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Jack Russell Terrier, 3 years old, standing and panting, isolated on white

Common signs that your dog is stressed or scared include averted eyes, yawning, lip licking, ears back tail lowered or tucked close to the body and deep growling. Take these signs seriously and speak to your veterinarian who may recommend a behaviorist.

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he foot of a cat tree, isolated on white

Mani-pedis are really important for both dogs and cats. If left unattended, nails can grow into the skin. Not only is this painful but it also makes walking extremely difficult. If you struggle to trim nails, both a groomer or the vet’s office can help. Some adoption agencies offer free nail trims for life. So be sure to ask when you adopt.

A nice cat scratching post will also help keep nails in good shape.