Cats

New vaccine protocols mean a safer unique vaccination plan for every individual pet. By: tamba09 Vaccinating your cat or dog used to be a pretty straightforward affair. There was the required rabies vaccine and the “annual distemper vaccine.” So what has changed? Well, a lot, actually. What We Know We know more about vaccine-preventable diseases and
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Persians are sweethearts, but their stain-prone fur under their eyes need a lot of attention. By: Michal Bednarek 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 7–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or more Persians are medium-sized, longhair cats with tails almost as wide as their bodies. Their colors are varied and include silver, golden, shaded, smoke, tabby, particolor, bi-color and himalayan.
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The face-off between cats and dogs just got a little more heated. For decades felines have been labeled as lazy, non-listeners incapable of mastering basic commands, while canines have been celebrated for loyally following directions and learning new tricks. The Savitsky Cats are here to squash these negative kitty stereotypes. The group of talented cats, who
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Senior cats are harder to adopt out, but they make terrific companions. By: Lohrelei With the onset of “kitten season,” it’s no surprise that June has been designated as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. If you’ve been thinking of adopting a kitty, now is the time to do it! Even if you can’t adopt, you
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Deadpool 2, the most recent installment of the R-rated superhero franchise starring Ryan Reynolds, is stacked with surprising cameos. If you blink, you might miss Brad Pitt’s appearance, same with the bit parts Taylor Swift‘s cats, Meredith and Olivia, both play in the comedy. The felines appear on a t-shirt Reynolds’ character wears. The tee shows
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Some kittens get separated from their mother and need to be bottle-fed. By: edgeplorer Even though I’m a dog person, I love kittens. Warm, wiggly bellies. Tiny little (razor-sharp) teeth. Kitten breath. Kitten mouth (rawr rawr rawr). Piles of sleeping kittens. Kittens playing with toys. Kittens who see themselves in a reflective surface for the
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years The Cornish Rex is a medium-sized cat with a soft, short, very fine coat that feels like crushed velvet. The small head is flanked by large ears and features large eyes. The body is slim and muscular with long legs, a curved back and a long tail.
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Mo the Cat was simply minding his own business, lounging on the porch of his Lincoln, Nebraska, home on May 9 when the handsome hisser almost fell victim to a kitty criminal. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Mo “escaped by a whisker.” Typically an indoor cat, Mo’s owner of eight years Samuel Evertson let the
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Studies have shown that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks. By: Skitterphoto In a study done by Dr. Andrew Wakefield back in 1998 — can you believe that was decades ago? — the correlation between autism in children and vaccines was researched. According to Wakefield, he found evidence showing a strong tie between
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Veterinarians should only buy medications directly from pharmaceutical companies to sell to clients. By: Daga_Roszkowska A gray market exists when products from a manufacturer are sold outside the intended or manufacturer-approved channels. The products are diverted from the intended channel to gray channels. For pet medications, it’s big business. A $10 billion business. Certain pet
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SNAP benefits do not cover pet food. By: litthouse There’s a hotly debated question running around online, especially with the recent spotlight of a petition that might have crossed your browser at some point: Should people relying on food stamps be able to use them to buy pet food? On top of that, should people relying
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 7–11 pounds for females; 12–16 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The American bobtail cat is a medium to large cat with a naturally short tail. The cat is native to North America and resembles a wild cat in appearance because of their almond-shaped eyes. They are muscular and graceful felines with
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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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