Cats

Cloud Nine Rescue Flights help animals in the wake of disasters. Photos by: ASPCA Last year, 8 days before Christmas, Ted DuPuis, founder and pilot of Cloud Nine Rescue Flights, made his fifth and final trip from St. Croix, U.S.V.I., in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, transporting orphaned cats and dogs from the ASPCA’s emergency
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Shelters can come up with some pretty fun events to get pets adopted., like doggy kissing booths. By: pixabay These days, it seems there is a growing push to rescue pets rather than buy purebred animals. Personally, I’m a big supporter of the “adopt, don’t shop,” movement, so I love hearing adoption stories and ways
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Where will your cat go if you were to die suddenly? By: tamba09 My sister-in-law just inherited 2 cats, Star and Tiger. They belonged to her aunt, who died after a brief and brutal battle with pancreatic cancer. Selene, my son Zeke’s Siamese, came to him in a similar fashion. A friend’s elderly relative died,
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Pet lovers have some options when it comes to caring for their pets who have long-term diseases. By: RobynRandell Gypsy, my German Shepherd, passed away several years ago. In her last 2 years, she suffered from myasthenia gravis, megaesophagus, arthritis and other medical issues. While I don’t regret one moment of giving her the care
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It’s important for rescue cats to find the right family fit. By: EugenieM When Lori Erickson first laid eyes on Tinycat at the airport, “he was absolutely terrified,” she says. She brought the Bombay rescue home; he disappeared under the bathroom cabinet, where he stayed for about a month, coming out only to eat or
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Many people with Bombays say their cats can demand attention. By: iStock.com/Ed-Ni-Photo 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer Bombay cats are muscular and medium in size. They resemble a miniature panther, which was the intention when they were created. The large eyes are shades of copper and gold, and are set
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Pain, fear and cold are all reasons your dog might shake. By: antschabaer Does your dog shake or tremble? I’m not talking about the dogs who shake themselves dry or flap their ears occasionally so much as the dog with a fine muscular tremor. The trembling may just affect one leg or their whole body.
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Many millennials are putting their pet’s needs first. By: Pexels Millennials are the fastest-growing pet-keeping demographic in the country. Research shows that 73% of this demographic have a pet. They are also at the age when homeownership becomes important. When millennials look into buying a home or even choosing their next rental, their pets are
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Making friends with feral cats takes a lot of patience, and you may not receive affection or even acknowledgment in return. By: dmitrisvetsikas1969 Juno was already hiding under the chair when I arrived, but I could hear her growling. It was as though she knew about the cat-claw scissors in my purse. I was puzzled.
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Ragdolls love playing fetch. By: iStock.com/CasarsaGuru 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 15–20 pounds for males, 10–15 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15–20 years, on average (if kept indoors) Ragdolls are large cats, one of the largest of all cat breeds. They have a sturdy build and large blue eyes. The medium-length coat is pointed; the body is lighter
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Many people don’t agree that letting your cat outside is in their best interests. By: sspiehs3 Sassy had originally belonged to Kimwa Latris Walker’s neighbors: they, however, had exiled her to the great outdoors for stress-related spraying. So the gray tabby decided to take matters into her own paws. She showed up on Walker’s back
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Turkish Van cats can have amber, blue or different colored eyes. By: iStock.com/sahmay 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–20 pounds for males, 7–12 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15 years, on average, but can be as low as 10 years and as high as 17 years Turkish Vans are large, active cats who love water — so much
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Maker: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeriaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Aug. 21, 2018What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet products with lot numbers 62763 through 63101, in sizes ranging from 1 oz. samples to 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages: Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef Recipe Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range
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Even cats who are not trained therapy animals can help calm their humans down. By: AdinaVoicu Our cat is not a therapy cat. She’s not even a good candidate. But just her very presence essentially saves my son’s life. My son has high-functioning autism, so it was never in the cards for us to own
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Cats can be fussy eaters. By: mcconnmama My son and cat have autism. OK, maybe my cat doesn’t have autism, but there are definite similarities in behavior that are fascinating. Kathy Hoopmann wrote the picture book All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. She draws the comparison between children with Asperger’s and cats. Asperger’s is a form
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