Pet lovers have some options when it comes to caring for their pets who have long-term diseases. By: RobynRandell Gypsy, my German Shepherd, passed away several years ago. In her last 2 years, she suffered from myasthenia gravis, megaesophagus, arthritis and other medical issues. While I don’t regret one moment of giving her the care
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Donny is a natural do-gooder. The 2-year-old rescue cat was born without eyes and with the neurological condition Cerebellar Hyperplasia, which causes him to wobble and fall over when he walks.  These differences have never held Donny back. In fact, he is “the most charming cat in the world,” according to his rescuers at North Shore
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It’s important for rescue cats to find the right family fit. By: EugenieM When Lori Erickson first laid eyes on Tinycat at the airport, “he was absolutely terrified,” she says. She brought the Bombay rescue home; he disappeared under the bathroom cabinet, where he stayed for about a month, coming out only to eat or
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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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Pain, fear and cold are all reasons your dog might shake. By: antschabaer Does your dog shake or tremble? I’m not talking about the dogs who shake themselves dry or flap their ears occasionally so much as the dog with a fine muscular tremor. The trembling may just affect one leg or their whole body.
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There are differing opinions in the animal welfare world on what the cost of a pet adoption should be. Some believe that waiving or severely reducing adoption fees diminishes the value of the animal or worse. Big adoption events where adoption fees are low cost or zero have come under scrutiny. Data refutes that pets
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Many millennials are putting their pet’s needs first. By: Pexels Millennials are the fastest-growing pet-keeping demographic in the country. Research shows that 73% of this demographic have a pet. They are also at the age when homeownership becomes important. When millennials look into buying a home or even choosing their next rental, their pets are
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Of all the cats in the world of felines, the gray tabby cat is arguably one of the best-dressed kitties around. Gray tabbies sport that striking “M” on their foreheads like crowns. Remember — tabby is not a breed of cat, it’s a reference to a most recognizable coat pattern. The striped tabby motif appears on
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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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When All 4 Paws Animal Rescue (in Pawleys Island, South Caroline) was threatened to be hit by Hurricane Florence, they began their plan to evacuate all the animals before the storm arrived. Nashville Cat Rescue Big Fluffy Dog Rescue, a dog rescue in Nashville, Tennessee, immediately offered to help. When they learned that there were
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