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Photographing outdoors will always help give your photos the most natural-looking light. By: buchsammy On an average day, I take anywhere between 3 and 300 pictures of Banjo. There’s just something about how she sticks her tongue out at me, or sits so pretty, or rolls around on my bed, messing up the blankets, but
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“I thought, ‘Not today.’ There was no way I was going to die,” 46-year-old grandmother DeDe Phillips of Hart County, Georgia, tells the Athens-Banner Herald of her terrifying encounter with a rabid bobcat on June 7. The wild animal attack, which was unprovoked, occurred in Phillips’ yard around 6 p.m. The woman had walked out
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Maine Coons are known for being really friendly. By: Joyce Vincent 1. Key Characteristics Weight: Males, 13–18 pounds; females, 9–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Maine Coons are tall, muscular cats with long, fluffy tails resembling a plume. Their heavy, glossy coats and big, round paws are great for enduring a harsh winter climate. Their eyes and
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Lena Dunham is saying goodbye to her beloved cat Gia Marie. “How do I even begin to type these words: this morning we lost the beautiful Gia Marie,” the Girls writer and creator wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “It was sudden and beyond anyone’s control and @greer_lankton_archives_museum [artist friend Paul Monroe] and I were holding
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Feline acne happens, but the good news is it’s treatable. By: Pixabay Does your cat’s chin feel gritty and crusty? Most cats enter a state of semi-ecstasy when rubbed on that sweet spot under the chin. This is in part because it feels nice, and partly because they’re marking us as their territory. But sometimes
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If you’re looking for Ed Sheeran, you’ll find him in the purr-fect spot. A wax likeness of the 27-year-old singer was unveiled on Tuesday at Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, a cat café in the Bethnal Green neighborhood of London. The figure will hang with the cats and coffees there for one week before officially moving
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A new report chronicles an alleged “millions” of roaches at a Mars Petcare U.S. Inc. canning plant, where pet foods by brands like Pedigree, Cesar, Whiskas, Nutro and IAMS are produced. Yuck! But what’s really going on here? In this video, I explain what you need to know right now. (And just to be clear,
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Summer pests are ticked off! The Center for Disease Control recently announced that reported illnesses from mosquito, tick and flea bites have tripled across the United States, with nine new germs from mosquitoes and ticks being introduced into the country over the past 13 years. Lyme Disease, Tularemia, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and many other diseases
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New vaccine protocols mean a safer unique vaccination plan for every individual pet. By: tamba09 Vaccinating your cat or dog used to be a pretty straightforward affair. There was the required rabies vaccine and the “annual distemper vaccine.” So what has changed? Well, a lot, actually. What We Know We know more about vaccine-preventable diseases and
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Persians are sweethearts, but their stain-prone fur under their eyes need a lot of attention. By: Michal Bednarek 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 7–12 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or more Persians are medium-sized, longhair cats with tails almost as wide as their bodies. Their colors are varied and include silver, golden, shaded, smoke, tabby, particolor, bi-color and himalayan.
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Five kittens won a new lease on life — and the hearts of the Wretham, Massachusetts, community — after two locals discovered a cat carrier “steaming hot” and tossed by the side of the highway on Tuesday. With the temperature hovering near 90 degrees along with extreme humidity, police say the kittens “faced certain death” had
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The face-off between cats and dogs just got a little more heated. For decades felines have been labeled as lazy, non-listeners incapable of mastering basic commands, while canines have been celebrated for loyally following directions and learning new tricks. The Savitsky Cats are here to squash these negative kitty stereotypes. The group of talented cats, who
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Pet insurance companies usually don’t cover dental problems. By: Jennifer1107 Do you have pet insurance? This week’s article comes by way of thinking aloud about some quirks of pet insurance. And, for full disclosure, this was prompted by a recent case I treated where the dog’s severe stomach problems were caused by her human feeding
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Ticks and fleas are something to watch for when your pet spends time in the great outdoors. By: photogeider We know our mammalian pets to be pretty rough-and-tumble — we generally give them free rein to lick, sniff, play with, tug at or sit on anything they’d like (except the white carpet). In fact, we
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Deadpool 2, the most recent installment of the R-rated superhero franchise starring Ryan Reynolds, is stacked with surprising cameos. If you blink, you might miss Brad Pitt’s appearance, same with the bit parts Taylor Swift‘s cats, Meredith and Olivia, both play in the comedy. The felines appear on a t-shirt Reynolds’ character wears. The tee shows
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Allergic to your household’s pet? Ease your suffering by not allowing them in the bedroom. By: Didgeman If you have pet allergies, you know how bad the sneezing, itching and watery eyes can get. You’ve lived through fits of coughing, scratching and feeling like the pain will never end. It’s hard, because avoiding pets in
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Some kittens get separated from their mother and need to be bottle-fed. By: edgeplorer Even though I’m a dog person, I love kittens. Warm, wiggly bellies. Tiny little (razor-sharp) teeth. Kitten breath. Kitten mouth (rawr rawr rawr). Piles of sleeping kittens. Kittens playing with toys. Kittens who see themselves in a reflective surface for the
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years The Cornish Rex is a medium-sized cat with a soft, short, very fine coat that feels like crushed velvet. The small head is flanked by large ears and features large eyes. The body is slim and muscular with long legs, a curved back and a long tail.
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Mo the Cat was simply minding his own business, lounging on the porch of his Lincoln, Nebraska, home on May 9 when the handsome hisser almost fell victim to a kitty criminal. According to the Omaha World-Herald, Mo “escaped by a whisker.” Typically an indoor cat, Mo’s owner of eight years Samuel Evertson let the
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