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When Should You Be Concerned About Your Dog's Panting?

 

Panting is a very normal and necessary function of canines. In fact, it serves to regulate your dog's internal temperature. But perhaps you may wonder, what is the purpose of panting? And, when if ever should I be concerned about my dog's panting?

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How to Stop Your Dog's Problem Chewing

 

When your favorite pair of shoes gets ripped to shreds, it can be easy to lose your cool. Chewing is a normal behavior from dogs, but that doesn't mean you can't teach them what they should and shouldn't chew.

What's an owner to do with a dog that won't stop chewing inappropriate items? In this article, we're going to go over what could be causing this behavior and what you can do to stop it.

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Should I Take in a Stray Cat?

Due to the tireless work of animal rescue organizations, stray cats are often brought to shelters and adopted by loving families. However, unwanted cats still roam neighborhoods. Some of these cats are feral; others are previously-owned pets. So as the animal lover you are, when you see a cat outdoors where you live, should you take it in?

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6 Reasons Why Your Cat Is Meowing So Much

During the roaring twenties, "the cat's meow" was a well-known expression used to describe someone who was considered stylish, impressive or excellent in some way. When it comes to the real feline's meow, the most common reasons for continuous meowing is most likely because they are either seeking attention or are hungry.

But if they're constantly caterwauling, howling or yowling, this behavior could be the sign of another typical behavioral issue or a serious medical condition. Here are six of the most common reasons cats are meowing more than usual.

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How to Calm a Hyperactive Dog

Many dogs are characterized as "high-energy", whether based on their breed or just their own temperament. An energetic dog may need extra time on walks or a few additional rounds of catch at the dog park.

A hyperactive dog, however, isn't just a pet that needs to blow off a little extra energy. Hyperactive dogs truly have trouble calming down, seem to need more physical activity than any owner can give, and may have difficulty learning simple commands.

While a dog's hyperactivity can be frustrating, there are many strategies for owners to try. Here are some simple changes to you can make in order to help curb your pet's hyperactivity.

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Why is My Dog Shaking?

If you notice your dog shaking and shivering, you may move to grab his fuzzy sweater or turn up the heat in your house. But being cold isn't the only reason why your dog might be shaking. Though shivering can help your dog regulate body heat, some reasons for shaking can be related to overall physical or emotional health.

Here are eight underlying issues that may be the cause for why your dog is shaking.

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How to Stop Your Pet from Eating Too Fast

It always seems that the moment you put your dog’s dinner bowl on the ground, seconds later he has already gulped it down. Sometimes this speedy eating—and the resulting swallowed air—can cause vomiting.

What’s even worse is that this intake of air may also contribute to bloat or a very serious issue known as Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus. This condition causes your dog’s stomach to twist. And without skilled veterinary care and usually surgery, your dog could die.

Cats can also eat too fast, which can lead to vomiting. Fortunately, bloat doesn't affect felines, but it's still not fun cleaning up the mess. So, how do you get your beloved pets to slow down?

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8 Ways to Keep Your Dog from Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a common canine behavior. It helps dogs satisfy their curiosity as they explore the world. Unfortunately, some pets may engage in problematic or destructive chewing. Their teeth can leave a trail of damage that is very frustrating. Some dogs like to chew things like shoes, furniture, or clothing — even destroying expensive possessions.

Destructive chewing is a common problem many dog owners face, however there are a few simple methods to stop this destructive behavior. Here are six ways to curb your dog's destructive chewing.

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3 Ways to Stop Your Cat from Scratching and Biting

It can be difficult to understand how or why our pets act in certain ways. However, when it comes to problem behaviors, it becomes necessary to act as both psychologist and behaviorist in order to curb the issues.

Cats, in particular, can be hard to understand, especially when it comes to aggressive biting or scratching behaviors. Here are three ways to stop your cat from scratching and biting, so that you and your pet can stay in harmony.

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How to Get Some Sleep When Your Pet Keeps You Up at Night

No matter how much you adore your pet, you may get irritated when your beloved companion constantly wakes you up at night. Your hungry cat may scratch at the bedroom door until you get up to feed it. The dog may whine, whimper, or even howl until you let it inside your room.

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