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Did you know ... cats eat in cycles?

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Many cats eat in cycles, a trait passed down from wild ancestors that hunted for food. Don't mistake these peaks and valleys as signs that your cat dislikes its food. Switching pet food brands frequently in response to your cat's whims can reinforce bad eating habits and create finicky eaters.

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Did you know... it's normal for dogs and cats to eat grass?

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It's normal for dogs and cats to eat grass. In fact, dogs in the wild eat grass to supplement their diet with vegetation. You don't have to discourage your pet from nibbling on grass unless the ground has been treated with herbicides, insecticides or fertilizers, or unless eating grass causes vomiting.

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Things to think about when adopting a dog

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Is a dog the right pet for you? Here are some things to help you decide whether or not a dog is the right pet for you and, if so, what kind of dog to adopt.

Canines crave attention
A dog can be a great match for a bustling household. They crave stimulation and thrive on activity. Plus, with plenty of & Read more �

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New Pet Know How: Dog Crate Training

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In addition to proper health and hygiene, the social development of your dog is critical to its well-being as a productive member of your family. Like schooling for children, pet training provides dogs with discipline, boundaries and knowledge of what is expected of him/her. PetSmart's Accredited Pet Trainers can help you and your dog - using positive reinforcement and & Read more �

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Calm Your Dog's Thunderstorm Phobia

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Dogs seem to know the storm is coming before the first flash of lightning and first clap of thunder. Some begin to look for a place to hide. Some start to shake uncontrollably and drool. Some even commit acts of serious destruction in an attempt to escape. They are in the fierce grip of thunderstorm phobia.

What is thunderstorm phobia?

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How to Keep Cats from Counter-Hopping

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Cats have a natural love for vertical exploration as well as amazing jumping abilities, as most Pet Parents have witnessed. But, for safety's sake, sometimes keeping your cat from jumping onto certain places may be in order, for example, a hot stove or a bucket on a kitchen counter filled with a cleaning solution.

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Why It's OK to Let Your Cat Eat Grass

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Many cat owners are discovering that providing their cat with live greenery to nibble on is a safe and healthy way to bring a taste of the outdoors to their indoor cat.

Cat owners may be surprised when they see their carnivorous feline indulging in greenery. PetSmart’s feline expert and veterinarian Dr. Robyn Jaynes, says that Pet Parents frequently ask why & Read more �

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Good habits every puppy should know

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We look into their eyes and they steal our hearts, but for that little bundle of joy to grow into the adult cat or dog you are hoping for, they need your guidance.  Here are some tips to get you started:

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Did You Know ... Playing Teaches Your Cat Social Skills?

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Playful activities, including climbing, wrestling, rolling and biting contribute to a kitten's social development. Play fights in particular teach kittens limits early on. For example, as kittens experience bites and scratches from their frisky siblings, they learn to reduce the intensity of their own attacks. In fact, it's common to see kittens rushing toward littermates only to veer away or & Read more �

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Products Offer Options to Declawing

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Declawing is the removal of a cat's front claws so it can't scratch furniture or people. Declawing is very controversial. Some people believe it's inhumane to declaw a cat because the surgery causes needless pain and suffering. They compare declawing a claw to amputating a finger. If you buy a purebred cat from a breeder or adopt a cat from & Read more �

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