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How to train your cat and what to expect

by | Monday, September 17, 2018 |

By guest blogger: Linda Matthews When you start wondering how to train your cat, this means that you want to change her behavior and that's really great. However, don't expect this task to be easy!Cats are highly independent creatures. Therefore, you can`t train your cat the same way you might train your dog. This is going to be a bit tricky.No matter whether you`re going to train a new kitten or older cat, you can influence their behavior, but only if you`re consistent and gentle.First of all,...

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Is you pet overweight?

by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018 |

Chubby puppies in all their roly-poly ways are undeniably cute, but as dogs age, lean is much healthier for them. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention shares that 53% of adult dogs and 55% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese.When asked if their pets were overweight, 22% of dog owners and 15% of cat owners said their pet's weight was "normal" when it was overweight or obese.The normalization of obesity by pet owners is referred to as "fat pet gap" and reflects how fat...

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Reduce mowing to help bees

by | Monday, August 6, 2018 |
Help bees by reducing mowing

It turns out lawns can provide surprisingly good habitat for native bees as long as they’re not mowed too often. US Forest Service ecologists came to that conclusion after monitoring bee activity during the summer in residential Springfield, Massachusetts.The scientists report that lawns mowed every two weeks have more beneficial bees than those mowed weekly, while grass cut every three weeks had a larger number of pollen and nectar sources like clover and dandelions.With cultivated grass...

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5 Hot Weather Tips for Pets

by | Saturday, June 2, 2018 |

Summertime is fun, and if you're careful in the hot weather, you and your pets are in for a great time! Our pets aren't as well adapted to the elements as wild animals are, and our companions can be as susceptible to extreme temps as much as their owners are. What that means for your pet is when temperatures get extreme, pet safety should be your primary concern.Five ways to stay safe while enjoying summer with your pet:Respect the heat. People aren't the only ones that may be overwhelmed by a...

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