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Babies Can Be Disruptive For Pets

We all know how joyful and exciting it is to bring home a new baby.  But it can also be a stressful time not only for the family, but also the family pets. There’s new baby furniture and new routines, not to mention the new arrival with her unfamiliar sights, smells and sounds.  This can…

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Do You Think This is Cute or Dangerous?

If you think the video below is a sweet and endearing interaction between the baby and this wonderful dog, it’s a sure sign you need our Preparing Fido Program. It’s a great example of a dog who “tolerates” anything from the baby – until one day he doesn’t and is labeled as “biting out of…

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Suggestions for Avoiding Dog Bites

We’ve compiled a list of  suggestions to help avoid dog bites.  These come from a recent article from researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and from animal behavior experts.  These suggestions apply to both adults as well as children.             Never disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, chewing on a bone…

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Behavior Characteristics of Cats You May Not Know

Four Behavioral Characteristics of Cats 1. Cats are very sensitive to their interpersonal space.  Personal space can be thought of as a bubble of area around their bodies that cats consider their own.  The bubble moves when the cat does, making personal space different from territory.  Cats may become threatening if their personal space is…

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Introducing Your Cat To Your New Baby

If you are a cat owner and a prospective parent, there are many things you can do to help your cat adjust to the new baby. Urine marking, litterbox problems, fears of the baby and rarely, aggression are some of the cat problems that can develop with the introduction of a new baby.  Planning ahead…

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