“Help! My cat is having kittens, and I think there’s a problem!“ When we get that title to a thread, it’s usually accompanied by several more exclamation marks. Indeed, when you think something is going wrong with a birth, it can be immensely stressful. If your cat is giving birth right now and there’s an
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It’s Black Cat Appreciation Day! Renowned for their storied history throughout the ages, black cats have made and continue to make big breaks in “The Biz.” These kitties are some of the earliest felines to grace the big screen and represent some of the most recognizable whiskered faces on TV. While all black cats are
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It’s Black Cat Appreciation Day, an important moment to remember that these felines can bring a lot of good luck and love into your home. Due to centuries of superstitions and unfounded prejudice, black cats are often associated with bad omens, not the positive fluffy feelings that are usually associated with cute kitties. For years,
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Thursday is Black Cat Appreciation Day, which is aimed at correcting the centuries-long string of bad publicity that black cats have had to endure, as well as celebrating them for the fantastic felines they truly are. Here’s the thing, though: No one’s exactly sure why the poor dears are considered unlucky in so much of
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Dealing with feline pregnancy can be challenging in its own right, but it’s only the beginning. The real challenge often comes after the birth. Just like with humans, newborn kittens are extremely fragile, and there are a number of things that can go wrong. If you are caring for a pregnant cat, please read this
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Owners of new kittens can be easily identified all too often – all you have to do is look at their hands. Kittens are notorious for attacking hands during playtime, and those tiny teeth and claws can and do leave marks on delicate human skin. Some owners take pleasure in this form of play, at
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I remember the first time I encountered tapeworm in cats. It was a cool autumn day when I was about 14, and my cat, Pollux, was sitting on top of me getting some love. He turned around to show me his bottom and there were a bunch of rice grain-looking things, and they were MOVING!
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“Dog” ear mites are actually much more common in cats. By: Lisa Larsson Ear mites are gross. They infect our pets’ ears and cause them discomfort. So where do ear mites actually come from? If we knew that, we could eradicate them, right? Easier said than done. The existence of mites dates to the Cretaceous
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Many pet owners dream of doing something so fantastic with their furry friends that they end up on the couch opposite Ellen DeGeneres. Well, the TV host just made it a bit easier. After launching a collection of dog products for PetSmart earlier this year, DeGeneres has now created a line of goodies just for
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