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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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Chocolate is one of the most toxic things your pet can consume. “Chocolate contains methylxanthines and caffeine, both are very toxic to pets,” says PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin. “Dark chocolate is far more dangerous. All chocolates are dose dependent meaning more chocolate is more deadly. Small amounts may not be a concern but
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United Airlines has updated their travel policies after a number of animal-related deaths. The airline updated their PetSafe travel policies which apply to animals transported in a plane’s cargo hold. Now the airline will only accept cats and dogs for air travel and banned any short-nosed or snub-nosed dogs such as Pugs and French Bulldogs, “out
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Trimming the dog’s nails? Your pet may not love the idea. By: hannahkrajewski If you’re anything like me, the thought of trimming dog nails leaves you a little uneasy. Too many images of clipped quicks and nonstop bleeding probably have you heading to the groomer every time those nails need a trim. The problem is
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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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