Dog & Cat Articles

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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  • Digging is a natural instinct in dogs, with many dogs digging to find out what might be under a particularly good-smelling pile of dirt or to create a cool place to lay down on a hot day.

  • Most people want their dogs to bark. It's an extra level of protection when a stranger shows up at the door, and it's nice to know that an animal is outside if you live in a rural area.

  • It can be hard to recognize signs of old age in cats as they don’t get fine lines and wrinkles like humans do. Changes in your cat are most likely to start on the inside as they approach their golden years, and they will gradually age as we do.

  • You may have noticed that your cat is napping more, not playing with you as often or that they can’t jump as high as they used to. These are all normal as your cat approaches their senior years!

  • As your cat enters the senior stage of their life, they may start to become less active and their metabolism may slow down. As such, they can be prone to putting on weight.

  • Training a small dog is no different than training larger breeds and you might be surprised by how much your small dog is capable of learning. Learn how to train a small dog with these simple training tips.
  • Do you suspect your dog of acting out? Is your dog behaving badly, or are his actions causing you frustration? Understanding the causes of your dog’s behaviour can help you begin to explore ways to correct it.

  • Weaning is a big step in a kitten’s life, it occurs when they move from their mother’s milk to eating solid food. This step is important because kittens become more socially independent and rely less on their mother.

  • Kittens are always on the move - hiding in nooks and crannies, chasing pieces fluff and even answering nature’s call without a warning.

  • As pet owners, we want our dogs to be involved in our lives, which includes our dogs being able to have positive encounters with the new people and pups that we meet in our day-to-day lives.