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What Your Cat’s Mealtime is Missing

I was captivated by a recent NPR interview with veterinarian Vint Virga, a specialist in animal behavior. Virga emphasizes that we should try to view the world from our companion animals' senses. The …

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8 Tips to Help Your Fat Cat Lose Weight

Are you living with a fat cat? According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (yeah, that's really a thing) 57.6 percent of cats are obese. In many cases the difference between healthy weight…

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9 Ways Animal Friends Make Us Better Humans

I often say that my cat is the coolest person I know. Whether I'm happy or sad, angry or depressed, she's always there and always responds with unconditional love. She also makes sure I don't spend to…

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6 Ways To Comfort a Dying Cat

Thinking about life without my cat isn't something I like to do. She brings so much joy and love into our lives, that it makes me almost nauseous to think that someday she too will grow old and pass a…

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Green Gifts for Animal & Earth Lovers

My niece Erin is an incredible young woman with a to-die-for job. She takes groups of kids and adults on Outward Bound and Wilderness Orientation adventures, which expand their personal growth by push…

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How to Safely and Effectively Give Meds to Pets

Though it'd be a lot easier if they did, not all dogs and cats will take a pill that's simply dropped in their food. Luckily, there are tons of different ways you can "trick" your pet into taking t…

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iPad Games for Your Pets (Even Lizards!)

Ah, the iPad.  What did we ever do before it?  You can look up recipes, research homework, watch the stocks, catch up with friends, and entertain the kids in the grocery line - all with the swipe of a…

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Signs & Symptoms of Feline AIDS

A recent investigation in Canada found that approximately two out of every 10 feral cats in Saskatchewan are infected with feline AIDS or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). In the United States, the…

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7 Celebrity Activists Who Love Helping Animals

In most instances, I couldn't care less about what celebrities do with their private time. They're just people, albeit with absurd amounts of money, and even that doesn't make me interested in what th…

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How I Became a Pet Rescuer

Twenty five years ago an angel woman stopped to pick up my sister's dog on the side of the freeway. Laiya was not moving and appeared to be dead, but the woman got out, wrapped the dog in blankets, li…

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