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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.

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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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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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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?

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Health Problems in Outdoor Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Many cats love to be outside. There's a lot to do and so many fun places to explore. But the life of an outdoor cat can be risky. There are dangers found outside that do not exist in the protected home environment. Learn about the dangers of having an outdoor cat and what you can do about them.

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UTI FAQs: Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs & Cats

By Gretchen Statz

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a relatively common occurrence in dogs and cats. Infections in the urinary tract can occur in the bladder or can become serious and involve the kidneys. Most pets with urinary tract infections will have fairly classic symptoms and most UTIs can be treated relatively easily. Learn more about improving your pet's urinary health and preventing and treating UTIs.

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11 Things Your Cat Is Desperately Trying To Tell You

What is your cat trying to tell you when she chirps at the birds? What's she saying when she belts out a loud meow in the middle of the night? Why does she bite your hand when you stop petting her?