Cats

Consult with a veterinary nutritionist or veterinary food therapist to ensure complete and balanced nutrition in your home-prepared pet food. Photo: Katrina_S The largest recall in pet food history occurred in 2008, when melamine was found to be a contaminant that caused illness and death in thousands of dogs and cats. Since then, there have
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Want to remove mats from a long-haired cat? Read this article first, and put away those scissors. Photo: izik/Flickr We received this question from a reader, who wanted to know how to remove mats from a long-haired cat: “I was wondering if you have any advice on removing my long-haired cat’s mats on her back. They
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The Werblow family needed some good news. Residents of Paradise, California, the family of four lost the home they were renting in the devastating Camp Fire that tore through northern California in November, destroying 13,972 residences and killing 85 people, according to Cal Fire. According to a GoFundMe page set up for the family, the Werblows
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Worms in dogs and cats: An unpleasant experience for everyone involved. Photo: SneakyElbow We can all agree that worms in dogs and cats — or wriggling in their poop or vomit — ranks pretty low on the list of awesome things about keeping pets. That’s why your veterinarian asks you to bring in a stool
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Maker: J.M. Smucker CompanyCause: Possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1)Announcement: FDA announcement dated Dec. 7, 2018 (archived here)What was recalled: The following specific lots of 4-can packages of 9Lives Protein Plus cat food: Tuna & Chicken, UPC #7910021549, 4 pack of 5.5 oz. cans, best by dates of March 27 – Nov. 14, 2020 Tuna &
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Pandora syndrome in cats involves urinary tract infections plus one or more additional diseases or disorders co-occurring with it. Photo: coyot Urinary problems plague many house cats — and they are among the most common reasons a cat takes a trip to the vet. Recent research indicates that many of these cats may suffer from
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Could your pet benefit from a more natural diet? Photo: Tony Alter A while back, at a pet blogging conference called BlogPaws, I attended a session by Robbin and Joseph Everett, hosts of the popular live web radio show “Pets Teach Us So Much.” Their session was engaging, highly informative and fun — hey, there
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