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Helping a Dog’s Anxiety in a New Home

Moving to a new home is stressful for everyone, and even pets may feel anxious when their familiar surroundings change. Whether the home is new because of moving from an apartment to a house, relocating to a new city or state, downsizing or upsizing to better meet family needs, or adopting a dog and bringing them home for the first time, there are ways to ease a dog’s anxiety in a new home.Why Dogs Feel Anxious in a New HomeMany things can make a dog feel anxious in a new home. The scent markers that help a dog navigate and know where everything is are missing or changed, or the dog may smell the old owners or previous pets and...

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What to Do When Your Cat Won’t Eat

Many cats can be finicky eaters, but if your cat stops eating completely it is always a cause for concern. Knowing what to do when your cat won’t eat can help cat owners better understand their pet’s feeding habits and nutritional needs to ensure the cat always has a tasty, healthy diet to enjoy. What Is Finicky Feeding Behavior? Cats can demonstrate a wide range of finicky feeding behaviors that are perfectly normal. A cat might initially sniff at or refuse even a familiar food before deciding to eat some time later, or the cat might only nibble at food instead of consuming a full meal. A cat’s tastes might change, especially as the cat grows older and its senses...

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Five Ways To Stop A Dog From Digging Holes

The iconic image many people think of when they think of dogs digging holes is the dog proudly putting a bone in it and covering it back up. In reality, this can leave you with a lot of holes in the ground. Here are five ways to stop a dog from digging holes:1) Stop the bonesIf your dog is digging holes because you are giving him bones, I don’t know, stop giving him bones! Try a chew toy as a substitute instead.2) Make your dog more activeSometimes dogs just dig out of boredom. Try exercising your dog more often to get him tired.3) POP!If you see that your dog keeps digging in the same spots, put a blown up balloon...

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Pros and Cons of Different Dog Bowls

While you may think that a dog bowl is just a dog bowl, that is simply not the case. There are many different types of dog bowls that serve diverse purposes. Here we explore the Pros & Cons of each type of bowl...

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Boating With Dogs

Boating can be a great hobby, the cornerstone of a marine business, or a fantastic getaway. Regardless of how you enjoy boating, you can always bring your dog along for a day on the water if you take the animal’s needs and behavior into consideration.Why Dogs Love BoatingDogs enjoy exploring new sights, sounds, and smells, and a boat is filled with new sensory experiences for any canine companion. Furthermore, dogs are instinctive swimmers and don’t typically have a fear of the water, so their inherent curiosity isn’t inhibited by a new environment. As pack animals, dogs bond strongly with their human pack-mates, and will greatly enjoy spending time with you rather than being left behind. It is important, however, that...

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