Cats

Having only 3 legs “never slowed down” this beautiful Vizsla named Reagan, according to her caretaker. Photo: tkerugger There’s an old saying that applies equally to dogs and cats: “Dogs [and cats] have 3 legs and a spare.” This neatly sums up how 3-legged pets cope with the loss of a limb: These tripods (or
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Know the health implications if your dog is missing a testicle — and discuss it with your vet. Photo: Kullerkeks “Down below,” “down there,” “his junk,” “my dog’s nuts” … These are some of the more polite euphemisms people (especially guys) use with a veterinarian when alluding to problems of a testicular nature. Me, the
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Wondering how to help feral cats? There are a number of things you can do — which we discuss in this in-depth article. Photo: kissu We’ve all seen them — lean cats with large frightened eyes who move across our yards and parking lots like wind on the water. Feral cats have never had contact with
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Texas Tripe recall Maker: Texas Tripe, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeria contaminationAnnouncement: Company announcement on Aug. 3, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: The following lot numbers of raw pet food products: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, 19168, 19169, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181
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Choosing the right brush for your cat will make a big difference. Photo: yoppy Brushing your cat is an often overlooked task, but it’s an important one. But why is that? Well, because regular brushing not only keeps cat fur from getting tangled and matted, but it also encourages good blood circulation and gives you
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How Much to Tip a Veterinarian or Vet Tech Veterinarians and veterinary technicians and other staff members work in an office environment and handle the medical needs of your pets, from routine vaccinations to emergency services. They are on hand to answer questions about medications, treat minor and major injuries and illnesses, and perform wellness exams. The true depth
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Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp was co-founded by the Animal Planet star. Photos: Cat Camp NYC I’m so excited to be attending Jackson Galaxy’s Cat Camp soon — and I hope I’ll see you there, too! Cat Camp, held June 1–2, 2019, at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, is an immersive experience
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Sneezing is one of the most common health complaints veterinarians hear from people with young kittens. Photo: Natalia Kostrykina “My kitten is sneezing!” That is one of the most common complaints of people with new kittens. Whether the little muffin has been adopted from a shelter, purchased from a breeder, or found and rescued as
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Treating arthritis in cats can be more challenging than treating dogs. Photo: rszeszko0 Could your cat have arthritis and be suffering in silence? George may still be curious, but if his aging joints are keeping him from poking around the house, he may be suffering from arthritis. You may see your older dog start to show signs
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Weight loss is one of the most common signs of cat aging. Photo: fjhony Our cats are living longer and longer. Veterinary medicine, educated pet parents and nutritional advances have greatly increased the lifespan of our beloved furry felines. We get to enjoy our cats for a longer time, and many of our cats experience
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When it comes to trimming a cat’s nails, first get your cat used to having their paws handled by you. Photo: alexyo1968 Trimming a cat’s nails? It can be a do-it-yourself affair — but not always. Cats’ personalities vary widely, and some cats will never easily submit to their claws being touched, manipulated and clipped
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Maker: Nestlé Purina PetCare CompanyCause: May contain rubber piecesAnnouncement: FDA announcement dated March 29, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: 3 oz. cans of Muse cat food — only Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy cans with “best by” date of April 2020 and Production Code #80941162 According to the recall announcement, “The product could contain rubber pieces that are
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Learn how kids can help animals in shelters. Photo: donnieray Most kids we’ve met want to hug and pet every fuzzy 4-legged critter they can wrap their arms around. Children love animals. And that’s precisely why it’s a great idea to get kids involved with helping animal shelters when they’re young. It’s not always simple
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Consult with a veterinary nutritionist or veterinary food therapist to ensure complete and balanced nutrition in your home-prepared pet food. Photo: Katrina_S The largest recall in pet food history occurred in 2008, when melamine was found to be a contaminant that caused illness and death in thousands of dogs and cats. Since then, there have
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Want to remove mats from a long-haired cat? Read this article first, and put away those scissors. Photo: izik/Flickr We received this question from a reader, who wanted to know how to remove mats from a long-haired cat: “I was wondering if you have any advice on removing my long-haired cat’s mats on her back. They
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