Can Dogs Feel Guilt? 10 Common Myths About Dog Behavior

Doleful eyes, hunched body, drooping ears: Fido must be feeling sorry about something—right? Not exactly, according to Decoding Your Dog, a new book from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Drs. Debra Horwitz and John Ciribassi, experts in the field of veterinary behavior, write about what this look really means, and uncover nine more common…

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‘Decoding Your Dog’ may help you befriend ‘best friend’

When it comes to animal behavior, everyone is a self-professed expert.  “You must be the ‘alpha dog’ in your house, showing your dog who’s boss,” is one common misconception, say veterinary behaviorists.  That belief is not based in science, and it may even be downright dangerous. Setting the record straight is one reason the American…

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Ask the vet’s pets: Raw diets can sicken pets and humans By Dr. Lee Pickett

Berks County, PA –  Dear Christopher Cat: I mentioned to my veterinarian that I am switching my cats to a raw diet, and she objected, saying many were contaminated with bacteria. I don’t see her point, since free-roaming cats eat raw mice without having problems.Christopher responds: The difference is that outdoor cats kill their prey and eat…

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First Aid Tips for Pet Owners

What would you do if …your dog ate the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips that was left out on the kitchen counter?  …your cat had a seizure right in front of you?  …your dog fell down the stairs and started limping?  …your cat was overheating on a hot summer day? To avoid the feelings of…

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Holiday Pet DON’Ts

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20 things my pets make me thankful for this Thanksgiving

Posted on November 25, 2013 | By Cathy M. Rosenthal What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  Cathy shares  some things about her pets: Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks for family and friends — and family pets too! Here are 20 things my pets make me thankful for this Thanksgiving. I haven’t had…

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Over the Counter Flea & Tick Control Toxicity

  Always check with your Veterinarian before using any flea & tick product! The products are sold in major supermarkets and pet supply stores. They’re meant to get rid of fleas and ticks on your pets. But after looking closely through government data, NBC Los Angeles found thousands of reported pet illnesses and deaths that…

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It’s National Cat Day October 29th

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FDA Facts: Jerky Pet Treat

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/NewsEvents/Newsroom/FactSheets/UCM371715.pdf  

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Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in ‘mysterious outbreak’, FDA says

Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to…

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