Posts Tagged “Cats”

Waffle the Cat Defends Home From Bobcat-Watch now!

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Waffle the Cat Defends Home From Bobcat-Watch now!

In Telluride, Colorado, Waffle goes nose to nose with a bobcat with only a pane of glass between them! Tweet

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Orphan Possum Thinks Cat Is Its Mother

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Orphan Possum Thinks Cat Is Its Mother

In Melbourne Australia, a backyard cat got an unexpected surprise when a ring tailed possum attached itself to the cats neck and refused to let go.   It was found when Oscar the cat began crying loudly outside his home, and the fire department was called to rescue the baby.   Oscar did not appear…

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Why Probiotics are Important for Your Pet’s Health

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Why Probiotics are Important for Your Pet’s Health

by Heather Holmes   I’m one of the millions of people who love their dog more than almost any human.  Because my dog, Jewel, is like my child, I’d do almost anything to make her happy and to keep her healthy. I want to ensure her proper digestion, immune health, dental health, and I want to…

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Ickis-My New Family Member-Isn’t He The Bomb!

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Ickis-My New Family Member-Isn’t He The Bomb!

By Robbi Hess   Because of my immersion in the pet industry I understand the importance of adopting shelter pets. I have had up to five adopted and/or rescue cats in my life at one time; currently I have three rescues and my new Devon Rex kitten.   I have long yearned for a Devon…

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“The Future is Meow” According to Doraemon

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“The Future is Meow” According to Doraemon

by Ramona D. Marek, MS ED.   Japan’s love for cats began over 1,000 years when ago when they likely came in on Chinese ships. The Japanese people were smitten with the mousers who protected Buddhist scrolls and crops alike. The adoration ran deep, cats were cherished pets by the elites until 1602 when the government…

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

  By Kristin Avery   Some cats, like some humans, travel a bumpy road in life. Through no fault of their own, they are bounced from one home to the next, surrendered to shelters or left to fend for themselves on the streets. Cleo was one of these cats. By the time Cleo was surrendered to…

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Are Loving Kitty Kisses Safe For Us Hoomans?

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Are Loving Kitty Kisses Safe For Us Hoomans?

By Jo Singer, MSW, CSW, LCSW (Ret.)     I am wondering if it truly safe for humans to be covered in cat spit.  Although I am aware that their saliva is one of the main ingredients in dander and people with allergies to cats must be careful; but lately, for some reason or other,…

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A Step-By-Step Guide for Harness and Leash Training Your Cat

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A Step-By-Step Guide for Harness and Leash Training Your Cat

  By Janiss Garza   Many people mistakenly believe that cats can’t be trained to walk on a leash. Are you one of them? You may be cheating your cat out of a fun and enriching experience. By learning to wear a harness and walk on a leash, a cat can experience the outdoors safely,…

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The Legacy of a Little Blind Kitten Who Gave Nothing But Love

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The Legacy of a Little Blind Kitten Who Gave Nothing But Love

by Vicky Giannangelo   Quirky was not an ordinary blind kitten…he had a brain and spinal injury that made him blind when he was a baby kitten. We don’t know how it happened, it could have been at birth, or from a trauma before he was 5 weeks old. We were told by a vet not…

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

by Amy Shojai   Acupuncture for pets is considered a holistic therapy but has become a mainstay of many traditional veterinary practices. Therapies similar to acupuncture may have arisen 7000 years ago in India, and have been used for at least 3000 years in China.   Acupuncture inserts needles into the skin, and is a bioenergetic…

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