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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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How to Curb Your Dog's Excessive Licking

Dogs have limited ways to communicate with their pet parents. Some dogs whine when they're anxious during severe thunderstorms, they bark loudly when delivery workers approach their front doors, and others thump their tails when they're happy to see their owners.

Unfortunately, most dogs can't tell their human companions when something is wrong with their bodies. Some pet parents don't know that there is something wrong with their fur babies until they behave abnormally. One such abnormal behavior is excessive licking. While not always serious, excessive licking is a sign that your dog may have an undiagnosed medical or behavioral condition. 

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The Top Secrets to Relieving Vet Anxiety for Your Pet

An annual checkup is an excellent way to maintain your furry friend's health, well-being, and happiness. Although routine exams are essential, some pets don't like them. They are scared every time they visit a vet's office. A normally well-behaved pet can scratch, howl, or bite during a medical examination. Researchers call this phenomenon the White Coat Syndrome.

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9 Tips to Curb Excessive Dog Barking

A barking dog is not a totally happy or healthy dog. And the excessive noise doesn't help you and your family, either. If your dog barks constantly, you'll be relieved to know that there are ways to change this disruptive behavior so that everyone feels happier and healthier.

Here are several tips on remedying excessive barking:

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Pet Pee Problems: From Urinary Incontinence to Spraying and Beyond

Urinary trouble is one of the more common reasons we see pets for a sick visit. Pet pee problems can stem from health problems or instinctual behavior, but one thing's for sure, urinary problems can be frustrating and worrisome. An accurate diagnosis by your veterinarian will help treat your four-legged friend successfully, and help them get back to a normal pee routine.

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