Shark Week, Puppy and Kitten Style

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Baby animals of a certain age are adorable. Fluffy. Heart-melting.
They’re also basically sharks. Adopting a puppy or kitten is like having full-time Shark Week. Hear us out.
Leia with a shark fin
Are those fingers? Tasty.
Puppies and kittens are full of angelic goodness. They’re also full of razor sharp teeth.
cat with shark fin
I know not what you speak of. Teeth? I do not haz.
They’re also, often, more than willing to use those tiny needles on inappropriate places. Much like a shark, puppies and kittens use their teeth the way most animals use their noses – to satisfy curiosity.
Bud with shark fin
I may look angelic, but beware of my bitey bits.
They lack any sort of bite inhibition – teeth are used as their primary way of communicating. Communicating what, exactly? Pretty much anything. “I want this.” “Play with me.” “MOVING OBJECTS.” You get the point.
cat with shark fin
What’s that you got there? I want it. CHOMP.
They can also be incredibly stealthy. One second, everything’s quiet. The next, it’s pure chaos. They can strike at any time, and you must always be prepared.
Charlie Girl with shark fin
They’re right. We’ve got that “silent yet ferocious” thing down pat.
We’re not saying you need to steer clear of puppies or kittens. Like sharks, they’re just incredibly misunderstood. And there are things you can do to tone down the bitey-ness.
cat with shark fin
Bitey? Me? I beg to differ.
Kitten solution: Get your kitten a friend. They take out the craziness on each other and save the cuddles for you.
cat meowing
They….might have a point.
As for your puppy? Get that little maniac into a puppy social or class, stat. Puppies learn not to bite by playing with each other, and classes teach you how to teach them to take it easy with those chompers.
Woohoo! Tazmanian Devil time!
In either case, we’ve got you covered. Adopt a friend (12 weeks and older!) for your kitten for only $20 on weekdays. And check out our array of puppy classes or drop by one of our weekly puppy socials to get that mouthy puppy under control.
Pistol Pete with shark fin
Sounds fun, when do we start?
Because Shark Week shouldn’t last forever.

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