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Enjoy A Stress-Free New Year’s Eve: Fireworks Dog Survival Tips

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If you’re a pet parent who has a dog or cat who gets anxious because of loud noises and because of fireworks, you’re not alone. Resorting to medications and crating is not an option for all pet parents, and in fact, crating an anxious dog who is not accustomed to being in a crate can lead to higher anxiety and no pet parent wants that!
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How To Train A Cat

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December has been designated national cat month and because of that we want to share our favorite tricks that you can train the family cat to do. Training cats is fun. Training your cat is a great way to bond with him.
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How To Plan Your Holiday Travel With Your Pets

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Traveling with your pets can be an enjoyable time for everyone, as long as you have made plans to address any potential separation anxiety issues.
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Cats Crave Human Companionship

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Cats crave human companionship and if they are left home alone too often or too frequently they can turn to destructive behaviors just as dogs do. A bored cat can be as destructive to your home as a dog. Cats scratch to alleviate boredom as well as scratching because it is an instinctual behavior
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Ways To Celebrate International Cat Day

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Ssshhh don’t tell your cats that International Cat Day is August 8; cats think every day should be International Cats Day! If you’re a cat parent or considering adopting a cat there are many things to think about, but one thing you won’t have to think about is the love your furry new companion will give!

If you’re new to cats, here are a few items you may not have thought about:

  1. Cats DO like their people. Contrary to popular belief, cats thrive when they are with their people or other cats or dogs in the house. A cat may be more solitary than a dog, but cats get lonely.
  2. Cats can be trained. If you don’t want your cat to scratch the couch or the door frame then offer them an alternative. Put a scratch post next to the area they’re scratching. Try out different scratch post types -- carpet, sisal rope, cardboard, sandpaper-type. If you have a motivated scratcher, use CLAWGUARD products to protect your furniture and home; This may help train the cat to not scratch those particular items -- it’s a win-win.
  3. Cats love to play. Yes, cats love to sleep -- a LOT, but they also need and require exercise. Invest in some catnip toys, feather on a string toys, interactive food puzzles and even a paper bag or box. Play with your cat to make certain they’re getting exercise and are healthy.

To more fully celebrate International Cat Day here are a few suggestions

  • Volunteer at a local shelter
  • Adopt a cat or kitten
  • Buy your cat a new toy
  • Make a donation to a local shelter or rescue
  • Visit a cat cafe
  • Take your cat to the vet for his or her annual check-up
  • Brush your cat to eliminate hairballs
  • Get a safety release collar for your cat along with his name and your contact information in case he escapes
  • Have a Cat Day party and invite your friends to bring their cats and let them have a play date!

How will you celebrate International Cat Day and cats every day?

CLAWGUARD builds shields that help protect homes from damage caused by dogs and cats. Products include door shields, couch guards, and universal protective tape that protects commonly scratched areas like window sills, furniture, banisters, weatherstripping and more.  

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