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Remedies for Cat Colds

Remedies for Cat Colds

From coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose to a fever and aches, having a cold can be an exhausting experience. But while we may find relief in an extra blanket, a bowl of chicken soup, or a dose of cough syrup, what remedies can you offer your feline friend when it is your cat that catches a cold? Cats and Colds Cats are not immune to diseases, and different viral or bacterial infections can present the same upper respiratory distress as a typical human cold. It is important to note, however, that the viruses and bacteria that cause these symptoms...

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Fall Pet Safety Tips

Fall Pet Safety Tips

Fall is a fun season to get out and about with your pets, but before you jump into that first pile of leaves, sip that first pumpkin spice latte, or walk down that first fall trail, it is important to keep your pets safe. Understanding autumn hazards and how to avoid them is essential for both you and your pet to safely enjoy fall. Fall Hazards Pets Face The exact hazards your pet may face as sunlight wanes and temperatures fall will depend not only on what pet you have, but also its general health, your local climate, and what...

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Why Is My Dog Not Eating?

Why Is My Dog Not Eating?

There can be many reasons why a dog’s appetite may change, but if your dog is not eating at all, a closer look at the animal’s diet and health may be necessary. By understanding why a dog may stop eating, you can be sure your canine companion is healthy and well-nourished with the proper diet for its needs. How a Dog’s Appetite Changes A dog’s appetite and eating habits will change throughout its life. Dogs eat differently based on their age, activity level, and overall health, and those changes are natural and no cause for concern. A hyperactive puppy, for...

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Finding Ticks on Your Dog – 5 Places to Look

Finding Ticks on Your Dog – 5 Places to Look

Ticks can be persistent pests, and because they can transmit diseases to pets and pet owners alike, it is important to know where to look for ticks on your dog and how to remove them effectively. Fortunately, finding ticks isn’t hard if you know what types of environments ticks prefer. About Ticks Ticks are blood-sucking parasites related to spiders. They attach to a host animal to consume its blood, and stay attached and actively feeding for up to 8-10 days. During that time, they can transmit a variety of diseases to their host, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever,...

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Cat Excessive Meowing and Yowling: Why Cats Meow

Cat Excessive Meowing and Yowling: Why Cats Meow

Cats are known for their stealthy hunting abilities and soft paws for quiet approaches, but some cats have incredibly powerful voices and are far from silent. Understanding why cats meow and how much meowing may be too much can help cat owners be aware of their feline friend’s communication and what it really means. Why Cats Meow Cats meow to communicate with humans, because we react to their meows and they quickly learn to meow, purr, yowl, mew, and howl to let us know exactly what they want. A cat’s meow can communicate many things, including… Greetings – A cat...

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