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How can we reduce our cat's wandering?

Not two cats are alike, in the same way that no two people are alike. Some people like to stay home and cook or watch TV, other people like to get their heads into the mouths of crocodiles and steal ...
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How can we reduce our cat's wandering?

There is a reason that nearly all major veterinary associations (at least in the US) recommend all pet cats be kept strictly indoors. The indoor/outdoor lifestyle does, statistically, dramatically ...
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How much time per day should I be spending with my cat?

There is no fixed time your cat need to be with you, you and your cat need to make a compromise about the time you have and the time your cat wants. Every cat is different, some want a lot of ...
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Do dogs need dog friends?

This answer is part of Pet's Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Do dogs need dog friends? It depends. If you (your dog's ...
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Will 2 cats keep each other stimulated?

Yes two cats will stimulate each other. They will also clean the hard-to-reach spots on each other. Siblings will typically get along, but they still may show some aggression against each other (like ...
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Dog begs for attention constantly

Shiba Inus are traditionally "strong willed" and I am sure she is adjusting to a routine like any puppy would. For a short term fix, have you tried any sort of toy "puzzle"? A classic go-to is using a ...
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How can we reduce our cat's wandering?

Most of the businesses know him, especially the cafes People have a tendency to offer cats morsels of food, especially if they think the cat doesn't have a home. You said that he's been spotted at &...
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Dog begs for attention constantly

It sounds like she might be well on her way to manipulate you into giving her attention whenever she wants. Small children are good at this manipulation, too, especially when their parents ...
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Are rawhide bones or natural raw bones potentially dangerous for a dog?

There's a persistent rumor (at least where I live) that all hollow bones (like those in legs) are harmful to dogs and all non-hollow bones (like ribs and shoulder blades) are safe. This myth is wrong. ...
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Do fish get bored, and if so, how can fish boredom be identified?

I recently moved to Georgia and inherited 3 pond comets which live outside regardless of temperature. Their names are Winkin Blinkin and Nod. When my friends ask which one is which I told them the ...
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How can I keep my cat stimulated when she's stuck inside the house during winter?

I made a toy for her. My cat has a huge basket full of toys that she never plays with. I noticed that she likes string, feathers and things that dangle. So I put together a toy using fishing line, 2 ...
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Can dogs get bored of a walk?

Without being able to cite any sources, the general answer is no. I've heard that many dogs enjoy walking the same path every day, because It gives them a routine and they know what to expect. ...
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How much activation/stimulation is *enough*

Labs are indeed a very active breed. But be aware that, when they were used for waterfowling, they were not stimulated the whole day, too. They often had to stay in kennels for hours until the hunt ...
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How can we reduce our cat's wandering?

Getting your cat a playmate may work, but it may not. There is no guarantee that two cats will get along. They may just ignore one another, and then you will have two bored cats if you try to keep ...
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How can we reduce our cat's wandering?

Sorry to hear of your wandering problems. If he was a six month old kitten when you moved it seems unlikely he was very far along developing a territory. You don't mention how far you moved, are the ...
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Over excited border collie

From what you wrote, it sounds like your dog is more interested in playing with other dogs than you or your partner — they are the most fun thing around. As you mentioned he started to love people and ...
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How can I make sure my cat is getting enough stimulation?

It sounds like you have done a good job so far of providing basic opportunities for engagement. I have two tips that you might not have thought of yet. Enlist Help If you live in an apartment ...
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Kayaking Cat Conundrum

You certainly do love your cat. In requires to swimming. Cat can swim. If tipped over in your boat, she (he?) will immediately head for shore. When I was 12, we took our cat out in a rowboat a good ...
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