Make sure you follow your pet’s medication instructions to the letter. By: Laura D’Alessandro What’s the hardest part about being a pet’s human? Probably caring about them so deeply, especially when that fur friend is unwell, in pain or unable to do what makes them purr or wag. But don’t feel helpless — for better
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Cats tend to throw up stuff every now and again. If you share your life with a cat, you probably know the picture and the soundtrack, too: your cat meowing loudly in a low-pitched tone, heaving and retching pitifully until some intermediate wet mass comes out of her mouth. Scary as it may seem to
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Stress is a part of life, and pretty much everything and anything can stress some cats. Events, situations and ongoing conditions can all create some amount of stress. The reaction to stress varies greatly from one cat to another, with some felines being far more sensitive than others. However, extended exposure to significant stressors can
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School is stressful. Finding just the right clothes, attracting just the right people, taking all the right classes — the list is endless. Our pets may not feel precisely the same back-to-school pressure, but there are times they can definitely relate. The upside to being a pet, though, is that you pretty much look cute
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These kitties are rolling in kibble. A Bronx, New York, widow recently died and left $300,000 to her two cats, Troy and Tiger, reports the New York Post. The late Ellen Frey-Wouters wrote in her will that the large sum should be used to care for the kitties and keep them from ever ending up
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Does your cat have freckles on his nose? My Newton does. His freckle is actually in his philtrum, the vertical groove that runs down the center of his nose. It looks like his nose is dirty all the time, but it just that he actually has that freckle that runs right down the middle of
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One of the questions often asked on our cat forums is, how can I give a pill to my cat? Unless you find a super-tasty pill your cat happens to love (like the one shown in the picture here), you need to know how to properly administer a pill. Technically speaking, the procedure itself is
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When you’re a pet owner, keeping your dog or cat healthy and safe is paramount. Our animals love us and shower us with affection; educating ourselves about potential dangers inside the home (and outside in the yard) is a necessary part of being a responsible pet parent. In the latest PEOPLE Pet Vet episode, Dr.
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How do you turn a dog frown upside down? For Flora, a 100-lb. malamute who had recently lost her best friend Dexter, a 20-year-old cat, the best medicine was a handful of kittens. The passing of this special cat left a void in Flora’s life. Although they came from different worlds (and different species), Flora
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That’s a lot of bones! During this year’s Clear the Shelters — an annual event presented by NBC- and Telemundo-owned television stations during which shelters waive or reduce adoption fees — more than 60,000 dogs and cats found new homes. (At press time, the number was 68,908, as some organizations keep the event going for
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If you have cats, you’re going to have issues with your floors. Whether it’s carpeting that catches every single cat hair and thrown-up hairball, wood floors that stain if your cat pees or vomits on them or any number of other problems, keeping your floors in good shape is certainly a challenge. Here are some
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The skin is the largest organ a body has and that goes for cats as well as humans. The skin can be directly affected by disease and parasites or it can display symptoms that are related to a disease in another body part. Here’s a quick overview of feline skin conditions and what you can
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