Cats

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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There’s no denying it — summer is over, and fall is here. Instead of wallowing in your seasonal sorrow, why not take note from these furry friends who couldn’t be more excited for pumpkin patches, crunchy leaves and sweater weather. Here are 10 pets who are totally excited for fall! 1. This dog in his
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Don’t try to feed your inappetent pet junky foods that may exacerbate any underlying conditions. By: Timothy Krause It’s a pretty common happening. When the Labrador who lives to eat ignores deliciously tempting treats he’d normally raid your pocket for, then you know something is wrong. But if this happens to your pet, what
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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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Discussing treatment options can be a tough conversation between vets and pets’ humans. By: John Donges Clients can get confused, upset, frustrated and even angry when their vet puts all treatment options on the table. Full disclosure, however, of all medical choices available to you is the ethical thing to do. Discussing all possibilities and
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On Sept. 23, we celebrate what’s known as Dogs in Politics Day, or Checkers Day. This special day is based around Richard Nixon’s dog Checkers, who was remarked upon quite a bit during Nixon’s pre-presidential political career. These pets are following in those paw prints — perhaps hoping to be the next Checkers, the
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At-home vet visits don’t necessarily guarantee a calm pet who’s more comfortable in familiar surroundings. By: RatRanch Imagine life as a country vet: rolling through green hills from one farmhouse to another, greeting neighbors and administering to their dogs and cats — a snapshot right out of All Creatures Great and Small. Well, take
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I’m in love with the shape of … mew? Much like his bestie Taylor Swift, ginger singer Ed Sheeran has a thing for cats. And, as it turns out, the feeling is mutual. Japan’s tiny Ainoshima island is a pussycat paradise, and its furry inhabitants are trying to woo the singer with a special invitation to
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“My grandfather’s famous quote was ‘courage is grace under pressure,’ but I think this is taking it too far,” said Mariel Hemingway when she heard that the manager of her family’s historic home, the Hemingway House in Key West, Florida, had decided to stay with the 54 cats that live on the property despite the
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Matching the right human with the right cat is critical in feline rescue. By: Torrey Wiley Part of me really wanted to keep Dulcie, the ragdoll I was fostering. Now that she felt secure, she was following me around the house and showing what a truly affectionate cat she was. The other cats seemed
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The world’s longest cat is here to reach into your heart with his supermodel limbs. Arcturus Aldebaran Powers, a Savannah cat from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is now the World’s Largest Domestic Cat according to Guinness World Records, measuring just more than 29 in. Kevin Scott Ramos/GWR The 2-year-old cat weighs 30 lbs. and keeps his
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