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Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies Makes Sense. Get Ready Now.

1 Prepare Get a Pet Emergency Supply Kit. Just as you do with your family’s emergency supply kit, think first about the basics for survival, particularly food and water. Consider two kits. In one, put everything you and your pets will need to stay where you are. The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you and your pets have
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Winter Shelters for Cats

Tips for keeping community cats safe and cozy during the winter months. All good shelter designs share two qualities: Strong insulation – needed to trap body heat, which turns the cats into little radiators. Use straw, not hay or blankets. Minimal air space – a smaller interior area means that less heat is needed to keep the occupants warm. Shelter size is very important.
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Yes, Animals Have Feelings

A baby goat nuzzles its mama. Credit: © Brian Squibb Jonathan Balcombe is director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy. He contributed this article to Live Science’s Live Science Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. On Saturday mornings I drive 15 miles to a sanctuary in rural Maryland where I join a small team of volunteers tending to farm animals
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Bring Your Best Friend With You When You Move Into Senior Living

The fear of having to give up a beloved pet is among the top emotional reasons seniors resist moving into a senior living arrangement, according to an informal survey by author and senior real estate specialist Bruce Nemovitz. When he asked seniors to name the top three factors that kept them from moving, respondents ranked the prospect of losing a pet as equally daunting
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Pumpkin Smoothies for your Dogs and Cats

During this holiday season, while your guests sip cocktails, dogs and cats can wet their whistles with this creamy pumpkin drink that’s packed with fiber and digestion-friendly probiotics. Bonus: freezes well for longer-lasting licking! Ingredients ½ c. canned pumpkin puree ½ c. plain non-fat yogurt Directions Place pumpkin and yogurt in a blender and blend on high until smooth. Evenly pour mixture into 8
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How Do You Tell Your Child that Their Pet Has to Be Put to Sleep?

Yesterday I received a sad email from a dear friend who was reaching out for advice on how to tell her precious five year old daughter that the dog she’s known her whole 5 years, has to be put down. He’s sick and suffering and it is the only humane choice for them to make. My heart broke for her – for her own
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Why Do Cats Urinate in the House?

Why Do Cats Urinate in the House? By David Barratt Jackson There are many reasons why your cat might be peeing in the house, anything from cleanliness, change of territory and the scent of another cat. Let’s look at why cats urinate in the house and what you can do to make it stop. Making your cat stop urinating on the carpet is easier
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DIY Catsicle Summer Treat recipe for your Feline

DIY Catsicle Summer Treat recipe for your Feline By Louise Hung What you need: Primal Pet Foods Chicken Mix, some tuna water from a can of tuna, a dash of the Honest Kitchen’s Pro Bloom Instant Goat’s Milk (optional), water, Dixie Cup. I used the Primal Chicken Mix, not the nutritionally complete Primal Formula, because I use it as a base to make my
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How to Handle Pet Separation Anxiety

Jordan Walker wants to help pet owners in many ways. Hence, he decided to share his passion for animals by writing regularly for Coops and Cages and other blogs. In this article, he shares some tips on how to handle pet separation anxiety. If your pet appears worried whenever you reach for the door, ruins stuff when you head out of the house, goes insane when
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How to Read Cat Communication Signals?

By Holly Hugo Cats are loving, affectionate pets, but they can also be one of the hardest animals to read when it comes to interpreting their moods and body language, particularly when you consider the dog, who is virtually an open book by comparison! However, cats use a whole range of different communication signals, both when it comes to communicating with other cats, and
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