Cats

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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They are the furriest of fashionistas, the sultans of sweet; they are the fabulous, famous pets of Instagram. Just as human influencers have become style touchstones for pet owners, these tail-wagging trendsetters are an inspiration to their fluffy brethren. Since these pets go sans apparel most of the time, Halloween is an important holiday to
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We look forward to our Halloween costume contest all year, and once again we’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest. Without further ado, here’s the winners’ list: Grand Prize Winner (Chosen by a Petful judging panel) Bugg and Louise as Pup-N-Stein and The Bride Congrats to Grand Prize winner Cinzia Nichols! Last
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Borth Wild Animal Kingdom has a runner. She’s sleek and furry, and goes by a single moniker: ‘Lilleth.’ According to the U.K. zoo’s Facebook page, the Eurasian Lynx escaped from its enclosure at the animal establishment in Ceredigion, Wales. She is described as “a young juvenile, tan and white in colour with dark spots on
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Faster than an alley cat escaping a Doberman, more powerful than a CAT bulldozer, and able to leap over dumpsters in a single bound, here comes “Superman Shon” a.k.a. “Catman,” ready for feeding time in the back streets of Philadelphia, as part of his never-ending battle for truth, justice and after-dinner scratches in just the
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Some cats won’t tolerate a collar. By: comedynose The collar was a rich, deep purple and had a brass star-shaped I.D. tag. It would look well against Emrys’s ruddy Abyssinian fur, I thought. Only Emrys didn’t want any part of it. He didn’t bite or scratch — he just looked up at me, totally bewildered.
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–14 pounds for males Life Expectancy: More than 15 years The ocicat is a medium-to-large spotted cat with a smooth and satiny coat. The markings are well scattered around the body and the belly. This feline is muscular, graceful and resembles a wild cat. Ocicats have large,
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We’re just days away from Halloween. If you haven’t gotten spooky yet, now is the time! Don’t stop the festive feeling at humans, get your pets in on the fun too. To inspire you and your furry friend, we had adoptable animals from Best Friends Animal Society stop by to model some of this year’s
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Whether you knew you needed it or not, I am here to say you absolutely need to watch this trailer for the new season of Meower Rangers. If you couldn’t tell from the title, this YouTube series, which just started its new season, is all about taking the butt-kicking, costumed teamwork you love from the
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It’s time to vote in our Halloween costume contest! Head over to the app on our Facebook page to vote for your favorite costumed pets. People’s Choice Awards voting begins today and will end Oct. 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All winners will be announced on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017. Your vote counts!
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Pratice preparedness with your pet will before an evacuation is announced. By: cityofstpete There’s been a lot of exposure about the pets left to fend for themselves during the recent hurricanes. It makes one wonder: Had their humans been more prepared, would those pets still have been left behind? We certainly hope not. Preparedness
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Many people have written of their cats who hung around long after their deaths. By: kakissel I was raking in my backyard. It had just been a week since my Summer Solstice’s death, and my world felt pretty empty without her quiet companionship. I turned and froze. My little ruddy Abyssinian friend sat under
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Longhaired cats might need a human’s help with coat management. By: ruslanababenko Sleek and shiny, or dull and matted: What’s your cat’s coat condition like? As a vet student (many years ago), I learned a valuable lesson on a cattle medicine rotation. On a cold, wet afternoon, standing in a drafty barn, the lecturer
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No, this baby cat isn’t just dressed up as an adorable pirate for Halloween. Scar the kitten is a rescue who was found by his mom, marine biologist Savannah Anas, in a remote area with a life-threatening eye infection. “I’ve done a lot of work with biology and diseases and infections,” Anas, an Arcata, California,
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Much like human costumes, pet Halloween outfits also require a little bit of forethought. Whether that’s two months, two days or two hours is your call, but even the most last-minute ensembles deserve safety considerations at minimum. Don’t let poor planning rain on your pet Halloween parade! Take the advice of our animal costume experts
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The cat is out of the bag (and into the ocean)!  Not all felines are afraid of water. Nathan loves it! The female rescue kitten is charming Australia and the international audience of Instagram with her seaside posts. The black Queensland kitty loves playing, swimming and splashing in the ocean, and she shares the photos
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Pumpkin can help your pet with gastrointestinal problems, but it’s best to consult a veterinarian for long-term issues. By: CorrieMiracle Is pumpkin the new fad, like gluten-free, grain-free and no-go-GMO? Seems every time I turn around, a client is bringing their dog in for diarrhea, saying, “We tried pumpkin, but it didn’t really work.”
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Cat, dogs, bunnies and more received a big break this week. California’s Assembly Bill 485 has passed, making California the first state to ban the sale of commercially-bred pets in pet stores statewide. “This landmark law breaks the puppy mill supply chain that pushes puppies into California pet stores and has allowed unscrupulous breeders to profit from
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The snakes don’t stand a chance against these furry adventurers/archaeologists. A Michigan couple, Mike and Megan, are making the dreams of high-climbing, cinema-loving cats come true. Together the pair started Catastrophic Creations, a cat furniture company that isn’t afraid to have a little fun with its designs. According to Bored Panda, the company started when
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It’s that time of year again, when the ubiquitous term “Pumpkin Spice” is tacked on every product, from lattes to lipsticks. Now, Honest Kitchen is taking this favorite fall flavor beyond human taste buds and sharing the seasonal speciality with our cat and dog friends. That’s right — it’s time to play barista for your
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Detanglers and wide-tooth combs can help your longhaired pet avoid painful mats. By: quinet Do you ever find yourself stuck in endless “sweeping” mode, where pet hair magically accumulates around the floors at breakneck speeds? Does that “dirty pet” smell re-infiltrate the home within days of a professional grooming? If you ever find yourself
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