When Canine Aggression Gets in the Way (and Ruins Your Day)

A woman walking an aggressive German Shepherd.

There are few things scarier than canine aggression—in part because it really can sneak up on you when you least expect it. One minute, your dog is behaving normally and the next, you’re taking cover from their strong jaws and sharp teeth. A growling, lunging, combative dog is certainly problematic and not for the faint of heart. However, there are attainable solutions that not only help you understand canine aggression, but redirect that energy into something productive. 


Going For a Walk With Your Dog Is Good Medicine

dog going on walk

Taking your dog for a walk around the block can become a bit of a humdrum chore, but it doesn’t have to be. When you think about what’s happening to both of you, physically and emotionally, going for a walk with your dog is a truly radical act of love and devotion. If you need a little extra inspiration, your friends at Oroville Animal Health Center are happy to share 3 more reasons to walk your dog today and every day. 


Common Litter Box Issues, Explained

Small kitten trying to use a litter box.

Felines are fastidious animals that uphold the many virtues of cleanliness and routine. Perhaps this is why cat owners commonly express shock and concern when/if their cats start eliminating everywhere else but the one place designed just for them. Not all cats face litter box issues. Of the many felines that do, however, there is often an explanation that requires immediate attention and action. 


Dog Tricks Are Delightful for Pups and People Alike

Dog tricks.

Everyone loves a well-behaved dog, but a canine that can do tricks is worthy of excessive praise and accolades. The best part of this is that dogs enjoy the mental focus and physical stamina that some tricks demand. Teaching and performing dog tricks provide endless entertainment for owners, and gives dogs confidence and motivation. What could be better than that?


Invest in the Future: Puppy Training Basics

Training a puppy.

The first few weeks after you adopt a puppy are full of wonder and delight. Even when they behave mischievously or have accidents in the house, it’s easy to forgive a puppy who hasn’t quite learned all the rules yet. The trick is to correct any behaviors before they become a habit, but when exactly is the right time to start puppy training? While it is never too early, it can definitely become more challenging the longer you wait.