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Archive for 'Behavior'

Change the Routine: Back to School

August 17, 2015

You know what it’s like when you have been away on vacation every day and it’s been a real blast. You get home, and suddenly being back seems flat, even a little depressing. Well, after a long summer of fun with the kids home and family and friends coming and going, when school starts again, and things go quiet in the home, our pets also…  

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Help! My Dog Went on the Carpet!

July 27, 2015

Here at Pet Health Central, we’ve discussed how important it is to clean up after your dog outside. But, unless you are extremely lucky (like, go-buy-a-lottery-ticket-and-win lucky), your pet will, at some time, have had an accident in the house. “It” happens and when “it” does, you’ve got to get it cleaned up. If you’re sort of lucky (scored-a-spot-in-front-of-the-grocery-store lucky), the accident will have happened…  

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School is Out! Household Routine Changes and Your Pets

June 22, 2015

The summer is always a busy time in every household. School is out, college kids come home and very often family and friends come and go, too. It can get crazy! Dogs are wonderfully social creatures and usually enjoy the hyped-up activity. But at the same time, it’s important not to overlook their daily wants and needs and to further ensure they are safe if…  

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3 Ways to Help Calm Dogs with Thunderstorm Anxiety

June 11, 2015

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, or hide in the closet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic. It is unknown why some dogs become afraid of noises such as thunder. The fear can soon become a phobia, which…  

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