Pet Care Tips

Useful information you need to keep your companion animal happy and healthy.

Pet Care Tips

Basic care for your pet can help you avoid pet heath risks, reduce over-population and even help bring your animals safely home if they’re lost. At NHS, we are dedicated to providing you useful information you need to keep your companion animal happy and healthy. If you're having behavior issues, please consult our Pet Resource Library for more information regarding common problems. 

Dog Care

  • Vaccinations
  • Nail trimming
  • Grooming
  • Food
  • Weight
  • Parvo
  • Distemper
  • Heartworm
  • Parasite prevention
  • Kennel cough
  • Dental disease
  • Ear infections
  • Frostbite heatstroke
  • Thunderstorm terrors
  • Heart issues
  • Identification
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Enrichment

Cat Care 

  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Feline leukemia
  • FELV/FIV
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Hairballs
  • Toys
  • Enrichment
  • Identification
  • Nail trimming
  • Grooming
  • Parasite prevention
  • Scratching
  • Claws
  • Vaccinations

Using a Head Halter

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Teach your dog to walk politely with a head halter.

Tug-of-War

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Tug-of-war is a healthy display of a dog’s predatory nature. Tug provides great mental and physical exercise that you and your dog can enjoy together.

The Hiding Cat

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

For some cats, moving into a new home can be overwhelming. It’s not uncommon for cats to spend the first few days hiding while they adjust to their new surroundings. By giving your new cat some time and space, you can help him become a happy companion.

Stressed Dogs

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Stressed Cats

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Modern companion animals live longer lives surrounded by love and comfort, but modern living can also create stress for cats. Recognizing signs of stress and finding out ways to help them cope with modern day stressors will ensure a long and happy life.

Small Rodents

Monday, October 5, 2015 | NhS Behavior Department

Roaming Cats

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Roaming cats in your yard can be a frustrating problem. They disrupt wildlife, dig in gardens, upset pets, and leave behind unwanted messes.

Reptiles

Monday, October 5, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Rabbits

Monday, October 5, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Potty Training

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

New puppy? Take our crash course in potty training. Psst ... it works for older dogs, too.

Play Aggression

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Play is used to practice hunting skills, such as stalking, swatting at, pouncing on, and biting. Although it may seem rough and certainly can hurt, play aggression is typically not mean-spirited.

Petting-Induced Aggression

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

A common issue faced by many cat owners is aggressive outbursts during petting.

Pet dental health tips

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | NHS Staff

Tips for keeping your pets mouth looking its best!

Outdoor Cats

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Keeping your cat safe outdoors

Odor and Stain Removal

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

The dos and don’ts of odor/stain removal

Moving With Your Pet

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Helping your pet adjust to a new Home

Litter Box Blues

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Litter box issues are common among cat owners and a leading cause of cat surrender. If your cat is eliminating outside of the litter box, rest assured that you’re not alone and there are things that you can do to help your kitty get back in the box.

Litter Box 101

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

Providing a litter box that’s appealing to your cat is the easiest way to encourage them to use it and prevent problems.

Kongs

Monday, October 12, 2015 | NHS Behavior Department

The Kong Classic is a treat-dispensing toy that provides fun and entertainment for dogs of all sizes. Many problem behaviors arise due to boredom or not enough mental stimulation.

Kennel Cough

Friday, September 30, 2016 | NHS Animal Medical Department

Information for adopters about what kennel cough is, how it's treated and other helpful information

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