More Please! … Please Stop!

Petting: to stroke, caress, fondle, or pat an animal affectionately I can certainly do without that "F word", but you get the idea of what petting is. We all love to pet our animals. It makes us feel good. It relaxes us, and it increases our mood. But what exactly is it doing to, or …

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Nothing Happens “Out of the Blue”

Myth:  Animal bites happen "out of the blue." Truth:  Animal bites are provoked in some form, and they can be prevented.   When I think of common animal bites, three companion animals first come to mind:  dogs, parrots, and cats.  All three of these are social animals. Why does this fact matter?  Well, social animals use …

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