Cats

1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 20 years This medium-sized cat appears bald and wrinkled. The Sphynx has fine hair — called “down” — that makes the warm, soft skin feel like a leather chamois. The cat is muscular and athletic, with a wedge-shaped head, large ears and lemon-shaped large eyes. The breed
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The troubling pet food recalls just keep coming. According to WLOX, Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia, recalled one of its products, “Kitten Grind,” after salmonella found in the product may’ve killed a kitten. After customers filed complaints with the Food and Drug Administration regarding two kitten deaths, the company recalled the raw pet food.  One of
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Reportedly 30,000 animals were displaced in the fires that befell Sonoma and Napa counties in 2017. By: bearpark On October 8, 2017, the most destructive wildfire in California history broke out in the northern part of the state, incinerating over 8,000 structures and nearly 200,000 acres across several counties. Forty-three people lost their lives, including
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These record-breaking pets are really something else. By: n-k Humans have a fascination with out-of-the-ordinary feats — an obsession with the biggest, best and, sometimes, weirdest things out there. It’s why the tallest buildings in the world become tourist attractions, the fastest roller coasters just have to be ridden and even the largest pumpkins turn into
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Maker: Blue Ridge BeefCause: Potential for salmonella and listeriaAnnouncement: FDA report dated March 1, 2018What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of Kitten Grind frozen raw cat food, Lot #GA1102 (you can find the lot number on the clips at each end of the chubs), manufactured Nov. 2, 2017 Unfortunately, this recall was initiated because of deadly circumstances: According to
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The response to pet food recipe changes isn’t always positive. By: petethevet Oftentimes, people find a food their pets like and they stick with it for years. Then, suddenly, their pet becomes ill, and it becomes a frantic race to figure out why, with the food they’re eating coming in at the bottom of the
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In case you hadn’t heard, the U.K. is experiencing some of the most bitterly cold weather conditions in 27 years. And while some Brits and their pets are hiding indoors, huddled by the fireplace, one fierce kitty is showing off his playful prowess to the world. His name is Amuse Bouche (“Bouche” or “Boo” for
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Has Taylor Swift swapped her trademark snakes for birds of prey? The pop superstar surprised guests at the Ventana resort in the scenic hills of Big Sur, California, recently when she was spotted getting back to nature on a woodsy excursion. Clad in an artfully torn grey sweatshirt, a fresh-faced and happy Swift posed with
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It’s not Halloween, nor is it National Black Cat Appreciation Day or even National Black Cat Day, but thanks to the success of Marvel’s latest blockbuster superhero film Black Panther, adoptions of oft-stygmatized, black-coated kitties appear to be on the rise. The Daily Dot reports that one blogger on Tumblr recently posted about the surprisingly positive
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Stanley the cat was on the last of his nine lives — at 17 years old, he was in end-stage kidney failure and the veterinarian said the only way to save the black-and-white feline was a kidney transplant, if he even qualified for the surgery. Another condition: Stanley’s owner would be required to adopt the
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  Youtube influencer Cory Williams, also known as “Mr. Safety,” pulled a mean prank on his kitty recently. Williams’ cat Sparta is an animal influencer himself who goes by the moniker “The Mean Kitty,” on Youtube.  The Internet famous feline’s adventures alongside his human and animal family members are regularly documented by his exhibitionist dad,
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–15 pounds for males, 6–10 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 14 years Birmans are medium to large cats with round blue eyes and muscular bodies often mistaken for ragdolls or ragamuffins. Their coats are light in color with darker points in varying shades. They also have distinctive white bottoms on their
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Sometimes having one of your pet isn’t enough. For those who want more of their mutt’s mug (and who doesn’t?), there are pet portrait classes. The Paint Place in New York City offers the pet-obsessed a chance to create a masterpiece starring their pet. “Paint Your Pet” is the most popular class at The Paint
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Caught between a branch and a furry place, that is where Emily Whitton found herself. The woman recently climbed a 60-ft. tree to rescue her friend’s 13-week-old kitten, Bella, who scampered up the mammoth tree after sneaking out of the house. According to The Telegraph, instead of helping the gray-and-white cat down, Whitton got stuck
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There is no limit to food and pet holidays, and now they are joining forces. According KABC, since Sunday was National Drink Wine Day and Tuesday is National Love Your Pet Day, a couple of clever companies are merging the two together to create National Drink Wine with Your Cat Week. Offers.com and PetWinery.com are
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It’s the epitome of cat behavior. An eight-second clip that has been viewed over 1.3 million times on Facebook, shows a feline sitting in front of a busy metro station escalator, unbothered by the inconvenience she is causing riders. The calico kitty sits almost dead center to where people need to exit, seemingly confident that
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Maker: Raws for PawsCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Feb. 8, 2018What was recalled: 1 lb. and 5 lb. chubs of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food with a manufacture date of Oct. 12, 2017 (Turkey Pet Food cases) or manufacture dates between Oct. 12, 2017 and Feb. 2, 2018 (found in Combo Pack variety
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