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Whether you have a dog, cat or both, our experts are here with all the information and tips you need. In the articles below, we cover dog and cat health, nutrition, behaviour, training and more.

Dog and Cat Articles on Behaviour & Health

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Can Dogs Eat Carrots?

Carrots are an abundant source of nutrition for humans, but what about your dog – can he eat carrots too?

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Why Are Dogs Scared of Thunder?

It may start with your dog seeming on edge for a few hours. They aren't settling in and napping like they usually do, and they might be startling at every sudden noise or movement.

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Why Does My Cat Stare at Me?

While pet owners might find it convenient if cats could talk to them to express wants and needs, most cats only offer audible feedback in the form of meowing, trilling or hissing.

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How Many Treats Should You Give Your Cat

Cat treats are a great way to reward your cat during training and can serve as a way to strengthen the bond between you and your cat.

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  • Crate training shouldn't be viewed as a negative experience. Many dogs feel safe and secure in enclosed spaces, which act like dens that wild animals use. Follow these steps to crate train your dog.
  • Bringing your puppy home can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Here are some steps you can take to make your puppy have a comfortable first night in his new home.

  • Being prepared means you and your puppy will have more time to get to know each other. Here are some of the things you’ll need to make your house feel more like a home for your new friend.
  • It’s his new home, but there are lots of potential hazards lying in wait. After all, puppies are babies, which means they’re lively, curious, and they teethe. They can find themselves in serious trouble, so it’s best to take preventative measures.
  • 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.
  • 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.