Behaviour

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10 signs of Feline Dementia

Spatial disorientation or confusion – getting trapped in corners or forgetting the location of the litter box. House-soiling is the most common reason for referral of old cats to animal behaviouralists.
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What is Feline Dementia?

Feline Dementia, also called feline cognitive dysfunction, is a condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans. It affects mostly cats over the age of 11, with the chance of developing the condition and its symptoms increasing with age. Early detection of feline dementia is integral to treating it successfully.
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Quick Tips for Surviving the Dog Park

A quick guide to surviving the dog park.
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Does My Dog Need Friends?

Dogs are a social species so they definitely need friends. But whether that has to include other dogs is debatable. While some dogs’ lives may be enriched by dog companionship, other dogs’ may thrive on human companionship or both.
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10 Things NOT to Do With Your Pets in the Vet

No. 1: Don’t fail to contain your cats. Even if your cat is the sweetest thing on record, some other animals may not agree. The last thing we want is to see in our lobbies is an altercation in which one animal dies. Cat carriers are cheap and widely available. Use them.
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Why Cats Meow?

To greet people. Your cat can be expected to meow in greeting when you come home, when she meets up with you in the house or yard, and when you speak to her.
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Taming Hamsters that Bite

Even the friendliest hamsters may bite when they are in uncomfortable or unfamiliar situations. The following guidelines may help to handle your hamster during such situations.
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Preventing Your Rabbit From Digging

Rabbits love to dig and burrowing is a natural activity for them. Thus, domesticated rabbits may end up digging furniture such as carpets or even soil when let out to play in the garden.
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What is Your Guinea Pig Saying?

Guinea pigs are vocal animals. They love to express themselves and communicate with each other through a range of noises. Some may sound alike but if you pay enough attention to those noises, you will eventually be able to hear the difference and better understand what your guinea pig is saying through its vocalisations.
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Signs that Show Your Dog is About to Attack

Knowing when your dog is about to attack takes experience. Learning how to identify warning signs will teach you how to take preventive measures.