Raising Your Paws - Your Pet Parent Resource

Raising Your Paws

Podcast & Blog

Live More Happily Together by Knowing:

  • HOW your pets communicate.
  • WHY they behave the way they do.
  • WHAT to do in caring for the canine and feline members of your family.
How to Prevent Your Dog From Antifreeze Poisoning. (Blog #83)

How to Prevent Your Dog From Antifreeze Poisoning. (Blog #83)

When A Dog's Sweet Tooth And Cars Collide. Dogs like sweet things. They have taste buds that detect sugars just like we do. You can hear all about cats and dogs taste buds and what they taste compared to you, in the first segment, "How Good are Pet's Taste Buds" in...

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How To Reduce Feelings of FEAR in Your Cat.  (Blog#82)

How To Reduce Feelings of FEAR in Your Cat. (Blog#82)

Fear and anxiety can be a big issue for cats.  There is a reason we have the expression, "scaredy" cat and "fraidy" cat.  You may notice the obvious times your cat acts scared of things - when at the Vets' office or if there is an abnormally loud truck that roars by...

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Do you feel the pet you rescued, saved you as well? (Blog #81)

Do you feel the pet you rescued, saved you as well? (Blog #81)

If you have adopted a homeless cat or dog, by bringing them home, you know you have given them a second chance for a better, happier life. In addition to saving them you may feel that in some ways, they have rescued you. In this week's episode of the Raising Your Paws...

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Stop Using a Bowl To Feed Your Cat. Here’s Why! (Blog #79)

Stop Using a Bowl To Feed Your Cat. Here’s Why! (Blog #79)

Your cat is built to use its muscles and mind to find it's meals. They are hunters by nature, quick, strong and clever. Left to hunt for their food, wild cats spend a good amount of time each day in pursuit of dinner.   Not so much for our pet cats. We call them to...

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Why Exactly Does My Cat Have To Scratch on Things? (Blog #78)

Why Exactly Does My Cat Have To Scratch on Things? (Blog #78)

It's always good to visit the issue of a cats need to scratch. Since they will always do this and much conflict occurs when your feline chooses your favorite chair,  it's best to fully understand this behavior. It is a common belief that when your cat scratches the...

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How to Tell Your Dog’s Age in Human Years. (Blog #77)

How to Tell Your Dog’s Age in Human Years. (Blog #77)

We like to compare our pets ages to ours - wondering how old they would be in human years. Forget the old information  - every one year of your dog or cats life, is equivlent to 7 of ours. That is very outdated. Currently, the newer estimate for cats is at one year,...

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How to Increase Your Dog’s Happiness. (Blog #76)

How to Increase Your Dog’s Happiness. (Blog #76)

Get them SEEKING more. This is one of the core emotion systems in your dogs brain. In your's as well by the way. The SEEKING system is a combination of emotions -  wanting, looking, curiosity. Overall,  it makes us and our dogs feel happy.  In this week's episode of...

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Do You Know about the Dogs that Helped on 9-11? (Blog #75)

Do You Know about the Dogs that Helped on 9-11? (Blog #75)

As I'm writing this blog, on Sept. 8, 2020, it is startling to me to think that the events of Sept. 11, 2001 were 19 years ago. In recalling and paying respect to all those that lost their lives and the people and canines, that worked to save and recover others, on...

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What Core Emotions Do I Share With My Pets? (Blog #74)

What Core Emotions Do I Share With My Pets? (Blog #74)

You, dogs and cats (and other mammals for that matter) have the same core emotion systems in our brains. These systems reside in the lower parts of the brain and evoke feelings whose basic, most elemental purpose is to tell us when something is good for our survival...

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