Posts in Category: Puppies & Kittens
Training a Pet Not to Beg? Possible (and Easier Than You Might Think)
When a pet figures out the link between begging and a food reward, you have reached a point of no return. From then on, pets might resort to begging to get what they want, despite owner exasperation and impatience. It works because they look so cute doing it (and all we want is to make them happy), but there are many reasons why owners should discourage begging. In fact, training a pet not to beg is actually better for their overall health and well-being.Continue…
Room For Improvement: A Dog That Pees When Excited
It’s not the end of the world, but it can be inconvenient or embarrassing when a dog pees where they shouldn’t. Spontaneous urination is a common occurrence in younger or newly adopted dogs. While it’s usually just a sign that they need more training, a dog that pees when excited needs patience and support.Continue…
Drawing a Line in the Sand: Solving Litter Box Problems
Not all cat owners enjoy scooping out the litter box, but this daily chore sure beats cleaning up messes made outside the box! Beyond the associated frustration, it can be maddening to get to the bottom of litter box problems. Why does this behavior seem to pop up overnight, and what can be done to encourage litter box frequency?
Patience and diligence are the keys to helping an affected feline turn things around.
Some pets take to house training like nobody’s business, others may have challenges and ultimately reverse course. Getting to the bottom of this mystery can take time, but a wellness visit complete with physical exam and diagnostics can rule out underlying illnesses that often cause spraying or incontinence. If it’s painful to urinate in the box, cats will begin to form negative associations that are hard to break.
Should You Spay or Neuter Your Pet?
If given the opportunity to ensure their pet’s lifelong health and wellness and support the welfare of other animals in need, the average pet owner would gladly jump at the chance. When you decide to spay or neuter your pet, that’s exactly what happens!
These routine surgical procedures greatly reduce health problems down the road for cats and dogs and significantly impact the number of homeless animals in our community. A win-win situation for sure!Continue…