Archive for October, 2019

Why Do Some Cats Like Catnip & Some Do Not?

There are few things more adorable than a cat going crazy for catnip! Available as a plant, dried, in toys, or even as a spray, catnip is a fun way to encourage playful behavior in your cat. It can even be used to direct your cat to play in a certain area or scratch a particular post to keep your furniture safe from scratch marks. The introduction of catnip can elicit a variety of joyful responses, called the “catnip effect”, including:  Rolling over and rubbing the body over the catnip or toy Aggressive sniffing of the catnip Chewing or licking…

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Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

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Does your dog eat grass whenever they are outside? Perhaps you have heard that dogs eat grass when they have an upset stomach, and it has you worried. While an upset stomach may be the problem, it is not the only reason that a dog will nibble grass and other plants.  Here are some reasons your dog may be eating grass, and what you may be able to do about it: Instinct Unlike their ancestors, domesticated dogs have nutritionally rich foods packaged and sold in bulk so there is no need to hunt. However, they retain the natural instinct to…

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