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Pet Care and Behavior Tip Sheets

The Humane Society of the United States

Is your dog driving you crazy? Are you climbing the walls because your cat won't stop climbing the curtains? Wondering what to feed your ferret? If so, you're not alone.

Everyone with a pet is bound to have a problem with their animal's behavior at some point, or a question about how to care for them. Thankfully, with our care and behavior tip sheets, you'll be well on your way to solving most of these issues.

By following the links below, you'll find our articles addressing a variety of cat, dog, and small animal care and behavior issues. Additionally, we'll help you find solace from your pet's allergens, help you find rental housing that allows animals, and much more.

Dog behavior

Our dog behavior tip sheets tackle issues like excessive barking, separation anxiety and other canine conundrums. Dog tips »  

Cat behavior

Learn more about feline behavior and specific problems such as destructive scratching and litter box issues. Cat tips »

Small animals

Learn more about what to feed your small animal, what kind of housing to give them, and more!

Allergies and health

If Fluffy or Fido makes you stuffy and sneezy, take the time to learn more about pet allergies. More »

Babies and pets

Is a new baby in your future? If so, we can tell you all about pregnancy and toxoplasmosis as well as how to introduce your baby and your pet.

Rental housing

The search for rental housing can be frustrating and tedious, but the process can become more difficult if you have a pet. View our suggestions and apartment listings. More »


Are you still looking for that perfect new companion? Take the time to ask yourself the right questions and carefully consider your adoption options. More »