Caring for a Goldendoodle Puppy

Goldendoodle puppy

Labradoodles were the first doodles bred in the early 1980s when a breeder in Australia successfully crossed a labrador with a standard poodle for a vision-impaired person. Since then, hybrid doodles have become popular pets because of their reputation as smart, loving, allergy-friendly dogs. Along with Aussiedoodles, Bernedoodles, schnoodles, and whoodles, one of the most common designer breeds is a goldendoodle.

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The Attack of the Killer Kittehs: Stopping Kitten Biting and Kitten Attacks

Kitten sleeping.

Kittens are pretty cute, and that might be for good reason. If you have ever experienced the wild behaviors of a pint-sized predator, you probably realize that the cute may just be a survival instinct. 

Having a kitten doesn’t mean that you need to tolerate kitten biting, scratching, or other random kitten attacks. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has some kitten training tips for you to help tame the tiny terror. 

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Cute or Confounding? A Look at Small Dog Aggression

Small dog aggression.

Small dog breeds have a lot going for them. Beyond their extreme cute factor, small dogs enjoy smaller spaces, shorter walks, and less food (and other gear) than their larger relatives. What’s more, small dog breeds pack a lot of personality onto those little paws! While they can definitely be loving and easy-going, small dogs have a reputation for being little terrors. What’s behind small dog aggression, and what can be done to prevent behavioral problems?

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Can Dogs & Cats Be Friends?

Can cats and dogs be friends?

What animal lover hasn’t been mesmerized by YouTube or Insta videos of cats and dogs enjoying each other’s company? It’s the “aww” factor we’d all love to invoke if our household is home to both species. But are those who’ve found social media fame just the lucky few, or is this a balance that anyone with a few helpful pointers can strike?

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Creepy Cat Behaviors Explained

Creepy cat.

Cats appear to be tapped into some next-level cosmic enterprise, but it’s equally possible that they’re just chilling out, living in the moment. Why humans project so much depth and mystery onto cats is not fully understood, but it’s a fact that the feline species absolutely captivate us. That being said, there are some relatively creepy cat behaviors that utterly unnerve the uninitiated and we’re here for it.

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Tigers Swim, Yet Most Cats Hate Water. What Gives?

Cat hates water.

It’s inaccurate to say that all domestic felines detest getting wet, but it’s not far from the truth. Sure, there are some delightful cats out there that, we can only assume, never got the memo about hightailing it far, far away from a running faucet. But for the most part, cats experience intrinsic, and often hilarious, reactions to the elixir of life.

Just when you thought you had them all figured out, we offer some insight regarding why cats hate water.

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What Happens When Your Dog Bites Someone—And What Steps To Take

Dog biting.

Even if your dog is friendly and has never shown signs of aggression before, there is always the potential that something can trigger your dog to react by biting. If your dog does bite someone, you will likely be worried, upset, and maybe even shocked. You might be thinking, what could this mean for your dog? Could they be taken away from you or euthanized? 

It is extremely important to react quickly after the bite and take action. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to help you learn what happens when your dog bites someone, and what steps to take next. 

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Here’s What Happens When Your Dog Jumps On Furniture and Why Training Is Important

Dog on couch.

Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, arthritis, or a luxating patella are just some of the conditions that can be exacerbated by the trauma put on joints from jumping off furniture. For a small dog, soaring off a sofa could be equivalent to us jumping off a wall triple our height! For a big dog, moving all that extra weight up and down puts severe stress on joints. Your team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care is here to bring a new approach to choosing what’s best when your dog jumps on furniture. 

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One Thing to Do Now For an Out of Control Teenage Dog

Teenage puppy.

Once upon a time, you may have been able to pick your puppy up when they were acting up. Now they’re bouncing off the walls, but much bigger, essentially a puppy in a full-sized dog’s body. The team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has seen this scene many times before… the teenager phase!

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Is Pet Depression a Real Thing? (And What To Do About It)

Depressed pet, dog under blanket.

Almost all of us have felt down in the dumps at some time or another. While we humans do tend to anthropomorphize our pets just a little, it doesn’t seem to be too far of a stretch to wonder if animals can have the blues as well. Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care knows that pet depression can be a real thing and is something pet owners should strive to recognize and address. 

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