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What Are the Benefits of Fish Oil for Dogs and Cats?
Fish oils are nutritional supplements with many reported health benefits. For people, fish oils can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, manage high blood pressure and relieve arthritis pain. With such health benefits for people, you may ask, what are the benefits of fish oil for dogs and cats? In fact, fish oil supplements are one of the most commonly used supplements for pets. Before going...
Can Kittens Drink Milk?
Can Kittens Drink Milk?
People may think that you can give kittens a saucer of milk, but is cow milk actually healthy for kittens? What about soy milk, goat milk or almond milk? Are those healthy choices to feed kittens if they are orphaned from their mother? Can Kittens Drink Milk?The short answer: The only milk that is healthy for kittens to drink is either their mother’s, or they will need a kitten milk replacer,...
How Often Should You Trim a Cat’s Nails?
A cat uses its nails for many different activities, including scratching, climbing and marking territory. Interestingly, cat nails are retractable, staying hidden until a cat needs to use them. Cat nails also grow continually. Outdoor cats keep their nails short by climbing and scratching on trees, among other outdoor activities. Indoor cats often use cat scratching posts to care for their...
Cats Knocking Things Off Tables and Other Cat Behaviors Explained
The life of a cat appears to be idle and indulgent. Looking over at my cats as they lounge in their cat tree or in a cozy spot on my bed, sometimes I wish I could live their lives. I will admit that my cats live a pampered life. They are treated like royalty. They have plenty of comfortable spaces to sleep on, tons of nooks and crannies to explore in my house, meals prepared four times a day,...
Why Do Dogs Lick Your Face, and Is It a Problem?
Why Do Dogs Lick Your Face, and Is It a Problem?
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 Do Dogs Lick Your Face?The common dog face licking behavior has evolved from the wolf puppy behavior of licking the mouths of adult dogs to prompt the regurgitation of partially digested food. This is how puppies transition from...
What You Need to Know About FHO Surgery in Dogs and Cats
  Dogs and cats can develop hip problems due to genetics, injury or simply old age. For example, canine hip dysplasia is a genetic disease that causes abnormal hip joint development. Legg-Perthes disease, which is a lack of blood flow to the top of the femur, is an uncommon hip condition affecting dogs and cats. These hip problems and others, including arthritis in cats, may cause enough pain...