Why We Love Our Pets So Much

Why we love our pets so much is not easily explained. When our pets look into our eyes, we see nothing but love reflected back at us. Our pets are like our children. We share a mutual devoted affection with them. But why? Has this relationship evolved over thousands of years or is it a […]

Feline Inappropriate Elimination

A primary reason cats are abandoned to shelters is due to feline inappropriate elimination. This is when a cat urinates and defecates outside their litter box. Feline inappropriate elimination may be related to an underlying medical condition or an aversion to the litter box. It is important to determine the cause of a cat’s litter […]

Common Myths About Pet Behavior Part III

Training pets can be hard. Separating fact from fiction about the best way to train your pet is harder. Many myths and misconceptions about the best training methods are out there. Let’s take a moment to discuss three of the most common. Misconception:  Puppies should have all their shots before they are around other dogs […]

Common Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior: Part II

Body language can be difficult to read especially in pets. The ability to read a pet’s body language is one of the most important skills a veterinarian possesses. Pet owners also benefit greatly from being able to correctly interpret their pet’s body language. However, it is common to misinterpret what our pets are trying to […]

Common Myths About Dog and Cat Behavior: Part 1

Common myths exist about dog and cat behavior. Pet behavior often delights and amuses pet owners. Some pet behavior is perplexing. A number of wives tales exist about how pets should behave. Misinterpreting pet behavior is fairly common. How do we determine what is true and false? A veterinarian is taught to critically evaluate information. […]