Archive for January, 2010

Destructive Cat

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Destructive Cats If your cat is chewing and scratching your house to pieces, he is probably trying to tell you something – that you aren’t meeting his needs! Cats are naturally curious and need an appropriate space, such as a play center, where they can climb, rest and scratch to their heart’s content. You should also provide toys for your cat to bat around; spring-mounted, dangling or bouncy toys are best. If you have an indoor-only kitty that has little access to grass or other vegetable matter, you may want to offer him lettuce or catnip to discourage him from…

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Raising a Puppy

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Who can fathom the mind of a puppy? Squirrels drive them crazy, garbage is their favorite snack, and immediately after chewing your one-of-a-kind, handmade leather jacket into confetti, they can give you a look of such innocent love and adoration that you forget all about it. This kind of behavior can baffle and frustrate even the most conscientious of dog owners, and rightfully so. When you bring a puppy home, she becomes part of your family; you need to be able to trust her with your home, your belongings, and even your children. That’s why controlling your puppy’s behavior is…

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Allergies

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Allergies Skin allergies are an increasingly common malady affecting our pets. There are several causes of skin allergies, including parasites, inhaled allergens, food, and substances in the environment. Depending on the cause of the allergy, your pet may suffer to a greater degree at different times during the year. The clinical signs of skin allergies are similar, regardless of the cause. Itchiness is the most common sign exhibited by a pet when they have a skin allergy. As a result of the itchiness, your pet may lick, scratch, or chew the affected area. The clinical presentation of a patient with…

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