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Why Do Cats Knead?

Orange cat in woman

Don’t you just love it when your tabby pops up on your lap and starts to knead? Massaging first with her right paw, then her left, on and on, right on our back or belly or wherever she decides. The question is: is she kneading out of love? Out of instinct? Out of necessity? The answers to these questions are varied but let’s see what we can come up with. Kneading – What’s in a Name? Some folks call it […]

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Why Do Dogs Tug?

Puppies playing tug of war

Years ago experts recommended that dog owners not play tug games. One of the theories was that it taught dogs to fight their owner. As we’ve learned more about canine behavior, that recommendation has thankfully changed. However, we’re still trying to figure out why exactly dogs tug. These are a few ideas. Dogs Are Predators All dogs at one point were descended from predators who hunted for survival. Although few dogs today need to hunt to eat, most retain the […]

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Why We Love Stella & Chewy’s!

Stella & Chewy’s was founded by Marie, dog mom to sweet yet destructive pup Chewy. When Marie found out that her beloved Chewy was suffering from distemper, she knew there was nothing she wouldn’t do for him. So, she did what all doting dog moms would do – she started preparing and feeding Chewy his very own personalized raw food diet. After seeing the incredible (and fast!) improvements in Chewy’s overall health, she knew it was her mission to bring […]

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