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
  • Behavior
  • bored
  • crate rest
  • destructive
  • dog
  • enrichment
  • Training
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
          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
                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
                          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
                                  • Behavior
                                  • Biting
                                  • handling
                                  • Puppy
                                  • Scared
                                  • Shy
                                  • Training
                                  • vet
                                  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 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
                                          • Barking
                                          • Behavior
                                          • dog
                                          • Pulling
                                          • reactive
                                          • Training
                                          • Walking
                                          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
                                                Is My Dog Happy in Off -Leash Play?
                                                  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 Deaf Dog
                                                          • Behavior
                                                          • deaf
                                                          • deaf dog
                                                          • new dog
                                                          • Training
                                                          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
                                                              Naturally Fresh Cat Litter Home Tips
                                                                Obsessive Compulsive Behavior in Dogs
                                                                • Behavior
                                                                • compulsive
                                                                • Dogs
                                                                • obsessive
                                                                • OCD
                                                                • Training
                                                                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
                                                                Pet Met Baby
                                                                  Pica and Coprophagy: Pets who Eat Non-Food Items
                                                                  • Behavior
                                                                  • cat
                                                                  • coprophagia
                                                                  • coprophagy
                                                                  • dog
                                                                  • Dogs
                                                                  • eat
                                                                  • feces
                                                                  • food
                                                                  • Kitten
                                                                  • pica
                                                                  • Puppy
                                                                  • stool
                                                                  • Training
                                                                  Pit Bull
                                                                  • Behavior
                                                                  • Dogs
                                                                  • Pit Bull
                                                                  • Training
                                                                  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
                                                                        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
                                                                          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 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
                                                                                                    • Behavior
                                                                                                    • Dogs
                                                                                                    • Fear
                                                                                                    • Potty Training
                                                                                                    • Training
                                                                                                    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
                                                                                                                      Training Your Dog to Wear a Basket Muzzle
                                                                                                                        Two Puppies or One?
                                                                                                                        • adopt
                                                                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                                                                        • Puppy
                                                                                                                        • Training
                                                                                                                        Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Dogs
                                                                                                                        • aggressive
                                                                                                                        • Behavior
                                                                                                                        • Bite
                                                                                                                        • dog
                                                                                                                        • Fear
                                                                                                                        • growl
                                                                                                                        • Training
                                                                                                                        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 Talkative Cat
                                                                                                                                      • Behavior
                                                                                                                                      • Cats
                                                                                                                                      • Training