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MedicAlert’s Pet Tag provides peace of mind to pet owners with pre-existing medical conditions  It’s no secret that pets add to our quality of life, and pet ownership has even been linked to better overall happiness and health. Owning a pet is proven to enhance fitness levels, relieve stress and even improve mental and heart
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Have you ever seen a male calico cat? Probably not, because only about one in every 3,000 calico cats is born male, meaning there’s less than a 0.1% chance of a calico cat being a boy. Well, get ready for a crazy calico coincidence! I recently received an email from Shelter to Home Rescue in
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In celebration of the milestone anniversary, Sleepypod will offer discounts to consumers and retail partners. Pasadena, Calif.—October 2021—Sleepypod®, a Pasadena-based company known for making safety-tested pet products, marks its 15-year anniversary on October 15, 2021. In celebration of the milestone, Sleepypod will offer discounts to consumers and retail partners. On October 15, consumers will automatically
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If you’ve followed us for a while, you may remember Allegra’s last visit to the dentist in 2015. Six years later, it was time again: last week, I took Allegra to Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Leesburg, VA. Allegra’s dental history The 2015 visit was Allegra’s first dental procedure. She was six years old
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Cats pride themselves on their hygiene. Although it would be nice to think that their constant self-cleaning is performed for our benefit, their grooming actually serves a more instinctive purpose: to remove odors that would make them detectable to any predators or prey. Being self-cleaning and odor-free is definitely a nice perk of cat ownership.
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DENVER/October 6, 2021 – New ideas are needed more than ever and through a collaboration with the producers of TEDxMileHigh, Morris Animal Foundation will be sharing innovative ideas focused on the science of animal health. The first three of 12 free, virtual talks are scheduled for Oct. 13, 20, and 27 and highlight saving shelter cats, protecting
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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD  A 101-year-old senior citizen adopts a 19-year old cat from the Catawba Humane Society in Hickory, NC. Penny’s family describes this as a match made in heaven. After losing her cat and realizing a stuffed animal is not an alternative, the North Carolina woman has found her
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This article first appeared on iCatCare here. How we handle cats matters. It matters to cats, to ensure that handling is enjoyable, consensual, and not distressing. It matters to us, as we ultimately want cats to enjoy interactions with us. For both cats and people, it is important that all involved in an interaction are
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Quick Facts Weight: 8 – 10 pounds | male7 – 9 pounds | female Height: 10 – 15 inches | male10 – 14 inches | female The Look of a Persian Persians are well known for their long, luxurious fur and their distinct, sweet expressions. Persians have a flat face and round eyes. Their heads
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Hi everyone, Please find below our latest entry in the Purrsday Poetry series. Don’t forget if you have a cat poem you’d like to publish on our Blog do send us an email to info@katzenworld.co.uk. 🙂 Elliptical calico creatureOf apricot, brown and blackOn checkerboard backBears coal-colored islandsIn a sea of ivory fluffKept by brush-like tongueTaking
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Mealtime for your cat should be a happy, relaxed experience. Your cat shouldn’t have to worry about whether she can eat in peace. This can be challenging in multicat households, especially if cats eat at different speeds, require different diets, or one of the cats is a “food bully.” Why do cats feel vulnerable at
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Check out our purrific pictures and photo contest winners! Grand Prize Winner: Lynx Category: Cat Nap Lynx is a 6-month-old Savannah who enjoys going for walks on his leash, watching birds and playing. This talkative boy meows when he’s happy, excited, hungry and sometimes for no reason at all. Sweet and affectionate, he starts purring
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This article first appeared on ProtectaPet here The beautiful Bengal cat is one of the top favourite picks for a family pet. This highly intelligent breed often turns heads due to its unique markings! One of the defining characteristics of the Bengal is how agile this breed is, and for being strong and muscular. A concern
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Following an influx of pet ownership in the UK, legal specialists at JMP Solicitors have called for owners to strongly consider safeguarding their pets from separations by arranging a ‘Pet-nuptial’ agreement. With over 2.1million people adopting a pet during lockdown and with 1.6million looking to add a furry friend to their family in the near future*, the
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Recently a friend posted beautiful photos on his Facebook page from a weekend spent in nature with good friends. He captioned the photos with “I’m simply choosing wisely where I invest my energy.” That remark stuck with me for the past couple of weeks. Then I came across the above quote, and the two put
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The American Association of Feline Practitioners is hosting its annual conference this weekend. Unlike last year, when the conference was entirely virtual, this year’s conference is a hybrid event with the in-person event taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In a normal  year, the conference draws more than 1,000 veterinarians from
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The sleek, silhouetted form of the black cat has long proved alluring to pop culture artists and writers, especially those working in the medium of moving pictures. Whether starring in movies, popping up in TV shows or even lighting up the social media scene, here’s a salute to 10 sophisticated black cats on screen. Felix
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