Posts from October, 2018

My Pet Has Diabetes, Now What?

diabetesApproximately, 1 out of ever 300 dogs and 1 out of ever 230 cats have diabetes in the United States.  Unfortunately, pet diabetes is on the rise.  Since November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss what needs to happen after the diagnosis. Continue…

Cat Shedding Tools: Do You Dread The Shed?

cat shedding toolsAnyone with cats knows that a change of season means its time to shave the couch. At least, that’s what it feels like with the amount of cat hair that settles in your house. No matter how often you vacuum, sweep, mop, dust, or run the leaf blower through your home it just seems to be a never-ending battle against the fur! Having had cats most of my life I generally stuck with brushing as the way to control the shedding, but I decided to look at some of the new cat shedding tools on the market that claim to reduce or even stop shedding altogether. What’s the worst that can happen, right? Continue…

Introducing A New Cat: How To Turn Bye Felicia Into Hello Felicia

introducing a new catLast month my husband and I went on an RV trip to Natural Falls State Park.  We invited friends along and decided there wasn’t enough room to take one of the dogs.  About thirty minutes after getting set up a grey and white long hair cat come up to our campsite.  She was very friendly and stayed around the entire weekend.  There were no homes in the area, and she had no collar or identification, so we decided to bring her back to Guthrie.  This week I will discuss introducing a new cat to your household.  Continue…

Five Reasons Why Dogs Bark: Discover The Basis For The Bark

why dogs barkIt’s something we’ve all experienced, whether as the owner of a barking dog, the person being barked at, or the neighbor being thoroughly annoyed. There are some situations where we find it completely normal and even desirable for our dogs to bark. If an intruder is trying to break into my house, I want my dogs to let loose with their scariest roars. However, it becomes a nuisance if they decide to bark at every noise throughout the night, or during my dinner, or at every person we pass on our walk. Half the battle is discovering why dogs bark. Continue…

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