Cats

Ticks and fleas are something to watch for when your pet spends time in the great outdoors. By: photogeider We know our mammalian pets to be pretty rough-and-tumble — we generally give them free rein to lick, sniff, play with, tug at or sit on anything they’d like (except the white carpet). In fact, we
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Deadpool 2, the most recent installment of the R-rated superhero franchise starring Ryan Reynolds, is stacked with surprising cameos. If you blink, you might miss Brad Pitt’s appearance, same with the bit parts Taylor Swift‘s cats, Meredith and Olivia, both play in the comedy. The felines appear on a t-shirt Reynolds’ character wears. The tee shows
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Allergic to your household’s pet? Ease your suffering by not allowing them in the bedroom. By: Didgeman If you have pet allergies, you know how bad the sneezing, itching and watery eyes can get. You’ve lived through fits of coughing, scratching and feeling like the pain will never end. It’s hard, because avoiding pets in
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Some kittens get separated from their mother and need to be bottle-fed. By: edgeplorer Even though I’m a dog person, I love kittens. Warm, wiggly bellies. Tiny little (razor-sharp) teeth. Kitten breath. Kitten mouth (rawr rawr rawr). Piles of sleeping kittens. Kittens playing with toys. Kittens who see themselves in a reflective surface for the
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years The Cornish Rex is a medium-sized cat with a soft, short, very fine coat that feels like crushed velvet. The small head is flanked by large ears and features large eyes. The body is slim and muscular with long legs, a curved back and a long tail.
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Pet rental companies create unstable lives for shelter pets and may reduce pets’ chances of finding a forever home. By: jidaley Back in 2008, a dog rental company called FlexPetz opened locations around the U.S. Its popularity grew so quickly, it soon added 120 new branches, with the intent to spread from cities in California,
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Mo the Cat was simply minding his own business, lounging on the porch of his Lincoln, Nebraska, home on May 9 when the handsome hisser almost fell victim to a kitty criminal. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Mo “escaped by a whisker.” Typically an indoor cat, Mo’s owner of eight years Samuel Evertson let the
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Studies have shown that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks. By: Skitterphoto In a study done by Dr. Andrew Wakefield back in 1998 — can you believe that was decades ago? — the correlation between autism in children and vaccines was researched. According to Wakefield, he found evidence showing a strong tie between
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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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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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Cats risk nutritional deficiencies — with devastating consequences — when they aren’t fed meat. By: Surprise People ask me on occasion to recommend a vegan or vegetarian diet for Mr. Dog or Mrs. Cat. My answer is simple: I don’t recommend them. You put your dog at risk for nutritional deficiencies without a meat-based diet. You
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