Cats

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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1. Key Characteristics Weight: Males, 9–15 pounds; females, 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–20 years and sometimes beyond This breed may be the world’s most recognizable cat. Aside from becoming unforgettable in the classic Lady and the Tramp film, these cats are unmistakeable with their light coats and dark extremities. Siamese are unique cats, with their long and angular
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A male calico is a rare thing, indeed. By: kurt-b I adopted my spunky calico cat, Lou, when she was just a kitten. Even though she’s been my constant companion for the last 4 years, she still manages to surprise me every day. Anyone who’s ever spent time with a calico cat knows them to
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Cannabis is a complicated topic among veterinarians. By: GidonPico Veterinarians are not afraid of dogs. We are wary. Cautious. Sensible. So I color-code certain dog charts to warn myself and the staff of a potentially aggressive patient. Iditarod the Akita One of these yellow caution-stickered pups I have come to understand and respect is Iditarod,
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Maker: Carnivore Meat CompanyCause: Potential for salmonellaAnnouncement: Customer email dated April 16, 2018What was recalled: The following 2 varieties and dates of Vital Essentials: Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (for dogs and cats), 6 oz. packages, Lot #13815, Best by June 4, 2019 or June 20, 2019 Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs, 5 lb. chubs, Lot #13816, Best by Dec. 27,
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A good rescue group will want to know how well you’ll take care of your new pet. By: Daga_Roszkowska A grand total of 3 of my cats came from cat rescue groups. I’ve been actively involved with a couple of them, and for many years I did a column that focused on various organizations and
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 8–10 pounds for males, 6–8 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Havana cats (sometimes called Havana brown cats) are medium-sized, muscular cats with a smooth, short coat; they are considered a rare breed. Colors include brown or lilac with matching whiskers, a unique feature. Also unique is the shape of the
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