Cats

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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Vets use wellness exams to keep tabs on a pet’s weight, behavior and teeth health, among other things. By: Magic Madzik October is Pet Wellness Month, a celebration of people and their pets. And for me, wellness is the cornerstone of everything I do when it comes to caring for your pet. My job
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Gretchen Byrne was taking a coffee break while patrolling on the midnight shift for the Coral Springs Police Department two years ago, when a hungry and pregnant female cat approached her in the shopping center parking lot. Byrne knew that the feline wouldn’t last long on the streets, especially with a heavily-traveled thoroughfare nearby. So
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Work with your veterinarian to figure out how to maintain a high quality of life for your chronically ill pet. By: jwskks5786 Between illness and the quick rate at which animals age, many people end up caring for a chronically ill pet at some point. Most of us have all been there. It’s hard
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If your cat’s a lover of the outdoors, consider empiric deworming. By: nullahumana What the heck is empiric deworming? It sounds like a bad torture scene from the next fantasy series, where the empire gets angry at its subjects and sends down millions of worms to eat them alive (shudder). Actually, nature can be
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Liz and Ian Finlay of the U.K. first met their resilient and perdurable (purr-durable?) feline, Nutmeg, 27 years ago. “We celebrate his birthday in March every year so we know it was around March 1990 when we got him,” Mr. Finlay told the Newcastle Chronicle last year. According to Metro U.K., the Finlay’s former cat,
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