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Cat Critter Gifts

Here in Texas, the warm weather continues to bring big-bug migrations from outside to the living room. The cats are thrilled with cricket carcasses and the occasional...

Beyond Catnip: Can Scent Enrich Your Cat’s World?

Enriching the environment means providing suitable outlets to meet the needs of a species. One example: Cats have a hard-wired need to hunt and pounce. It’s great...

Christmas Trees And Pets: Can They Mix?

Christmas without a tree would be like Flag Day without a flag. The tree is an important tradition for many families. And it’s typically pretty simple—purchase the...

Cat Potty Buddies

Our cats sometimes challenge the most insightful among us to figure out what’s behind a weird and wacky behavior. Felines always have a good reason for doing...

A Kitty for Christmas? Preparation is Key

Your child has been begging for a kitten for Christmas. It’s on her Christmas list – at the top – and you heard her tell Santa that...

Helping Pets, Helping People

The holiday season reminds us that home is where the pet is. Just ask the homeless huddled in highway underpasses in Los Angeles, women fleeing domestic violence...

Why Dogs Snack From Cat Litter Boxes

Dogs often indulge in the habit of dung eating, technically called coprophagia. Mother dogs keep the nest free of smells by eating waste from puppies. As a...

Fear Reactions: Fight, Flight, Fret, and Freeze

A cat, when startled by the sound of a backfiring car, dashes toward a hiding spot, running as fast as she can. A small dog, backed into...

How Much Protein Does Your Cat Need?

Most cat owners know that cats need to eat more protein than many other animals do. Cats break dietary protein down into amino acids, which they burn...

Shedding: Tips To Bring Out The Best In A Hairy Situation

When looking to adopt a puppy or dog, compatibility between you and this new four-legged member of your family should be paramount. Not looks or age. So,...

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