Pet Behaviour

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    By | July 31, 2018 | Blog

    When you notice your beloved canine or feline companion is grazing like a cow, you might be asking yourself the following questions... Is my cat or dog hungry? Bored? Sick? Can this be harmful to my pet? Most experts believe it is not something that we as pet

  • Possessiveness

    By | July 2, 2018 | Blog

    It is quite normal for dogs to be protective over things they see as a valued resource, such as food, toys and people. However this is different to a dog becoming unstably aggressive towards you and other pets in order to protect what they value. Although a dog

  • SH_Cat-on-cat_SJ_03

    By | July 2, 2018 | Blog

    No one can truly know how a situation will play out once you introduce your cat to another cat. Some cats are more territorial than others. These cats may never adjust to sharing their house, and may do best in a one-cat family. However, many aggressive problems

  • Vet-visit

    By | June 4, 2018 | Blog

    The first thing we should do as dog owners is to try and understand our dog's perspective when we take them to see a vet. The ability to reduce pet stress is not only good for your dog before or during a vet visit, but will make the process of a medical

  • Catbite

    By | April 20, 2018 | Blog

    Cat aggression is the second most common feline behaviour problem seen by animal behaviourists. Is your cat biting or scratching you, stalking you as you as you come closer towards it and then pouncing on you? Is your cat biting you after a short time of petting

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    By | April 4, 2018 | Blog

    Cats crave a territory of their own, as well as dependability and familiarity with their owners and home. When a cat is not confident in their home environment, they can display fear and aggressive behaviours such as hissing, running away when you or anyone goes

  • NaughtyCat1

    By | April 3, 2018 | Blog

    Do you think your cat is misunderstood, or just plain naughty? Correcting unwanted cat behaviour can become quite a chore if it has been allowed to go on for some time. Sadly many cats get returned or placed in a shelter because of misunderstandings around their

  • Catclimbing

    By | January 29, 2018 | Blog

    Most cats enjoy being higher up, having a look out point or just exploring their territory. Cats have a strong instinct to climb, compelling them to seek out high places. These instincts come from survival traits that they obtained from their wilder counterparts.

  • Stress in cats 2

    By | January 1, 2018 | Blog

    Cats love their comfort and once they are set in their ways, it can be a mission to get them to change. Sometimes change is unavoidable for our cats. Cats allow themselves to become overwhelmed with the notion of change and tend to take defensive actions when