Cats

1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–16 years The Somali is a beautiful, medium-sized cat with a full, fluffy tail. Some of its features resemble a wild fox, such as its large ears. This muscular cat has large, expressive eyes that range from green to copper. The ticked coat usually comes in ruddy, red,
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Instruct your guests on how to help you look after the well-being of your pet while they stay with you. By: hjwest And just like that, the holidays are upon us. Lots of food, lots of commotion, lots of family and friends. And lots of interactions between your guests and their children, your pets, your
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An Orlando pet shelter is betting on a bit of magic to help boost adoption rates for its toughest customers – i.e. bully breeds, including pit bulls. Much like students who don the sorting hat and await assignment into the proper Hogwarts house in the enduringly popular Harry Potter franchise (which turned 20 this year),
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Leave detailed instructions for your pet sitter to ensure your pet is happy and healthy while you’re away. By: NanaCola The holidays are fast approaching — which means for some people, it’s time to book those pet sitters. Finding the right pet sitter can be tricky, but keeping the right one can be even tougher.
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Can Baba Ganoush the cat get a little privacy, please? Alas, if Baba’s owners left him to his own devices, he’d be spending an inordinate amount of time staring at a blank wall while concentrating on his purr-sonal hygiene. Jarrod Krieger, Baba’s cat daddy, posted the photo of his current events-loving kitty to Reddit recently and
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Publisher’s Note: The following interview has been condensed and edited for style and contains affiliate links. Switch to a healthier cat food with Smalls, now delivering across the United States. It’s not very often that you find an incredible pet food maker right in your own city, but I did just that recently when I
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Pet talent agencies can help your personality-filled pooch hit the big time. By: tedmurphy So you want your pet to be a model. Everyone always “oohs” and “ahhs” over how cute they are, you might be thinking. Why not put them in the limelight? Well, for starters, you can, but it’s not easy. Imagine what it’s like
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Patience is key when grooming animals. By: KeystonePetPlace Pet grooming is a fun and rewarding job that allows you to work with animals and even make them feel better. It’s also a tough job and not for the faint of heart. But fear not — here’s an overview of what you’ll need to become a
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You’ve seen dogs jump through hoops and weave through poles. Perhaps you’ve even watched canine agility competitions on TV with your cat by your side, and have said to your feline, “You wouldn’t be caught dead doing that.” Here’s the thing: Cats – new, old, purebred, rescue – are all capable of learning a few tricks.
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It’s one small paw-step for cats, and a giant leap for felines in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Post reports that a bill proposing to ban the declawing of cats was passed unanimously by the Denver City Council on Monday. Declawing, known as “onychectomy” to veterinarians, is a surgical procedure that removes a cat’s claws. The
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Can my dog eat pumpkin pie? Cat my cat eat turkey? Thanksgiving is here and that means delicious treats, a few days off work and cozy food coma time with family and friends. But for pets, it also means many health questions regarding food and safely celebrating with their humans. To cats and dogs, Turkey
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A few months ago, we reported on a study that found talking to our pets is a sign of human intelligence. Well, as it turns out, talking to our pets may also be making them smarter, too. Take this video by Jason Ybarbo posted to YouTube on Nov. 12, for instance. Ybarbo claims that when
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You can donate not only food to pet pantries but also toys, food bowls and collars. By: skeeze Life happens. Money gets tight — sometimes at the worst moments. Regardless of your financial situation, when you have pets, you have family. That means loving and caring for them, even when times are hard. Fortunately, if
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And you thought cat burglars were menacing. Residents of Mifune, Kumamoto Prefecture, in Japan will be cat-proofing every window and door to their homes after this terrifying and downright incredulous crime. According to Japan Today, the investigation into the attempted murder of an elderly Japanese woman has authorities pointing their fingers at an unlikely main suspect: a
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At the Monarto Zoo, you’re the one in the cage. The Australian animal park recently opened a new feature called Lions 360, a cage inside the big cat’s enclosure that puts you just a claw’s length away from the majestic meowers. “It’s a truly hair-raising experience with visitors able to enter the cage and get
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–13 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Scottish fold is characterized by their unique appearance. They display surprisingly round features: a round face, emphasized by flat ears; large, circular eyes; a short snout (compared to other cat breeds) and a round body structure with short
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Quimera the cat is like a character out of a Batman comic: one part Catwoman, two parts Two-Face. This exotic kitty with two different colored eyes, and a furry face similarly split between two different colors, belongs to a rare, V.I.P. group of pussycats who may (or may not …) be chimeras. According to geneticists,
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Organic doesn’t not necessarily mean high quality when it comes to pet food labels. By: acousticskyy Many, many veterinarians get frustrated when clients believe they have found the yellow brick road to pet health by getting sucked in by yet another new, celebrity-endorsed pet food. Veterinarians far and wide try not to scream — or
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Nickie can finally breathe easy. On Thursday, veterinarians at the MSPCA-Angell shelter in Boston surgically removed a collar that had become embedded in Nickie’s neck. The abandoned kitten was found with the horrible injury in the streets of Dorchester. After spotting her several times, a Good Samaritan scooped up Nickie and brought her to MSPCA-Angell.
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Even though they don’t really have 9 lives, cats often flourish after overcoming trauma. By: atuweb Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in August 2015. * * * Christy, my first sealpoint Siamese, was hit by a car when she was about 1 year old. She survived the accident, but her left front paw didn’t. The nerve
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Meet Nigel. You might notice something is missing. But what this 5-month-old kitten lacks in facial features he makes up for with purrsonality. In July, Nigel, then just six weeks old, was found discarded near a dumpster in Dorchester, Massachusetts, by a Good Samaritan. The kitten was malnourished, dirty and in desperate need of medical
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[{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”1″}]An inside-the-box kind of feline. [{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”0″}]A sleep-in kind of kitty. Mornings are overrated — afternoons are a little on
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British shorthairs may be more at risk for cardiomyopathy than some other cat breeds. By: ToNic-pics If this morning’s clinic is anything to go by, heart disease in cats is very common (actually, it’s not — it just seemed that way). The day started with an inpatient, Pepsi. This ragdoll cat has a heart condition
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