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How to know when your dog’s heat is finally over

It's a risky business to know when your dog's heat is finally over. Dogs stay in heat for 21 days, which is a rather long time to deal with restless nights, precautions during walks and shooing male dogs away from your yard.

Abnormal heat cycles in female dogs

We all love to plan ahead and trust that everything is predictable. Mother Nature likes that too; however, she's not always able to deliver. While most dogs go into heat twice a year and stay in heat for 21 days, abnormalities do occur. This article gives a brief summary about possible abnormalities in the heat cycle of female dogs.
deceased weight is among most coomon signs of hyperthyroidism in cats

Would you recognize these signs of hyperthyroidism in cats?

Hyperthyroidism is among the most common diseases in middle-aged and older cats, and untreated hyperthyroidism can have a lethal outcome. In this article, you will learn how to recognize symptoms of hyperthyroidism in cats and what to do if you suspect your cat might have it.
Cat trained to walk on a leash

How to train your cat to walk on a leash?

As we already concluded in one of our previous articles, it's not at all dumb to walk a cat on a leash, stating you do keep two things in mind. First, cats are not dogs, and they walk on a leash differently. Second, to get your cat enjoy walking on a leash, it's necessary to carry out proper training.
Is it possible to train a cat to perform circus tricks?

Why cat training is harder than dog training?

It’s quite obvious that it takes greater effort to train a cat when compared to training a dog. Why is this so? There must be an explanation of why are cats harder to train than dogs, right? Right!
German shepherd giving its paw to its human (in the golden rays of sunlight at the sunset)

How hormones regulate the heat cycle of female dogs

Changes in hormones, or the body's signal molecules, are responsible for variations in your dog's body and behavior during the heat cycle. Several hormones work together, and their balance is what your dog's body tell what to do.
Forest cat on a kitchen counter besides sink

4 ways to keep your cat off the kitchen counter

Do you struggle to keep your cat off the kitchen counter? You are not alone. For many people, including those who love their cats and consider them part of the family, counter tops in the kitchen are places they would like to see free of cats. Unfortunately, cats love to climb. Combine this with curiosity, and you will find it is hard to prevent a cat from jumping on a kitchen counter. Or is it?
cat sniffing new litter type

How can you get your cat to use the new litter...

If you try a new cat litter, sometimes the cat may not like to use it. He may be reluctant to use it, or worse, avoid litter box altogether. The reason why this happens is that cats don't like things changing. Also, some cat litter types might be uncomfortable for your cat.
How often dogs go in to heat? Do they work like a clock?

How often do female dogs go into heat?

How often dogs are coming in heat, is varying from dog to dog. In most cases, dogs will come in heat every four to nine months. That is, approximately three, two or a bit fewer times a year.
Dog sniffing other dog's rear before they have sex, close-up

Symptoms of a female dog in heat

Symptoms of a dog in heat vary throughout the cycle, and recognizing them is crucial if you are an owner of an un-spayed female dog. In this article you are going to learn how to identify the heat symptoms in female dogs.

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