Is It Normal for My Cat to Sleep So Much?

It's no secret that cats love to sleep. The average feline slumbers 15 hours a day, and some sleep up to 20 hours within a twenty-four-hour period. While a kitten may not sleep as much as a senior cat, it's safe to say that all cats spend a lot of…

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How to Prepare your Dog for a Hike

Fall is the perfect time for hiking. The weather has cooled down, the leaves are changing color, and the bugs are no longer swarming. Your dog probably loves getting out in nature just as much as you do. But before you take to the trails, make sure you are properly…

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Adopting a Special Needs Pet: What You Need to Know

Every day, an astronomical 70 million homeless dogs and cats crowd animal shelters and wander streets struggling to live just one more day. Just a tiny percentage of them will be adopted into the relatively few homes that are available and willing to adopt a pet. This becomes an almost…

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How to Care for Your Short-Nose Dog

Brachycephalic dog: sounds scary, right? Actually, it is the term for the group of dogs we fondly call short-nosed dogs. This means that these dogs have pushed-in faces and short snouts that result in some unique problems specific to them. Several breeds fall into the short-nose category, and these include:…

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Signs that your Dog needs to go on a Diet

Should Your Dog Go on a Diet? Watch for These Signs Oval Body Shape Look at your dog from above. If you notice that your fur baby looks rather oval-shaped than somewhat of an hourglass, your pup is probably overweight. Also, you should be able to feel his ribs without…

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Letting a Beloved Pet Go: How Will I Know When It's Time?

It’s been a wonderful, long-term ride with your pet, your best friend, your bosom buddy, and your partner. But you notice some things are different. Subtle things, but they’re there. You try to ignore them, pretend everything’s fine, but there comes a time when you just… can’t. Coming to the…

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Is My Cat Plotting Against Me?

Whether they’re swatting your valuables off the table or kneading your favorite sweater, it may seem like your cat has a vendetta against you. The reason for this hostility? No one really knows. Maybe you were two minutes late for a feeding, or there was a recent vet visit. In…

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Tips for Pets Afraid of the Vet

Taking your pet to the veterinarian's office is a part of the routine and necessary pet care. But, a trip to the veterinarian's office can be stressful for both you and your pet. If you are struggling with a nervous pet, veterinarian appointments can become a hassle. Luckily, there are…

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Parasites: Are They in Your Yard?

Unfortunately, pets and parasites can sometimes go hand in hand. Your pet can ingest parasite eggs from contaminated soil in your yard, and subsequently, your pet can also contaminate the soil if they have a parasitic infection. Understanding the type of parasites that can be harmful to your pet and…

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