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Celebrate National Feral Cat Day October 16th!

By Jim Tedford PetSafe® Shelter Advocate In most every city, town and village one would not have to try too hard to find colonies of cats living outdoors. Check around barns, dumpsters, in alleys or in wooded areas. The truth is, our feline friends are pretty darned resourceful and many manage to live quite peacefully and happily on their own. Where food is plentiful
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9 Helpful Pet Care Tips During Fall

Worried about keeping your furry friends safe this season? These helpful tips may just ease your worries, guide you in taking better care of your pets, and protect them from possible health hazards which are commonly encountered during fall. One of the many responsibilities of a pet owner includes having to keep his pets happy and healthy all year round. Such responsibility is never
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Kitty Yum Yums Recipe

Ingredients Undrained tuna (pureed) – 6 ounces Cornmeal – 1 cup Flour – 1 cup Water – 1/3 cup Egg (beaten) – 1 Instructions To begin, take a mixing bowl and combine cornmeal and flour. Then add tuna, egg and water to this dry mixture. Knead the ingredients together to form stiff dough. Once the dough is prepared roll it out into small cookies.
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Why Do So Many Domestic Cats Have Chronic Kidney Failure?

By Dr. Becker Chronic kidney disease is also called chronic renal disease and chronic renal failure. It means the kidneys have been gradually and irreversibly deteriorating over a period of months or years. Chronic renal failure is unfortunately extremely common in older domestic cats and is a leading cause of death in kitties. Certain breeds of cats seem predisposed to developing chronic kidney disease,
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21 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Summer

Higher temperatures may translate into more time spent outdoors, but for pet owners, they can also mean more visits to the veterinarian. “In the summer, we see more skin and ear infections and an increase in injuries overall,” says Sandra Sawchuk, DVM. Here’s how to protect your pet during the warmer months: Use Sunscreen, Please! „Shield delicate skin. Skin cancer is the most common
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How to tell if your cat really is a Maine Coon?

How to tell if your cat really is a Maine Coon? By Sarah Crosier The Maine Coon cat has been called the king of the domestic cat world. The breed is visually stunning with its beautiful long ruff, bushy raccoon like tail and large tufty paws. The Maine Coon is the largest domesticated cat and visitors to our house are shocked to discover our
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Diabetes in Cats

DIABETES IN CATS Feline Diabetes Symptoms, Diet, Treatment  By Ryan Mutt Diabetes mellitus, sugar diabetes is a complex and common disease. The feline diabetes is affecting the cats in an alarming rate. The feline diabetes mellitus is incapable to produce insulin towards balancing blood sugar or glucose levels. If it is not treated timely, it leads to weight loss, loss of appetite, vomiting, dehydration,
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Holistic Aromatherapy for Cats

Most any cat owner will tell you their feline friends are capable of conveying emotion. In fact, they may even say they can recognize and distinguish specific emotions their cats display, including love, anger, illness, annoyance and more. Scientific experiments on both humans and animals indicate that emotional responses are triggered by physical stimuli. Considering that cats have sensory systems that are much more
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The Angel Fund

The Animal Clinic of Benicia, pride themselves in being able to provide the very best care available, not just to those who can afford it, but to folks who may be a little less fortunate as well. Right from their inception, Dr. Laurie Aleixo started, what she called, “The Angel Fund” A small, non intrusive, little box on the front desk counter, that allows
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National Prevent a Litter Month

February is National Prevent a Litter Month. Since it’s such an important topic, I’m very glad we have a month to bring it into the spotlight. Everyone knows that the absolute best way to prevent a litter is to have your pets spayed or neutered. I’m not going to get into the spay/neuter debate as some animals cannot be fixed and current research suggests
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