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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

By Raleigh Pawz | July 29, 2022

If you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ve probably noticed that they love to roll around in and eat catnip. But do you know why cats love catnip? Catnip is a type of herb that contains an oil called nepetalactone. This oil is what causes the euphoric effects that cats experience when they smell or eat…

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The Best Approach to Petting Cats and Showing Them Affection

By Raleigh Pawz | June 24, 2022

There is a right and wrong way to pet cats. Many people make the mistake of thinking that all cats like to be petted the same way. This isn’t true. Each cat has its own personality and will respond differently to being petted. In this article, we will discuss the best approach to petting cats…

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What You Need To Know About Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds 

By Raleigh Pawz | May 31, 2022

Do you have allergies? If so, you may be wondering if there are any dog breeds that would be a good fit for your lifestyle. Fortunately, there are a number of hypoallergenic dog breeds out there that may be a good fit for you in Raleigh, North Carolina. In this article, we will discuss what…

Know the signs of tapeworm in your cat and when to take to the vet. Picture of cat at the vet.

Know the Signs of Tapeworm in Your Cat

By Raleigh Pawz | April 29, 2022

Tapeworms are long, white, and flat segmented organisms that reside in the intestines of pets such as dogs and cats. These parasites possess male and female reproductive organs and anchor themselves to their host’s intestinal walls with hook-like mouthparts. While there are various types of tapeworms, the most common ones found in felines include dipylidium…

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers (And Other Fun Canine Trivia)

By Raleigh Pawz | March 25, 2022

As you care for your beloved dog at your home in Raleigh, North Carolina, do you ever wonder why they have whiskers? Or why do they behave the way they do? Pets become an important member of your family, yet not everyone knows much about their friendly companion. If you have ever wanted to learn…

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Interesting Facts About Cats That You Likely Didn’t Know

By Raleigh Pawz | February 5, 2022

Cats make the purrrr-fect companion and us cat lovers know just how amazing they truly are. Like the best Valentines, you can count on them for love, cuddles, and company…  on their terms, of course!  All cats are unique thanks to their special and interesting quirks. While some may be obvious, there are a plethora…

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Winter Dog Grooming Tips

By Raleigh Pawz | January 31, 2022

Whether you like to head out into the cold and rain and enjoy winter walks in Raleigh with your dog, or spend more time indoors cozying up to the fire, keeping your dog well-groomed during the winter is just as important as any other time of the year. Depending on the breed of your dog…

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Healthy Pet Checklist for 2022

By Raleigh Pawz | December 28, 2021

Start the year off right!  As we rapidly hurtle towards the end of another year here in Raleigh, NC, our thoughts are turning towards 2022 and the changes that we can make. We all begin to think about New Year’s resolutions for us, but what about our pets? Whether you have a dog or a…

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What to Ask a Pet Sitter Before Booking Services

By Raleigh Pawz | December 1, 2021

Are you hiring a pet sitter or dog walker in Raleigh for the holidays? Here is what to ask them before you book service to ensure your fur baby will be in good hands while you are gone. Knowing how to vet a pet sitter will give you one less thing to worry about this…

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3 Tips for Acclimating Your New Cat To Your Household

By Raleigh Pawz | November 2, 2021

Bringing a new cat or kitten home can be a wonderful experience, but it might take a little more time for them to get used to you than vice versa. This is because while a loving cat is part of your life, you will be all of theirs. For this reason, helping them acclimate to…