat Driving You Crazy?

March 22, 2017

There’s a popular idea, supported by a few studies and lots of media stories, that cats can give people infections…

Why Your Dog Isn’t Getting Enough Exercise
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Why Your Dog Isn’t Getting Enough Exercise

Susan Nelson, DVM | March 16, 2017

My friend was shocked when her veterinarian told her that the dog she had recently adopted wasn't getting enough exercise…

No More “Bad Dog”
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No More “Bad Dog”

Victoria Schade | March 8, 2017

How to Break Your Pet's Bad Habits Does your dog ignore you when you call its name? Does it jump…

You Can Train Your Cat (Yes, Your Cat)
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You Can Train Your Cat (Yes, Your Cat)

Sarah Ellis, PhD | March 3, 2017

Most cat owners would say that their cats have minds of their own and that, unlike dogs, cats cannot be…

How To Make Car Rides Pleasant For Pets
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How To Make Car Rides Pleasant For Pets

Michael W. Fox, DSc, PhD, BVet Med | February 27, 2017

Do you dread car rides with your pet? Does the animal pant or get physically ill in the car? Some…

To Sleep Better, Kick Your Dog Off Your Bed. Here’s How.
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To Sleep Better, Kick Your Dog Off Your Bed. Here’s How.

Nicholas Dodman, DVM | October 25, 2016

People sleep better when their dogs are on the floor, not the bed. Here’s how an animal behaviorist advises you to teach your pet to get off the bed.

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Kennel for Your Dog or Cat
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Kennel for Your Dog or Cat

Joseph H. ­Kinnarney, DVM | August 21, 2016

Six questions to ask when selecting a boarding kennel for your pet… What vaccinations do you require? This question does…

Safer Travel with Your Pet
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Safer Travel with Your Pet

June 29, 2016

Are you taking a beloved pet on a road trip? Here’s some advice to smooth out the ride… Make your…

How to Share a Bed with Your Pet
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How to Share a Bed with Your Pet

Pat Miller | June 21, 2016

Many of your friends and neighbors are sleeping with someone other than their spouse. According to a recent survey by…

The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Pet
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The Benefits of Sleeping with Your Pet

Bradley Smith, PhD | June 21, 2016

Allowing a pet to sleep in one’s bed might seem like a strange and overly indulgent modern trend, but it…

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Veterinarian
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Veterinarian

Jolanta Benal | June 5, 2016

Questions to ask when you’re selecting a vet for your pet… What do you do when you’re stumped about what’s…

Keep Your Cat Out of Your Plants
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Keep Your Cat Out of Your Plants

May 12, 2016

Do your cats love your plants too much? Here’s what to do… A nontoxic, non-odoriferous method of keeping your cat…

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop…Rip Up Paper…and Other Weird Behaviors?
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Why Does My Dog Eat Poop…Rip Up Paper…and Other Weird Behaviors?

Stanley Coren, PhD | March 25, 2016

Dogs and humans have developed a special bond during thousands of years of living together. But occasionally our faithful companions…

How to Make Car Rides Pleasant for Pets
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How to Make Car Rides Pleasant for Pets

Michael W. Fox, DSc, PhD, BVet Med | November 11, 2015

Do you dread car rides with your pet? Does the animal pant or get physically ill in the car? Some…

Dog and Cat Dangers at the Groomer
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Dog and Cat Dangers at the Groomer

Debra Eldredge, DVM | August 19, 2015

Most trips to pet groomers go smoothly, but on rare occasions an animal is injured or killed. Five dangers… Danger:…