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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...

Travel stress-free this holiday

Taking your dog on a road trip to visit friends or family this festive season (or any other time)? This travel checklist will help...

Music’s healing effects

Studies have shown playing the right music can have a powerful and calming influence on dogs and cats. Sound is a major factor of our...

Understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Why are anxiety and aggression so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved? About three years ago, our Irish setter Coral...

What’s making your dog anxious?

Helping your anxious dog starts with determining what's upsetting her in the first place. Dogs get stressed just like we do. The difference is, we...

5 wonderful reasons to walk with your pet

Whether you have a dog or just like to get outside for a stroll, a daily walk comes with a number of benefits. Walking you...

6 steps to stress-free vet visits

The keys to calm behavior at the vet clinic includes early socialization and positive reinforcement training. If you’re like a lot of people, you dread...

Flower essences for anxious dogs

Flower essences can help relieve your dog's stress. Modern life is full of things that can make a dog nervous. From the constant assault of...