Cats

A Swedish zoo has come under fire for its controversial, and seemingly cruel, practice of killing healthy young lions. PEOPLE contacted Borås Djurpark, near Gothenburg, which openly admits and explains its euthanasia, or “culling,” practice. “In Boras Zoo, we have euthanized 9 young surplus lions since 2013, for population management reasons. These lions were not
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Have open, earnest conversations with your vet about your cat’s diabetes monitoring and treatment. By: jonolist Many years ago, my babysitter phoned me on vacation. She was in tears, distraught because her cat had just been diagnosed with diabetes. I understood her distress but was also a little confused. My bewilderment was because vets see
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Winston is back from his long vacation. In 2002, the black cat disappeared from his home in Cornwall, England. Now, 15 years later, Winston is back in the lap of his owner Janet Barnes. Barnes believes that Winston went missing shortly after she moved in with her now-husband Pete Barnes; the outdoor cat went for a
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It’s hard to leave your cat at home when you go vacation, but there is a right and wrong way to travel with your feline. A North Port, Florida, couple picked not only a wrong, but extremely dangerous, way to pack their pet on return trip home from Erie, Pennsylvania, on New Year’s Day. According
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Parasite prevention is still an important part of your pet’s health regimen. By: SkitterPhoto Heartworm infection and tick-borne diseases are on the rise across the country. Parasites are getting more sinister. It’s getting harder to control and prevent these infections. A recent report out of Louisiana has identified a drug-resistant strain of heartworm, meaning the
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Compassion and logic are key when figuring out how to care for your pet after a breakup. By: Free-Photos Happily ever after just isn’t in the cards for some relationships. It’s sad but true. And when a relationship ends, splitting up your belongings might also entail sharing custody of a beloved pet. If you find
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 5–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–20 years The American curl is a medium-sized cat with unique curled ears that give the cat an alert appearance. The ears are not curled at birth but begin curling within 3–5 days. The ears complete their transformations in about 16 weeks, and the curl can vary
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A blood transfusion may be necessary when a pet’s red blood cell count is too low. By: groesswang What do you know about blood transfusions in pets? You probably have an idea they are possible, but you’re not sure of the how, why and where. It’s time to raise awareness of blood transfusion medicine for
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Caring for a special needs cat can help you learn more about their condition. By: normalityrelief Peggy Sue “was thrown out of a car window, covered with cigarette burns,” Lisa Ruoppolo of Hope Alliance Inc. recalls. The cat was actually diagnosed as having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and “has very bad anxiety.” So she’s on
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“Silent recalls” are the pet food industry’s dirty little secret. Over a period of 14 months, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products quietly pulled more than 23 tons of dog and cat food from circulation, and it all happened without a whisper of media coverage. It’s only the latest example of “silent recalls” that are becoming increasingly
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Maker: Primal Pet FoodsCause: Bone grind size too largeAnnouncement: Company announcement on social media, Dec. 22, 2017What was recalled: Only the following specific freeze-dried formulas for dogs and cats: This is the 3rd pet food recall in Primal Pet Foods’ history, though it’s the first ever dog food recall for the company (the previous recalls, for cat
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No, you’re not seeing double, and yes, this exceedingly rare kitten is real. Her name is Bettie Bee, and she was born on Dec. 12 to a normal house cat in Eastern Cape, South Africa. She’s one of three kittens in the litter, but clearly, Bettie Bee is unique. This baby is known as a
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Pets who eat real holly may experience stomach upsets. By: channone Every holiday season, I get many phone calls from very worried people who found Snuffles or Chubs chewing on some Christmas greenery. Most of these ingestions don’t result in much more than a bedraggled-looking Christmas plant, but you should be aware of potential toxicities.
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Iran has already suffered the loss of the Asiatic lion and Caspian tiger species, and now the nation’s Asiatic cheetahs are on the brink of extinction, too. According to The Guardian, conservationists are warning the public that following the U.N.’s recent decision to pull funding from the protection of the world’s second-rarest feline (Amur leopards
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Sometimes kittens need to be separated from their moms for their safety. By: gaijinbiker River doted on her newborn kitten. It was almost as though she knew that the not-so-tiny “singleton” was her last shot at motherhood before being spayed. She savored every second of it, and Li’l One grew bigger and more beautiful. Then,
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This is how it’s done people! Children of the world, remember guilt is one of your greatest weapons in getting what you want. According to Distractify, a little girl went to emotional extremes in her quest to get a kitty. After her father showed resistance to the idea of adopting a cat, Danielle Grubisic’s sister created
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A pure white cat, Angel was literally a bright spot in her family’s life. So when Angel escaped from her Pensacola, Florida, home and went missing in September, it was a dark time for Heather Howell and her 4-year-old daughter Charley, who is blind and battling brain cancer. According to WEAR, Howell searched for the
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