Dog & Cat Tips

Whether it's your first day with your new best friend or you're looking to teach an old dog some new tricks, we encourage you to browse these helpful tips, informative articles and pointers to keep your furry friend healthy, happy and safe.

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Fat Cat?

See how to help your cat lose weight and avoid obesity.

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Itchy Skin?

Learn about the causes of itchy skin and how you can help your cat.

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Does Your Cat Have a Sensitive Stomach?

Learn about gastrointestinal issues in your cat and how you can help.

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Should You Microchip Your Dog or Cat?

See how microchipping can help bring missing pets home again.

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What is Prey-Based Feeding?

Learn how prey-based feeding can be an alternative to a raw dog food or raw cat food diet. A prey-style diet includes a variety of grain-free, high-protein ingredients and organ meat, just like dogs and cats would experience in nature.

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Crystals In Cat Urine and How to Treat Them

There are many types of crystals and many reasons your cat might develop them

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Keeping Your Best Friend Safe 

Creating a first-aid kit you can take on the go.

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Why the Need to Knead? 

Five reasons your feline friend kneads.

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Which Plants are Safe for Pets?

Ten pet-friendly greens and blooms for your home.

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Picking the Right Cat Bed

Help your feline get to sleep comfortably with the right bed.

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Raising a Smarty Cat

Stimulate your feline’s brain and body with fun food-games and activities.

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Puppies and Kittens Need DHA

Why DHA is an important Omega 3 fatty acid all puppies and kittens need for healthy development.

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How to Give Your Dog or Cat Medications

Avoid the spills and spit-outs of administering pet medication with these helpful tips.

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How to Introduce Cats to Resident Dogs

Get tips for successful cat and dog introductions.

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Tips for Calming Pets During Fireworks

Help lower the boom of summer celebrations with these pet-calming tips.

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De-skunking Your Little Stinker

Get tips for preventing and treating smelly encounters with skunks.

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How to Spot Kitten Diseases

Help protect your kitten by watching out for these symptoms.

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Social Butterflies, Not Scaredy Cats

Get tips for socializing your kitten so she has healthy relationships with everyone.

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Does Your Cat Have Allergies?

Fleas, food, pollen. See if your cat is showing signs of feline allergies.

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Can Dogs and Cats Catch Colds?

Can they share illnesses with us? Learn more about illnesses affecting dogs and cats.

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How Dog Lovers Can Bond with Cats

Three ways canine people can relate to felines.

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Dogs and Cats are Good for our Health

Emotionally and physically, furry family members are good for us.

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Hairy Situation?

Learn about the cause of your cat’s hairballs and how to help reduce them.

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Five Ways to Spring into Good Pet Health

Get five seasonal tips to help your dog or cat enjoy a healthy spring.

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Keeping an Eye on Your Pet’s Vision

What to look for to care for your dog’s or cat’s eyes at home.

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See Why Older Pets Make Great Rescues

Read how senior shelter pets may be the perfect furry addition to your family.

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Does your cat have a clawing personality?

Safely change her scratching behavior so your furniture, and your sanity, remains unscathed.

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Tips for Preventing Injuries in Older Felines

Stay on top of diet, exercise and vet visits to help your mature cat stay injury-free.

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Set up a Healthy Feeding Schedule for Your Kitten

See how to start your kitten off on the right paw with a healthy feeding schedule.

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Surviving Bath Time

Does your water-hating cat need a proper bath? We make it easier with some helpful tips.

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CPR How-To for Pet Parents

It’s wise to arm yourself on the basics so you can administer CPR before the veterinarian is able to treat your four-legged companion. Here are steps that could save your furry family member’s life.

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Think Inside the Box

What good is a litter box if your cat doesn’t use it? Here are 7 tips to get your cat to love her litter box.

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How to Change Your Cat’s Nighttime Habits So You Can Sleep

You may notice that your cat's activity level spikes during the night. While some cats are more active than others at night, this comes as no surprise because cats are naturally nocturnal animals.

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Tips to Survive Kitten Teething

Kitten teething can be made more bearable for your kitten and you with these helpful tips.

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Importance of Exercise for Mature Cats

Just like us, cats are less likely to play on their own as they grow tired with age, a time when exercise becomes increasingly important. Here are a few ways you can engage your feline pal more easily.

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What to Expect at Your Pet's Yearly Checkup

Here’s how to prepare for your pet's yearly veterinarian visit and what to expect while you're there.

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Kitten-Proofing Your Home

In order to keep your new kitten safe, you’ll want to kitten-proof your place before you bring the fluff ball home that first day.

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Safe Cat Car Travel

Whether a short jaunt to the vet or a long road trip, getting your cat comfortable in the car will make for smooth sailing all around.

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How to Find the Best Carrier for Your Cat

When transporting your cat to the vet or on a long trip, it is always best to use a cat carrier for everyone’s safety. Use these tips on finding the best carrier for your cat.

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Tips for keeping pets calm during a storm

Six tips for calming scaredy cats (and dogs) during stormy weather.

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How To Leash Train Your Cat

Walk this way: A new leash on training your cat to take walks outside.  See how.

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Kitten Training 101

Kittens can be trained to use litter boxes, obey commands and even perform adorable tricks. Just keep some of these basic training steps in mind.

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Three Ways to Improve Your Pet Photos

Here are three tips to get that perfect dog or cat photo.

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Can pets catch Zika?

Now that the buzz over the Zika virus has reignited mosquito control conversations, it’s wise to review and practice some tried-and-true preventive measures to protect your dogs and cats from illness and disease.

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5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog or Cat

Consider these 5 advantages of adopting your next dog or cat from a shelter. 

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The Link to the Lynx

When it comes to our felines’ ancestors, no cat better captures the spirit of the wild than the lynx.

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Exercising Your Pet's Body and Mind

Just like humans, dogs and cats need exercise to maintain good health. Along with physical exercise, your pet's brain needs exercise also to prevent boredom and depression.

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The Pet Obesity Epidemic

Help your dog and cat avoid obesity and the many health issues it may cause.

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Wet Your Cat’s Appetite

Cats aren’t hydrophobic by nature, in fact some like getting wet, but for some reason felines tend not to drink as much water as they should.

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Is your Dog or Cat Overweight? What you need to know.

Read through this handy infographic for more information on the impact of pet obesity and how you can help your pet stay fit

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Eight Dog & Cat Tips for Autumn

The crisp, sweet smell of apples in the air, pumpkins decorating doorsteps, and cooler temps; Fall has its merits but make sure your pet stays safe during this season.

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Care for Your Pet When You Are Traveling

Make sure your dog or cat is well cared for when you have to travel with out them.

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Cat Nutrition

Learn more about your cat's specific nutritional requirements and how to ensure healthy growth and playful energy.

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Disaster Preparedness for Your Pets

Make sure your dog and cat are prepared and you have a plan in case disaster strikes. Here are some basic steps to help you all be ready.

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Getting Ticks Off!
How to Safely Remove Them.

Whether you’re a pet parent, animal lover or simply spend time outdoors, you’ll inevitably come across ticks. If your fur flies at the thought of removing these annoying arachnids, familiarize yourself with the following steps.

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Vacationing with Furry Family Members

Fun & safe travel tips for bringing your pet on vacation with you.

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Plants That Are Poisonous to Dogs and Cats

Even though spring botanicals are a sensorial reward after winter’s whiteout, some flowers and plants can be toxic to dogs and cats. As you begin to plant, or simply admire neighbors’ flowers, keep your pets in mind and steer them clear of the greenery.

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Healthy Adult Cat Guide

Tips on keeping your adult cat healthy and strong from 1 year to 7 years old.

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Healthy Mature Cat Guide

Tips on keeping your mature cat healthy and vital over 8 years old.

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Why Do Cats Meow?

De-code your cat's vocal stylings to discover what she really wants.

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How to Take Care of Kittens

Even if you've had a kitten before, here are some basics for your review before you bring her home.

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Taking Care of a Kitten

Here are tips to keep your kitten healthy during the first 12 weeks.

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Taking Care of a Kitten | 3 to 6 Months

Tips and advice to keep your kitten healthy from 3 to 6 months.

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Taking Care of a Kitten | 7 to 12 Months

Here are training tips and nutrition advice to keep your kitten healthy during this vital stage of 7-12 months.

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Adopting a Cat from a Shelter

There are millions of cats in shelters waiting to find forever homes. Consider these 7 reasons to adopt a cat from your local shelter.

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How to Introduce Two Cats

Consider the following tips if your thinking of adding another cat to your family.

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Picking the Right Toys for Dogs and Cats

As pet owners we intuitively know to give our dogs and cats toys for playtime, but did you know all the benefits they are providing?

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Brush Up on Home Dental Care for Your Pets

Learn how to brush your pet's teeth and other dental care tips for dogs and cats.

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Dog & Cat Training Tips for the Holidays

Whether you have a new pet or a long-time pal that needs a refresher, it’s a good idea to review their repertoire of commands before the holidays hit.

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Holiday Pet Safety Tips

First Thanksgiving, then Hanukkah and Christmas…then the New Year’s here before you know it. Help keep your dog and cat safe during the hectic holiday season.

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Grooming Your Pet—From Head to Paws

Check out these valuable grooming tips and important insights into keeping your dog or cat looking and feeling his best.

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Choosing The Right Vet For Your Pet

Choosing the right vet for your dog or cat requires careful consideration.

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs & Cats

Be ready to help your pet handle an empty house.

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5 Resolutions to Help Your Pet Thrive in the New Year

Here are 5 resolutions you can make to help your pet thrive in the new year.

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Barbecue Safety for Pets

Make sure to keep your dog or cat safe during the next outdoor barbecue with these tips.

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