Month: February 2018

You’ve probably noticed that cats spend a lot of time and energy communicating with other cats in their lives, but that very little of that communication is in the form of meows. If they talked as much as they gestured (including marking their territory and their humans), the odds are good that you’d wish they’d
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If you’ve ever longed to share your living space with a leopard or curl up with a cheetah, you’ll fall in love with these large cat breeds — all 100 percent domesticated but with an air of jungle cat mystique. Let’s meet five of them right here. Siberian Siberian cats are hypoallergenic cats. Photography by
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Vet ophthalmologists are working hard to ensure our pets continue to see their world. By: Alexas_Fotos We are so lucky to have veterinarians who specialize in eye disorders (ophthalmology). Ocular emergencies and serious eye disorders are unfortunately all too common in our pets. Treatment of painful and blinding eye disorders has improved so much because
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A cat’s eyes are more than a window to the feline soul. The eyes are amazingly intricate organs that provide our little predator with critical sensory input. Unfortunately, eyes are also very delicate. They may not need constant grooming or require any special routine care, but when eye problems occur in cats, owners have to
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1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–15 pounds for males, 6–10 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 14 years Birmans are medium to large cats with round blue eyes and muscular bodies often mistaken for ragdolls or ragamuffins. Their coats are light in color with darker points in varying shades. They also have distinctive white bottoms on their
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There are few things less appealing than walking around your house and feeling little grains of kitty litter under your feet. Of course, every cat supply company knows this, and they’ve created all manner of gadgets, geegaws and widgets to control cat litter tracking. But I’ve got some additional ideas to curb cat litter tracking that
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A cat tail is an amazing and beautiful thing. Not only is it an anatomical wonder, it’s an excellent tool for feline self-expression. Even the most obtuse of humans can learn the secrets of this behavior — “cat tail talk,” if you will — with a little observation, and your cat will love you even more
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According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, almost 70 percent of cats start showing signs of oral disease by their third birthday. If your cat’s teeth are in bad shape, that can contribute to health problems including heart and kidney disease, and decrease your cat’s quality of life. Because cats hide their pain, you probably
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A kind-hearted woman rescued two special needs kittens who were born with abnormal back legs, but the kitties let nothing slow them down. Meet Sonnet and her brother Haiku! SonnetShelby @fosterkittenlove Shelby, an avid animal rescuer from Portland, Oregon, came across two feline siblings that were in need of rescue. Right away, she noticed something
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