De-clawing is literally maiming a cat. It is illegal and termed “inhumane” and “unnecessary mutilation” in most countries of the world because of its crippling effects, not only physically, but emotionally and behaviorally. De-clawing may result in permanent lameness, arthritis, and other long-term complications. Many de-clawed cats suffer from depression and some case studies of
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Whether you knew you needed it or not, I am here to say you absolutely need to watch this trailer for the new season of Meower Rangers. If you couldn’t tell from the title, this YouTube series, which just started its new season, is all about taking the butt-kicking, costumed teamwork you love from the
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When I’m in the thick of homing foster kittens, I often have to educate potential families on the needs of their new critters. I tell them these kitties have been “deflea’d, dewormed, and had two rounds of distemper!” They usually reply by asking about distemper in cats. So, what exactly is feline distemper? I know it’s
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It’s time to vote in our Halloween costume contest! Head over to the app on our Facebook page to vote for your favorite costumed pets. People’s Choice Awards voting begins today and will end Oct. 30, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. All winners will be announced on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2017. Your vote counts!
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Living indoors only is generally safer for cats. Allowed to roam free, cats are likely to get into all sorts of trouble, including being forced to contend with cars, hostile dogs, dangerous predators or vicious people out to hurt defenseless animals. Encounters with other cats are another bane of many outdoor cats and they often
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Warning: The video above is not for the faint of heart, especially not for the feline lovers among us. Luckily, despite the anxiety-inducing footage, the video has a happy ending. In the clip, a newborn kitty somehow finds itself in the middle of a busy highway in Bangkok. Bikes and cars slow down and swerve
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Pratice preparedness with your pet will before an evacuation is announced. By: cityofstpete There’s been a lot of exposure about the pets left to fend for themselves during the recent hurricanes. It makes one wonder: Had their humans been more prepared, would those pets still have been left behind? We certainly hope not. Preparedness
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Many people have written of their cats who hung around long after their deaths. By: kakissel I was raking in my backyard. It had just been a week since my Summer Solstice’s death, and my world felt pretty empty without her quiet companionship. I turned and froze. My little ruddy Abyssinian friend sat under
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Taken at face value, asking, “How do cats taste?” may seem like a provocative, even horrifying, question. The Internet can be a vast and terrifying chasm, and a search-engine query entered in the spirit of honest intellectual edification can lead you to encounter at least a few results that force you to confront the darker corners of
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Longhaired cats might need a human’s help with coat management. By: ruslanababenko Sleek and shiny, or dull and matted: What’s your cat’s coat condition like? As a vet student (many years ago), I learned a valuable lesson on a cattle medicine rotation. On a cold, wet afternoon, standing in a drafty barn, the lecturer
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“Congratulations, it’s a cat!” So, you’ve never had a cat before and now you do. Worried about this new creature’s strange behavior? Wondering what to feed? No idea what a litterbox is? Don’t panic – we’ve got you covered! If you haven’t the faintest idea about what to do with your new furriend, we’re here
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A tiny gray kitten was spotted on a burnt hillside in Napa County, California after the devastating Atlas Fire, one of 14 wildfires simultaneously burning in several Northern California counties, swept through the area. Many homes were destroyed, but the kitten somehow survived. Truckee Fire Protection District On October 17th, while Truckee Fire Engine 292
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