Cats

As your cat ages, you may notice that they become more affectionate. By: Counselling Phoebe leaps up after the cat-fishing toy. She pirouettes, a fluffy gray ballerina, and keeps up her spirited attack long after the younger cats have gotten bored and begun moseying over to their food bowls. Phoebe turned 12 in February. A
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Summer pests are ticked off! The Center for Disease Control recently announced that reported illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled across the United States, with nine new germs from mosquitoes and ticks being introduced into the country over the past 13 years. Lyme Disease, Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and many other diseases
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Because they multiply so quickly, fleas are difficult to treat. By: coyot Many people think that because they have an indoor-only cat, fleas are an impossibility. They would be wrong. Although an outdoor cat is more likely than an indoor cat to be infested with fleas (as well as ticks and intestinal worms), an indoor cat can,
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New vaccine protocols mean a safer unique vaccination plan for every individual pet. By: tamba09 Vaccinating your cat or dog used to be a pretty straightforward affair. There was the required rabies vaccine and the “annual distemper vaccine.” So what has changed? Well, a lot, actually. What We Know We know more about vaccine-preventable diseases and
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Persians are sweethearts, but their stain-prone fur under their eyes need a lot of attention. By: Michal Bednarek 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 7–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or more Persians are medium-sized, longhair cats with tails almost as wide as their bodies. Their colors are varied and include silver, golden, shaded, smoke, tabby, particolor, bi-color and himalayan.
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The face-off between cats and dogs just got a little more heated. For decades felines have been labeled as lazy, non-listeners incapable of mastering basic commands, while canines have been celebrated for loyally following directions and learning new tricks. The Savitsky Cats are here to squash these negative kitty stereotypes. The group of talented cats, who
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Senior cats are harder to adopt out, but they make terrific companions. By: Lohrelei With the onset of “kitten season,” it’s no surprise that June has been designated as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. If you’ve been thinking of adopting a kitty, now is the time to do it! Even if you can’t adopt, you
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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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