Cats

At the Monarto Zoo, you’re the one in the cage. The Australian animal park recently opened a new feature called Lions 360, a cage inside the big cat’s enclosure that puts you just a claw’s length away from the majestic meowers. “It’s a truly hair-raising experience with visitors able to enter the cage and get
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[{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”1″}]An easy mark. [{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”0″}]Someone who can supply them with life’s essentials — food, toys and really nice cat trees. [{“title”:”Scrabble, Mancala or any game with movable pieces”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Clue”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Monopoly”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Puzzles”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Mind Games”,”points”:”0″}]Someone they can get a rise out of by using your small
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–13 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Scottish fold is characterized by their unique appearance. They display surprisingly round features: a round face, emphasized by flat ears; large, circular eyes; a short snout (compared to other cat breeds) and a round body structure with short
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Quimera the cat is like a character out of a Batman comic: one part Catwoman, two parts Two-Face. This exotic kitty with two different colored eyes, and a furry face similarly split between two different colors, belongs to a rare, V.I.P. group of pussycats who may (or may not …) be chimeras. According to geneticists,
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Organic doesn’t not necessarily mean high quality when it comes to pet food labels. By: acousticskyy Many, many veterinarians get frustrated when clients believe they have found the yellow brick road to pet health by getting sucked in by yet another new, celebrity-endorsed pet food. Veterinarians far and wide try not to scream — or
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Nickie can finally breathe easy. On Thursday, veterinarians at the MSPCA-Angell shelter in Boston surgically removed a collar that had become embedded in Nickie’s neck. The abandoned kitten was found with the horrible injury in the streets of Dorchester. After spotting her several times, a Good Samaritan scooped up Nickie and brought her to MSPCA-Angell.
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Even though they don’t really have 9 lives, cats often flourish after overcoming trauma. By: atuweb Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in August 2015. * * * Christy, my first sealpoint Siamese, was hit by a car when she was about 1 year old. She survived the accident, but her left front paw didn’t. The nerve
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Meet Nigel. You might notice something is missing. But what this 5-month-old kitten lacks in facial features he makes up for with purrsonality. In July, Nigel, then just six weeks old, was found discarded near a dumpster in Dorchester, Massachusetts, by a Good Samaritan. The kitten was malnourished, dirty and in desperate need of medical
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[{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”1″}]An inside-the-box kind of feline. [{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”0″}]A sleep-in kind of kitty. Mornings are overrated — afternoons are a little on
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British shorthairs may be more at risk for cardiomyopathy than some other cat breeds. By: ToNic-pics If this morning’s clinic is anything to go by, heart disease in cats is very common (actually, it’s not — it just seemed that way). The day started with an inpatient, Pepsi. This ragdoll cat has a heart condition
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Take your time when pet sitting to learn the animal’s body language. By: AdinaVoicu Being a pet sitter is a tremendous responsibility. You’re entrusted with the care of other peoples’ beloved pets, and — in many cases — with access to their home and possessions as well. A successful pet sitter is meticulous, caring, patient
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They are the furriest of fashionistas, the sultans of sweet; they are the fabulous, famous pets of Instagram. Just as human influencers have become style touchstones for pet owners, these tail-wagging trendsetters are an inspiration to their fluffy brethren. Since these pets go sans apparel most of the time, Halloween is an important holiday to
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We look forward to our Halloween costume contest all year, and once again we’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest. Without further ado, here’s the winners’ list: Grand Prize Winner (Chosen by a Petful judging panel) Bugg and Louise as Pup-N-Stein and The Bride Congrats to Grand Prize winner Cinzia Nichols! Last
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Borth Wild Animal Kingdom has a runner. She’s sleek and furry, and goes by a single moniker: ‘Lilleth.’ According to the U.K. zoo’s Facebook page, the Eurasian Lynx escaped from its enclosure at the animal establishment in Ceredigion, Wales. She is described as “a young juvenile, tan and white in colour with dark spots on
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Faster than an alley cat escaping a Doberman, more powerful than a CAT bulldozer, and able to leap over dumpsters in a single bound, here comes “Superman Shon” a.k.a. “Catman,” ready for feeding time in the back streets of Philadelphia, as part of his never-ending battle for truth, justice and after-dinner scratches in just the
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Some cats won’t tolerate a collar. By: comedynose The collar was a rich, deep purple and had a brass star-shaped I.D. tag. It would look well against Emrys’s ruddy Abyssinian fur, I thought. Only Emrys didn’t want any part of it. He didn’t bite or scratch — he just looked up at me, totally bewildered.
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–9 pounds for females, 9–14 pounds for males Life Expectancy: More than 15 years The ocicat is a medium-to-large spotted cat with a smooth and satiny coat. The markings are well scattered around the body and the belly. This feline is muscular, graceful and resembles a wild cat. Ocicats have large,
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We’re just days away from Halloween. If you haven’t gotten spooky yet, now is the time! Don’t stop the festive feeling at humans, get your pets in on the fun too. To inspire you and your furry friend, we had adoptable animals from Best Friends Animal Society stop by to model some of this year’s
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Whether you knew you needed it or not, I am here to say you absolutely need to watch this trailer for the new season of Meower Rangers. If you couldn’t tell from the title, this YouTube series, which just started its new season, is all about taking the butt-kicking, costumed teamwork you love from the
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It’s time to vote in our Halloween costume contest! Head over to the app on our Facebook page to vote for your favorite costumed pets. People’s Choice Awards voting begins today and will end Oct. 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All winners will be announced on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017. Your vote counts!
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Many people have written of their cats who hung around long after their deaths. By: kakissel I was raking in my backyard. It had just been a week since my Summer Solstice’s death, and my world felt pretty empty without her quiet companionship. I turned and froze. My little ruddy Abyssinian friend sat under
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Longhaired cats might need a human’s help with coat management. By: ruslanababenko Sleek and shiny, or dull and matted: What’s your cat’s coat condition like? As a vet student (many years ago), I learned a valuable lesson on a cattle medicine rotation. On a cold, wet afternoon, standing in a drafty barn, the lecturer
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No, this baby cat isn’t just dressed up as an adorable pirate for Halloween. Scar the kitten is a rescue who was found by his mom, marine biologist Savannah Anas, in a remote area with a life-threatening eye infection. “I’ve done a lot of work with biology and diseases and infections,” Anas, an Arcata, California,
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Much like human costumes, pet Halloween outfits also require a little bit of forethought. Whether that’s two months, two days or two hours is your call, but even the most last-minute ensembles deserve safety considerations at minimum. Don’t let poor planning rain on your pet Halloween parade! Take the advice of our animal costume experts
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Your pet still wants to be part of the family when you bring your baby home. By: 3194556 If you’ll be bringing home a new baby soon, it’s time to start getting your pet ready for it. If you’re pregnant, there’s a good chance your dog or cat already knows something’s changed. Waiting until your
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The cat is out of the bag (and into the ocean)!  Not all felines are afraid of water. Nathan loves it! The female rescue kitten is charming Australia and the international audience of Instagram with her seaside posts. The black Queensland kitty loves playing, swimming and splashing in the ocean, and she shares the photos
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