Category: Behavior

Medical Marijuana for Post-Prop 64 Pets

by Martha Michael With the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016, many assume that the sale and use of marijuana is completely without restraints. That’s really not the case, but when it comes to medical marijuana for pets, its use is becoming broader, and more acceptable, than before January 1, 2018. “Basically, it’s more […] Read more

Saved from Slaughter

By Martha Michael >>> As animal lovers, we spend a lot of time concerning ourselves with the brands we feed our dogs. Is it grain free? What meat is included in this brand or that one? We care about saving dogs from the unhealthy contents in dog food, but do we ever think about delivering […] Read more

Knick-Knack Paddy-Wack, Give a Dog a Bone?

It’s an indisputable fact that dogs like to chew bones (especially the ones that were recently on your plate). The fact is so well-known and ingrained within human/canine relationships that it’s spawned its own idioms. When you give your dog a bone, it should be known that not just any bone will do; some of […] Read more

The Growing Attraction of Pet Llamas

By Martha Michael Though they’re soft, quiet and look at you with doe-eyed innocence, llamas will fight their enemies tooth and nail – literally. Because of this tendency, ranchers are using them in increasing numbers to act as sentries for their flocks. They are commonly thought of as the charming pack animals from the Andes […] Read more

Your Pet Can Get Stressed Too

Stress is a virtually unavoidable part of human existence. No matter the lengths to which one will go to do so, external factors will inevitably crop up now and again that stress us out. Cats, like humans, can also get stressed out. Unfortunately, there are some pretty common behaviors out there that many pet owners […] Read more

Potty Training 101

By Carolyn Squires >>> Whether you have a puppy or dog that needs to be potty trained right now or you are getting ready to take on potty training in the future, Potty Training 101 is here to help you! Every puppy presents different challenges, but there are common instincts that will facilitate the house […] Read more

OCD: Obsessive Canine Disorders

By Caroline Squires >>> Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, in humans is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). It’s also possible to have only obsessions or only compulsions and still have OCD. But the question is, can dogs have OCD? The answer: Not really, but they do […] Read more

Introducing Your Dog to a New Baby

By Caroline Squires >>> Bringing home a new baby to a household with an existing dog (or dogs) should be done with great care to help your pet cope with this big change. It’s not unlike how parents help children understand that a new brother or sister will be joining the family. Your dog was […] Read more