Got a cat with a large balding spot? Wondering why the fur is falling out? Chances are excellent that the fur is not falling out at all; it is being licked off instead. Is the cat anxious? Obsessive? Maybe, but it is likely that the cat is just plain itchy. There is generally a medical approach to this problem.
What can you do to make bringing a new animal into your home as easy as possible on everyone, including the pet? How can you be sure your pets will get along with each other? How can you introduce them to give the greatest chance of success?
Most dogs are easy to housetrain, and Kathy Diamond Davis shares everything from the basics to more advanced solutions for tough cases and adults. Even rescue dogs, puppy mill dogs, and dogs with health problems are not impossible to train if you use the right methods.
Find out how to guarantee that your puppy will be a veritable Lassie among puppies, the star of the dog park, a Rover who never roves, a non-eater of couches.
And don't believe the myth that you can't train a puppy. Puppies learn things from the moment they open their eyes, and you can and should teach your new family member how to adapt to life in a human pack from the moment you bring him or her home.