Summer can be a trying time for cats. I decided to ask my cat, Stella, how we could stay cool when the temperature rises. Summer is upon us, Stella! Are you thinking up ways to beat the heat?This again? I HATE summer. The heat waves, the children screaming in agony, you and your novelty sunglasses,
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Yes, marijuana and cannabis edibles can be toxic for pets — and even deadly in rare cases. It’s no laughing matter. Photo: Sonja Rachbauer As the movement to legalize and decriminalize marijuana has grown in recent years in the United States, marijuana toxicity in pets has been on the rise. As of 2020, more than
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Summer is here, and with it comes additional indoor-outdoor traffic, open windows and inviting scents wafting into our homes. It also means our indoor cats turn into fuzzy little escape artists and will face stressful situations if they find themselves out of their element. And we humans… well, we just about lose our heads with
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Extra food should be a reward or an occasional treat — not something handed out multiple times daily. Photo: mrtgt You’re probably sick and tired of hearing about Americans’ pets being fat. In fact, you might have seen headlines like these: “The Obesity Pet Crisis in America” “Health Risks Associated With Overweight Pets” “How to
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Most independent vets aren’t pushing unnecessary procedures — but watch out for corporate chains. Photo: Daniel Stockman Years ago, I received a nasty letter from a client, claiming that another veterinarian was trying to upsell her. “Upsell?” I pondered. Turns out there was a pretty stinky ABC 20/20 report back then — headlined “Some Veterinarians Sell
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Natural Balance cat food recall, July 3, 2020 Maker: Natural Balance / J.M. Smucker CompanyCause: Elevated levels of choline chlorideAnnouncement: FDA report dated July 3, 2020 (archived here)What was recalled: Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food, 5.5 oz. cans, UPC #2363353227, Lot Code #9217803, best by Aug. 4, 2021
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This kitten insisted on staying with the family that helped him thrive. Chatons Orphelins Montréal A litter of one-week-old kittens was rescued and brought to a shelter in Montreal, Canada. They required round-the-clock feedings, so a team of volunteers took it upon themselves to care for them. Among the littermates, the ginger kitten was much
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun July cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled or gone virtual. All month: National Lost Pet Prevention Month A tabby cat with an ID collar on. Photography by Shelagh Duffett/Thinkstock. Wednesday, July 1: ID Your
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Is a kitten eating litter anything to worry about? The answer depends. Photo: Boonlert Saikrajang/Shutterstock A kitten eating litter: Is this just feline curiosity, or could it be a cry for help? One of the many wonderful things about cats is how clean they are. Contrast litter training a kitten with house-training a puppy, and
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We interviewed top feline experts to find out their favorite cat-care secrets for all life stages. Read on to learn how to manage the most common cat-care and behavior issues. Photo: Lightspruch | Getty Images Cat-care secrets for preventing litter box woes Not using the litter box is at the top of the list of
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NOAA is forecasting a severe Atlantic Hurricane season with 13 to 19 named storms and up to 10 hurricanes for 2020. Hurricane season runs from July through November with a peak from mid-August through the end of October. Before any bad weather appears, you need to make sure that you have an emergency plan that
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