Does my dog want a dog friend?

Dear Miss Behavin’: We are out of the house often, and thought it would be nice to get a doggie friend for our Poodle, Terry, to keep him company. How do we go about finding him the right pal? While it may seem obvious, a good place to start is to consider whether or...

Helping cat adjusting to being indoor only

Dear Miss Behavin’: I recently moved and my indoor/outdoor cat is now indoor only. He’s been swatting and playing rough with me lately and I don’t know what to do. Help!  It sounds like your cat might be getting agitated now from being indoors only and not having the...

Reducing 4th of July fireworks stress for your dog

Dear Miss Behavin’: We are having a barbeque for the 4th of July and want to know what steps to take to keep our dog safe throughout the day? The 4th of July can be a scary day for a lot of our pets.  I’m glad to see you are planning ahead and want to make sure your...

Finding the perfect dog for your lifestyle

Dear Miss Behavin’: Our kids have been begging for a dog, and we’ve finally decided it’s a good time. This will be our first dog, how do we find the perfect match? Once you’ve decided to start the search for the right dog for you, there are lots of factors to...

Overstimulated Cat

Dear Miss Behavin’: My cat Felix has been biting and scratching me a lot lately, and I think it’s from overstimulation. Would getting a second cat help?  Although getting a second cat might seem like a good way for Felix to have a playmate, it can also make things...

Activities to do with your dog when it’s too hot outside

Dear Miss Behavin’: I don’t want my dogs to overdo it in the heat this week. What are some things they can do that are fun but safe on hot days? Kudos for being mindful of your dog’s well-being in the heat! It’s easy for dogs to overdo it on hot days. There are a...

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