Hey sports fans, your day is here yet again: Super Bowl Sunday, with all its football and food glory, is just around the corner. But this weekend isn’t just for traditional sports lovers anymore — the animals have taken over. Both Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl are back this year to bring a softer side
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–7 pounds for females; 8–10 pounds for males Life Expectancy: 10–15 years Appearing similar to a small mountain lion, the Abyssinian is a graceful, muscular cat with regal movement. This high-energy and inquisitive breed has expressive almond-shaped eyes, a wedge-shaped head, arched neck and large ears. The coat is short and
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You might not notice it, but your cat favors a paw. Just like humans, cats are left- and right-handed, preferring one paw over the other when it comes to going down stairs, grabbing food and other activities. According to National Geographic, a recent study on paw favoritism also found, again, like humans, male cats tend
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Veterinarians have been talking to cat caretakers about the importance of cat dental health and encouraging regular dental care for probably at least a decade, and with good reason. The trouble is, cat teeth cleanings are pretty expensive because cats require general anesthesia for the procedure, and people are reluctant to shell out the bucks
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Who hasn’t dreamed of having their cat star in a video that’s taking the internet by storm? Most of us have captured cute, funny or endearing moments of our cats on video, but the reach has only gone as far as Grandma, Aunt Doris and our best friend from high school. Is it just luck
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Many cat parents already know the cool scientific facts behind cat whiskers — they do tons of strange-but-true things like gauging spatial relations (for example: “Can I really fit into that little hole?”) and helping to capture prey. But few know the folklore and stories ­— real and imagined — behind your cat’s cool sensory accessory.
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Cat teeth are important structures in our felines. They serve a number of purposes: prehension (grasping and holding food), mastication (chewing food) and as weapons for killing prey and for biting veterinarians. (I speak from experience.) I’ve compiled all you need to know about your cat’s teeth into this easy-to-read primer. 1. Cat teeth and
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Lunch is over, but the day still drags on. You thought a fourth cup of coffee would give you the pep to make it to 5:30 p.m., but now you aren’t so hopeful. Thankfully, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has something more powerful than a punch of caffeine: an adorable webcam live-streaming its new baby Amur tiger
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Pet sitters generally want to just help their clients out. By: YamaBSM Pet sitting is super rewarding. You can meet new people, learn new things and spend your time with animals of all kinds. You can also develop special relationships with clients that can last years — or even a lifetime. Sadly, some relationships don’t
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Introducing two adult cats to one another is never easy. If you researched the topic in advance, you’ll know it’s a long and challenging process. But what if you haven’t researched things and have gone about it the wrong way? What if you rushed the process, or worse, just put the two cats in a
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Her name is Sunny because there is only sunshine ahead for her, but there were plenty of dark clouds before. She is one of the dozens of feline football lovers competing in this year’s Kitten Bowl V on the Hallmark Channel. It wasn’t always sports stardom and cuddles for this lucky black kitten. Before getting
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