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Winter Weather Tips for Outdoor Cat Care

Stray and feral cats are at home outside, but they can always use some extra help in cold or severe weather. Follow these tips to help them stay even safer, warmer, and healthier during severe storms and winter months. • Provide shelters to keep cats safe, warm, and dry. • Give cats extra food and water. Extra calories means extra warmth! • Warm the
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Holiday Safety Tips

By ASPCA Ηolly, Jolly and Oh-So-Safe! Of course you want to include your furry companions in the festivities, pet parents, but as you celebrate this holiday season, try to keep your pet’s eating and exercise habits as close to their normal routine as possible. And be sure to steer them clear of the following unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations: O Christmas Tree 
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Cats, Dogs, And Human Food

How Can Our Food Harm Our Pets? By Paul Counts   We’re all guilty of it, giving in to those big begging eyes pleading at us for a scrap from the table during dinner. Fido knows just how to get you to concede, and most of us justify that a little won’t hurt, or we don’t even think of the potential danger at all.
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The Importance of Cat Dental Health

By Bob H. Hamilton Although obviously different in most regards, cats and humans are similar in that they share many of the same oral problems.  Your cat can develop oral problems such as periodontal disease and stomatitis.  These two conditions, among various others, can be very painful. Many of these conditions can be prevented by caring for your cat’s teeth properly.  One of the
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Wellness Exam

Wellness Exam More than likely you visit the doctor and/or dentist at least once a year. Are you doing the same for your pet? Because cats and dogs age quicker than us, taking them to the veterinary hospital once a year is like you going once in five to seven years! October is National Pet Wellness Month (NPWM); celebrate by committing to your furry
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Halloween Safety Pet Tips

Halloween can be a festive and fun time for children and families. But for pets? Let’s face it, it can be a downright nightmare. Forgo the stress and dangers this year by following these 10 easy tips. 1 Trick-or-treat candies are not for pets. All forms of chocolate — especially baking or dark chocolate — can be dangerous, even lethal, for dogs and cats. Symptoms
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Spread the Word – Feral Cats

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), which involves humanely trapping stray and feral cats and having them vaccinated, spayed/neutered, and “eartipped” before returning them to their outdoor home, is the only effective method of stabilizing outdoor cat colonies. As a result of TNR, the birth of new kittens in the colony slows down and eventually ends when all the cats are spayed/neutered. In addition, socialized cats and kittens
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The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Cat

What is the best thing you can do for your cat?  Is it brushing his teeth?  Keeping her inside?  Letting him go outside?  Brushing him every day?  Training her to tolerate baths?  No, if I could give one recommendation to cat owners, it would be to feed your cat canned food from an early age.  Why, you ask?  Isn’t it bad for their teeth? 
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Top 10 Summer Tips for Your Pet

By Dr. Mark Perissinotto Summer is here and sadly this season has seen a large amount of flooding that has brought tragedy and loss for thousands of people around Australia who have been greatly affected by the natural disaster. Temperatures are however still high in these areas and for other parts of the country that have escaped the floods it’s important to remember that
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Pets & Cancer

Hearing that your pet has cancer is a devastating experience. You and your family need to be able to make informed decisions about what is best for your pet. It accounts for nearly 50 percent of pet deaths each year. Although cancer is the leading cause of death in older pets, it is also one of the most treatable compared with diseases like heart
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