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You would expect drinking to involve only your cat’s mouth, wouldn’t you? Well, for some cats, drinking water can involve their paws as well. Members sometimes ask in the cat behavior forums about “weird” cat behaviors associated with drinking water, so let’s take a look at some of these quirks, why they’re happening and what
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So you know your cat is pregnant. This means she’s actually going to have kittens and you need to be there for her for the delivery. Cats make good mothers and they’re generally very proficient (and alas, prolific) mothers. Around the world, feral cats deliver kittens with no human help and usually with no problems.
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Cats are so insanely adorable, it’s no wonder most owners just can’t take their hands off their beloved kitty. However, what you consider an expression of love isn’t necessarily seen that way by your cat. Here are a few common things that owners do and some cats absolutely hate. Your cat probably hates when you
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Rabies is the deadliest infectious disease known to man: Once symptoms set in, the victim – human or feline – will suffer an excruciating death. We all want to protect our pets and ourselves against rabies, but does that necessarily mean we must vaccinate even indoor-only cats against rabies? Why is Rabies so dangerous?The rabies
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Should You Bathe Kittens? The short answer is no. Unless you have a very good reason to, do not bathe kittens. Kittens are fragile little creatures. The younger they are, the more fragile. Their small body size means they have a lot of skin relative to their mass, and that ratio makes them more sensitive
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Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an adoptable pet every week. Today, in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat month, meet Spike, a feline who is having trouble finding forever because of his age. If you ask Spike, age ain’t nothing
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UPDATE: Symba has been adopted, click here to meet his new family. The staff at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., can’t believe their eyes. In their midst is a 35-lb. cat named Symba, who is carrying around an unbelievable amount of extra weight (more than his animated namesake). Humane Rescue Alliance “HRA staff
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I’m a big advocate for spay/neuter. It’s a crucial part of the equation for reducing the number of cats killed in shelters, and having your cat spayed or neutered improves cat health, reducing the chances of injury and disease. But a lot of us encounter cat pregnancy at some point, whether through working at a
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Maybe cats can read. North Carolina makeup artist Mary Irwin’s cat Babou recently went missing from her home. Like may pet owners who end up in this overwhelming and upsetting position, Irwin made “missing” signs to post around her neighborhood. The signs included a physical description of Babou and a rather honest overview of the
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Pancho the cat is one of many who are now without a home due to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London. Thankfully, the feline escaped the fatal inferno with his life. According to The Telegraph, Pancho was saved from the blaze and brought to nearby St. Clement’s Church to join other displaced victims.
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Millet is a type of hardy, nutritious grass seed that has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. It is highly adaptable, with a wealth of functions, providing food and sustenance for both livestock and humans. We say “it,” but actually millet is an umbrella term for at least 50 different varieties of this
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Pet owners will do just about anything to keep their fur babies happy. Turns out, that can be a turn off to singles out there who aren’t pet parents. Woodstream recently surveyed 1,000 people about their pet peeves when it comes to pets and dating, and there are some clear furry deal breakers out there.
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