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New Kitten Checklist: What Does a Kitten Need?

What does a kitten need in a new home? Beds, toys, litter boxes, grooming tools, food & other supplies are needed when bringing a kitten home. Read about the checklist of items your new kitten needs here.

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How to Socialize Your Puppy
How to Socialize Your Puppy
Have you ever seen puppies meet for the first time? There are many ways that owners can set their furry friends up for successful social interactions. Keep reading to learn more on how to socialize a puppy.
How To Exercise Your Puppy
How To Exercise Your Puppy
No matter if your puppy is a big Great Dane or a tiny Yorkshire Terrier, he needs exercise on a daily basis. Read on to learn how much exercise your puppy needs and how to safely give him the exercise he needs.
Games that Puppies Love to Play
Games that Puppies Love to Play
Not only are games fun and a great way to strengthen the bond with your puppy, but they also serve as a way to teach your puppy special skills. Read on to learn how to play with a puppy.
How to Stop Your Puppy From Chewing on Everything
How to Stop Your Puppy From Chewing on Everything
Chewing is a normal behaviour in puppies and adult dogs, but it can wreak havoc on your shoes, books and furniture. Wondering how to stop a puppy from chewing on your belongings? Learn more.
How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting
How to Train Your Puppy to Stop Biting
Biting or nipping is normal behaviour for your puppy, but it is important for you to know how to train a puppy to not bite and teach him early on, or you’re in for bigger ouches later.
Why is My Puppy Throwing Up?
Why is My Puppy Throwing Up?
Since your puppy’s immune system is still developing, most of the things they ingest can cause stomach upsets. Read on to learn why your puppy is throwing up and what symptoms are considered serious.
Understanding Dog Body Language
Understanding Dog Body Language
Dogs are able to express themselves in the most simple and effective ways, which makes them great communicators. Read on to learn how to better understand dog body language.
Recognizing the Signs of Overheating in Dogs
Recognizing the Signs of Overheating in Dogs
There’s nothing better than taking your furry friend out for a walk in beautiful weather. But, it is important to recognize the signs of overheating in dogs to prevent serious health-related problems.
How to Make a DIY Cat Feeding Station
How to Make a DIY Cat Feeding Station
Cat feeding stations that are elevated from the ground are a great way to make your cat more comfortable when eating. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to make a cat feeding station.
Homemade Cat Toys: Making a Cat Puzzle Feeder
Homemade Cat Toys: Making a Cat Puzzle Feeder
Making your cat hunt for food is a great way to appeal to their desire for physical and mental stimulation during feeding. Let us teach you how to make some homemade cat toys!
How to Deal With Cat Behaviour Problems
How to Deal With Cat Behaviour Problems
There are many different ways to remedy cat behaviour problems, but the key is to try to understand your cat better. Read on for some training tips to help solve some cat behaviour problems.
How to Understand Cat Body Language
How to Understand Cat Body Language
As a cat owner, you will have come to recognize your companion’s various moods from her body language, facial expressions and noises. Read on to learn more about cat behaviour and how to understand cats.

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