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High-Rise Syndrome in Cats: Why Open Windows Can Be Dangerous

High-rise syndrome cats

During the warmer months, many homes are quick to open windows. However, cat owners should be aware of the dangers an open window can pose to their pets. A phenomenon called high-rise syndrome is to blame. High-rise syndrome is also used to describe the injuries cats sustain when falling from a height. A fall from the second floor (7m+) or above can be dangerous. Cats falling …

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Can Excitement Boost Your Dog’s Training Sessions?

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Will a little bit of excitement improve the next training session with your dog? A new study conducted at Duke University suggests the answer is yes – but only if your dog is laid-back. The study investigated the relationship between the level of arousal (a state of being reactive to stimuli, both physiologically and psychologically) in dogs, with their problem solving …

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Ever wondered why your dog gets so excited when you come home?

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If you’ve ever wondered why your dog seems so excited when you return home then a new study might just have the answer. The calming effect dogs can have on humans has been quite well documented. Stroking or petting your dog can alleviate stress and dog ownership is thought to improve our quality of life, but what about the effect …

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Basic Dog Training Tips

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Dogs are wonderful companions. Bred for various reasons—sport, show, protection—dogs are above all bred to be loyal and loveable. They are much deeper creatures than we humans often give them credit for and are capable of exhibiting many human emotions. That said, dogs require quite a bit of training. Here are some dog training and puppy housebreaking tips to help …

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The 6 Most Common Types of Dog Barks: Translated

Dog communication by barking

Humans have domesticated dogs for thousands of years, so you think by now we’d know if they were trying to get a point across! Well, it has now been officially confirmed that we can in-fact speak canine. Researchers have concluded humans are very good at categorising dog barks into categories such as ‘fun’, ‘aggressive’, ‘sad and ‘playful’. Even non-dog owners …

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Personality Traits of Exotic Pet Owners

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A recent study was conducted in to how pet ownership can portray a person’s character traits. The study looked at the owners of different types of pets and then compared their personalities. The groups were broadly split into; owners of traditional pets – such as cats and dogs, owners of warm-blooded exotic pets – such as sugar gliders, chinchillas etc., …

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