Cat Tips


How to Introduce a Dog to a Cat

By Sherry Woodard, Best Friends animal behavior consultant Some dogs do fine living with cats; others simply cannot live safely with felines. Sometimes, a dog can live with certain cats (depending on their age, temperament and activity level), but not others. Even if your dog has successfully lived with cats in the past, it is […]

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Holiday Pet Dangers!

5 Tips to Protect Your Dog This Holiday Season Posts by: Dr. Mike Paul, DVM Well, here we are again. While it seems we were just preparing for summer vacation, it’s the holiday season already. The holidays bring much with them, including celebrations, decorations and unfortunately, potential hazards for our pets. Make sure this holiday […]

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The Financial Benefits of Adopting A Pet

by Aly J. Yale Updated on 12.05.18 Overcrowding is a serious problem in America’s animal shelters. According to the ASPCA, an estimated 1.5 million animals are euthanized every year due to overcrowding — and that’s only dogs and cats. If you’re considering bringing home a pet in the new year, adopting your furry friend from […]

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Thanksgiving Tips for your Pets

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips for a fulfilling Thanksgiving that […]

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Halloween Safety Tips!

Halloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky. The ASPCA recommends taking these simple, common sense precautions to keep your pet happy and healthy all the way to November 1. Stash the Treats The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy or Fluffy. Several […]

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Travel Safety Tips

For some pet parents, a trip is no fun if the four-legged members of the family can’t come along. But traveling can be highly stressful, both for you and your pets. If you’re planning to take a trip with pets in tow, we have some tips to help ensure a safe and comfortable journey for […]

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Top Reasons to Adopt a Pet

It’s not just the right thing to do; adoption is a reward. Pet lovers know: Adoption is the snuggliest option. Thinking of adding a pet to your family? Here are ten reasons to adopt your new best friend. 1. Because you’ll save a life. Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in […]

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Help for Back-to-School Blues

In September it’s not just our kids that have to adjust By Natasha Ashton, Petplan pet insurance co-founder and co-CEO When lazy summer days give way to structured schedules in September, one family member can have a particularly tough time weathering the transition: our pets! Many pet parents see a spike in separation anxiety in […]

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Sunscreen for Dogs and Cats!

Too much time in the sun poses similar health risks for our dogs and cats as it does for ourselves. Like humans, pets can experience sunburns — which not only can be painful, but also can increase risk for certain types of skin cancer. Topically applied sunscreen can protect your pet from the harmful effects […]

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Is Taking your Pet on an Airplane Worth the Risk?

Air travel is not just stressful for animals. It can be dangerous, no matter how smooth the landing, timely the departure or friendly the flight attendants. By Alastair Bland SMITHSONIAN.COM If you think flying is stressful, just imagine how the experience must impact an innocent, unknowing dog or cat when packed away in the cargo […]

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July Fourth fireworks: Awesome for humans, terrifying for pets

Many people enjoy the booming sounds and flashing lights of fireworks, but they can be terrifying and overwhelming for pets, and possibly hazardous. On the Fourth of July, so many pets are frightened and try to escape the sights and sounds that animal shelters around the nation report a dramatic increase in lost pets during […]

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Dog Joint Health: Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Other Joint Problems

WebMD veterinary expert answers commonly asked questions about joint problems in dogs. By Sandy Eckstein Dogs’ joints take a pounding, from running after tennis balls to jumping off the back deck. And for some dogs, that’s a problem. More use means more injuries and can lead to joint-related problems such as ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) […]

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Should you Sleep with your Pet?

Many of us allow our pets to sleep with us, but is it healthy? Are there health risks to letting your dog or cat share the bed with you? How does it affect your relationship with your pet? Below we’ll cover the trends and facts about sleeping with your pet, the benefits and risks, and […]

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Spring Pet Allergies

Spring is in the air! And so are pesky allergens that can cause allergies in every family member including your four-legged friends. While dogs and cats, like humans, can have allergies any time of year, they can also have seasonal allergies. These arrive with the warm weather as nature comes out of hibernation and pollen […]

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Spring Pet Allergies

Spring is in the air! And so are pesky allergens that can cause allergies in every family member including your four-legged friends. While dogs and cats, like humans, can have allergies any time of year, they can also have seasonal allergies. These arrive with the warm weather as nature comes out of hibernation and pollen […]

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Do Your Pets Ride Loose in Your Car? Why This Vet Changed His Ways — and You Should Too

I’ve done it, and I know better. You’ve done it, and you probably know better too. I’ve written against it and recommended products that will prevent it. But I bet the majority of pet owners still do it. In fact, I know they do. What am I talking about? Letting dogs ride loose in the […]

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Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?

Like medical coverage for people, pet insurance policies are complicated. Here’s what we found when we analyzed the coverage from three health insurers. By Mandy Walker Last updated: March 30, 2016 Two years ago, Elizabeth Newsom-Stewart’s cat Fawkes ate part of a lily plant leaf. Newsom-Stewart, then a veterinary student at Cornell University, immediately knew […]

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5 Ways to Keep your Dog Healthy this Spring

Longer days, warm weather, and weekends spent frolicking with your furry friends all mean one thing–spring is here! As we emerge from our winter hibernation and prepare our yards, gardens, and home for the upcoming months, we don’t want to forget our pets. Increasing temperatures also mean the return of several health threats to our […]

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Does your Pet have Separation Anxiety?

We love our pets for many reasons, including their loyalty and devotion to us. They are often happiest when standing faithfully by our side, and a little sad to see us leave home for any reason. However, some pets can suffer from stress and panic in the absence of their owners. This challenge is called […]

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Top Reasons to Adopt a Pet

It’s not just the right thing to do; adoption is a reward. Pet lovers know: Adoption is the snuggliest option. Photo by iStockphoto Thinking of adding a pet to your family? Here are ten reasons to adopt your new best friend.   1. Because you’ll save a life. Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and […]

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People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 Our Animal Poison Control Center experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian […]

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People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435 Our Animal Poison Control Center experts have put together a handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has eaten any of the following foods, please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian […]

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold weather dangers from affecting your […]

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6 Ways to Help Your Dog Survive Fireworks Displays

Fireworks have been a traditional part of America’s celebrations since the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. But as popular as fireworks displays are, animals don’t understand that the bursts of light and deafening explosions are just for fun. To them, Independence Day seems more like the end of days! Dogs have jumped fences, […]

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Want a Pet-Safe Holiday?

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear […]

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The Most Dangerous Things In Your Home For Pets: Christmas Edition

Keep both pets and your Christmas decorations safe by avoiding these seven hazards. Christmas Tree If you buy a real tree, skip the tree fertilizer, and keep pets from treating the stagnant water as their personal water bowl. Got a climber on your hands? To keep your dog or cat away from the base of […]

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What Thanksgiving Foods Can Your Pet Eat?

Thanksgiving Safety Tips: Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and holiday feasts—but also a time for possible distress for our animal companions. Pets won’t be so thankful if they munch on undercooked turkey or a pet-unfriendly floral arrangement, or if they stumble upon an unattended alcoholic drink. Check out the following tips for a […]

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10 Halloween Safety Tips for Pets

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a nightmare. Skip the stress and keep your pets safe this year by following these 10 easy tips. 1. Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. All forms of chocolate—especially baking or dark chocolate—can be […]

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Exactly what to do if your pet eats something toxic

No one wants to think about their furry friend lapping up paint thinner or laundry detergent. But accidental pet poisonings happen—and they’re more common than you might think. Last year, the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center received more than 180,000 calls from pet owners whose dogs or cats ingested something toxic. And that’s just one […]

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Do You Need Pet Insurance?

As veterinary medicine becomes more technologically advanced, the cost of care increases because of the higher costs associated with the equipment, facilities and training required to provide these higher-quality services. For some, the cost of care can cause some anxiety. Pet insurance can help by offsetting some or most of the costs of diagnosing, treating […]

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How to Choose the Right Veterinarian

Whether you’ve moved into the area, or you’ve just adopted a new friend, here are a few tips for finding a veterinarian that’s right for you. Look for AAHA accreditation It’s a good idea to choose an animal hospital that’s been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Animal hospitals that choose to be […]

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How to Choose the Right Veterinarian

Whether you’ve moved into the area, or you’ve just adopted a new friend, here are a few tips for finding a veterinarian that’s right for you. Look for AAHA accreditation It’s a good idea to choose an animal hospital that’s been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Animal hospitals that choose to be […]

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Boarding your Dogs for the First Time

For a stress-free vacation, follow these tips on boarding your dog for the first time You’re going on an extended vacation and you’re worried about boarding your dog for the first time. After all, this is your fur baby and you want some peace of mind when leaving her behind. Boarding isn’t for everyone and […]

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Dogs and Cats

Pets Like Healthy Snacks, Too – Even Vegetables Like buying candy for kids, we often think snacks that have been specially packaged for pets are the best treats in the world. Why would they want anything other than a tasty treat? But, a lot of those packaged pet snacks and treats are the equivalent of […]

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Easy Ways to Help Dogs Cope With Fireworks

Written by Michelle Kretzer Every Fourth of July, I end up with an 80-pound lap dog. From the moment the first firecracker pops, my German shepherd mix, Hannah, tries to convince me that she’s not that heavy and that the best way for us to mark the holiday is with her squashed up against my […]

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Dehydration and Water Needs in Dogs

Dehydration is a lack of water in the body, and can cause serious complications for pets and people alike. Water is essential to all living beings, including dogs, who depend on proper daily fluid intake to maintain appropriate health. It makes up 80 percent of your dog’s body, and dissolves natural and unnatural substances as […]

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Dehydration and Water Needs in Dogs

Dehydration is a lack of water in the body, and can cause serious complications for pets and people alike. Water is essential to all living beings, including dogs, who depend on proper daily fluid intake to maintain appropriate health. It makes up 80 percent of your dog’s body, and dissolves natural and unnatural substances as […]

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Is Catnip Safe for your Cat?

Nepeta cataria is a member of the mint family, better known as catswort, catmint, or catnip. The active ingredient in catnip is called nepetalactone, which can trigger some strange behaviors in your feline friend. It’s not the taste that cats tend to react to in catnip, but rather the smell that comes from the plant […]

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How to Exercise Your Pet in Hot Weather

These 10 tips on how to exercise your dog in hot weather will help you find the balance between keeping your dog active and avoiding heat stroke. At first glance, this seems like a silly idea for exercising your dog in hot weather, but the dog reviews on Amazon are very positive. If your dog […]

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Things That Bite and Sting: Beware the Insects of Summer

Summertime means picnics and outdoor living… as well as bees, wasps, hornets, fire ants and other biting, stinging bugs that can make life miserable. Various members of the insect family can cause problems for not just us but also for our pets. Bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets are commonly encountered in both urban and […]

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8 Ways Your Pet Can Relieve Your Stress

Sometimes finding time to walk the dog or clean the litterbox seems like one more task to cram into your busy day. But it’s worth it. Here’s why: There are many ways our pets actually help decrease the stress we feel in our daily lives. To learn more about how and why animals help reduce […]

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Keeping Your Pets Safe from the Poisonous Plants of Spring

As you head into the garden to plant bulbs or clip fresh flowers, it’s important to keep in mind that some plants and fertilizers can be toxic to your pet in the springtime. We’ve asked Dr. Justine Lee, emergency veterinary specialist and CEO of VetGirl, LLC, to share some details on potentially poisonous plants to […]

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The Dangers of Pets in Vehicles

Every year, hundreds of pets die from heat exhaustion because they are left in parked vehicles. We’ve heard the excuses: “Oh, it will just be a few minutes while I go into the store,” or “But I cracked the windows…” These excuses don’t amount to much if your pet becomes seriously ill or dies from […]

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The Vicious Shave Down Cycle!

This isn’t a BRUSH YOUR DOGS post (but please, do brush your dogs), this is an attempt to explain the circle of matted shave downs that many owners and dogs get stuck in. [Week 1] So here’s the story so far. You’ve taken your dog to the groomer and Fido has had to be shaved […]

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How do I know if my Dog has Allergies?

THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXCERPT FROM PETFINDER’S FURKEEPS KICKOFF ASK THE EXPERTS FORUM. Q: We adopted a beautiful 10-month-old Golden Retriever a year ago from the Montreal SPCA. We are very happy with our adoptee! He is part of the family! How Do I Know if My Dog Has Allergies? The only concerns we have […]

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Ways Your dog Shows You Love

We know that we love our dogs. Mine are as much real members of the family as my wife and children and my little granddaughter, Reagan. But do they love us back? I think so, and I think they show us that love in ways that are distinctly individual to each dog and person. Gracie, […]

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Four Tips to Prevent Hypothermia and Frostbite

The temperature outside is dropping, and humans aren’t the only ones affected by the cold weather. Did you know that pets are also susceptible to hypothermia and frost bite? What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia is an unsafe drop in body temperature. This happens when the outside temperature is too cold for the pet’s body to stay […]

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Top Reasons to Take Care of your Pet’s Teeth

Brushing your pet’s teeth is very important but can be difficult! If you find yourself not having the time or inclination to do so, our grooming staff at The Pet Resorts are very adapt at doing so. Just call us and tell us to add a teeth brushing to your grooming appointment! Here are the […]

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10 Essential Pet Health Tips for the New Year

Dr. Ruth MacPete, DVM Dog Checkups & Preventive Care As a veterinarian, pet owners often ask me what they should be doing in order to help keep their pets healthy. To help others with similar concerns what follows are my top ten pet health tasks to promote the well being of your pet. 1. Yearly […]

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Holiday Tips for Pets

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry companions in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays, it is important to try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. Also, please be sure to steer pets clear […]

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