Ask Crystal: How to Use a Kong for Food Enrichment

Welcome to "Ask Crystal," where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Dear Crystal, When I adopted my dog they recommended that I buy a toy called a Kong for her. I…

Ask Crystal: Our New Behavior Q&A!

Blue Ridge Humane is excited to start a new feature, Ask Crystal, where you can ask your pet behavior questions! You can submit your question for Crystal at the bottom of the page! Hi Crystal, My dog just loves her chew toys. The problem…
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Keep Your Pet Safe During Halloween

It's that ghoulish time of year again... Halloween! Just because we like to scare ourselves on these chilly October nights doesn't mean we should scare our pets, as well!  Let's ensure that our furry friends are having as good a time…
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Judging a Dog by its Cover

One of the most commonly asked questions we get about any dog is "what breed is Fluffy?" Or, "what is Spot mixed with?" When you inquire about a dog's breed based on how they look, you are really asking these two questions: - What do…
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Tips for Keeping Pets Safe on July 4th

http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20180630/tips-for-keeping-pets-safe-comfortable-on-july-4th By Rebecca Walter Times-News Staff Writer While Fourth of July can be a fun holiday filled with cookouts and fireworks,…
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What Do You Do If You Find Kittens?

Kitten season is a time where all too often, well-meaning citizens accidentally turn kittens into orphans by bringing them into shelters. Much of the time, kittens that seem abandoned are simply waiting for their mom to return from searching…