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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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  • Some owners may think ear scratching is just a normal part of dog behaviour. And while many dogs will scratch their ears casually, itchy ears can mean something’s wrong with your dog's ears.

  • About 1 in 111 dogs will experience some form of epilepsy. But even more can have a seizure at some point. During a seizure, dogs lose all self-control, which can be very unsettling for their owners.

  • Tiny kittens are truly adorable. They’re fuzzy, they’re affectionate and they trip every nurturing trigger in us. Good kitten health doesn’t happen by accident: it starts in utero — and that’s where you come in.

  • Noticing flaky skin, sometimes referred to as cat dandruff, in your feline’s fur? Cat dandruff can be frustrating for the cat and worrisome for her human counterpart.

  • Not sure how to give a cat a pill? You're not alone. Pet owners often dread administering prescriptions to their feline friends, since cats are notorious for spitting out pills or unleashing teeth or claws. 

  • There are many potential causes for cat urine crystals to occur in your feline friend. Sometimes the crystals are triggered by dehydration and can be remedied by simply increasing her daily water intake.

  • If your cat usually uses the litter box without issue or you've noticed that you're going longer between cleanings, she could be constipated.