Monthly Archives: September 2016

Introducing a New Pet to Your Home

If you’re thinking about adding a new pet to your family, or if you have a foster or friend’s pet visiting for a while, there are ways to make the introductions and transitions smoother for all. All animals respond to … Continue reading

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Helping Your Stressed-Out Dog or Cat Calm Down

Whether your pet has severe separation anxiety or could just use a little extra help calming down sometimes, there are a number of ways to help reduce stress for your pets. Here is a general guide to help you get … Continue reading

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Pet Adoption: Avoiding Scams

Pet owners have a strong emotional response when it comes to animals. Unfortunately, scammers prey on these emotions to get money. When you know the warning signs of typical pet scams, you’ll be less likely to fall victim to one. … Continue reading

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Do You Use Clicker Training? Why?

As I’ve spent more and more time researching and learning about pet care and behaviors, I’ve become interested in the various methods and camps for pet training. What methods work best? How do they work in shaping a pet’s behaviors … Continue reading

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Spotlighting Specially Abled Pets – Let’s take a moment to honor our four legged friends.

May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day, previously known as Special Needs Pets Day. To me, the change in the name indicates a desire to shift the focus from what a pet needs (or lacks) to what its abilities are … Continue reading

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