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Is Your Dog Socializing Enough?

Is Your Dog Socializing Enough?

Socializing your dog is the process of exposure and habituation to the environment around it. Socialization is important because in addition to genetics, it is the most important factor in determining the temperament of your dog. A dog’s temperament will determine how well behaved the animal is around other animals and people. A dog that is poorly socialized can be dangerous to others and itself.  Socializing your dog should begin when it’s a puppy. Some dogs will already be prone to certain behavior given the genetics and attitude of it parents, but every puppy is impressionable. The period from 3-16...

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How to Prevent Diabetes in Your Cat

How to Prevent Diabetes in Your Cat

Diabetes is well-known as a serious disease in humans, but many pet owners don’t realize that this condition can be just as serious in pets. Knowing how to prevent diabetes in your cat can help you keep your feline family members fit and healthy for long, happy lives. About Feline Diabetes Feline diabetes – diabetes mellitus – affects from 1-2 percent of the overall domestic cat population. It is most common in older or overweight animals, and neutered males also have greater risks of developing diabetes. Burmese cats also have higher risks of becoming diabetic. Despite these increased risk factors,...

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