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Show Them Love- Keeping Your Pets Safe On Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day Pet Safety It’s the season for love; Valentine’s Day is upon us. Celebrate the special day safely with your furry loved one. Follow these six tips for Valentine’s Day Pet Safety. Six Valentine’s Day Pet Safety Tips: Chocolate, Need We Say More? Chocolate, how we love you! Did you know Americans purchase 58 million pounds of chocolate for ...

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The Benefits of Cat Companionship for Children with Autism

New research suggests that cat companionship may benefit children with autism spectrum disorder. According to a recent study conducted by a team from the University of Missouri, cats may encourage empathy, social skills and self-confidence while minimizing separation anxiety and troublesome behavior in kids with ASD. The Study Methods Funded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute and the Winn ...

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10 Common Houseplants That Are Toxic to Cats

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While houseplants are a nice way to liven up your living space during spring and summer – or even during the drab months of winter – not all of them are safe for our feline friends. In fact, some of the most popular, low-maintenance plants in homes across America are dangerous if ingested by kitty. Below you’ll find a list ...

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Know the Signs of Hyperthyroidism in Cats

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Hyperthyroidism in cats is unfortunately a rather common problem, particularly for our older feline friends. If your cat is aging, it’s best to know the signs of hyperthyroidism so you can catch it early before it leads to further complications. What Is Hyperthyroidism? The term hyperthyroidism is used to describe an overactive thyroid that produces above-average levels of the thyroid ...

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How To Minimize Destructive Cat Scratching

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By nature, cats scratch. In fact, their claws are made to scratch for a number of reasons. If you own a cat, you may be well aware by now that one of the downsides of this can be destructive scratching. Your furniture, carpet or drapes may have fallen victim to kitty’s natural instincts. If this is the case, don’t despair. ...

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From Fat to Fit: Obesity in Cats

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Unfortunately, obesity in cats is a significantly documented problem, particularly as of late. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over 50 percent of pet cats were deemed to be either overweight or obese in 2011. While these statistics may be alarming, perhaps even more alarming are the additional health complications that can be caused by obesity. Veterinarians warn ...

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Caring For an Aging Cat

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Caring for an aging cat can sometimes throw curveballs, even to long-time cat owners. Senior cats are more susceptible to diseases and health conditions, which at times can be difficult to navigate. If you are also a canine owner and need tips on caring for an aging dog, feel free to check out our post on How To Care for ...

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