Cats

Free feeding could mean weight gain and possibly diabetes. By: d.aniela I brought Cheshire and Dervie in for their checkups the other day. The brothers are big boys. For the past year, I’ve been trying to get their weight down by putting less food out. Alas, both boys had gained weight. Apparently, portion control doesn’t work for
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In a time when Americans are more politically divided than ever, one Alaskan politician has always received bipartisan support from his constituents. That elected official is Stubbs the Cat, the part-Manx feline mayor of Talkeeta, Alaska, who passed away in his sleep on the night of July 20, according to a statement released by his family.
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Newborn bottle-baby kittens are totally dependent on you for feeding, among other things. By: Sergio Nava Arjona Many people talk about adopting pets rather than buying them from a breeder or a store. But another vital piece of caring for at-risk animals is fostering. A lot of people wonder if they can handle the work and emotions
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Tipsy the cat may have lost one of his nine lives, but he is still kicking thanks to a strong drink. The jet-black stray was found suffering near a tire store in Brisbane, Australia, reports ABC News. His rescuers said the feline was near death when he was found, prompting his saviors to rush him
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Wiggly the model. Photos by Kirsten Peek/Petful Collars. They are a safety necessity for many pets, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. You can add some pizzazz to your furry friend’s main accessory by following these easy steps. Supplies Silk flowers Sewing kit Scissors Pet collar Directions 1. Select and prepare your
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If you’ve been thinking about making a furry addition to your family, we’re going to say something we usually wouldn’t: wait! This Aug. 19 is NBCUniversal-owned television station’s group’s third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption event sponsored by Petco and VIP Petcare during which animal shelters and rescue centers around the
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Moving to a new place can trigger a cat’s anxiety. By: Matthew Bellemare Mavis wasn’t doing too well at the new house. The move had triggered a number of anxieties for this sensitive cat. Her housemates, Yvette and Toukhee, had had outdoor privileges at the old house, which had left Yvette with the lion’s share
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Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an adoptable pet every week. Today, meet Clarence the cross-eyed kitten. This tuxedoed gentleman is currently kicking back at the Dublin DSPCA in Ireland, where his adorable little face is causing a big stir. Dublin
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Consider this birth announcement a win for the world! Both the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and the Oklahoma City Zoo welcomed Sumatran tiger cubs this week. The Sumatran tiger is a critically endangered species, with less than 500 left in the wild, so these new arrivals are especially important, and also, especially cute. On
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Healthy Pet. All opinions are 100 percent mine. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how my cats would react to ökocat Natural Wood Clumping Litter. You see, I don’t generally use clumping litter of any kind. It tends to be expensive, and it doesn’t go far
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When used responsibly, steroids can help your cat in a number of ways, such as by reducing inflammation. By: damonbowe Your cat has diarrhea, sore gums or itchy skin. The vet casually mentions giving an anti-inflammatory injection or “something to calm things down.” You think no more about it until a friend reads the invoice
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Photos by: Kirsten Peek/Petful My fiancé’s cat, Wiggly, can turn anything into a game. He’s an active young cat, so I decided to make him a contraption that would keep him entertained for some solo play. I used items from around the house, and he couldn’t wait to investigate. Follow these steps to get
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On Tuesday, traffic got hairy in Arlington, Texas. Officer Austin Kidd of the Arlington Police Department was leaving a burglary investigation when he spotted a motorist stopped on the road trying to flag him down. The officer pulled over to help, expecting that the driver was experiencing car trouble, reports Dallas News. The car was fine;
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Every animal deserves a comfortable place to rest its head — especially those with no one to love them. The Humane Society of the United States, along with Kuranda and Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends, is trying to give the gift of comfort to more homeless pets through Operation Shelter Snuggle, an initiative that aims
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Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an adoptable pet every week. Today, in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat month, meet Scotch, a feline available for adoption through Mary’s Kitty Korner of Granby, Connecticut. This kitty was a gift, of sorts,
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If foreign bodies, such as pieces of stick, enter your dog’s gut, this may cause the dog to vomit. By: Fake Plastic Alice What’s the most disgusting thing your dog has eaten? On second thought, don’t answer that. But while we’re on the subject, here’s a personal observation as both a cat and dog
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Wonder Woman seems like a suitable nickname for Nora. The 6-month-old feline survived a steep fall from a sixth floor window last week. The death-defying kitty didn’t walk away unscathed, however. Her fall onto a busy Boston street left her with a traumatic brain injury, as well as lung and facial trauma – but she’s expected
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With radios everywhere — our cars, our homes, on our phones — it’s hard to avoid the summer hits that get heavy play. This year’s early frontrunner for earworm of the summer is “Despacito,” the Luis Fonsi song featuring Daddy Yankee. The song has been remixed with Justin Bieber and has over 2 BILLION plays on YouTube,
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