Litter Box Problems

Cats may have litter box issues. It’s important to not instantly resort to “rehoming” or “surrendering” at the moment this happens. Working with your vet is the best solution to get the situation under control.

Here are some articles with helpful information about the problem:

WebMD - Solving Litter Box Problems

ASPCA - Litter Box Problems

Introducing New Pets to Your Current Pets

All animals have different personalities, just like humans. Some animals may instantly like another animal you bring home. Others will not. The most important thing to remember is that it can take time. It may not happen overnight, or even in a few months. It could take a few months.

Here are some helpful articles to help you with introductions:

Humane Society - Introducing your new cat to other pets

The Barking Lot - Introducing a second dog to your family

Best Friends - Introducing a dog to a cat

Blue Buffalo - Introducing cats and dogs


Food Agression

Some dogs may have food aggression (also known as resource guarding) issues. It’s important to try to determine why your dog is doing this and how to get them to stop doing this behavior.

Food aggression can be tough but here are some articles on dealing with it:

Cesar’s Way - Food Aggression and What to Do About It

ASPCA - Food Guarding

Introducing Pets to a Baby

Bringing a newborn home does not mean you need to rehome your pet. Pets and babies are able to live together in the same home without any problems. If you fear your pet may not handle the adjustment, there are some specific things to do prior to bringing the baby home that will help with this adjustment.

Here are some helpful articles to get started:

Parents - Introducing Pet to Baby

Introducing Kids to a New Pet

When bringing a new pet home, it’s important to teach your children how to respectfully and properly interact with the pet. This helps to avoid other issues (i.e biting, nipping, scratching, etc).

Here are some articles with tips on pets and kids:

Shield My Pet - 21 Tips to Teach Kids to Respect Animals

USA Pet Cover - Critical Tips to Teach Kids About Pets