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How to Best Care for Barn Cats

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Image via iStock.com/ClarkandCompany By Kate Hughes Though cats have a reputation for lounging around and napping, that’s not all that they do. Beyond the typical house cat owner, there are also people who rely on...

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How Long Should You Play With Your Cats Each Day?

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Image via iStock.com/LewisTsePulLung By Nancy Dunham Exercise is an essential factor that helps to promote happiness and health in cats. One of the best ways to help your cat exercise is to spend some one-on-one playtime with them. The...

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Can Cats Lose Weight With a Slow Feeder?

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Image via iStock.com/sdominick By Dr. Sarah Wooten If I asked you, "What is the most common nutritional disorder seen in domestic cats today?", what do you think the answer would be? Malnutrition? Taurine deficiency?...

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Recall of Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Issued at Multiple Grocery Store Locations Due to Elevated Vitamin D Levels

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Company: Sunshine Mills, Inc. Brand Name: Abound Recall Date: 12/5/2018 King Soopers and City Market stores Sold in locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming Product: Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food, 4...

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5 Dog Sleeping Positions and What They Mean

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Image via iStock.com/Alex Potemkin By Deidre Grieves As much as dogs like to run, play and sniff out the world around them, they also like to snooze. Healthy adult dogs spend an average of 12 to 14 hours per day sleeping, and puppies,...

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Siberian Husky Detected Cancer on Her Owner Three Separate Times

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Image via Facebook/National Ovarian Cancer Coalition via Stephanie Herfel Wisconsin woman Stephanie Herfel sought out a diagnosis for her pain after her Siberian Husky, Sierra, began displaying strange behaviors, including sniffing...

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How Often Should You Trim a Cat’s Nails?

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Image via iStock.com/dzika_mrowka By Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM A cat uses its nails for many different activities, including scratching, climbing and marking territory. Interestingly, cat nails are retractable, staying hidden...

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How to Slow Down a Cat Who is Eating Too Fast

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Image via iStock.com/sdominick By Dr. Sandra Mitchell Just about every cat owner has experienced excited meowing, the rubbing against your legs and the pleading stare—let’s face it, cats have a way of getting what they...

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Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Issues Recall for Cow Pie Fresh Frozen Meats for Dogs and Cats Due to Possible Listeria monocytogenes Health Risk

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Company: Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. Recall Date: 12/05/2018 Distributed in Alaska, Oregon and Washington through retail stores and direct delivery. Product: Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, 2lbs Comes...

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FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Noise Aversion in Dogs

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Image via iStock.com/hidako The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that its Center for Veterinary Medicine has approved Pexion, a Boehringer Ingelheim prescription pet medication that can be used to treat noise aversion...

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Cats Knocking Things Off Tables and Other Cat Behaviors Explained

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Image via iStock.com/Natalila Pyzhova By Dr. Wailani Sung The life of a cat appears to be idle and indulgent. Looking over at my cats as they lounge in their cat treeor in a cozy spot on my bed, sometimes I wish I could...

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Burned Rescue Dog Adopted by Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Gets a Special Surprise

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Image via Facebook/Palm Harbor Fire Rescue Ruby the puppy has a story that has touched the hearts of many. When she was just a few months old, the lives of her owner and canine sibling were sadly taken during a house fire in Blakely,...

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How To Keep Sphynx Cats and Other Hairless Cats Warm

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Image via iStock.com/OlgaChan By Kate Hughes Most cat lovers have at least a passing familiarity with hairless cats like the Sphynx cat. According to the Cat Fanciers’ Association, the Sphynx cat’s hairlessness originated...

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Why Do Dogs Lick Your Face, and Is It a Problem?

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Image via iStock.com/FatCamera By Dr. Wailani Sung As a dog owner, you are probably familiar with dog face licking, whether you think it’s cute or not. But why do dogs lick your face? Should you stop the behavior? Why...

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Dog Health Issues: Do Mixed Breed Dogs Have an Advantage Over Purebred Dogs?

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Image via iStock.com/PK Photos By Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM Have you heard the claim that purebred dogs have more health problems than mixed breed dogs? Is it true, or is it just a myth? What Qualifies a Dog as a Purebred Dog? A...

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4 Things Pet Parents Do at Vet Appointments That Drive the Staff Nuts

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Image via iStock.com/vadimguzhva By Victoria Schade The staff at your veterinarian’s office is trained to expertly assist both you and your pet, even when things get tough. But there’s a chance you might be accidentally...

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ELM Pet Foods Recalls Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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Company: Elm Pet Foods Recall Date: 11/29/2018 UPC Codes manufactured between February 25, 2018 and October 31, 2018. Products were distributed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Product: Elm Chicken and Chickpea...

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ANF Pet Inc. Issues Voluntary Precautionary Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Vitamin D

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Company: ANF, Inc. Recall Date: 11/28/2018 Product: ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food, 3 kg (UPC: 9097231622) Best By Date Code: NOV 23 2019 Distributed to retail stores in Puerto Rico. Product: ANF Lamb and Rice Dry...

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Daughter of Famous Yellowstone Wolf Killed By Hunters, Shares Fate With Mother

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Image via Facebook/Washington Postvia Marc Cooke A wild wolf considered to be a staple of Yellowstone National Park was killed by a hunter just outside of the park last week. The wolf, known as 926F (called Spitfire by...

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Las Vegas Rescue Organization Fixes 35,000th Feral Cat

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Image via iStock.com/BeeBuddy The cat-loving community of Las Vegas hit a huge milestone this past Sunday, Dec. 2. The Community Cat Coalition of Clark County, also known as C5, fixed their 35,000th feral cat. Keith...

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Burger King Creates Dog Treats for DoorDash Delivery Orders

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Image via Facebook/Burger King Burger King is no stranger to pushing the boundaries when it comes to their food creations. Now they are expanding into a completely different food market with some canine cuisine. On November 28,...

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12 Holiday Gifts for Pets to Surprise Your Four-Legged Friends With

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Image via iStock.com/elenaleonova By Teresa K. Traverse Our pets are part of our families, and the holiday season is a great time to make them feel extra special. Refreshing your inventory ofpet suppliesis a great way to keep them...

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UK Company Offers A “Cat-Proof” Christmas Tree

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Image via iStock.com/Ukususha Anyone who owns a curious cat knows that when the holiday season rolls around and the Christmas decorations go up, they need to be aware of their cat’s safety—as well as the safety of fragile...

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Heartworm Life Cycle

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Heartworm disease is a potentially life-threatening disease that has a very difficult, time-consuming and costly treatment process. That is why monthly prescription heartworm medicine for pets is so essential to your pet’s overall health...

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Dalmatian Field Guide

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Dalmatians have become one of the most easily recognized dog breeds due to their unique coat and history. Their spotted coat, which comes in both liver brown and black, gives them a one-of-a-kind look. It’s no surprise that they’ve...

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