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Common Pet Problems and How To Fix Them

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You love your pet. Of course, you do, and you want to spoil him or her all the time because that's what they're for. The greatest enjoyment of being a pet owner is seeing that joy in their eyes. Your cat's satisfaction when you give them some tuna as a treat, or your dog's blind excitement when you let it off the leash. Non-pet-owners will struggle to understand the exact sense of love we have for pets.


On the other hand, there are times when your pet will give you cause for concern. Behavioral issues can arise with even the sweetest pooch or puss, and for any number of reasons. Making sure that you get those sorted is essential. Not only will it make your life easier, by getting to the source of the issues you'll make your pet happier.


Your Pet Is Using Your Bed As A Toilet
Both cats and dogs use peeing to mark their territory, and by doing it somewhere, that smells of you they are demonstrating their bond with you. Of course, compliment or not, you don't want to sleep in a bed that smells of pee. So getting to the bottom of things is important.Your cat may be going on the bed because the litter box is not a comforting place to go. Make sure it is cleaned regularly and is big enough for your cat.


They also like your bed because it is high up - many cats like elevation for a sense of power. So it's worth buying a climbing tree for your cat to get that boost. For dogs, make sure they're getting enough time outside, and enough love when you are home. Make sure their bed is comfortable enough, too. Incentivize them to have their space.


Your Dog Is Overly Defensive Of You
Many pet behavioral problems are compliments in heavy disguise. Many pet owners - particularly female - are surprised to find that when they are hugging or kissing a partner, their dog gets mad. They suspect either that you're being attacked or that someone is encroaching on your territory (you!). This is particularly an issue if the third party is a new boyfriend or girlfriend.




The first thing to do is get your pet used to the new love in your life. Create a bond between them. If the dog - and it usually is a dog - comes to associate your new friend with hugs (and treats), the problem should reduce. If your dog needs some negative reinforcement, look for further advice on training collars from the experts like Petsho or your vet.These are a humane way to let your dog know they can't be biting strangers.


They Just Miss You Too Darn Much

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Sometimes, a cat or dog will act out - marking territory, scratching, vocalizing - when you leave the house. Sometimes, even if you just leave the room. Seek out pheromone sprays, which have been shown to have a calming effect on cats and dogs. Give the whole house a good spray before going out for a few hours or more. They'll still be pleased to see you when you get back but won't go mad in your absence.

This is a contributed post, written by Laura Scott.

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