That, coupled with the way that our communities are changing so quickly, it's no wonder that most species of pets are finding it difficult to be fulfilled.
Some breeds of dogs really need outlets that allow their inherent abilities to be used - like Border Collies, for example. If they don't get to use their skills, things can get pretty dicey. Cats exhibit behavior problems, too, regardless of the breed, if physical and mental needs are not met.
A few months ago, I wrote a piece on the Indoor Initiative for Cats, facilitated online by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The resource was great, because it gave cat owners a better understanding of cat behavior, and a realistic overview of what their families can do to enhance their lives.
|Flickr photo courtesy of PetteriO|
The resource has been redesigned to address a range of topics related to health, emotional well-being, dog training and more. Practical tips, tools and ideas are available to help pet owners understand their pets better and to help them live the best life possible, from cradle to grave, so to speak.
Click here for more information.
Lorrie Shaw is a professional pet sitter and dog walker in Dexter Twp., MI and welcomes your contact via e-mail.