Space Invader! Reduce Feline Aggression Through a Careful, Considerate Introduction

Your cat has made an indelible mark on your heart, and yet there are so many lovely cats out there that need homes. As the saying goes, one good turn deserves another, but if you like the terrific idea of adding a new kitten to the household, it may be best to slow down a bit. A resident cat is deeply attached to their territory. To mitigate their protective instincts and reduce possible feline aggression, a slow, patient introduction is the key to a lasting feline friendship. 

First Impressions

It can be shocking for a cat to suddenly share their space with an unfamiliar pet. If their first impression is negative it could take them even longer to warm up to a new roommate. A resident cat may need several months to acclimate to a perceived interloper. If their needs and preferences aren’t prioritized, feline aggression is inevitable

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How to Spot Animal Abuse (and How You Can Help)

Animal abuse is an epidemic and can affect an adopted pet's behavior and health

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a responsible and loving pet owner who wants the best for their furry companion. If everyone felt this way, the world would be a better place, but unfortunately, animal cruelty continues to happen every day.

Animal abuse and neglect can take many forms and may occur for different reasons; situations can range from a lack of financial resources or education to mental illness or premeditated cruelty (e.g., dog fighting rings). Knowing how to identify abuse is key to protecting these vulnerable animals.

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Cohabitating With Felines: Moving in Together When You Both Have Cats

Moving in together when you both have cats can work!You have figured it all out: you and your significant other are a match made in heaven. With the same interests and passions, the natural next step is to move in together. But what happens when one of those shared interests is a mutual love for cats?

As you know, cats like their space and routine, and anything that upsets this is bound to be an obstacle. Will your cat get along with your partner’s cat? Will they acclimate to the new place without peeing or scratching everywhere?

While there’s no need to panic if you both have cats, there are some simple steps you can take to make the transition an easy one. Continue…

What to Know Before Adopting a Rescue Dog

adopting a rescue dogIf you’ve decided to open your home to a dog, congratulations! Owning a pet is a big responsibility, but if you’re able to provide the time, energy, and care, you and your new dog will be so happy together.

At this point, you’ve already analyzed your lifestyle and expectations to find the right breed. Choosing a rescue dog can eliminate some of the guesswork and may just be the perfect match for you.

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