October 2, 2014
Pets Weekly is a series that highlights valuable headlines from around the web: From health tips, events, humor and more. We’ve got your tail covered!
In this issue of Pets Weekly:
– Fumble! NFL Player Injured While Potty Training His Puppy
– Your Pet Might Be Peeved!
– Keep That Cat! Litter Box Problems Do Have Solutions
Fumble! NFL Player Injured While Potty-Training His Puppy
Three month old Lil’ Rufio took down a NFL player, Joseph Fauria, with one move — evading capture after being caught trying to do his outdoor business indoors. Fauria doesn’t blame the puppy for his injury, a sprained ankle, he just hopes to get better soon so he can play for the Lions again. In the meantime, he is much more careful when he needs to take Lil’ Rufio potty.
Your Pet Might Be Peeved!
If you are going to pet another dog, you should be prepared with an extra treat for your own. A study by psychology professor Christine Harris and her former student, Caroline Prouvost, seems to show that dogs get jealous and act out with attention seeking behavior when their owners pet another dog. Harris said that the dog not only acts jealous, he actively tries to break up the connection.
One of the most given reasons for surrendering a cat or euthanizing it is that they are doing their litter box business anywhere but the litter box. Ilona Rodan, DVM shares that surrender is not the only option. Most cats have unresolved medical issues, are trying to communicate, or are stressed when they misbehave in the litter box department. Among the solutions, a visit to the vet is the first step to rule out medical problems. The next step is to reduce the cat’s stress and to keep their current litter situation clean and accessible. For more information on solutions, check out this article.