Is my dog normal?

These 5 behaviours exhibited by dogs may or may not signal trouble.   Tail-chasing – It’s perfectly normal for puppies to chase their tails; it’s their way of getting to know their bodies. But if this persists into adulthood, you may need to consult a vet and behaviourist. Crotch-sniffing – It’s also perfectly normal for…

Should I kiss my dog?

We love our dogs, of course we do, but do we think about how safe it is for both them and us when we lock lips with them?   Here are some things to consider before you smooch your pooch.   What has Fido been doing? Before you lean in to give Fido a peck…

What is my dog telling me?

  Dog owners have probably asked themselves this question a millions times. If our dogs could speak in our language, what exactly would they be saying? Thankfully, Fido doesn’t need to speak English or Mandarin to let us know what he’s feeling or thinking; all we need to do is learn how to read his…

Why does my cat have whiskers?

  If you’ve ever wondered what Kitty’s whiskers were for, here’s the answer: each individual whisker is actually a way for your cat to sense her surroundings. In other words, whiskers are a cat’s GPS.   How do they work?   Each whisker is filled with extra-sensitive nerves that help Kitty judge distance and space….

Why does my cat meow?

  We often think cats meow as a form of communication to each other, but it looks like we’re wrong about that. Cat behaviourists say that only kittens meow to their mothers; when they’re hungry, cold or scared. But once they get older, they use other vocalisations, such as hissing and growling, to communicate with…

Advances in Canine Cancer Treatments

It’s scary to know that canine cancer treatment costs are about the same as human cancer treatment costs. However, there are far fewer drug treatments specially targeted for dogs. Thankfully, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration have announced the approval of three new drugs to help dogs fight cancer.   The usual practice for…

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