Interpreting Feline Aggression

Interpreting Feline Aggression

Despite centuries of sharing our lives and homes with cats, many pet owners know very little about interpreting signs of anger, fear or aggression in these creatures. The typical “Halloween cat” posture (arched back, raised fur, ears back, hissing) clearly indicates fear and/or aggression, but cats also use other postures and behaviors that are subtle and...

Dog Parks: What You Should Know Before You Go

Dog Parks: What You Should Know Before You Go

Dog parks can be great for dogs and their owners. But before opening the gate, talk with your veterinary team to make sure a dog park is right for you and your dog. “Dog parks often provide a suitable site to exercise and socialize dogs,” said John Tait, DVM at Blair Animal Hospital, an AAHA-accredited clinic in Canada. However, pet owners should make sure that...