Cats sharpen claws on many surfaces. This helps keep nails from over-growing, and allows the cat to say, "I am here!!!". It is a common greeting behavior. Do not allow even mild attempts for scratching on furniture. Habits are hard to break. It is much easier to start correct behavior than stop established destructive problems.
If you have multiple cats sharing your home and they are fighting or showing signs of territorial aggression toward each other, they may be eligible to participate in an upcoming clinical trial. For those interested, details on the study and enrollment qualifications are in the image below. (Click on it for a larger view) Enrollment
Just like for people, any time we can prevent a pet from developing a health problem, or by finding a health problem early, the pet most often lives a longer, fuller life. Coming this Spring we are excited to now offer Preventive Health Plans that will help clients pay for the necessary preventive health care needs of their pet.
The phrase "responsible pet ownership" is almost synonymous with the spay/neuter campaign. When we mention it here, however, we are talking about what cats and dogs need to be happy, balanced and healthy, both mentally and physically.
Does your pet have bad breath? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), "Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath"! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.
by Julia Levitt of In-Harmony Dog Training Now I am really scratching my head. January, in addition to being cold, dark and snowy, is also “National Walk Your Dog Month.” I have toy breeds, and sometimes I can't walk them because the snow is chest deep (for toy breeds that’s only about five inches!) Who
December 2nd is National Mutt Day. As you probably know, a mutt is any dog that is not a purebred. According to the Mutt Census of 2010, 53% of all dogs in the United States are mixed breeds (mutts). As part of the 2010 Mutt Census, 36,000 dogs were tested to determine what breeds are represented, and the German
Czar - shortly after he retired in 2012 Visitors to our blogs may remember last fall we wrote about our Charity Event and our 2012 Charity partner, NK9WD. Our "poster child" for last year's event was "Czar" a retired canine AAPD officer. “Czar” distinguished himself while serving the AAPD by guarding President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the Dalai Lama
As so many of us know, having a young dog or cat as part of your family is much like living with a toddler… toilet training, locking away hazards, and growing eyes in the back of your head. The common dangers are identified and avoided— lilies no longer put in vases where cats can reach,
Stella decked out in her pirate garb Despite it being a rainy Sunday, over 35 people braved the wet weather to enjoy the Coleman's Corn Maze and all of the activities at our Charity Event. Since the Maze is Pirate themed this year, we decided to have that be our theme as well.