Organic doesn’t not necessarily mean high quality when it comes to pet food labels. By: acousticskyy Many, many veterinarians get frustrated when clients believe they have found the yellow brick road to pet health by getting sucked in by yet another new, celebrity-endorsed pet food. Veterinarians far and wide try not to scream — or
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Nickie can finally breathe easy. On Thursday, veterinarians at the MSPCA-Angell shelter in Boston surgically removed a collar that had become embedded in Nickie’s neck. The abandoned kitten was found with the horrible injury in the streets of Dorchester. After spotting her several times, a Good Samaritan scooped up Nickie and brought her to MSPCA-Angell.
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These days, it seems as though everyone is offended by just about anything. No statement is safe, no assumption is sound and no viewpoint is ever agreed upon. But we’re not the only ones affected by the “Era of Offense.” Our pets will not hesitate to show you just how offended they are, too. Here
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Even though they don’t really have 9 lives, cats often flourish after overcoming trauma. By: atuweb Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in August 2015. * * * Christy, my first sealpoint Siamese, was hit by a car when she was about 1 year old. She survived the accident, but her left front paw didn’t.
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Is your cat sleeping in your bed with you? I’ve experienced all sides of sleeping with cats. When I was single, I had cats. They got to share the bed and it was no big deal. They loved it, and it made me happy to see them happy. But things changed a little when two
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My husband and I have been painting our house, so we’ve got a bunch of paint sample cards. I hate just throwing them in the recycling basket, so I’ve been keeping them in a junk drawer. Then I found this fun project for making kitty bookmarks while playing around on Pinterest. What you’ll need: Large
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Meet Nigel. You might notice something is missing. But what this 5-month-old kitten lacks in facial features he makes up for with purrsonality. In July, Nigel, then just six weeks old, was found discarded near a dumpster in Dorchester, Massachusetts, by a Good Samaritan. The kitten was malnourished, dirty and in desperate need of medical
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[{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”0″}]A mighty hunter. No rodent or bug is safe from them. [{“title”:”A lifetime supply of mice from the local pet shop”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”A weekend at a B&B”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Satin sheets”,”points”:”0″},{“title”:”Salmon steaks”,”points”:”1″},{“title”:”A big empty box”,”points”:”0″}]A born naturalist. They’re making an in-depth study
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British shorthairs may be more at risk for cardiomyopathy than some other cat breeds. By: ToNic-pics If this morning’s clinic is anything to go by, heart disease in cats is very common (actually, it’s not — it just seemed that way). The day started with an inpatient, Pepsi. This ragdoll cat has a heart condition
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It seems simple at first glance, but how to play with your cat is a bit more complicated than you might think. The way you play with your cat now will set the stage for the strength of your bond and encourage her to play in ways that don’t hurt you or other people. Appropriate
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Take your time when pet sitting to learn the animal’s body language. By: AdinaVoicu Being a pet sitter is a tremendous responsibility. You’re entrusted with the care of other peoples’ beloved pets, and — in many cases — with access to their home and possessions as well. A successful pet sitter is meticulous, caring, patient
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Can you train a cat? Somewhere along the line, people got it in their heads that cats are untrainable. Maybe they think that cats are either too dumb or too strong-willed to train because they don’t respond like dogs. But if you understand what motivates cat behavior, you can use that knowledge to train your
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Have you had this experience? You’re thrilled about your new cat, and you’re anxious to give her the loving forever-home and warm lap you know she’s been yearning for. But as soon as you open the carrier, she flees. For days, you see no sign of her, except maybe some food missing from the dish
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They are the furriest of fashionistas, the sultans of sweet; they are the fabulous, famous pets of Instagram. Just as human influencers have become style touchstones for pet owners, these tail-wagging trendsetters are an inspiration to their fluffy brethren. Since these pets go sans apparel most of the time, Halloween is an important holiday to
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We look forward to our Halloween costume contest all year, and once again we’re excited to announce the winners of this year’s contest. Without further ado, here’s the winners’ list: Grand Prize Winner (Chosen by a Petful judging panel) Bugg and Louise as Pup-N-Stein and The Bride Congrats to Grand Prize winner Cinzia Nichols! Last
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