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9 Reasons to Be Thankful for Pets

As you brine the turkey, cheer for your favorite football team or, better yet, watch The National Dog Show this Thanksgiving week, take some time to be thankful for your pet. After all, your cat o…

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Cat in a Bag–Caption Contest Winners!

Last week, we asked you to caption Dixie, the cat in the bag, from Care2 member Alex H. First, the grand prize winner, who will receive 5,000 Butterfly Rewards for her clever caption: "Sooo tir…

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Helping Homeless Cats in the Winter

Street cats, alley cats, wild cats, feral cats, homeless cats … there are a lot of different names we give to these free ranging felines. Most of the time, they take care of themselves, scavenging and…

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Cat Loses Kittens, Decides to Raise Puppies Instead

When this cat's litter became sick and passed away, she found new fur babies to raise. Miss Kitty is a heartwarming example of maternal nature crossing species. Related 7 Foods You Should NEVER …

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7 Holiday Dangers for Pets — and How to Avoid Them

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas might be the most wonderful times of the year, but they can also be some of the most dangerous for cats and dogs. From deliciously rich holiday fare to enticingly …

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Cutest Nap Times Starring Babies & Their Pets (Video)

The most peaceful nap times usually involve a dog or cat. Add a baby to the mix, and we're sold. You can see the love clearly as dogs and cats curl up closely to the smallest pet parents of the hou…

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6 Reasons It’s Now Cool to Be a Cat Lady

Not since ancient times, when cats were worshipped as gods, have our feline friends been so culturally significant. From cat-inspired fashion to feline film festivals to kitty-friendly decor, there ar…

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7 Foods You Should NEVER Feed Your Cat

Although it can be irksome for owners, being branded finicky could ultimately be a boon for cats — especially when it comes to ingesting potentially dangerous foods. "The main drivers of palatabil…

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Good News, Guinea Pig Owners: Less Common Pets Improve Your Health, Too

Recently, James Wathen, a 73-year-old Kentucky man, lay in his hospital bed at death’s door. He had stopped eating and given up. But when nurses reunited him with his one-eyed Chihuahua, Bubba, Wat…

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Man Almost Dies After Rescuing Cat from Fire

Dogs can be a man's best friend, but so can cats. Clearly, the Los Angeles man who recently risked his own life to save his cat from a building fire believed this to be true - and he was not going to …

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