Crazy or Cool? The Go-To Guide For Leash Training Your Cat

Leash training your cat is great for cat travel

When it comes to walking around the block, dogs shouldn’t get all the fun, right? Certainly, other pets might enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside their owners – especially if it’s a safe, fun, and positive experience. Leash training your cat may not top your priority list this fall, but when approached the right way, walking around outside together can be a truly enriching opportunity for indoor-only felines.

Seriously?

Training cats isn’t on the fringe anymore. Lots of other cat owners are picking up the activity due to the numerous safety risks facing free-roaming cats.

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Everyday Heroes: Celebrating Our Amazing Veterinary Technicians!

Veterinary Technicians are the backbone of compassionate veterinary care.

Theirs is the first face you see as you and your pet wait in the examination room. A smile and a word of comfort is first on the agenda as they handle your pet with ease and skill. They ask you the important questions that will help structure the background of your pet’s visit that day. In case you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re talking about veterinary technicians. October 14-20 is National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week, and we couldn’t think of a better time to highlight the crucial role these staff members play in the health and wellness of your pet.

All About Veterinary Technicians

The job of a veterinary technician is to assist the veterinarian in technical matters, much like a nurse assists a physician. The typical duties that veterinary technicians are responsible for include:

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Get Ready for the Big Chill with Fall Pet Grooming

Fall pet grooming can help pets feel good!Preparing for cooler weather is a big part of saying goodbye to summer. While we may not have the cold, icy winters of northern states, that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done to prepare for a new season. Our furry friends also need extra attention this time of year. With our fall pet grooming tips, you’ll be ready for winter just in time!

The Need for Fall Pet Grooming

Severe thunderstorms and wind characterize autumn in Alabama, and these conditions can do a number on your pet’s skin, fur, and paws. Fall pet grooming is all about caring for these areas and making sure they’re protected no matter the weather. Continue…

Cat Clicker Training: This Could be a Game Changer!

Cat clicker training can help you train your cat.

Dogs get all the attention when it comes to training, but what if we told you that cats are just as trainable as their canine counterparts? Indeed, their intelligence and focus, paired with a distinctly feline hunger for action, foster excellent opportunities for learning. What’s more, cat clicker training can strengthen the unique bond between you and your pet. Sounds like a winner to us!

Feline Behavior

Cats are equipped with razor-sharp instincts. Sure, they’re used mostly for hunting or ambushing prey (or your ankles), but when called upon during training sessions, they increase a cat’s ability to learn. Whether you’re trying to establish proper behavior or teaching them new tricks, rewards are key. Continue…