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Can Cats Experience Allergies in Winter?

It’s not always well-known that cats can experience allergy symptoms much like humans can. Sneezing, watery eyes, itching and other problems are actually quite common in our feline friends, and one of the top causes of these issues is seasonal allergies. Things like pollen and grass can cause our cats some serious frustration during spring […]

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Dogs and Dreaming: Understanding How Your Pooch Sleeps

As humans, we understand the concept of dreaming as stories and scenarios that our brains create while we are asleep. Our brains are full of activity throughout the night and conjure wild images and creations, usually during the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep. But although we understand dreaming (whether we dream regularly or not), […]

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The Dangers of Feline Obesity

Cats are known for lounging around most of the day, being lazy and getting fat. An overweight cat is often considered “normal,” and we may chuckle at the sight of a tubby cat waddling around the house. But allowing our cats to become overweight is actually a serious problem. Feline obesity can lead to a […]

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Choosing How and When to Feed Your Dog

For our dogs, food might as well be the whole world. Our pups love food, so much so that they could eat all day if we let them, and they rarely pass up an opportunity to sneak a table scrap or two. While food is exciting for dogs, it can be extremely confusing for pet […]

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Am I Supposed to Bathe My Cat?

Cats are extremely clean creatures. They spend a large portion of each day licking and grooming themselves to uphold their high standards of cleanliness and are typically very picky about the substances they touch or get into. Even still, one of the most common cat questions is if and when cats should receive a bath. […]

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Why Won’t My Dog Stop Licking Its Paws?

Dogs lick just about anything—furniture, humans, toys and even their own bodies. It’s not uncommon to see your dog licking its paws, whether for cleaning, self-soothing or to scratch an itch. But if your dog suddenly starts obsessively licking its paws to the point of causing hair loss or skin problems, you’ll want to take […]

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Tips for Potty Training Your Kitten

One of the reasons some cat owners prefer feline friends over canine companions is because they are much more self-sufficient. They clean themselves regularly, mind their own business for most of the day, and most importantly, take themselves to the bathroom whenever they need it. But have you ever wondered how cats learn how to […]

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Some of the Most Common Allergenic Foods for Dogs

You probably know at least one person who has a food allergy—most likely for nuts, eggs or dairy. But did you know your pets can be allergic to foods, too? Allergies in dogs can manifest in different ways. Some dogs are allergic to environmental allergens like pollen, dust or even perfume, but others are allergic […]

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On Top of Everything: Why Do Cats Like to Climb Things?

For cat owners, it’s no surprise to enter a room and see our beloved feline friend hanging out in a box, basket, countertop or other strange place. More often than not, these hiding spaces are up high—on top of a refrigerator, on a high shelf in a closet or on the tallest perch of a […]

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Natural Remedies for Itchy Bums in Dogs

Dogs do a lot of weird things, but perhaps one of the strangest, most irritating things they do on occasion is scoot. Yup, that’s right—the awkward, contorted-looking motion wherein your dog scoots its bum across your freshly-cleaned carpet, possibly leaving a nasty odor or stain behind. Pet parents know scooting well, but do you know […]

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