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How to Get the Smell of Pet Urine Out of Your Carpet

By PetSafe Guest

Cleaning up urine is one of the most frustrating aspects of being a pet owner, and it’s just something that happens even to the best pets. Not only is dog urine a pain to clean up, but it also causes stains to appear, damages your carpet, and leaves a horrible smell. Here are some of the best tips to remove the smell of pet urine out of your carpet.

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Thinking Inside the Litter Box

By Tony Johnson

As a veterinarian, one of the most common and heartbreaking situations that I've encountered is a family dealing with a cat who is urinating outside the litter box. There may be a medical reason for this behavior, while in others it may be due to factors in the home, the cat's personality, or even the litter box and type of litter. Here are some tips for dealing with a cat who is urinating in places besides the litter box.

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Why Cats Spray and How to Stem the Flow

By Amy Shojai

Have a cat who sprays your carpet, furniture, our walls? Cats spraying is a natural behavior that drives pet parents crazy. Understanding why cats spray is the first step to solving the problem. 

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9 Reasons Your Cat Isn’t Using the Litter Box

By Amy Shojai

Missing the litter box is the top complaint of cat owners. A sudden loss of litter box allegiance means either the litter box is unacceptable, the cat feels bad, or the other cats make her avoid the bathroom. Here's why your cat's not using the litter box anymore and how to stop litter accidents.

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UTI FAQs: Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs & Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a relatively common occurrence in dogs and cats. Infections in the urinary tract can occur in the bladder or can become serious and involve the kidneys. Most pets with urinary tract infections will have fairly classic symptoms and most UTIs can be treated relatively easily. Learn more about improving your pet's urinary health and preventing and treating UTIs.

When Can You Start Training Your Puppy

When Can You Start Training Your Puppy?

By Caryl Wolff

From potty training to obedience training, your puppy has a lot to learn. Get your puppy training started on the right paw with this guide to beginner training for puppies.

Why Cats Potty on Beds

By Amy Shojai

Cats are natural born clean freaks, with kittens using the litter box by the age of 3 weeks. Hit or miss bathroom behavior, though, is a wake-up call that something has gone wrong. It's bad enough when she leaves nasty "gifts" under the piano bench, but truly disgusting if she targets your bed. Peeing or pooping on your bed has very specific triggers. While every cat is different and combinations of reasons may be involved, here are the top reasons why cats turn beds into a litter box.