On Sept. 23, we celebrate what’s known as Dogs in Politics Day, or Checkers Day. This special day is based around Richard Nixon’s dog Checkers, who was remarked upon quite a bit during Nixon’s pre-presidential political career. These pets are following in those paw prints — perhaps hoping to be the next Checkers, the
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Recently, natural disasters have mobilized animal-loving citizens across the country. That’s epic, but there are cats in every community that need help every day. Feral cats, aka “community cats,” are those un-owned cats who do not want to live indoors but depend on people nonetheless. From Florida to California, and everywhere in between, community cats
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Children can learn a lot from taking care of pets. By: Cristian Bortes If your kid is anywhere over the age of 5, there’s a good chance they’ve started the process of begging for a pet. This is the age kids start interacting with friends at school and truly understand what they’re missing out
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Written By TheCatSite.com Member NewYork1303When we first brought Carrot home, I really wanted to spoil him and get him something really special. He was a cat who had been returned to the shelter twice before, once because of his chronically runny eyes and once because he behaved badly when a new family member was added.
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The Indoors/Outdoors Dilemma The question of whether a house cat should be allowed outside bothers many cat owners. Many dangers lurk outside. Cars, dogs, hostile people and even other cats can pose a real threat for your cat. In some areas, other critters and even large predators are also a cause for concern. Another aspect
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I recently heard from a man named Alan who comes from a family of professional dog-trainers. He says he always had dogs in the house but never cats, because “family members either don’t like them, are indifferent to cats or think they belong outside where they can keep vermin in check.” The family, which uses
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There have been more devastating natural disasters across the country than ever before — and they’re not stopping anytime soon. From fires in the West to hurricanes in the East and other emergency situations like tornadoes popping up in between, Americans are constantly on high alert. How to keep the whole family safe — including
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