Cats

Many people with Bombays say their cats can demand attention. By: iStock.com/Ed-Ni-Photo 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer Bombay cats are muscular and medium in size. They resemble a miniature panther, which was the intention when they were created. The large eyes are shades of copper and gold, and are set
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Making friends with feral cats takes a lot of patience, and you may not receive affection or even acknowledgment in return. By: dmitrisvetsikas1969 Juno was already hiding under the chair when I arrived, but I could hear her growling. It was as though she knew about the cat-claw scissors in my purse. I was puzzled.
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Sometimes it’s best to have a radiologist interpret X-ray results. By: blumenbiene Your pet needs X-rays. Your vet takes the X-rays. Here is a common conversation that might follow: Vet: “I’d like to send Dodo’s X-rays out for a radiology consult.” Client: “Why? Don’t you know how to read X-rays?” Vet: “Well, yes, but I
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Ragdolls love playing fetch. By: iStock.com/CasarsaGuru 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 15–20 pounds for males, 10–15 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15–20 years, on average (if kept indoors) Ragdolls are large cats, one of the largest of all cat breeds. They have a sturdy build and large blue eyes. The medium-length coat is pointed; the body is lighter
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Itching from fleas all the time makes for much misery. By: Deedee86 Fleas: Even the word makes you shudder. These little critters are some of the most persistent pests you’ll ever come across, and while you’re eradicating them, they continue to make life miserable for you and your pets. Fleas can also be dangerous. Smaller
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Veterinarians must keep a strict accounting of the controlled drugs they prescribe. By: moshehar The opioid crisis and drug abuse affect veterinarians now more than ever. When an addict is desperate, they will get drugs any way they can. I’ve had some close calls. In my bucolic New England town, we were awakened by my
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Many people don’t agree that letting your cat outside is in their best interests. By: sspiehs3 Sassy had originally belonged to Kimwa Latris Walker’s neighbors: they, however, had exiled her to the great outdoors for stress-related spraying. So the gray tabby decided to take matters into her own paws. She showed up on Walker’s back
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Turkish Van cats can have amber, blue or different colored eyes. By: iStock.com/sahmay 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–20 pounds for males, 7–12 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15 years, on average, but can be as low as 10 years and as high as 17 years Turkish Vans are large, active cats who love water — so much
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Don’t let your cat into a space you’ve just cleaned with chemicals — it could endanger their health. By: StockSnap Most of us have an array of items in our households that help keep things running. Cleaning supplies, various plants, medicines and other items combine to make our lives happier, healthier and easier. However, if
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Maker: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeriaAnnouncement: FDA report dated Aug. 21, 2018What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet products with lot numbers 62763 through 63101, in sizes ranging from 1 oz. samples to 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages: Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef Recipe Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range
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Even cats who are not trained therapy animals can help calm their humans down. By: AdinaVoicu Our cat is not a therapy cat. She’s not even a good candidate. But just her very presence essentially saves my son’s life. My son has high-functioning autism, so it was never in the cards for us to own
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Both Rachael Ray Nutrish and Solid Gold are being sued. Here we go again. Two more popular dog and cat food brands are being sued by pet parents claiming they were misled and deceived. A pair of new pet food lawsuits have cropped up in recent weeks, and they are just the latest in what
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Cats can be fussy eaters. By: mcconnmama My son and cat have autism. OK, maybe my cat doesn’t have autism, but there are definite similarities in behavior that are fascinating. Kathy Hoopmann wrote the picture book All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome. She draws the comparison between children with Asperger’s and cats. Asperger’s is a form
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Give your senior cat a warm, comforting spot to spend most of their time. By: Katzenfee50 Two cats recently joined the household. Jericho (a.k.a. Jerry) is a 17-year-old pale-yellow fluffy character with a vaguely Maine Coon look to him. (Maine Coons are highly popular in this neck of the woods – they are, you might
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