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November 2017

aggressive behavior in cats

5 Helpful Solutions for Aggressive Behavior in Cats

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Some cats can live their whole lives together, whether they have known each other since birth or have been introduced to one another at some future point, and never have any issues with aggressive behavior. Other cats can have great difficulty getting along with one another and routinely display aggressive behavior. Unfortunately, this can be very frustrating for owners to deal with, not only because cat fights can be distressing to listen to, but also because persistent and intense aggressive behavior may result in needing to remove one of the cats from the home. Fortunately, if one understands cat behavior in general and specifically the most common cat behaviors, there are things you can do to help counter aggressive behavior. Cat Behavior Signs In the vast majority of cases, aggressive behavior in cats occurs among intact cats of the same gender. This is just one of many reasons why spaying…

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Behavioral Changes in Dogs: When to Be Concerned

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Over time you become very closely and deeply bonded with your pet, getting to know them extremely well even as they get to know you extremely well. This means that you will come to recognize your dog’s normal behavior, and will be more alert to changes in their behavior. These changes can occur as a result of their growth into adulthood, their introduction to a new pet in the family and even a traumatic event they have experienced. In many of these cases, you can help your dog through these experiences on your own. But there can also be medical issues that affect dog behaviors, in which case it may be necessary to get your dog to the vet as soon as possible. How then to tell the difference? Pet Behavior Problems If you have become accustomed to your dog’s normal behavior you will definitely notice when they stray from…

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Microchipping: Why You Should Consider it for Your Pet

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As a pet owner, you are well aware that your pets are incredibly curious. It’s an unfortunate fact that their curiosity drives many pets to wander and end up lost. A shocking eight million animals are taken in by animal shelters each and every year, but only fifteen to twenty percent of dogs and less than two percent of cats are reunited with their families. In many cases, this is not because pet owners don’t care, but rather because they cannot find their pet, and their pet has no way to communicate where they belong. This can be resolved quite easily through the use of microchipping. How to Be a Good Pet Owner Microchipping is a process through which a small microchip, which is about the size of a grain of rice, is placed under a pet’s skin with a needle, normally between their shoulder blades. This microchip has a…

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Buying Pet Meds Online: Why It’s Safer to See a Vet

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Your pet is an important part of your family, which is why you do everything you can in order to help keep them healthy and happy. When your pet is ill, you want to help them as rapidly as possible, and this usually means giving them medication. This can make it attractive to search for and buy pet meds online, especially since it sometimes seems that these medications are available at discounted prices. The only trouble is knowing which pet meds are the best solutions–and which pet meds may not only fail to serve the intended purpose but may possibly also cause problems and so should be avoided. This is why it is very important to understand when to see a vet. Do I Need a Vet No one knows your pet better than you do. You know what makes them excited, what makes them nervous, when they are feeling…

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