What Makes Cats Sleep So Much?

  Where is your kitty now? If you're reading this content on a laptop or tablet, there's a strong possibility it's trying to snuggle right on top of the screen. If Fluffy isn't around, it's probably dreaming or waking up from their 9th cat sleep of the day. Cats are…

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Cat Bed

Are you a cat parent and have been wondering how to get the proper comfortable sleeping unit for your little purring friend but can't seem to figure it out? Well, it takes a bit of search and consideration to find the perfect little bed for your best cat friend. Many…

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How To Survive The Puppy Teething Stage?

Puppies have a chewing habit–whether it is objects or furniture. This is normal puppy behavior. Like human babies, every pup goes through a teething stage. A pup grows a set of pointed baby teeth (also called deciduous teeth) that eventually fall out. Teething in pups begins at around three weeks,…

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First Impressions

By Yvette Van Veen Free-roaming animals are unaccustomed to restraint, so crates, doors, leashes and fences are foreign concepts to them when they are brought into people’s homes to become pets © Yvette Van Veen Fourteen years ago, a series of serendipitous events led me toward a career working with…

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Does Catnip Make Your Cat Sleep Better?

If you own a cat, you’ve undoubtedly seen how much they love catnip. Giving your cat a bit of this herbal treat in their chew toy or bed is a healthy way to keep them engaged and entertained.  The majority of cats can’t get enough of it and will return…

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Raincoats for Dogs: Which Breeds Benefit From Them?

Image source: Pexels https://www.pexels.com/photo/dogs-sitting-on-the-bench-8499257/ All pet parents are aware of the importance of keeping our furry friends safe and secure. Autumnal rain and colder weather don’t only affect us, but our pets as well.   With puddles, mud, fog, and heavy rainfall coming together with September in the northern hemisphere, dog owners must equip…

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Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

By Melissa Taylor and Alese Zeman One of the duties of BV2s, like Beverly Burns, is carrying out matching assessments to help adopters find the right fit © Friends For Life There’s no way we at Friends For Life Animal Shelter can handle all of Houston, Texas’s feline behavior needs,…

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What's Better For Dogs: Collar Or Harness?

If you are a dog lover, you understand the need to walk your dog regularly. It not only ensures that you have a great bond but is also a great way to get them to exercise. What's more, as the dog owner, you get a chance to clear your head…

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Slipping and Sliding

By Diane Garrod This papillon appears vigilant as she makes her way across the shiny floor © Can Stock Photo/Laures It is no fun for a dog who is scared of walking on shiny floors. Slipping and sliding and being worried or afraid every step of the way can diminish…

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