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PET BEHAVIOR

Dog Behavior

Choosing the Right Dog For Your Family
Caring for a dog is more than simply providing food and water, it requires a lot of time and hard work. This responsibility should not be entered into lightly. If you plan to adopt a dog you should understand that you are making a commitment to an animal for all the years of his life. Looking up the breed or mix for common characteristics and personality is an important first step in determining what will fit your life style. Dog breeds...

Aggression
A dog's bark may be worse than his bite, but most of us would rather not find out one way or the other. Growling, baring teeth, snarling, snapping, and biting are all aggressive behaviors— but dog aggression includes any behavior meant to intimidate or harm a person or another animal. more...

Learn Why Your Dog Barks
Your dog could be barking due to one of the following; Social Isolation, Frustration, Attention-Seeking. Expand your dog's world and increase his "people time" in the following ways... more...

Eating Strange Objects (Such as Feces)
If your pet has an appetite for such oddities as socks, rocks, or even feces, chances are you've wondered—and worried—about her unusual eating habits. more...

Fearful Dogs
Determining why your dog is fearful is helpful but not always essential to treating the fearful behavior, although the reason for his fear will dictate the relative success of the treatment. more...

The Humane Society of the United States
Excellent all around resource for all pet information
http://www.hsus.org/pets/

Cat Behavior

Choosing the Right Cat For Your Family
Before adopting a cat, consider carefully the commitment you are making. Indoor cats generally live to be 15-20 years old. Be honest with yourself. Is your living situation stable enough to accommodate a pet for this period of time? more...

Natural Cat Behavior
Read more about Natural Cat Behavior, The Cat's View Of Territory, Sharing The Turf, Scent Messages, The Familiar and Routine, Helping Kitty Change, May I Introduce...Fido?, Sleeps & Naps – Feline Style and more...

The truth about declawing
"Declawing is an inhumane, unnecessary procedure that has many alternatives. It is never in the cat's best interest. more...

Overcoming stress
In order to solve behavior problems it is necessary to understand what causes stress in cats as well as what reduces stress in cats. When threatened, cats, like most mammals, have four major defense strategies: Flight, Fight. Freeze, Appeasement more...

Cats International
Excellent all around resource for cat owners
http://www.catsinternational.org/

TRAVELING WITH YOUR PET

Find over 25,000 hotels, B&Bs, ski resorts, campgrounds, and beaches that are pet-friendly. Get Travel Tips and learn how to take your pet anywhere.

PetsWelcome.com
Pet travel resource

Dog Friendly.com
Dog friendly places throughout US and Canada

Fido Friendly
Tips on vacation ideas and places the whole family can enjoy


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