Cats

Studies have shown that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks. By: Skitterphoto In a study done by Dr. Andrew Wakefield back in 1998 — can you believe that was decades ago? — the correlation between autism in children and vaccines was researched. According to Wakefield, he found evidence showing a strong tie between
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Veterinarians should only buy medications directly from pharmaceutical companies to sell to clients. By: Daga_Roszkowska A gray market exists when products from a manufacturer are sold outside the intended or manufacturer-approved channels. The products are diverted from the intended channel to gray channels. For pet medications, it’s big business. A $10 billion business. Certain pet
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SNAP benefits do not cover pet food. By: litthouse There’s a hotly debated question running around online, especially with the recent spotlight of a petition that might have crossed your browser at some point: Should people relying on food stamps be able to use them to buy pet food? On top of that, should people relying
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 7–11 pounds for females; 12–16 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The American bobtail cat is a medium to large cat with a naturally short tail. The cat is native to North America and resembles a wild cat in appearance because of their almond-shaped eyes. They are muscular and graceful felines with
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Bladder infections are pretty common in cats. By: rudeboy86 What is the hidden benefit of pet insurance? An unexpected benefit is that claims’ data gives valuable insight into which conditions are most common. That’s because when claims are processed, a diagnosis is recorded. This provides a large database of statistics about why people take their
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Kitten yoga is exactly what it sounds like … wonderful! And also, yoga with adorable baby cats. Best Friends Animal Society is the latest animal-loving group to get in on the trend. The nationwide animal rescue and advocacy organization will be hosting kitten yoga sessions throughout the spring and summer at their New York City pet adoption center,
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Just when you thought the never-ending debate over whether cats or dogs are the smarter animal reached a conclusion, a dark horse contender comes along — and by horse, we’re talking figuratively not literally, lest we confuse anyone further. Recently, PBS NewsHour attempted to settle the feline vs. canine intelligence battle by enlisting three scientists — a neuroscientist,
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Victims of domestic abuse sometimes have to choose between their own safety and that of their pets. By: John Liu Years ago, when I adopted my German Shepherd, Gypsy, I was cautioned that she’d had an aggressive episode: She had attacked the man in the family she lived with before her adoption. When I asked
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Library cats historically helped keep libraries rodent-free. By: Joyce Kaes A 9th-century Irish monk sits translating a religious text late into the night. His only companion is a white cat named Pangur Ban (“ban” means “white” in Old Irish, the root of Gaelic). At some point, the monk grows weary of his work and finds
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Cats risk nutritional deficiencies — with devastating consequences — when they aren’t fed meat. By: Surprise People ask me on occasion to recommend a vegan or vegetarian diet for Mr. Dog or Mrs. Cat. My answer is simple: I don’t recommend them. You put your dog at risk for nutritional deficiencies without a meat-based diet. You
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: Males, 9–15 pounds; females, 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–20 years and sometimes beyond This breed may be the world’s most recognizable cat. Aside from becoming unforgettable in the classic Lady and the Tramp film, these cats are unmistakeable with their light coats and dark extremities. Siamese are unique cats, with their long and angular
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A male calico is a rare thing, indeed. By: kurt-b I adopted my spunky calico cat, Lou, when she was just a kitten. Even though she’s been my constant companion for the last 4 years, she still manages to surprise me every day. Anyone who’s ever spent time with a calico cat knows them to
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Maker: Carnivore Meat CompanyCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: Customer email dated April 16, 2018What was recalled: The following 2 varieties and dates of Vital Essentials: Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (for dogs and cats), 6 oz. packages, Lot #13815, Best by June 4, 2019 or June 20, 2019 Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs, 5 lb. chubs, Lot #13816, Best by Dec. 27,
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