Pet Resources: Help with Pet Problems & Questions

OHS offers a selection of pet-related documents, links and other resources to help people with their pet problems or questions.


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A Parent’s Guide to Dog Body Language
  • Behavior
  • Dogs
  • Kids
  • pets and children
  • pets and kids
  • Training
About Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs
  • assistance dog
  • Behavior
  • Dogs
  • emotional support dog
  • service dog
  • therapy
  • therapy dog
  • Training
Activities to Entertain your Convalescing Dog
  • Behavior
  • bored
  • crate rest
  • destructive
  • dog
  • enrichment
  • Training
Activities to Entertain your Convalescing Dog
    Adolescent Dogs
    • Behavior
    • Biting
    • dog
    • jumping
    • mouthy
    • play
    • Puppy
    • Training
    Advanced Stay Practice
      Advanced Training Concepts
        Adverse Effects of Punishment
          Animal Assistance: Financial Aid, Food Banks, Spay & Neuter
          • assistance
          • financial aid
          • food bank
          • low cost
          • low cost spay neuter
          • low cost vet
          • low-cost clinics
          • medical financial aid
          • medical help
          • pet food banks
          • spay and neuter
          • spay and neuter assistance
          • vet
          • vet assistance
          • vet care
          • veterinary assistance
          Animal Interactions
          • Behavior
          • Dogs
          • introducing new dog to other animals
          • Introductions
          • multi pet
          Automatic Check In
            Back to School: Help Dogs Adjust
            • Back to school
            • Behavior
            • Dogs
            • Kids
            Basic Dog and Cat Treat Recipes
            • Cats
            • Dogs
            • recipes
            • treats
            Canine Escape Artist
            • Behavior
            • Dogs
            • Escape Artist
            • running away
            • Training
            Cat Body Language
            • Behavior
            • Cats
            • Training
            Cat up a Tree
              Cats and Destructive Scratching
              • Behavior
              • Cats
              • Scratching
              • Training
              Cats in Trees – Resources
              • Cats
              • rescue
              • trees
              Children and Dogs: Important Information for Parents
                Choosing a Boarding Facility or Pet Sitter
                • Behavior
                • Board and Train
                • Boarding
                • Daycare
                • Doggie Daycare
                • Dogs
                • Pet Sitter
                • Travel
                Come When Called (Recall)
                  Coping with Demand Barking
                    Crate Training Your Dog
                    • Behavior
                    • Crate
                    • Dogs
                    • Puppy
                    • Training
                    Crate Training Your Dog
                      Creative Solutions to poor door greeting behavior
                        Dealing with Your Cat’s Marking Behavior
                        • Behavior
                        • Cats
                        • Marking
                        • Training
                        Dealing with Your Dog’s Marking Behavior
                        • Behavior
                        • Dogs
                        • Marking
                        • Training
                        Digging
                          Disaster & Emergency Preparedness for Pets
                          • disaster preparedness
                          • emergency preparedness
                          • evacuation plan
                          • pet safety
                          Disaster Preparedness for Pets – ASPCA
                          • ASPCA
                          • disaster preparedness
                          • emergency preparedness
                          • rescue alert
                          Dog Body Language
                          • Behavior
                          • Dogs
                          • Training
                          Dog Meets Baby
                            Dog Meets Cat
                              Dog Meets Dog
                              • Behavior
                              • Dogs
                              • Introductions
                              • meeting
                              • Training
                              Doggie Daycare, Pet Boarding and Pet Sitters: Choosing the Best Option for your Dog
                                Dogs and Children
                                • Behavior
                                • Dogs
                                • Kids
                                • pets and children
                                • pets and kids
                                • Puppy
                                • Training
                                Dogs and Fear of Thunder or Loud Noises
                                • Behavior
                                • Dogs
                                • Fear
                                • Fireworks
                                • Thunder
                                • Training
                                Dogs and Submissive or Excitement Urination
                                • Behavior
                                • Dogs
                                • Fear
                                • Potty Training
                                • Training
                                Fear of Thunder or Other Loud Noises
                                  Feline Social Behaviors
                                  • Behavior
                                  • Cats
                                  • Fighting
                                  • Multiple Cats
                                  • Training
                                  Go to your Mat
                                    Halloween Pet Safety
                                    • Cats
                                    • costumes
                                    • Dogs
                                    • Halloween
                                    • holidays
                                    • pets
                                    • safety
                                    Hand Target (“Touch”)
                                      Handling
                                        Handling and Feeding Exercises for Your Puppy
                                          Help for your Exuberant Dog
                                          • Behavior
                                          • dog
                                          • hyper
                                          • jumping
                                          • mouthy
                                          • Training
                                          Help for Your Fearful Dog
                                            Helping Dogs with Home Alone Issues
                                            • Behavior
                                            • Dogs
                                            • home alone
                                            • separation anxiety
                                            • Training
                                            Helping Your Exuberant Dog
                                              Helping your Leash-Reactive Dog
                                              • Barking
                                              • Behavior
                                              • dog
                                              • Pulling
                                              • reactive
                                              • Training
                                              • Walking
                                              Helping Your Unsocial Kitten
                                              • Behavior
                                              • feral
                                              • Kitten
                                              • Scared
                                              • Shy
                                              • Training
                                              • unsocial
                                              Herding Breeds: Joys and Challenges
                                                Home Alone Anxiety
                                                  Hot Weather Safety for Pets
                                                  • Cats
                                                  • Dogs
                                                  • heat alert
                                                  • heat safety
                                                  • heatstroke
                                                  • hot cars
                                                  • hot pavement
                                                  • hot weather
                                                  • pets in cars
                                                  • summer safety
                                                  House Training Your Adult Dog
                                                  • Behavior
                                                  • Dogs
                                                  • Potty Training
                                                  • Training
                                                  House Training Your Puppy
                                                  • Behavior
                                                  • Dogs
                                                  • Potty Training
                                                  • Puppy
                                                  • Training
                                                  How to Help your Leash-Reactive Dog
                                                    How to Teach Your Dog Something New
                                                      How to Teach your Dog to Wear a Basket Muzzle
                                                      • Behavior
                                                      • Biting
                                                      • dog
                                                      • Muzzle
                                                      • Training
                                                      • vet
                                                      How to Use a Head Halter
                                                      • Behavior
                                                      • Dogs
                                                      • gentle leader
                                                      • halti
                                                      • Pulling
                                                      • Training
                                                      • Walking
                                                      Introducing Your New Cat to Your Other Pets
                                                      • Behavior
                                                      • cat
                                                      • Introductions
                                                      • Training
                                                      Introducing your New Dog to Other Animals
                                                        Introducing your New Dog to your Resident Dog
                                                          Jumping
                                                            Kitten Season: What to Do if You Discover a Litter
                                                            • Cats
                                                            • foster
                                                            • kitten season
                                                            • kittens
                                                            Leave It
                                                              Life after Lockdown
                                                                Living with a Blind and/or Deaf Dog
                                                                  Living with a Blind Dog
                                                                  • Behavior
                                                                  • blind dog
                                                                  • dog
                                                                  • new dog
                                                                  • Training
                                                                  Living with a Blind Dog
                                                                    Living with a Deaf Dog
                                                                    • Behavior
                                                                    • deaf
                                                                    • deaf dog
                                                                    • new dog
                                                                    • Training
                                                                    Living with a Deaf Dog
                                                                      Living with a Herding Breed – What to Expect
                                                                      • baby
                                                                      • Behavior
                                                                      • dog
                                                                      • herder
                                                                      • Kids
                                                                      • new dog
                                                                      • Puppy
                                                                      • Training
                                                                      LOOSE-LEASH WALKING
                                                                        Managing Your Kitten’s Rough Play
                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                        • Biting
                                                                        • Kitten
                                                                        • Training
                                                                        Mental Stimulation
                                                                          Obsessive Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
                                                                          • Behavior
                                                                          • compulsive
                                                                          • Dogs
                                                                          • obsessive
                                                                          • OCD
                                                                          • Training
                                                                          Obsessive Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
                                                                            Oregon Animal Cruelty Laws Handbook – Oregon Humane Society
                                                                            • advocacy
                                                                            • animal laws
                                                                            • cruelty
                                                                            • laws
                                                                            • neglect
                                                                            • OHS
                                                                            • Oregon
                                                                            • Oregon laws
                                                                            Pet Friendly Housing, Rentals – Resources
                                                                            • housing
                                                                            • landlords
                                                                            • pet-friendly
                                                                            • pets
                                                                            • rentals
                                                                            • renting
                                                                            • tenants
                                                                            Pica and Coprophagy: Pets Who Eat Non-Food Items
                                                                            • Behavior
                                                                            • cat
                                                                            • coprophagia
                                                                            • coprophagy
                                                                            • dog
                                                                            • Dogs
                                                                            • eat
                                                                            • feces
                                                                            • food
                                                                            • Kitten
                                                                            • pica
                                                                            • Puppy
                                                                            • stool
                                                                            • Training
                                                                            Pica and Coprophagy: Pets who Eat Non-Food Items
                                                                              Positive Reinforcement: Training Your Dog or Cat with Treats and Praise
                                                                                Potty Training your Puppy
                                                                                  Preparing Your Pet for Baby
                                                                                  • Behavior
                                                                                  • Cats
                                                                                  • Dogs
                                                                                  • Kids
                                                                                  • new baby
                                                                                  • pets
                                                                                  • pets and babies
                                                                                  • Training
                                                                                  Preparing Your Pet for Baby’s Arrival
                                                                                    Problems with Punishment
                                                                                    • Barking
                                                                                    • Behavior
                                                                                    • correction
                                                                                    • dog
                                                                                    • e-collar
                                                                                    • Pulling
                                                                                    • punish
                                                                                    • Puppy
                                                                                    • recall
                                                                                    • Training
                                                                                    • walks
                                                                                    Puppy Nipping and Rough Play
                                                                                    • Behavior
                                                                                    • Biting
                                                                                    • children
                                                                                    • dog
                                                                                    • jumping
                                                                                    • Kids
                                                                                    • mouthy
                                                                                    • Puppy
                                                                                    • Training
                                                                                    Puppy Nipping and Rough Play
                                                                                      Re-Housetraining Your Adult Dog
                                                                                        Rehoming Packet (Spanish)
                                                                                        • Rehoming packet
                                                                                        • Spanish
                                                                                        Rehoming Your Pet
                                                                                        • find a new home for pet
                                                                                        • new home
                                                                                        • rehome
                                                                                        • rehoming
                                                                                        Resource Guarding and Your Dog
                                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                                        • Biting
                                                                                        • dog
                                                                                        • growling
                                                                                        • guarding
                                                                                        • possessive
                                                                                        • resource guarding
                                                                                        • Training
                                                                                        Resource Guarding and Your Dog
                                                                                          Resources for your Shy, Anxious or Fearful Dog
                                                                                            Resources for your Shy, Anxious or Fearful Dog
                                                                                              Searching for a Purebred Dog
                                                                                              • dog
                                                                                              • Dogs
                                                                                              • Puppy
                                                                                              • purebred dog
                                                                                              Service Dog, Therapy Dog, Emotional Support Dog… What’s the Difference?
                                                                                                Settle
                                                                                                  Settling in with Your New Dog
                                                                                                    Sit to Say “Please”
                                                                                                      Sniffing is Enriching!
                                                                                                        Socialization
                                                                                                          Solving Barking Problems
                                                                                                          • bark
                                                                                                          • Barking
                                                                                                          • Behavior
                                                                                                          • Dogs
                                                                                                          • home alone
                                                                                                          • Puppy
                                                                                                          • separation anxiety
                                                                                                          • Training
                                                                                                          Solving Barking Problems
                                                                                                            Solving Litter Box Problems
                                                                                                            • Behavior
                                                                                                            • Cats
                                                                                                            • litter
                                                                                                            • Litterbox
                                                                                                            • Training
                                                                                                            Spay & Save – Columbia Gorge Coupon
                                                                                                              Spay & Save – Portland Coupon – Exp. Dec 31, 2021
                                                                                                                Spay & Save Portland Metro Coupons
                                                                                                                  Stay 1: Duration
                                                                                                                    Stay 2: Distraction
                                                                                                                      Stay 3: Distance
                                                                                                                        Submissive and Excitement Urination
                                                                                                                          Teach Your Dog to Relax
                                                                                                                          • Behavior
                                                                                                                          • Biting
                                                                                                                          • dog
                                                                                                                          • hyper
                                                                                                                          • jumping
                                                                                                                          • mouthy
                                                                                                                          • Puppy
                                                                                                                          • Training
                                                                                                                          Teaching “Down”
                                                                                                                            Teaching “Drop It”
                                                                                                                              Teaching “Sit”
                                                                                                                                Teaching “Watch”
                                                                                                                                  Teaching Bite Inhibition and Dealing with Rough Puppy Play
                                                                                                                                    Teaching Your Dog to Wear a Head Halter
                                                                                                                                      Territorial Marking Behavior in Dogs
                                                                                                                                        Thanksgiving Pet Safety
                                                                                                                                        • Cats
                                                                                                                                        • Dogs
                                                                                                                                        • holidays
                                                                                                                                        • pets
                                                                                                                                        • safety
                                                                                                                                        The Canine Escape Artist
                                                                                                                                          Time-Out
                                                                                                                                            Tips for Pit Bull Terrier Owners
                                                                                                                                            • Behavior
                                                                                                                                            • Dogs
                                                                                                                                            • Pit Bull
                                                                                                                                            • Training
                                                                                                                                            Training Your Dog to Wear a Basket Muzzle
                                                                                                                                              Two Puppies or One?
                                                                                                                                                Two Puppies or One? Things to Consider
                                                                                                                                                • adopt
                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                • Puppy
                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
                                                                                                                                                • aggressive
                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                • Bite
                                                                                                                                                • dog
                                                                                                                                                • Fear
                                                                                                                                                • growl
                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
                                                                                                                                                  Understanding Your Feisty Feline
                                                                                                                                                  • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                  • Biting
                                                                                                                                                  • Cats
                                                                                                                                                  • Scratching
                                                                                                                                                  • Training
                                                                                                                                                  Urgent & Emergency Veterinary Care – Resources
                                                                                                                                                  • emergency vet
                                                                                                                                                  • financial aid
                                                                                                                                                  • medical care
                                                                                                                                                  • medical resources
                                                                                                                                                  • pet emergency care
                                                                                                                                                  • pet poison control
                                                                                                                                                  • poison hotline
                                                                                                                                                  • urgent care vet
                                                                                                                                                  • vet care
                                                                                                                                                  • vet resources
                                                                                                                                                  • veterinary care
                                                                                                                                                  Using Kong Toys*
                                                                                                                                                    Using Positive Reinforcement Training
                                                                                                                                                    • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                    • Cats
                                                                                                                                                    • correction
                                                                                                                                                    • Dogs
                                                                                                                                                    • e-collar
                                                                                                                                                    • Kitten
                                                                                                                                                    • new pet
                                                                                                                                                    • Pulling
                                                                                                                                                    • punish
                                                                                                                                                    • Puppy
                                                                                                                                                    • recall
                                                                                                                                                    • Training
                                                                                                                                                    • walks
                                                                                                                                                    Using Puzzle Toys to Entertain your Dog
                                                                                                                                                    • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                    • bored
                                                                                                                                                    • chewing
                                                                                                                                                    • destructive
                                                                                                                                                    • dog
                                                                                                                                                    • Dogs
                                                                                                                                                    • Puppy
                                                                                                                                                    • Training
                                                                                                                                                    Visitors to the House
                                                                                                                                                      Wait
                                                                                                                                                        What to Expect – Rescued Cat
                                                                                                                                                        • adopt
                                                                                                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                        • Bite
                                                                                                                                                        • cat
                                                                                                                                                        • Fear
                                                                                                                                                        • Kitten
                                                                                                                                                        • rescue
                                                                                                                                                        • scratch
                                                                                                                                                        • Training
                                                                                                                                                        • unsocial
                                                                                                                                                        What to Expect – Rescued Dog
                                                                                                                                                        • adopt
                                                                                                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                        • dog
                                                                                                                                                        • Fear
                                                                                                                                                        • fearful
                                                                                                                                                        • Puppy
                                                                                                                                                        • rescue
                                                                                                                                                        • Training
                                                                                                                                                        • unsocial
                                                                                                                                                        Why Dogs Growl
                                                                                                                                                        • aggressive
                                                                                                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                        • dog
                                                                                                                                                        • Fear
                                                                                                                                                        • growl
                                                                                                                                                        • growling
                                                                                                                                                        • Kids
                                                                                                                                                        • pets and kids
                                                                                                                                                        • Training
                                                                                                                                                        Why is a Dog’s Growl Helpful?
                                                                                                                                                          Wild Dog
                                                                                                                                                            Your Adolescent Dog
                                                                                                                                                              Your Cat: Indoors or Out?
                                                                                                                                                              • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                              • catio
                                                                                                                                                              • Cats
                                                                                                                                                              • Kitten
                                                                                                                                                              • Training
                                                                                                                                                              Your Chase Driven Dog
                                                                                                                                                              • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                              • chase
                                                                                                                                                              • chasing
                                                                                                                                                              • Dogs
                                                                                                                                                              • Training
                                                                                                                                                              Your Chase-Driven Dog
                                                                                                                                                                Your Fearful Cat
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • Cats
                                                                                                                                                                • Fear
                                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                                Your Fearful Dog
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                • Fear
                                                                                                                                                                • Scared
                                                                                                                                                                • Shy
                                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                                Your Fearful or Rescued Cat: Using an Acclimation Crate
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • cat
                                                                                                                                                                • Crate
                                                                                                                                                                • Fear
                                                                                                                                                                • fearful
                                                                                                                                                                • litter
                                                                                                                                                                • litter box
                                                                                                                                                                • rescue
                                                                                                                                                                • rescued
                                                                                                                                                                Your Indoor Cat: Enrichment Ideas
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • cat
                                                                                                                                                                • cat advice
                                                                                                                                                                • Multiple Cats
                                                                                                                                                                • Toys
                                                                                                                                                                Your Indoor Cat: Safe and Fun Toys
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • cat
                                                                                                                                                                • enrichment
                                                                                                                                                                • indoor
                                                                                                                                                                • Kitten
                                                                                                                                                                • play
                                                                                                                                                                • toy
                                                                                                                                                                Your New Cat – Adoption Booklet, Oregon Humane Society
                                                                                                                                                                • adopt
                                                                                                                                                                • Adoption
                                                                                                                                                                • cat
                                                                                                                                                                • cat advice
                                                                                                                                                                • new pet
                                                                                                                                                                • OHS
                                                                                                                                                                • your new cat
                                                                                                                                                                Your New Cat and the Litter Box
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • Cats
                                                                                                                                                                • Kitten
                                                                                                                                                                • litter
                                                                                                                                                                • Litterbox
                                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                                Your New Dog – Adoption Booklet, Oregon Humane Society
                                                                                                                                                                • adopt
                                                                                                                                                                • Adoption
                                                                                                                                                                • dog
                                                                                                                                                                • dog advice
                                                                                                                                                                • Dogs
                                                                                                                                                                • new pet
                                                                                                                                                                • OHS
                                                                                                                                                                • your new dog
                                                                                                                                                                Your New Dog: Settling In
                                                                                                                                                                • adopt
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • dog
                                                                                                                                                                • new
                                                                                                                                                                • Puppy
                                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                                Your New Kitten – Start Off Right
                                                                                                                                                                • adopt
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • cat
                                                                                                                                                                • Kitten
                                                                                                                                                                • new pet
                                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                                Your New Puppy: Handling and Feeding Exercises
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • Biting
                                                                                                                                                                • handling
                                                                                                                                                                • Puppy
                                                                                                                                                                • Scared
                                                                                                                                                                • Shy
                                                                                                                                                                • Training
                                                                                                                                                                • vet
                                                                                                                                                                Your Talkative Cat
                                                                                                                                                                • Behavior
                                                                                                                                                                • Cats
                                                                                                                                                                • Training