Why Does My Cat Lick Me?

A kiss from your cat can signify their deep trust for you – but if other factors are at play, cat licking may mean much more. Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, shares what your cat might be trying to tell you.

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A kiss from your cat can signify their deep trust for you – but if other factors are at play, cat licking may mean much more. Sarah J. Wooten, DVM, shares what your cat might be trying to tell you.

8 Ways to Help with Dog Separation Anxiety

Change can be hard, even for pets. As the world resumes normalcy following the pandemic, your dog may begin exhibiting signs of separation anxiety. Hanie Elfebein, DVM, PhD shares her tips for making your dog’s adjustment as smooth as possible.

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Change can be hard, even for pets. As the world resumes normalcy following the pandemic, your dog may begin exhibiting signs of separation anxiety. Hanie Elfebein, DVM, PhD shares her tips for making your dog’s adjustment as smooth as possible.

How to Choose a Dog Daycare

Dogs may require extra support when their pet parents return to the office post-pandemic.

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After many months of having their pet parents working from home, dogs may require extra support adjusting to their owners’ return to office life. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD offers tips for a smooth transition.

Cat and Dog Puzzle Toys to Bust Boredom

Puzzle toys are a great way to keep pets engaged.

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Do you have a bored pet at home? Wailani Sung, DVM, shares the countless benefits of puzzle toys and how to select the right one for your cat or dog. Do you have a bored pet at home? Wailani Sung, DVM, shares the countless benefits of puzzle toys and how to select the right one for your cat or dog.

How to Stop a Dog from Jumping: Everything You Need to Know

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A dog jumping with joy is cute when they’re a puppy, but as they grow up, persistent jumping can become a problem. This behavior, which is all too common among canines, poses safety concerns for both dogs and humans and needs to be addressed immediately. Pouncing dogs can be especially dangerous to small children, the elderly, and any unsuspecting individuals.  

Why Do Cats Purr?

By Sarah J. Wooten

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Most cats engage in purring behavior throughout their whole lives. But what exactly is the function of this vocalization, and what are cats trying to say to us when they purr? While most people think that a purring cat is a happy cat, it turns out that cats use purrs to signify a variety of emotional states, not just happiness. There’s even some evidence that cats may even heal themselves with purring. This article details everything we currently know about the cat purr and how to understand purring behavior in your cat.