When a person is in a stressful situation, anxiety can manifest itself a lot of different ways: shaking, pacing, fidgeting, blushing – the list goes on. Similarly, animals also exhibit signs of stress, but they often vary from human behaviors. When exposed to a potentially anxiety-inducing situation – like a visit to the veterinarian – […]
If your dog is getting up there in age, it’s important to be on the lookout for signs of canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (dog dementia) and see your veterinarian if you notice any changes.
Most cats can be trained at any age to use a litter box. Choosing the type of box and litter is very important.
Historically, wild animals have been known to express grief by letting out a yelp, wandering aimlessly, and eventually reorganizing their pack.
Each year, “back to school” means lots of changes in humans’ – and animals’ – schedules. Parents are excited for the return to routine, and kids might be dreading it, but sometimes we forget about our pets.
The very ingredients of summertime fun for people often cause anxiety, fear and illness in pets. It’s important for owners to understand summertime hazards for pets and to take steps that will help keep companion animals safe, healthy and happy.
Why do our pets act the way they do? Some pet behaviors are inherited, while others are learned or based on environmental influences. It’s helpful for pet owners to understand the behaviors of their furry friends so that animals may be managed for the health and happiness of entire households.