Cats

You might not notice it, but your cat favors a paw. Just like humans, cats are left- and right-handed, preferring one paw over the other when it comes to going down stairs, grabbing food and other activities. According to National Geographic, a recent study on paw favoritism also found, again, like humans, male cats tend
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Lunch is over, but the day still drags on. You thought a fourth cup of coffee would give you the pep to make it to 5:30 p.m., but now you aren’t so hopeful. Thankfully,  Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has something more powerful than a punch of caffeine: an adorable webcam live-streaming its new baby Amur tiger cubs. The
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Pet sitters generally want to just help their clients out. By: YamaBSM Pet sitting is super rewarding. You can meet new people, learn new things and spend your time with animals of all kinds. You can also develop special relationships with clients that can last years — or even a lifetime. Sadly, some relationships don’t
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  Her name is Sunny because there is only sunshine ahead for her, but there were plenty of dark clouds before. She is one of the dozens of feline football lovers competing in this year’s Kitten Bowl V on the Hallmark Channel. It wasn’t always sports stardom and cuddles for this lucky black kitten. Before
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With Puppy Bowl on the horizon in a few days and the Westminster Dog Show right around the corner, we couldn’t help but wonder about the diversity of dog breeds lately. Turns out, we’re not the only ones pondering the unmistakable variety of puppies and show dogs when it comes to traits like size, shape,
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The big day is almost here. On Feb. 4, America’s most adorable animals are coming together to paw the pigskin and rile up the crowds. Among those cuddly contenders are the baby cats of Kitten Bowl, Hallmark Channel’s feline Super Bowl celebration. While cat fanatics at home can tune in to the meowing match-up, full
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Pets heal your soul and your body — science has the numbers. But the responsibility of caring for a creature other than yourself isn’t a fit for everyone. Sometimes allergies, mobility, apartment rules and a number of other factors stand in the way of bringing a fluffball into your life. Qoobo wants to change that. The
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Politicians. Dramatic actors. Broadcast journalists. Musicians. Entrepreneurs. None of the above are known for having an especially great sense of humor. Fortunately, Mother Nature — and the Internet — have other ideas. Is there anything funnier (or sillier) than a famous person embracing his or her animal lookalike? We think not. Check out some of
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Feline reactions to another’s death run the gamut, from erratic to indifferent behavior. By: mararie Phoenix, my male Abyssinian, lay on top of the bookcase in my office. After a long battle, his kidneys had all but shut down, and we were making that last trip to the vet’s together later in the day. Chief
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 5.5–11 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer The Korat is a muscular, medium-sized cat with an average lifespan of 15 years, although some Korats have been known to live into their early 20s. This breed has a unique silver-blue coat with shaded hairs and large green eyes. The nose, face and
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A full rectal prolapse needs a veterinarian’s immediate attention. By: sianbuckler Ever noticed how things happen in 3s? After going for years without seeing a rectal prolapse, I’ve seen 2 in the past month: 1 in a dog, the other in a cat. Weird. This, of course, means I’m now on high alert for case
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Think of them as the Harry and Hermione of the social media world, just furrier. These two are wizards when it comes to earning and enchanting Instagram followers, and one of them is just a few months old. Pooch parodist Doug the Pug is now a brother. He and his proud owners recently welcomed Fiona
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Just like you, your pets can have problems with extreme weather. And Winter Storm Inga isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin wants your pets to get through the season as warm and safe as possible. To help owners keep their pets out of the vet’s office and free
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Lost animals are often trapped by rescue groups to reunite them with their humans. By: wallboat If you are lucky, you live in an area that has plenty of support for pets who are lost, missing or in trouble of any kind. For example, there are several groups in Massachusetts and on Cape Cod that
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Abyssinians may have been known for their fishing abilities thousands of years ago. By: Mimzy My husband, Tim, used to go to this summer camp when he was a kid. One day, when he was swimming in the lake, he noticed this furry shape paddling determinedly alongside him. Being extremely nearsighted, he couldn’t quite make
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A Swedish zoo has come under fire for its controversial, and seemingly cruel, practice of killing healthy young lions. PEOPLE contacted Borås Djurpark, near Gothenburg, which openly admits and explains its euthanasia, or “culling,” practice. “In Boras Zoo, we have euthanized 9 young surplus lions since 2013, for population management reasons. These lions were not
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Have open, earnest conversations with your vet about your cat’s diabetes monitoring and treatment. By: jonolist Many years ago, my babysitter phoned me on vacation. She was in tears, distraught because her cat had just been diagnosed with diabetes. I understood her distress but was also a little confused. My bewilderment was because vets see
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Winston is back from his long vacation. In 2002, the black cat disappeared from his home in Cornwall, England. Now, 15 years later, Winston is back in the lap of his owner Janet Barnes. Barnes believes that Winston went missing shortly after she moved in with her now-husband Pete Barnes; the outdoor cat went for a
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It’s hard to leave your cat at home when you go vacation, but there is a right and wrong way to travel with your feline. A North Port, Florida, couple picked not only a wrong, but extremely dangerous, way to pack their pet on return trip home from Erie, Pennsylvania, on New Year’s Day. According
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Parasite prevention is still an important part of your pet’s health regimen. By: SkitterPhoto Heartworm infection and tick-borne diseases are on the rise across the country. Parasites are getting more sinister. It’s getting harder to control and prevent these infections. A recent report out of Louisiana has identified a drug-resistant strain of heartworm, meaning the
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Compassion and logic are key when figuring out how to care for your pet after a breakup. By: Free-Photos Happily ever after just isn’t in the cards for some relationships. It’s sad but true. And when a relationship ends, splitting up your belongings might also entail sharing custody of a beloved pet. If you find
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 5–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–20 years The American curl is a medium-sized cat with unique curled ears that give the cat an alert appearance. The ears are not curled at birth but begin curling within 3–5 days. The ears complete their transformations in about 16 weeks, and the curl can vary
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A blood transfusion may be necessary when a pet’s red blood cell count is too low. By: groesswang What do you know about blood transfusions in pets? You probably have an idea they are possible, but you’re not sure of the how, why and where. It’s time to raise awareness of blood transfusion medicine for
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