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The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Part Two

Leah Twitchell

Tags Cats, Freya, Holistic Healing, Natural Dog Training, Pit Bulls, training

The Truth About Cats and Dogs, Part Two

Freya came home in August of 2015 with huge dog aggression issues and very intense prey drive directed towards my cat. A big project, for sure. The focus of this article is to address the cat issues. At first, meaning for the first few months, I basically kept Freya in my office and only gave her housetime when she was on a leash. Here's a quick run-down of her first few encounters with my cat, Pasca:  1. We pass by kitty, who is sitting on a desk, on our way out to the backyard. Freya puts her whole mouth over...


How I Tricked My Cat into Eating Raw Food

Leah Twitchell

Tags Cats, feeding raw, Health and Well-Being, Holistic Healing

How I Tricked My Cat into Eating Raw Food

As you may know by now, I am pretty devoted to finding the best diets for dogs and cats. Up until this point, my cat would not eat raw, even though my dogs happily do so and thrive. So she was on a pretty steady diet of canned food until we found Stella and Chewy's Salmon and Chicken Dinner! It is dehydrated raw, but so very easy to prepare. And once it's hydrated, it has the consistency of canned food, so kitty loves it!  We live in Portland, Maine, and we shop locally at Planet Dog. Dogs love it, too!!!...


Shout-Out to the Kittehs: Best Litter, Paws Down

Leah Twitchell

Tags All natural pet products, Cats, product testing

Ok, so this is not a product we carry, but we are considering adding a line of feline products... And since a lot of dog-lovers also have kitty-cats running around we thought this recommendation may be useful to you all. This is a plug for Feline Pine, or the knock-off version, Feline Fresh. We've tried all sorts of clay, clumping, newspaper and wheat litters, but these pine pellets are simply the best. We scoop the poops and the pellets sort of slowly disappear as the litter is peed upon. The natural whatever-is-piney about pine totally neutralizes the urine odor. No...


The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Leah Twitchell

Tags Adoption, Cats, Natural Dog Training, Pit Bulls

When I first brought home my boxador, Sophie, she was about 12 weeks old and my cat was about 3 years old. I had no worries because I knew my cat, Pascalina, would stand her ground and “train” the puppy. However, when I adopted Eva the Diva, my pit-mix, she was already three, and I knew from working with her a bit that she had a very intense prey drive. She absolutely loved chasing and biting anything that moved, mainly tennis balls, but she had also done some bite work. And I had seen that when she had an object...