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What Can a Veterinary Behaviorist Do For My Cat?
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What Can a Veterinary Behaviorist Do For My Cat?

Before you can begin to ask what a veterinary behaviorist can do for you, you need to know what one is! The term is a very specific one that is reserved for those entitled to use it by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). But there are many vets who have a special interest in veterinary behavior and who promote behavioral medicine in their practice.

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Dog Blessings You Shouldn’t Overlook!

There are things dogs do that we may consider little "blessings". Just wonderful little unexpected things that can make you smile. Here are some of our favorites. 1. The sound of a wagging or thumping tail when all else is quiet 2. Dogs that "listen" to you 3. Dogs that look in your eye like they know what you are thinking or feeling 4.
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Pet-to-Pet Socialization - Adding a Kitten

Introducing a new kitten to your other pets who have already established their place in your household needn't be a challenge. Many of us already have at least one pet at home but our hearts always have room for adopting yet another poor homeless kitten or the addition of that perfect purebred kitten to our breeding stock.
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Why Dogs and Cats Are Better than Kids

A pet lover sent this to us and it made us laugh. We hope you enjoy it too! Editors Dogs and cats are better than kids because they: 1.Eat less. 2.Don't ask for money all the time. 3.Are easier to train. 4.Normally come when called. 5.Never ask to drive the car, they don't wreck the car and they don't raise your automobile insurance rates.
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Do Cats Mourn the Loss of Another Cat?

When one cat dies, owners will often notice some changes in the pets that are left behind. They may become aloof or lethargic. Some may stop eating or become clingy. Others may be more vocal – walking around meowing as though looking for their companion. Based on these outward signs, it appears that cats do grieve when their feline companion dies.
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How to Care for An Abused Cat

It is a sad fact of life that many cats suffer abuse of some kind during their lives. Abuse can take the form of physical assaults or punishment - but many cats suffer from the silent abuse of neglect. When abuse occurs during a sensitive stage of a cat's development, it can have a profound impact for the rest of its life, even if the cat is subsequently removed from the abusive environment.
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U.S. Companies Allowing Pets in the Workplace

A New Survey Conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association Shows Nearly One in Five Companies Allow Pets at Work! The American Pet Products Manufacturers Association shows more and more Americans believe pets should be allowed in the workplace. According to this national poll of working Americans 18 years of age and over, 17% report their company permits pets at work.
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Who Gets the Cat? When Pet Parents Break Up

As the classic song goes, "breaking up is hard to do." Falling out of love is never easy, but it can be even more difficult to part ways when an animal is involved. Many people consider the animals that share their lives to be an integral part of the family. "Pet parent," "furchild"…the names say it all.
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Who Gets the Dog? When Pet Parents Break Up

As the classic song goes, "breaking up is hard to do." Falling out of love is never easy, but it can be even more difficult to part ways when an animal is involved. Many people consider the animals that share their lives to be an integral part of the family. "Pet parent," "furchild"…the names say it all.
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Pets Make A Difference In Children With Autism

Ben Nickell, 12, wasn't always able to go on long car rides, attend football games, talk, and have some what of a social life. In fact, before Betty, Ben's 60-pound Labrador Boxer mix service dog, came into his life, he didn't do much at all. Instead of playing outside, Ben, who is a child with autism, would rock in a chair, didn't like going outside and never really showed any affection towards his parents.
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Old Wives Tales About Cats: Common Cat Myths

There are countless theories and ideas out there on cats and cat care. What should you believe? Is it true or is it merely an old wives' tale that has mutated as it has been passed along? Listed below are several common cat myths, old wives' tales, and legends and the truth or lack of truth they contain.
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Pet Charities: How to Choose a Good Pet Charity

You've decided to make a charitable donation to help animals, but you are unsure how to choose a reputable organization. How do you know where your money will go? Which pet charities can you trust? Websites such as www.Charitynavigator.org and the Better Business Bureau's Give.org can help you select a charity to which you feel comfortable donating your funds.
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What His Dog Reveals (About him)

Thinking about hooking up with a guy because he happens to be a cute man with an adorable dog? Well, think again. Far more important than a pet person and his purebred pooch, is his behavior with you. The American Kennel Club recognizes=2 0eight groups of dogs (one is miscellaneous), but not all breeds may be a suitable match for you, nor your pick of a dog man.
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What Cats Teach About Love

There are a lot of cat lovers out there that wouldn't dream of having only one cat. Many of us live in multiple cat households. Why not? We cat lovers know how much a cat can bring into our homes and that more cats mean more feline fun. It seems we can learn a lot from our furry companions and I'm not the only one that thinks this.
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Saying Good-Bye: Pet Funerals for Cats

You have countless happy memories. You have photos, toys, beds, bowls, and collars. Most importantly, you have a special place in your heart which will always belong to that unforgettable cat. When your cat departs for the Rainbow Bridge, how will you use those memories to honor his life? Will you create a collage of his photos, plant a memorial tree in your backyard, place his ashes and a paw print on your mantle?
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Animals and the Souls of Mankind - How Do they Win Our Hearts?

Any animal lover will attest to the importance of pets and other beasts to the spirit of Man. Throughout history people have recognized the unique place these creatures have in our world. Indeed, cultures in every corner of the world have wondered at, celebrated, worshiped, loved, admired, worked and used them for food since the beginning of time.
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