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As I’ve been re-emerging into post-pandemic live, I’ve been thinking a lot about priorities. Rather than just returning to normal, I am determined to make conscious choices about how I spend my time and who I spend it with. If nothing else, this past year has been a glaring reminder of just how short life
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Cat adoption is associated with greater empathy and less separation anxiety for autistic children, according to a study published online in December in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. The study, which was the first randomized controlled trial of cat adoption in families of children with autism spectrum disorders, was funded by the Human Animal Bond
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This post contains affiliate links* Summer seems to have arrived early this year, so this is a good time to review PetFusion’s new cooling blanket. This innovative blanket absorbs and releases your cat’s body heat, keeping her cool and comfortable. Cooling blanket features Made of 80% nylon and 20% cool technology polyethylene fabric. Lightweight &
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Your cat pees on your bed. She leaves tootsie rolls just outside the litter box. Or, you see the urine on your pile of fresh, clean clothes. What’s happening? Is kitty mad at you? The answer is no. Might be a medical issue According to Dr. Carlo Siracusa, director of Ryan Hospital’s Companion Behavior Medicine
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With summer on the horizon, many of us are looking forward to spending more sunny days in our gardens. We might like to think of our gardens as our own little haven – and the same should apply for our pets. PDSA Vet Nurse Nina Downing, said: “There are unfortunately many hidden hazards in our
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This post contains affiliate links* We previously featured high-sided litter boxes to help you contain the mess inside the box rather than all around the box. Even though all of these boxes have lower entrance areas, they may still be too high for senior cats, especially cats with arthritis. Arthritis is a common condition that
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Common Causes of Tearing The medical term epiphora means excessive tearing. In general, when we investigate the reasons for epiphora, we can narrow it down to two broad categories: excessive tear production or inadequate tear drainage. Tearing is the proper response by the eyes when something is irritating them. Dust, chemicals, smog and smoke can
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Cats are the most popular pet in America. There are lots of reasons for this, and no doubt one is that they are considered low maintenance. But are they really? When compared to dogs, I suggest they are not low maintenance but just different maintenance. It’s true that few cats are taken for walks to
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Sponsored content brought to you by Sleepypod. Yes, you too can teach your cat tricks. Trick training is a great way to bond together, while also providing enrichment through mental stimulation. To get started in trick training with your cat, keep your sessions short. Five to 10 minutes is plenty of time, just set aside
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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ― Thomas Campbell Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we honor the memory of the men and women who have died in military service. We also celebrate the arrival of summer, but because of the reason for the holiday,
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A popular misconception is that cats age seven years (in human years) for each calendar year. In fact, feline aging is much more rapid during the first two years of life. A cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during his first year, then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, a cat ages approximately four
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