Help! My Dog Eats Cat Poop!

Living with both cats and dogs can be really fun and rewarding, but an interspecies household is not without certain challenges. Dogs are notorious for sleeping in cat beds, playing with catnip mice, eating kitty kibble, and perhaps worst of all, stealing “snacks” from the litter box. A dog eats cat poop for various reasons, but to truly stop them, analyzing this canine behavior can get faster results. 

It’s Appealing?

As obligate carnivores, cats typically eat a high-protein diet. As such, their waste can be particularly appealing to dogs. This proclivity is repulsive to us (especially if we regularly receive lots of slobbery kisses on our faces!), but feline feces may actually smell and taste good to dogs.

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All About Cat Kneading

If you’ve ever had a cat snuggle up in your lap, you have likely noticed her engaging in an endearing, but perhaps also painful, rhythmic kneading into your thighs. Although those extended claws can hurt, she’s not actually scratching you, and may even purr contentedly as she pushes in and out with her paws. What gives?

Cat kneading is a normal, natural, and common cat behavior. Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates explains why cats knead. 

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Is It Time to Go Camping With Your Pet?

The visions that pet owners may have about experiencing the great outdoors with their best furry friends don’t always match up with the reality. But, like anything else, the more you prepare for contingencies, the better off you’ll be. In other words, camping with your pet probably sounds like a great idea – and it certainly can be. 

Of course, being away from home, sleeping in the woods, and being exposed to the elements all have their own risks. We can help you get started and share tips on how to have a safe, enjoyable campout together.

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