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Why won't my pet drink from his water bowl?

Why won’t my pet drink from his water bowl?

By Justin Young

Your cat needs one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. This amount may increase based on the activity level of your pet or existing health conditions. You can help keep your cat properly hydrated by providing a source of clean water. But, what if your cat doesn’t seem to like her bowl?

How Do I Know My Pet Is Overheating?

How Do I Know My Pet Is Overheating?

By Justin Young

During the summer months, rising temperatures prove dangerous or even deadly to furry family members. Staying hydrated helps protect pets from overheating, but it's still important to recognize the signs of distress. Keep your critters, and yourself, from becoming hot under the collar by preventing potential problems.

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

5 Reasons to Stay Out of the Pet E.R. This Summer

By Tony Johnson

Watch out for the top 5 summertime threats to your pet that I have seen and treated in my 17 years as an emergency vet.

The Perks of Being a Cat Lady

The Perks of Being a Cat Lady

By Audrey Pavia

It's the subject of jokes, t-shirts and even knickknacks, but does it really mean to be a cat lady?

Missing Emma: Still Grieving a Year Later

Missing Emma: Still Grieving a Year Later

By PetSafe Guest

Saying, “Goodbye,” is never easy, especially to a pet that has been a part of your family. That’s why even a year after making the tough decision to euthanize my cat due to a deadly disease, the wound is still sore. Coupled with the death of another close family member, my cat’s death has left me emotionally spent.

Cat Adoption 101

Cat Adoption 101

By Roslyn McKenna

By Roslyn Ayers, PetSafe Web Content SpecialistRoslyn adopted Lily because she meowed louder than any cat in the room. Why did you choose your pet?It’s kitten season, and all across the country, shelters are being flooded with cats. June is also Shelter Cat Adoption Month, so now’s the perfect time...

Helping Shelter Cats

Helping Shelter Cats

By Audrey Pavia

Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats are the most popular pet in the U.S. Just over 79 million cats live in American households, compared to nearly 70 million dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Unfortunately, the number of cats in animal shelters is also high. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 3.2 million cats enter animal shelters each year. Sadly, 860,000 of these cats are euthanized each year.