6 Ways to Protect Your Cats & Yourself from Cat Scratch Disease

6 Ways to Protect Your cats & Yourself from Cat Scratch Disease You can forgive the new kitten in your life for the bright red tracks her little claws painted down your arm, but keep an eye on those scratches … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs (and Cats!)

A Tennessee woman left her estate to homeless pets. Glenda Taylor DeLawder, a citizen of Carter County, Tennessee, bequeathed her $ 1.2 million estate to help care for the county’s shelter animals. DeLawder, who had worked as a telephone operator … Continue reading

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ASK-THE-VET: CAN CATS GET A STOMACH BUG?

Question: I currently have 5 cats…this past weekend one of them got really sick and was throwing up everywhere and every time she ate…the next day another cat started throwing up. And now every day another cat is getting sick … Continue reading

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TEEN FINDS UNIQUE WAYS TO HELP HOMELESS CATS

Inspired by her late grandparents’ love of animals, one teenager in Illinois is finding innovative ways to help her local cat rescue. Sabrina Hoagland’s grandparents, Diann and Butch Hoagland, were passionate about giving back to the community and, like Sabrina, … Continue reading

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DR. NICHOLAS DODMAN: SEIZURE-BASED AGGRESSION IN CATS

Rarely, a cat will develop a focal seizure in a part of its brain that oversees the function of aggression. The clinical picture is that of a cat which, for no apparent reason, suddenly starts to launch savage attacks toward … Continue reading

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DYING WOMAN WRITES LETTER TO CAT’S FUTURE FAMILY

Every adoptable pet has a backstory but it’s often a mystery to shelter workers and adopters. But at an animal shelter in Maryland, a sweet cat named Susie comes with a beautiful letter her owner wrote on her behalf before … Continue reading

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DR. DONNA ON HALO FOR DIABETIC CATS

Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes) is a disorder in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels due to a lack of insulin or insulin action. Insulin is a hormone required to move sugar into body cells where it is … Continue reading

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SYRIAN AMBULANCE DRIVER CARES FOR CITY’S ABANDONED CATS

In war torn Syria, there is a ray of hope for some abandoned cats. According to Reuters, an ambulance driver named Alaa’s has been helping some of the victims no one else has noticed: homeless cats. Alaa has been spending … Continue reading

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Saturday Survey: Those Thieving Cats and Dogs

We posted a video earlier in the week that showed cats stealing food from the dogs’ dishes. Which begs the question: does this kind of stuff happen in your house? At my house, we keep the cat food behind a … Continue reading

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Dogs and Cats with Skin Allergies – Atopic Dermatitis

Dogs and cats with atopy suffer from itchy skin and may bite or lick themselves excessively. Dr. Colleen Smith offers tips for this condition, including sugg…

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