Archives: Behavior

  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Cat

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    Did you know that cats only sweat through their paw pads? As you have probably noticed, kitties are chock full of interesting characteristics. In fact, our feline buddies have quite a few interesting quirks. Read on as a local vet lists some things you may not have known about your cute pet. She Matches Her Sleep Schedule To Yours We all know that kitties are, well, rather drowsy. Cats can sleep up to 20 hours … Read More »

  • New Year’s Resolutions for Extremely Judgmental Cats

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    Happy New Year! As we leave 2016 behind and move into 2017, many people are making resolutions, and setting personal goals for the coming year. If you have a kitty, your feline friend may be right there with you as you list your resolutions. Cats certainly do like to keep a close eye on their humans. In fact, kitties can be a bit judgmental! Read on as a vet lists some resolutions for extremely judgmental … Read More »

  • How to Soothe a Nervous Dog

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    Is your canine friend prone to nervousness and anxiety? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some are very calm, while others are more anxious. If you’re trying to help a nervous pup overcome his fears, you’ll need to figure out what he is frightened of, so you can determine the best course of action. That said, there are some things that can be helpful to many timid dogs. Here are a few … Read More »

  • Guide to Puppy Obedience Training

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    Your brand-new puppy Dozer just hit your house like a tiny canine whirlwind. Earlier this week, you adopted this seven-week-old retriever mix through an animal rescue group. When he arrived home, this frenzied little pooch sniffed out every corner before thrashing his toys into submission. Next, he began nipping at your ankles. Although you can dismiss his chewing behavior now, it won’t be so amusing when he’s a full-grown dog with more impressive choppers. Clearly, … Read More »

  • Why Your Cat Keeps Play Fighting

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    Your two male cats look like prize fighters lately. Four-year-old Buster has been battling it out with five-year-old Rocky — and you haven’t seen a clear winner. They regularly thrash on the floor, rolling and spinning until one gets up and walks away. You know many cats engage in this play fighting behavior. You haven’t noticed any real aggression, so you haven’t broken up the warriors. When your scrappy feline housemates get annual physical checkups, … Read More »

  • Your Dog Can Experience Age-Related Behavioral Changes

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    Your golden retriever Rusty has always been a model pooch. Your ten-year-old dog’s easygoing nature simply captivates everyone he meets. During his regular walks and dog park visits, he shows a furiously wagging tail and a happy grin. After an exhausting day of playtime, he sacks out on his bed for some well-deserved sleep. Recently, however, your senior companion has displayed several out-of-character actions. You’d like your veterinarian to determine if an emerging medical problem … Read More »

  • Cats and Leashes – Should You Walk Your Cat?

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    Does your feline friend often scratch or meow at the door? Does she spend hours at the window, watching birds and squirrels? If so, your furry friend may enjoy being walked on a leash. While we normally associate leashes and walks with our canine pals, some of our feline buddies also enjoy a nice stroll. But should you walk your cat? Read on for some tips from a local veterinarian. Why Walk A Cat? Kitties … Read More »

  • Your Cat Can Develop a Harmful Compulsive Behavior

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    Your calico cat Chelsea has personal grooming down to a science. Each morning, this five-year-old feline housemate begins licking her coat right after breakfast; and she continues all day long. Although cats regularly groom themselves, her fur is showing some bare spots. Your companion has also traded her daily playtime and brushing/belly rub sessions for this single-minded pursuit. Tomorrow, your veterinarian will determine if Chelsea has developed a potentially harmful compulsive behavior. Feline Compulsive Behaviors … Read More »

  • Your Cat’s Diet Can Influence His Behavior

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    Your orange tabby Pumpkin doesn’t give much thought to his meals. Your four-year-old feline housemate just assumes you’ll fill his bowl with top-notch kibbles every day. This busy fellow realizes that a superior feline formula helps to keep his intestinal system running smoothly. He’s also happy that his quality blend gives him plenty of energy. That consistent “oomph” is essential for playing with cat toys and keeping your two teenaged cats under control. However, Pumpkin … Read More »

  • How Your Dog Benefits from Regular Walks

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    Your golden retriever Charley is eyeing up the Canine Olympics Race Walking Team. To get himself in shape, your goal-directed dog has been trotting faster around the block lately. You’re happy that your canine housemate enjoys his brisk jaunts; and your Chico vet is pleased that your dog takes fitness seriously. Charley’s walks help him to stay flexible and strengthen his muscles. He also receives other benefits from his frequent fast-paced treks. Improved Digestion and … Read More »

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