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How Fear Free® makes vet visits less stressful

Going to the vet can cause fear, anxiety and stress in both animals and their humans…and that may result in less-than-optimal care, or even...

Separation anxiety in dogs is a common concern post-pandemic

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen and people return to work, many claim their dogs’ separation anxiety has become worse. Extra time at home due to...

How your dog’s gut microbiome affects his behavior

Canine behavioral problems like anxiety and aggression can have many causes, and an out-of-balance microbiome may be one of them. Learn how your dog’s...

Top 6 herbs to relieve anxiety in cats

Thanks to their sensitive natures, cats are more prone to stress and anxiety than many other animals. From California poppy to valerian, these herbs...

Top 5 tips for leaving your dog home alone

It can be hard to leave your dog at home alone. Here are five practical solutions that will help you and your animal feel...

Pet parents concerned about separation anxiety as they head back to...

Are you concerned that your dog might develop separation anxiety when you return to work after the pandemic? You’re not alone! Follow these expert...

Reduce your dog’s stress, naturally

From loud noises to trips to the vet, a variety of situations can cause stress in dogs. Fortunately, there are lots of safe and...

How grooming improves the mental health of pets

Pets suffer from mental health issues just like us, so taking steps to ease their anxiety and make them feel good is important. You...

Relieving anxiety in your pet with massage therapy

A look at how massage therapy can help ease anxiety in companion animals, and some tips on how to try it at home! Anxiety is...

Is your dog overly anxious? Acupressure can help!

Occasional anxiety is natural and normal in any dog, just as it is in us. But if your dog seems excessively anxious and fearful,...

Is your cat depressed?

If your cat doesn’t seem his usual self, it’s possible he may be depressed. Learn the possible signs and symptoms, and work with your...

10 self care tips for dog parents

You’ve just welcomed a new dog into your life and are spending lots of time looking after him – grooming, feeding, training, exercising and...

6 steps to mastering “cat-mindfulness”

You don’t need to take a course to master mindfulness – let your feline friend be your teacher! Mindfulness is not a new fad. It...

2 simple steps to a fear-free Fourth of July for your...

The Fourth of July can be a frightening holiday for our canine companions. These two simple steps will help you ease his fear and...

Tips to help your dog adjust to your summer schedule

Most dogs are fairly adaptable creatures, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take steps to make lifestyle changes as seamless as possible for them....

How CBD can help your anxious dog

Is your dog anxious? Here's how CBD can help. Whenever a thunderstorm rolls in, my dogs -- Odie, Nina, and Jolene -- can feel the...

University helps combat exam stress with therapy dogs

This university has found a surefire way to help combat the stress and anxiety surrounding exam season... therapy dogs! Every spring, students everywhere are riddled...

Is your dog scared of strangers?

Many dogs react fearfully when they see or are approached by strangers. Gentle behavior modification can help calm those fears, boost your dog’s confidence,...

6 flower essences for stressed cats

Flower essences are a safe and effective way to calm and balance nervous or fearful kitties. Anyone who’s familiar with cats knows they’re sensitive...

Acupressure for easing holiday stress – in both you and your...

The festive season can be tense as well as fun – and if you’re feeling the holiday stress, your dog is too. These simple...

Why interactive toys are good for your dog

Interactive toys offer many benefits to your dog – they provide mental stimulation and combat boredom, satisfy his natural instincts, and make mealtime more...

Natural remedies for canine anxiety

Is your dog a “nervous Nelly?“ Anxiety is common in our canine companions, so here’s  how to help him chill using a holistic, natural...

5 reasons to get outdoors with your dog!

Spending time outdoors for fresh air, exercise and mental stimulation is vital to your dog’s happiness and well being. “Who wants to go out?” It’s a...

How to massage your dog

Who doesn’t love a great massage? After all, massage benefits us physically and psychologically. The same is true for our dogs. Through massage, you’ll...

Tips for crating dogs with separation anxiety

Does your dog panic when you leave him alone in his crate? Here’s how to ease his separation anxiety and curb dangerous behaviors. Most dog...

Stress-free holidays for you and your cat

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” But maybe your cat is...

Does your cat have whisker stress?

Food and water bowls that are too small can result in a feline behavioral issue called whisker stress. Does your cat pull her food...

How TCVM eases separation anxiety in dogs

Separation anxiety in dogs can manifest in many ways – from non-stop barking and howling to destructive behavior. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine offers some...

Natural help for anxiety

Anxiety can impact your dog’s quality of life and result in a variety of troublesome behaviors. The good news is that there are many...

Is your dog scared of thunderstorms?

Shaking, whining, panting and pacing are all signs of thunder phobia in dogs. Instead of dreading summer thunderstorms, find out how behavior modification can...

Unwanted behaviors and nutrition

Find out how certain dietary nutrients and calming supplements may curb aggression, anxiety and other unwanted behaviors in dogs. Did you know that nutrition plays...

Melatonin for dogs and cats

Along with promoting sleep, melatonin may also help with Cushing’s disease, separation anxiety and other dog and cat health problems. Melatonin as a nutritional supplement...