What Dog Owners Should Know

Deer tick

Thinkstock Dogs can contract Lyme disease through the bite of an infected deer tick, either Ixodes scapularis or Ixodes pacificus. In the Northeast and upper midwestern parts of United States — the hotbed for Lyme disease — up to 90 percent of dogs may test positive for the bacteria that cause the disease. Of those … Read more

Pet Misbehaving? It Might Be Your Fault

Cat nail traim

Thinkstock Don’t force your pet to face his fears (like nail trims). Instead, use positive-reinforcement techniques to help him become comfortable with the anxiety-inducing activity. Fear, stress and anxiety are at the root of many problem behaviors in cats and dogs — and in some cases, human behavior is the direct cause of a pet’s … Read more