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Tips for Teaching Your Cat Not to Bite

March 15, 2017

Watching a cat play can be very cute and fun. Our feline friends are definitely quite frisky! Fluffy’s idea of play doesn’t always sync up with ours, however. Cats are predators, and play fighting stimulates their natural hunting instincts. This often translates into kitties that equate biting with fun! If your kitty has a habit of chomping on you when she’s feeling frisky, you’ll want to take steps to correct her behavior. After all, those … Read More »

If Pets Had Thumbs

March 01, 2017

Did you know that March 3rd is If Pets Had Thumbs Day? If not, you probably aren’t alone! This may not be a very well-known holiday, but it certainly is a fun one. What do you think would happen if our furry friends had opposable thumbs? In this article, a local vet offers a few educated guesses. Food We’re pretty sure that, if Fido and Fluffy had thumbs, they would waste no time figuring out … Read More »

Fido’s Pet Peeves

October 01, 2016

Fido’s cute face, adorable antics, love, and loyalty have earned him a special place in our hearts, and made him part of the family. While every dog is different, there are some things that our canine pals have in common, including some very specific pet peeves. Below, a Floyds Knob, IN vet lists some things your furry buddy doesn’t like. Hugs Fido may not mind hugs from his owners: in fact, many of our furry … Read More »

Common Behavioral Issues in Cats

September 15, 2016

Cats are extremely popular pets, and with good reason. Fluffy is not only super cute, she’s also clean, easy to care for, and full of adorable quirks. Our feline friends aren’t purrfect, however. Read on as a Georgetown, IN vet discusses some common behavioral issues in cats. Scratching Fluffy’s manicure habits are not very popular with her human friends. Your cat isn’t tearing up your things on purpose: kitties are instinctively driven to care for … Read More »

How to Teach Your Dog to Fetch Things

August 01, 2016

Have you ever watched videos of dogs bringing their human buddies cold drinks, remotes, slippers, or mail? Have you ever wondered if your pet can learn to do that? Why not teach him? Read on as a Georgetown, IN vet tells you how to teach a dog to fetch specific items. Basics First things first: before teaching Fido cute tricks, make sure he knows basic doggy obedience commands, like Sit, Stay, Come, Heel, and Lay … Read More »

9 Ways Cats Help With Housework

June 01, 2016

Is your cat pampered? It may seem that housecats lead a pretty idyllic life. Fluffy’s schedule is chock full of naps, cuddles, and beauty treatments. Actually, our feline friends are very considerate of their human servants, and often try to lend a helping paw with ordinary household chores. A local Georgetown, IN vet lists some ways cats try to help with housework in this article. Keeping Laundry Warm Have you ever found your cat in … Read More »

Caring for an Anxious Dog

May 15, 2016

Is your dog high-strung? Just like people, dogs all have their own personalities. Some pups are calm and friendly, while others are more anxious and easily frightened. If your pooch tends to get nervous easily, read these tips from a Floyds Knob, IN vet on caring for an anxious dog. Exercise Make sure that Fido is getting the right amount and type of exercise. A brisk walk, or a vigorous round of fetch, will burn … Read More »

Rounding Up a Good Dog Trainer

July 15, 2015

Your Labrador retriever Lance thinks you need more exercise. Since he’s a considerate pooch, this rambunctious three-year-old dog gives you several daily workouts. During each neighborhood walk, he happily yanks you down the street, your arms and legs screaming from the exertion. Clearly, Lance needs some discipline and direction. Your Floyds Knob, IN veterinary clinic has recommended a well-known dog trainer. Before you enroll your companion for an obedience class, though, observe the instructor’s on-the-job … Read More »

Why Your Cat is Showing Aggression

July 01, 2015

Your tabby cat Morty has a superiority complex. This five-year-old feline housemate has always been convinced he’s running the house, regularly monitoring your family’s activities and loudly objecting when he doesn’t approve. Lately, though, your bossy companion has escalated his obnoxious behavior. He delights in lurking behind the furniture, leaping out to rake his unfortunate victims’ ankles. He also harasses your two adopted cats, driving them under the furniture to escape his wrath. You wonder … Read More »

Why Your Cat Finds His Food Distasteful

June 01, 2015

Your orange tabby Rudy has quite a hearty appetite. This five-year-old feline housemate has always eagerly scarfed down his vet-approved food. Sometimes, he twirls around your legs at feeding time, hoping you’ll serve his meal a few minutes early. Recently, though, your healthy-eating cat considers his bowl the enemy. He briefly picks at his kibbles before crunching a few bites and padding away. You wonder why he’s avoiding his food, and you’re concerned that he’s … Read More »

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