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Cats 101 - Basic Health & Care Tips to Keep Your Cat Healthy

By Stacy Hackett

How often do you take your cat to the veterinarian? In observance of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day on August 22, we want to remind you that even if your cat does not appear to be sick, preventative care is important.

Between visits to your cat's veterinarian, here are 10 ways to keep your cat healthy.

1. Groom your cat regularly.

Whether your cat has short or long fur, he will benefit greatly from regular brushing or combing. This helps remove the dead hair from his coat so he doesn't ingest it while self-grooming. It also gives you the chance to notice any changes to his body. Irregularities such as lumps, bumps or sore spots can then be investigated right away by your veterinarian.

2. Provide fresh water daily.

Clean, fresh water is essential for your cat's good health. If your cat doesn't seem to drink from a bowl, consider providing her with a tall glass (some cats don't like to...

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10 Ways to Help Homeless Pets

By Stacy Hackett

In honor of International Homeless Animals Day, held on the 3rd  Saturday of August every year, here are 10 ways you can help homeless animals in your community.

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Is a Harness or Headcollar Right for Your Dog?

By Jessie McDowell

Is the Easy Walk® Harness or the Gentle Leader® Headcollar the right walking tool for your dog? Watch this video comparison to find an easier way to walk your dog.

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Chew on This, not That

By Caryl Wolff

There are some things you should never let your dog chew, including some toys that dogs really love but aren't safe. So what are some guidelines to help you choose safe toys for your dog to chew?

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Meeting Your Cat’s Behavioral Needs

By Amy Shojai

People who love cats understand that felines are emotional beings. Nearly anything can put Kitty's tail in a twist, and a stressed out upset cat becomes more prone to physical health issues as well as behavioral acting out. We want to meet our cat's behavior needs in order to keep pet purrs rumbling. The first step to improve kitty quality of life is to understand just what cats need. Here's what you need to understand in order to keep your cat in a happy emotional place.

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Making a Guide Dog

By Audrey Pavia

It's easy to be impressed when watching a guide dog at work. The dog's ability to concentrate on his job, ignore distractions, and provide both safety and comfort to his sight-impaired handler is amazing. The correct breeding, selecting, and training of a guide dog is an art in and of itself.

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Playing with Laser Cat Toys

By Roslyn McKenna

When you break out the laser pointer in front of a cat, you’re sure to see twitching tails, dilated eyes, and darting paws. Most cats love to chase the laser across the house, over furniture, and up the walls. Why do cats love that little red dot so much?