Cats

A good rescue group will want to know how well you’ll take care of your new pet. By: Daga_Roszkowska A grand total of 3 of my cats came from cat rescue groups. I’ve been actively involved with a couple of them, and for many years I did a column that focused on various organizations and
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 8–10 pounds for males, 6–8 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Havana cats (sometimes called Havana brown cats) are medium-sized, muscular cats with a smooth, short coat; they are considered a rare breed. Colors include brown or lilac with matching whiskers, a unique feature. Also unique is the shape of the
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This is much better than using an alarm clock. Employees at Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) have developed the habit of singing and dancing with animal residents waking up from surgery.  BARCS, the largest shelter in Maryland, is a nonprofit, high-volume, open admission animal shelter caring for the abandoned, neglected, abused and lost animals of Baltimore
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Cats aren’t always the aloof, disinterested felines they’re cast as in popular culture. By: ilyessuti Meet my cat, Boomer. He’s your typical cat: He spends his days napping, chasing his sister, Lou, and soaking up the sun. Boomer was adopted about a year and a half ago after what was supposed to be a quick
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People tend to think of millennials as young, trend-obsessed idealists, but Thomas the 26-year-old feline is an experienced gent who’s just looking for some late-in-life care and cuddles. His former owner surrendered him to Baltimore County Animal Services last month. The Baltimore Sun reports that fellow millennial, Laura Cassiday, 27, of Dundalk, Maryland, was scrolling through animal
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Champion Petfoods says the metals in Orijen and Acana are found in “minuscule amounts.” Have 2 top-rated pet food brands been exposed as frauds? Or, has a “shady” lawsuit filed last month set out to do little other than trash these pet foods’ stellar reputations? Depending on whom you ask, you’ll probably get a different
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Easter is almost here, which means everyone is talking bunnies, but it’s important to think of other animals during this holiday. Everyday objects used in your Easter celebration can be extremely harmful to cats, dogs and other pets. To help protect your furry loved ones, Trupanion, a provider of pet insurance, has put together a
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Post-op care means watching your pet carefully to make sure an incision stays clean and dry. By: Counselling Cut paws, cat bites, broken bones, infected toes, lacerations, abdominal surgeries, growth removals … just another day at the office. One might think I’d be stressed about the surgeries, but no, your vet is usually stressed about
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“Boarders are likely to be short-changed on attention and care,” says one veterinarian. Tinkerbell, my plump tortie friend, always greets me enthusiastically when I come by to take care of her and her housemates. She then follows me around the house while I deal with the various feeding stations and litter boxes, making sure she
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 8–12 pounds for males, 6–8 pounds for females Life Expectancy: Around 16 years The Tonkinese is a medium-sized, muscular cat with soft, mink-like fur that comes in 12 colors and patterns. The coat has points, with darker colors on the face, ears and tail. The eyes can be blue, violet, aqua or
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Maker: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeriaAnnouncement: FDA report dated March 20, 2018What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diets: Free-Range Chicken, Lot #62762, best by Oct. 19, 2018, UPC #851536 001036 (8 oz.), UPC #851536 001043 (16 oz.) or UPC #851536 001050 (24 oz.) Free-Range Turkey, Lot #62926, best by May 3, 2019, UPC #851536 001005
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The pet food industry needs to step it up to keep our pets healthy. By: massahirotama Petful has been dutifully following the most recent recalls on pet foods containing pentobarbital. Last year, a number of Evanger’s dog foods were found to contain pentobarbital. This year, numerous Smucker’s products, including Gravy Train, were recalled. Although all
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One study has shown that women are more apt to interact with cats than men. By: strocchi Women with cats are cool. In fact, nothing beats Kim Novak’s performance as Gillian the witch in “Bell, Book and Candle.” The way she moves, the jewel-like glow of her eyes as she casts her love spell on Jimmy
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 20 years This medium-sized cat appears bald and wrinkled. The Sphynx has fine hair — called “down” — that makes the warm, soft skin feel like a leather chamois. The cat is muscular and athletic, with a wedge-shaped head, large ears and lemon-shaped large eyes. The breed
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Feeding your pet a high-quality diet can help prevent stomach problems, among other health issues. By: aukirk Do you need to be a vet to link your dog’s stomach upsets to cheap and nasty food? I ask the question because sometimes I wonder how much joined-up thinking (a.k.a. common sense) people use when it comes
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