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Tips for Easing Your Pet Through Back to School Anxiety

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Parents across the land are rejoicing: it’s back to school time! But in the midst of our revelry let’s not forget the ones who find Back to School more distressing than we do: Not the kids. They’ll manage. I’m...

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8 Things You Should Never Do When Adopting a Cat

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By Kathy Blumenstock We all know never to adopt a cat to give as a surprise gift (so unfair to kitty and just plain wrong for the human) but there are other "nevers" to keep in mind when taking that wonderful and important...

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Is It Ever Okay to Not Be Nice?

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Sometimes it’s hard to be nice. We all deal with annoyances and irritations in our lives. That person who cut you off on the expressway—completely out of line! That woman who talks loudly on her cell phone while you’re...

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Guide Dogs: Pets with a Purpose

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When you encounter a visually impaired person on the street with their guide dog, please address the owner first and the dog second after receiving permission from the owner to do so. This is a first rule of etiquette I have learned during...

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Ice Cream for Dogs – Buy It or Make Your Own

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Summer is winding down, but it’s not too late for a few last hurrahs. Why not include the family dog the next time you splurge on some ice cream? Several companies make frozen treats for dog, which are a good option when you’re...

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Never Adopt a Cat Without Preparing Supplies in Advance

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It’s like getting the guest room ready:If a cat’s coming to live in your home, don’t wait until the last minute to prepare. Hovav urges, “It’s always a good idea to make sure you have everything your cat will...

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Never Adopt a Cat Without Planning For Vet Visits/Expenses

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Keeping a kitty healthy for all of those nine lives means regular vet attention, a part of responsible pet ownership that can never be overlooked. Zwemke says that from basic vaccinations to more specialized treatments, “when you’re...

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Never Add Other New Pets Before The New Cat Has Settled In

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Cats, like the rest of us, need time to adjust to change, and a new cat home, like a new job or new car, is a huge change that isn’t yet a comfort zone.Additional distractions such as other new animal personalities placed into the...

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Never Adopt A Cat Breed Without Doing Your Homework

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You may fall in love with the beauty of a special breed, such as a Siamese, Maine Coon, or Persian. Or you may want one because the coloration of its lustrous coat will look so lovely perched on your sofa. “If you’re interested...

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Never Adopt A Cat Without Isolating It At First

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Not only must the new cat cope with a new reality, your existing cats or other pets are adjusting too. “Cats coming into your home bring with them their own germ set, no matter their vaccination or medical status,” Zwemke says....

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Never Let Your New Cat Run Free

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“It’s always a good idea to have your cat set up in just one room to start,” advises Hovav. This way the sights, scents, and sounds of this strange new place can be experienced in smaller dosesand won’t cause your...

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Never Adopt A Cat Without ‘Matchmaking’ Assistance

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“Not every cat will be dog-friendly or child-friendly. Some may hate other cats and dislike sharing a litter box,some need quieter homes,others thrive in busier households,” says Zwemke.She suggests working with a rescue group...

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Never Adopt a Cat Unless Everyone Agrees a Cat is Welcome

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No impulse choices, even if that wisp of a Calico kitten seems too adorable to ignore. First, make sure everyone in the home is on board with the new family member, because this is crucial to the success of the adoption and the cat’s...

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Photographer Snaps Dogs in Youth and Old Age to Show That True Love Endures

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By Aly Semigran Life can speed by in the blink of an eye, the wag of a tail, the throw of a ball. It’s important to not only cherish it, but to capture the spirit of it all. That’s exactly what photographerAmanda Jonesdid...

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Ignore Those Hairballs

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Felines are self-groomingand their constantly busy tongues capture loose fur, which is then swallowed. When your cathacks up a hairball, you probably just sigh in annoyance—that’s how cats are, right?—and clean up the mess....

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Forget to Brush Your Cat's Teeth

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Cats are not fond of anyone touching their precious pearly whites, and your cat’s reluctance to open wide may have convinced you that dental-heath treats are enough to protect Kitty’s smile. But plaque buildupeventually turns...

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Push Your Cat Off the Counter

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An inquisitive tabby poking her nose into that roasted chicken cooling on the countertop may be annoying, but she does not deserve to be treated like a feline Frisbee. Pushing or throwing your cat in frustration can harm her, both physically...

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Hold Your Cat On Your Lap While Driving

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Most cats dislike travelingand resent being cooped up in their carriers, but a free-range cat in a moving vehicle can become a terrified, furry missile. An unconfined cat is distracting to the driver, and vulnerable to injury or escape....

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Put Off Vet Visits

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Your cat seems healthy. She eats well, looks good, and hasn’t changed her activity level. But cats, like the rest of us, can experience subtle health shifts, from poor vision to kidney dysfunction. Felines are masters at concealing...

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Leave Windows Open

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Loosely screened windows can pose a hazard to curious cats. Excitement over a robin’s fly-by may cause your mellow tabby to accidentally dislodge that screen and plummet to the ground. If you’re at work when the incident happens,...

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Put Your Cat Outdoors Unsupervised

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Think your cat longs to explore all of springtime’s splendors on her own? Hey, she knows where she lives and she’d never wander off, right? Wrong. Your indoor kitty’s reaction to the great outdoors might be curiosity, confusion,...

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Skip Flea or Heartworm Treatment

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Your cat stays indoors and rarely comes in contact with other animals. Why bother with a flea and heartworm preventive for an indoor cat? Believe it or not, fleas and the mosquitos that carry heartworms can easily enter your home and cause...

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Nutrition Questions
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Q. My pet is overweight, what should I look for in a food?

A. There are many therapeutic food options available. These foods have been formulated...

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Q. How does Hill's Metabolic Advance weight solution food work?

A. Hill's Pet Nutrition uses the most advanced technologies to understand how nutrients...

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Q. My cat will not eat the renal food my veterinarian recommended, can I feed a grocery store food?

A. Your veterinarian recommended a therapeutic kidney diet because it has ingredients...

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