Animal organizations hope to reunite pets with families as quickly as possible after Hurricane Harvey. Photos by: Best Friends Animal Society Hurricane Harvey has devastated Rockport, Houston and other Texas towns. As the human rescue effort continues, thousands of shelter animals, strays and pets are in need of aide. Animal welfare groups all over Texas
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There are rules for setting up a litterbox correctly and for maintaining it properly. Not following these rules means a less-than-ideal litterbox experience for Kitty. This is stressful for your cat and could eventually lead to litterbox avoidance. No one wants their cat to go outside the litterbox, so make sure you’re not making one
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If there could be one thing you could do to save your cat’s life in an emergency, would you? 53% of cat people say they would be willing to give their cat CPR but how do you do it? There are classes to teach you basic first aid for both cats and dogs. Finding a
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Why You Should Never Punish Your Cat The words discipline and cats should never be used in the same sentence. A cat does not respond to discipline in a positive learning fashion. Rubbing a cat’s nose in a recent urine stain on your carpet is liable to get you either bit or scratched or start
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If a pet isn’t grooming themselves regularly, pseudocoprostasis (or dingleberries) may result. By: zaimoku_woodpile You know the sort of world where your shoulder bag priorities are having separate pockets for poop bags and dogs treats, whereas your pet-less friend only tolerates a designer name hanging off her arm? In my parallel universe, there are often
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Many of you are familiar with the Christopher Nolan film Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Ellen Page. It’s all about dreams inside dreams inside dreams (I think). This is a lot like that, except it’s just a single cat photo instead of a 2 hour and 28 minute movie. Time to prepare
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It’s the perfect picture. A cat owner is sitting on a chair with their cat curled up in their lap. Unfortunately, a closer look reveals the owner’s red eyes, and blotchy skin. Does getting close to your furry family member result in itchy, watery eyes and sneezing? Many cat owners are allergic to their pets,
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Cats have a whole range of vocal sounds that most owners learn to appreciate. Cat chat can be very meaningful, even though cats also use a variety of other communications media, other than sounds, such as body posture and scent marking. Getting To Know The Feline Repertoire Almost all cats use some form of vocal
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Do you sing to your cats? One of our writers sings to her cats and even makes up funny cat songs — and we bet she’s not alone. Check out her stories and advice for how to sing to your cats, plus insights from an expert on what your cats really think of your singing!
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Pet holidays remind us of how much our pets mean to us. By: Stewart Black Some holidays are easy to remember. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas, for example, are holidays that we have no trouble remembering. But there is a whole slew of holidays that pass quietly every year, save a social media post or 2.
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No matter where you live, catastrophe can strike without warning. Even if you’re not susceptible to hurricanes or floods, you could be at risk for unpredictable disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, chemical spills or even a house fire. Alice Moon-Fanelli, Ph.D., a certified-applied animal behaviorist with Animal Behavior Consultations in Brooklyn, Connecticut, can attest firsthand that
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Even indoor cats can suffer from flea allergies. By: mlcollins Cats are fabulous creatures and usually lead long and healthy lives. Though sturdy little beasts, however, they are still prone to certain syndromes and diseases. Luckily, felines respond well to medical intervention if we can figure out the root cause of what’s bugging them and
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