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Is a kitten eating litter anything to worry about? The answer depends. Photo: Boonlert Saikrajang/Shutterstock A kitten eating litter: Is this just feline curiosity, or could it be a cry for help? One of the many wonderful things about cats is how clean they are. Contrast litter training a kitten with house-training a puppy, and
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Take your cat for a low-stress visit to a feline-only vet clinic. Photo: mariposavet My friend Barbara brings her cat to Connecticut Feline Medicine and Surgery. The way she tells it, there are a lot of pluses to going to a feline-only veterinary clinic. First, her cats don’t suddenly find themselves in a place full
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Prepare now so your pet makes a successful transition back to life after quarantine. Photo: Pexels Are you and your pet ready for life after quarantine? With most businesses shuttered for weeks because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, most of us have been staying at home more than we ever have in our lives. All
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Having only 3 legs “never slowed down” this beautiful Vizsla named Reagan, according to her caretaker. Photo: tkerugger There’s an old saying that applies equally to dogs and cats: “Dogs [and cats] have 3 legs and a spare.” This neatly sums up how 3-legged pets cope with the loss of a limb: These tripods (or
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Know the health implications if your dog is missing a testicle — and discuss it with your vet. Photo: Kullerkeks “Down below,” “down there,” “his junk,” “my dog’s nuts” … These are some of the more polite euphemisms people (especially guys) use with a veterinarian when alluding to problems of a testicular nature. Me, the
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Getting a cat to be more affectionate starts with keeping them healthy, happy and comfortable. Photo: ibjennyjenny Cats show their affection in different ways from dogs, which is disappointing for some people who were hoping for a cuddly, affectionate kitty. Although some cats are quite affectionate and will happily cuddle up in a warm lap,
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Texas Tripe recall Maker: Texas Tripe, Inc.Cause: Potential for listeria contaminationAnnouncement: Company announcement on Aug. 3, 2019 (archived here)What was recalled: The following lot numbers of raw pet food products: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, 19168, 19169, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181
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What’s involved when the veterinarian tells you your pet needs a dental procedure? Photo: robertwitcher At a family reunion recently, my cousin wanted to talk to me, a veterinarian, about her dog’s recent dental. She had just had a “dental” done, and my cousin began to go on and on about the price and how
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Choosing the right brush for your cat will make a big difference. Photo: yoppy Brushing your cat is an often overlooked task, but it’s an important one. But why is that? Well, because regular brushing not only keeps cat fur from getting tangled and matted, but it also encourages good blood circulation and gives you
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These days, there are more and more options for fresh pet food delivery services — but which ones are the best? Photo: 123rf As a pet sitter and delivery person, I visit a lot of homes and have noticed a rising trend: fresh pet food delivery services. It’s a great concept. Most people have hectic
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No, giving a bath is not the best way to treat fleas. Bathing just removes a small part of the problem. Photo: oritslama If you have a dog or cat, you’re probably wondering what’s the single best way to treat fleas. The truth is, anyone can get a flea problem. No matter how advanced and
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