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Tips for Helping Your Pet Adjust to Hectic Holiday Schedules

By Raleigh Pawz | November 10, 2022

The holidays may be great for us humans, but for your four-legged family members, it may not be so much fun. Dogs can get over-excited with all the extra commotion and cats may quickly become overwhelmed by the changes in routine.  You may find your pets jumping up on people, or disappearing for hours, or…

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Best Books for Cat Lovers

By Raleigh Pawz | October 28, 2022

Snuggle up with your favorite feline this fall and enjoy a book or two from the Raleigh Pawz recommended cat-themed reads below.  These books would also make great gifts for a cat lover in your life this upcoming holiday season and you can be sure to find a couple of them in your local Raleigh,…

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Best Autumn Trails to Explore with Your Dog in Raleigh, NC

By Raleigh Pawz | September 16, 2022

Raleigh is a hiking lover’s dream because it is on the Piedmont plateau to the west of the Appalachians. Raleigh is known for its stunning state parks, and the city itself has a lot of beautiful greenways. Almost all of the local trails welcome dogs, and many of them connect to make a web that…

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What to Know About Heartworm and Your Dog

By Raleigh Pawz | August 18, 2022

If you’re a dog owner, it’s important to be aware of the dangers of heartworms. This deadly parasite can cause serious health problems for your pet, and can even be fatal. In this article, we will discuss what heartworms are, how they are transmitted, and the symptoms that you should look out for. We will…

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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…