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cats

Talking ’bout ticks (and the diseases they cause)

Ticks. Yuck. Right? I mean, they’re pretty gross. But they’re more than just gross. They’re dangerous, and not just for you. Dogs in particular are more common hosts for ticks than humans are. And cats are vulnerable, too.  More than...
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DIY presents for your pets

It’s that time of year; have you checked everyone off your list? Really? Everybody? What about your pets? Sure, they may not know that it’s the season of giving, but that doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little gift. But...
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For the Love of Seniors

“Old age does not announce itself.” — South African proverb You don’t expect it. After years of companionship, something’s different about your furry friend. They move differently. They slow down a little bit. It’s time to face it; your pet’s...
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The Scourge of Pet Obesity

Just one more treat.  That’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it, when you’re sitting there with your pets? Just give ‘em one more treat. What harm could it do? But wait! Before you toss that treat, think about the ramifications. Fully...
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The only good microchip? A registered microchip.

Microchips are the best way to ensure that you and your pet get reunited in the event that they’re lost or stolen, but there are a few things you need to know first. 1. It’s not a tracking device Pet...
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Keeping your pet hydrated

July is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month. Why? Because it’s so gosh darn hot. We’re sure you’ve heard how a human’s body is made up of 60% water, so it’s important to replenish your fluids by drinking lots of water....
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Staying at Home with Squeaks (and what I learned)

Cats get a bad reputation: for being aloof, for not listening, even for being spiteful. Despite the fact that I know my cats like me and enjoy me as a person, I leaned into this sort of “common knowledge” idea...
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Declawing

Let’s start at the beginning: why do people declaw cats? There are three reasons: 1) The cat in question is damaging belongings and furniture with their claws, 2) The owner in question is immunocompromised, and has been advised that the...
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