Category Archives: Behavior

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Cat

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Did you know that cats only sweat through their paw pads? As you have probably noticed, kitties are chock full of interesting characteristics. In fact, our feline buddies have quite a few interesting quirks. Read on as a local vet lists some things you may not have known about your cute pet. She Matches Her … Continue reading »

Tips for Teaching Your Cat Not to Bite

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Watching a cat play can be very cute and fun. Our feline friends are definitely quite frisky! Fluffy’s idea of play doesn’t always sync up with ours, however. Cats are predators, and play fighting stimulates their natural hunting instincts. This often translates into kitties that equate biting with fun! If your kitty has a habit … Continue reading »

If Pets Had Thumbs

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Did you know that March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day? If not, you probably aren’t alone! This may not be a very well-known holiday, but it certainly is a fun one. What do you think would happen if our furry friends had opposable thumbs? In this article, a local vet offers a few … Continue reading »

Tips for Introducing Cats and Dogs

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You’re ready to turn your home into a multi-species household. Tomorrow, you’ll bring home Lucy, a friendly four-year-old retriever mix who charmed your socks off at the animal shelter. You know your human family members will gravitate to this easygoing girl who seems to love everybody. However, your eight-year-old cat Duke might need some convincing. … Continue reading »

New Year’s Resolutions for Extremely Judgmental Cats

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Happy New Year! As we leave 2016 behind and move into 2017, many people are making resolutions, and setting personal goals for the coming year. If you have a kitty, your feline friend may be right there with you as you list your resolutions. Cats certainly do like to keep a close eye on their … Continue reading »

How to Stop Your Cat From Keeping You Up at Night

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Does your kitty often wake you in the middle of the night? Fluffy may be adorable when she plays with her favorite toys, but her antics are probably not as cute when you’re trying to sleep. Below, you’ll learn a few tricks to help stop a nocturnal feline from keeping you up at night. Playtime … Continue reading »

Teaching Fluffy Proper Scratching Habits

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Is your cat tearing up your sofa or carpet? Kitties have many endearing attributes that make them great pets, but Fluffy’s manicure routine doesn’t always go over so well with her humans. In fact, scratching is one of the biggest complaints cat owners have. We are here to help! Read on as a local Chesapeake, … Continue reading »

6 Things Cats Take Very Seriously

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Cats are quite the enigmatic little furballs. Our feline friends are lovable, cute, and cuddly, and make absolutely wonderful pets. While kitties can be quite laid back, there are some things these charismatic little furballs definitely don’t take lightly. Below, a Chesapeake, VA vet lists some things that Fluffy takes very seriously. Beauty Rituals One … Continue reading »

How to Soothe a Nervous Dog

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Is your canine friend prone to nervousness and anxiety? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some are very calm, while others are more anxious. If you’re trying to help a nervous pup overcome his fears, you’ll need to figure out what he is frightened of, so you can determine the best course … Continue reading »

Guide to Puppy Obedience Training

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Your brand-new puppy Dozer just hit your house like a tiny canine whirlwind. Earlier this week, you adopted this seven-week-old retriever mix through an animal rescue group. When he arrived home, this frenzied little pooch sniffed out every corner before thrashing his toys into submission. Next, he began nipping at your ankles. Although you can … Continue reading »