Month: July 2018

Balinese are known for their graceful looks and long coats. By: iStock.com/aleishaknight 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 6–8 pounds for males, 5–7 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 15–20 years or longer A Balinese is a Siamese with a long coat. The graceful, aristocratic cats are medium-sized, muscular cats with a fine bone structure and a long,
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A new home may pique a cat’s curiosity, so watch for dangers such as narrow spaces behind heavy appliances. By: sandrobolo Whether it’s for a new job or a change of scenery, moving is a part of life. However, when it comes to moving with a pet, things can get a little tricky. There’s lots
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Adventure cats come in all shapes and sizes. Veterinary student Summer Ott learned just how different some adventure cats can be when she adopted Parsley, a previously shy barn kitten with a knack for tree climbing, kayaking and even swimming. Parsley also happens to have a congenital bone deformity that prevents his legs from growing
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Are you sure you’ve found a stray cat? They may belong to a neighbor a few blocks away. By: Frankfeng Someone recently asked me if it’s OK to pick up a stray cat. Here’s my answer: It is never OK to pick up any cat unless they’re your own. There are safe ways to proceed
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Ragamuffins are a relatively new cat breed. By: Sergey Skleznev 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 15–20 pounds for males, 10–15 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 18 years The Ragamuffin is a large, strong and healthy cat with a medium-long coat that comes in various colors and patterns. The coat is thick and resembles rabbit’s fur. The
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Today’s weird science question covers a query that many cat parents have — Why do cats lick you? Kendraw says: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. [My cat] won’t lick
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Summer is in full swing, so we’re here to bring you three essential summer tips for cats! It’s essential to keep your cat comfortable, healthy and safe in the summer. Here’s how to make sure your cat is drinking enough water, staying groomed and avoiding heatstroke: 1. HYDRATE – Make sure your cat is drinking enough water. Make
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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 cats meowing. If they talked as much as they gestured (case in point: when cats rub against you), the odds are good that you’d wish
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