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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Nothing is quite as wonderful as walking into your home at the end of a long day and being greeted by your cats, cooing their happiness, their tails held high as if to say, “Welcome back! We missed you so much!” But your cat’s tail does much more than help you understand how she’s feeling.
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You’ve talked to the sitter about walks, but what about pet emergencies? By: Acid Pix Summertime is just around the corner — and so is vacation madness. Panicky phone calls from pet sitters abound during high vacation periods. I urge both the pet’s humans and sitters to anticipate emergency situations and establish plans of
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Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won’t lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She
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Turns out there are such things as cat burglars and cat burglar catchers. Binky is a brave feline from Indianapolis, who recently caught a thief, according to KOAA. A man tried to break into Cynthia Kootz’s home by repeatedly banging on the door. When Kootz awoke and told the intruder to leave, he ignored her
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Have you ever had your cat go missing from your house? If so, you know how terrified and helpless this can make you feel and you want to find your lost cat right away. You don’t know if they’re simply hiding outside in the yard, gone exploring, or if they’ve encountered a predator. Often, the
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