Month: September 2017

Allergies are as mysterious as they are frustrating. Our immune systems decide they don’t like something and wage all-out war against the invader, wreaking more havoc on our bodies than the otherwise harmless substances they’re attacking. Being allergic to cats can mean reactions as mild as sneezing and itching when you touch the cat and then touch your
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Parasites your outdoor cat brings into the house may put you at risk. By: Jorge Gonzalez Last week I posted on the common maladies of indoor cats. Outdoor cats get their turn now. The outdoor cats I see come in 2 varieties. There are the indoor/outdoor cats who get veterinary care and have a good
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Even the most experienced cat caretakers can find themselves charged up on adrenalin when having to face a cat in the midst of a fit of aggression. But encountering a hissing, growling, screaming, and possibly even scratching and biting cat can strike terror into the hearts of people who don’t know how to handle a
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When you think of big cat battles, you probably imagine two snarling, clawing, ferocious beasts protecting what is theirs in this savage world. You probably don’t think about two fully grown creatures plopping down to exchange verbal barbs and occasionally catty paw pokes. But that is exactly what one traveler in Kokadjo, Maine, witnessed. During
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Animal organizations hope to reunite pets with families as quickly as possible after Hurricane Harvey. Photos by: Best Friends Animal Society Hurricane Harvey has devastated Rockport, Houston and other Texas towns. As the human rescue effort continues, thousands of shelter animals, strays and pets are in need of aide. Animal welfare groups all over
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Two of Australia’s most popular citizens have four paws and fur, but their lives started as anything but glamorous. Didga and Boomer have a true rags-to-riches story: from rescue kittens to two of the internet’s most famous kitties. They’ve starred in music videos and been featured on the local news with their “pawsome” skateboarding skills,
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If a pet isn’t grooming themselves regularly, pseudocoprostasis (or dingleberries) may result. By: zaimoku_woodpile You know the sort of world where your shoulder bag priorities are having separate pockets for poop bags and dogs treats, whereas your pet-less friend only tolerates a designer name hanging off her arm? In my parallel universe, there are often
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