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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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Breed All About It: British & Exotic Shorthair

By Stacy Hackett

Have you ever wondered where Lewis Carroll drew his inspiration for the Cheshire Cat in his beloved book, "Alice in Wonderland"? Or what happens when you cross a Persian with an American Shorthair? Learn about the British Shorthair and Exotic Shorthair cat breeds and find out if they're the right match for you!

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Cats 101: Understanding Basic Cat Behavior

By Tony Johnson

Are you thinking about adopting a cat or a kitten, but you've never had one before? Cats are great companions and will provide you with unconditional entertainment and affection. Here are a few basic cat behaviors that you should know about before bringing home your new pet.

The Basics on Pet Vaccines

By Audrey Pavia

Over the past few years, vaccination protocols have changed within the veterinary community, for both dogs and cats. While vets used to recommend yearly vaccinations for a number of diseases, many are now reducing the frequency that vaccines are given.

Black Cat Syndrome: Fact or Myth?

By Stacy Hackett

Do black cats and dogs get passed over at animal shelters in favor of their more colorful counterparts? It's a theory based on anecdotal evidence, a phenomenon vouched for by veteran shelter staff, and the impetus for special "black cat" and "black dog" adoption events. But is it true?

Cat Body Language 101

By Meredith Stepita

Learning to read cat body postures can decrease your cat's stress and may even save your cat's life.

Safe and Secure: The Right Fence for Your Dog

By Tony Johnson

As an ER vet, I've seen too many dogs injured or killed because of improper fencing. Which fence is best for you and your pet?