The health and behavioral changes your cat experiences as they age can be perplexing. It can be challenging to tell the difference between what’s normal for an aging cat and what isn’t. This guide will help you to better understand what you, as a cat owner, should come to expect as your cat becomes a
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Two kittens were pulled from the disaster area in Concow, California after the devastating wildfire ravaged the town. The orange kitten kept covering his brother and wouldn’t leave his side. FieldHaven Feline Center Shayla Sullivan, an animal rescuer based in Browns Valley, California, joined a local rescue team, Cowboy 911, to retrieve animals from disaster
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When Amanda Kruczynski became a foster volunteer five years ago, she was told about one thing in fostering – “there’s good in goodbye. Goodbye is the goal.” “You’re responsible for taking these pets into your home until they’re healthy enough, confident enough, big enough to go onto their forever homes,” Amanda told Love Meow. “So,
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The 2018 ASPCA Humane Awards winners included cockapoo Noah, left; a service cat named D-O-G, center; Kid of the Year Roman McConn; and a Lab mix named Bear, right, who sniffs out digital evidence that takes down sex offenders. Photos: Dave Baker/Petful On Thursday, Nov. 15, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
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As the holiday season approaches like a fast-moving snowstorm, people the world over are making travel plans to visit family and friends. Often included in these travel plans are our furry comrades; pets we can’t bear to leave behind for a holiday vacation. As you book your travel for the holidays and beyond, Upgraded Points
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Heart disease – it’s a silent threat. Symptoms don’t show early on so it’s hard to know there’s a problem until it’s advanced. This is especially the case with relatively sedentary indoors-only cats where there is rarely any significant acceleration of the pulse. While any cat can have it, heart disease has been linked to
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The Camp Fire — which started in Butte County, California, on Thursday and is just one of several wildfires burning through the state — is responsible for the deaths of at least 48 people. One man from Paradise — an area of Northern California caught in the Camp Fire’s path — says he was spared from being
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Cats are prone to eye infections at any age. Crowded conditions can easily spread infections from one cat to another. The most common cause can be bacteria, fungus or a virus.Younger cats are more likely to get Chlamydia and Mycoplasma which are bacterial. Calicivirus is another common cause – it’s viral. Immune systems in young
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Russian Blues have vivid green eyes. Photo: iStock.com/Liudmila Anufrieva 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–14 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–20 years The Russian Blue is a medium-sized, graceful cat with a blue coat and beautiful green eyes. The short coat has silver-tipped blue fur, and the cats’ deep, vivid emerald eyes are quite piercing. Large, flared ears flank the wedge-shaped
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“How can I tell if my cat is pregnant?” Unfortunately, it’s a question we get quite often in the Care for Pregnant Cats and Kittens forum. It is unfortunate because if it’s your cat, you should spay her at 4-5 months of age and not have to ask whether or not she’s pregnant. There are
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