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christopher-cudworth's picture
Oct.22.2012
At a recent event called the Crop Walk to raise money for the needy nationwide, there were more 200 people present, all converging from churches of different denominations in a show of mission and solidarity.  Many people also brought along their dogs to walk with them on the 3.1 mile course....
amy-d-shojai's picture
Nov.10.2011
It doesn't have to be the holidays for us to want to treat our dogs. We love to indulge ourselves-and them-and are careful to avoid poisoning pets with high-risk foods like chocolate, macadamia nuts, avocados, or raisons/grapes. Artificial sweeteners keep owners lean, but any goodies sweetened...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Sep.20.2011
Owners fill bowls with nutritious food to keep dogs healthy. So why do dogs eat weird, disgusting and even dangerous stuff? Dogs use their mouths the way we use our hands. They pick up objects and explore their world by mouthing, tasting, and chewing. That sometimes gets them into trouble if...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Aug.15.2011
When love is in the air, everyone's happy, right? So why did the cat hiss and baptize his shoes? What's up when your dog growls at his voice? Why can't your pet love your boyfriend as much as you? And yes, that gorgeous kitty face with the dilated eyes and downward-turned whiskers (below) certainly...
lee-juslin's picture
Jul.03.2011
Yesterday, I was in line at a stoplight pulling out of our mall when I noticed 2 women and a Pit Bull like dog trying to cross 4 lanes of traffic from the other side. Dangerous enough but this was a dog who had obviously had no leash training. He was lunging and plunging and the woman holding the...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Jun.22.2011
When a dog or cat can't bear to be left alone they may "act out" and damage your belongings, or even hurt themselves. These pets aren't chewing up furniture, defecating on the bed, or breaking through glass windows to "get back at you." Think of separation anxiety as a form...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Jun.14.2011
Does your new kitten hide under the bed? Do your adult cats disappear when visitors ring the doorbell? Does the new puppy send your kitty into hiss-terics? Learning why cats act scared helps you know how to avoid fear triggers. Scaredy cats react with fear to unfamiliar people, places or situations...
amy-d-shojai's picture
May.23.2011
Cats become pests with their determination to stay above it all. They cruise kitchen countertops, lounge atop doors and leap to refrigerator tops to ambush treats. The urge to be the top cat seems a universal cat vice. By understanding why cats scale the heights, cat owners can provide legal...
amy-d-shojai's picture
May.16.2011
We cherish the cat's fastidious nature. But neatnik behavior goes beyond looking good. How and why cats groom impacts physical, emotional and social health. Kittens learn to lick themselves by 2 weeks of age using copycat behavior, and a slovenly mother will raise kitten slobs. Most times, though,...
amy-d-shojai's picture
May.11.2011
Last week, I had TWO articles published at the amazing Paw Nation site--one on playtime and how to interact with your cat, and the very next day a second article. But I was on the road last Thursday at a writers conference (check out the Ebooks Helpful Links List) and somehow missed giving a shout-...