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Cat Training 101

August 01, 2019

Did you know that dogs can learn up to 165 words, and dozens of commands? What about cats? You may have noticed that usually Fluffy trains her humans, rather than it being the other way around. However, our feline buddies can actually learn quite a few things. Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet offers tips on training your kitty. What Can Fluffy Learn? Fluffy doesn’t have quite the repertoire that Fido does, but she does … Read More »

Answering Your Cat’s Questions

January 15, 2019

There’s a special kitty holiday around the corner: January 22 is Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day! If your feline pal could voice her questions, what do you think she would be the most curious about? A local Los Gatos, CA vet offers a few educated guesses below. Why Do You Take My Toys Away? Kitties, as you may have noticed, are quite playful and frisky. Unfortunately, Fluffy doesn’t really understand what is and isn’t safe … Read More »

New Year’s Resolutions Inspired By Dogs

January 01, 2019

Happy New Year! As we leave 2018 behind and move forward into 2019, many people are focusing on their goals for the new year. As it turns out, Fido can be great inspiration for this! Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet lists some resolutions inspired by Man’s Best Friend. Get Lots of Sleep Did you know that dogs spend about half of their time napping? You probably don’t need quite that much rest, but it … Read More »

Things Your Cat is Thankful For

November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving is on the way! While it’s always great to enjoy some delicious, seasonal food with our loved ones, it’s also important to remember the true meaning of the holiday: gratitude. What about your cat? If Fluffy could make a list of things she appreciates, what do you think would be on it? A Los Gatos, CA vet offers some suggestions below. Sunbeams Our feline friends do not actually run on solar power. However, you … Read More »

Fido’s Begging Habit

September 01, 2018

Does your canine buddy like to watch you eat? Fido is very, very enthusiastic about food. In fact, the sound of the refrigerator door opening can wake some pups out of a dead sleep! Begging may be cute, but at the end of the day, it’s actually bad petiquette. Here, a San Jose, CA vet discusses your dog’s begging habit. Doggy Theatrics We know, it can be hard to resist that sad, soulful stare. Fido … Read More »

Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

May 15, 2018

Do you sometimes leave your canine friend home by himself while you go off to earn money for pet food and doggy treats? Most dogs can do just fine by themselves while their owners are at work. However, there are some things you can do to make sure that Fido stays happy, healthy, and safe while you are out. Read on as a Los Gatos, CA vet discusses leaving your furry buddy home alone. Exercise … Read More »

How to Tell If Your Cat is Happy

March 01, 2018

Have you ever wondered if your cat is happy? Providing your feline pal with good food, a clean litterbox, fun toys, and regular veterinary care will see to her basic needs, but how do you tell if she’s really content? As it turns out, Fluffy has some super cute ways of expressing herself. Here, a Los Gatos, CA vet lists some signs of kitty happiness. Purrs Although cats purr for many reasons, they often start … Read More »

How to Stop Your Cat From Playing Rough

August 01, 2017

Does your cat have a habit of pouncing on your toes, or attacking your hand? Kitties may be small, but they have big personalities, and can be a bit temperamental. Of course, our feline friends also sometimes think of their humans as giant cat toys. Rough play can be both frustrating and dangerous, so it’s definitely something to address. A Los Gatos, CA vet offers tips on how to do that in this article. Teaching … Read More »

Signs of Stress in Dogs

July 15, 2017

Man’s Best Friend has been our friend and companions for thousands of years. While we’ve had time to get to know Fido pretty well, it can be easy to forget that dogs don’t think the way we do, and they don’t express things the way we do. One thing that can be easy for people to overlook or misinterpret is an indication of stress in dogs. Read on as a San Jose, CA vet lists … Read More »

Kitty Tail Language

July 01, 2017

If we know one thing about cats, it’s that they are chock full of adorable quirk and characteristics. In fact, it can be hard to figure out what our feline pals are thinking or feeling. Fluffy can be very clear when she wants to be fed or petted, but at other times, she isn’t that forthright. Kitties actually communicate more through body language than vocalizations, so learning to interpret your pet’s movements can be very … Read More »