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Cats: Tooth and Nail

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Pet safety usually means keeping your pet safe but part of that is keeping yourself and the people in your life safe from your pet's instinctive behaviors.

Tabby Grabbing

scared kitten
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When tabby balks at being picked up, the problem could be how you lift or hold him. A common mistake is to pick your cat up by the scruff of her neck. In practice, the only time it’s acceptable is in order to save its life.

Touch Me Not Pets

Some pets are terrified of touch, especially when it comes to hygenic or medical procedures. What can yo do about it? Here's one answer:

Too Many Strays —Too Soft a Heart

abandoned dog

Country life was the cat's meow—. Really! It was everything we expected and a lot we didn't expect. Day to day, we never knew who we would find at the end of our driveway, on our doorstep, or even tied to a tree. During the years we lived in the country, there was a steady stream of tail chasers and tail waggers that were dependent on the softness of our hearts.

Epilepsy in Dogs

Bailey Jenkinson

Like any addition to your family, there is no guarantee that a puppy will be born healthy or stay healthy throughout his life. That was the case with Bailey. Idiopathic epilepsy often begins when a dog is between the ages of 6 months and 5 years old. Bailey’s seizures started in March 2012 when he was 4 1/2 years old.