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How Not to Pet Your Pet

March 9, 2023

Head, shoulders, knees and noooo! As much as your pet probably likes all sorts of snuggles, it’s possible to pet your furry companion in areas they don’t like and invoke the claws, growls or side eye. Cats and dogs have spots on their body they prefer you pet over others — and it’s worth noting …

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What Happens at Your Cat’s Checkup?

February 16, 2023

Wellness exams for your cat are necessary appointments to make — just like an annual physical is needed for our own preventative care. But what can you expect during your cat’s checkup? Typically, this vet visit won’t last more than 30 minutes, yet within that small window of time your veterinarian will be checking your …

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Are Pet Mouths REALLY Cleaner Than Humans’?

February 9, 2023

Whether your dog is leaning in for a big slobbery kiss or your cat is insisting on drinking out of your water cup, it’s not uncommon to think, “Oh, it’s fine! Pets’ mouths are cleaner than our own.” Is this somewhat prevalent belief true, though? The short answer is “Maybe.” If you clean Fido’s mouth …

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Cat Breeds Made For Winter Weather

January 19, 2023

“Winter Wonderland” might be a song humans are humming this January, but not all cats enjoy the dropping temperatures. However, some cat breeds have developed the physical traits to not just survive but even enjoy colder climates. If you live where the winters are harsh (or, let’s be honest, even if you don’t), these might …

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Create an Advent Calendar for Your Pet

December 1, 2022

What’s better than one holiday present? 24 days of presents! Advent calendars are all the rage these last few years, but there’s no need to exclude your pet from the daily fun. To include your pets in the everyday holiday cheer, here are some ideas for a pet-themed advent calendar that you can “make” yourself. …

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How to De-Stress the Holidays for Your Cat

November 10, 2022

The holidays are coming, and celebration with loved ones is always on the to-do list. But our time of cheer and merriment also brings about some change to your feline’s routine and habits, and that can be stressful on a kitty! They might not outwardly show it, but cats are sensitive beings who are affected …

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Is Your Cat Happy?

September 15, 2022

By now you’ve probably seen the trending videos of doggos bouncing to “I’m a happy guy, just a happy, happy guy.” But what about the cats of the world? Are they bouncing happily about, too? If you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ll know it’s likely that they are not bouncing around like a bunch of …

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How to Choose a Pet Boarding Facility

September 8, 2022

You’ve booked the flight. You’ve requested the time off. And now you’re daydreaming of mai tais while relaxing on the beach. But wait … there’s one more step before jetting off on some kinds of trips: determining who will take care of your furry friend while you’re away. If you don’t have a trusted friend …

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Why do puppies and kittens bite?

August 17, 2022

Your puppy or kitten is all snuggles, at least until they’re not. Why do the cuddles from young fur-babies so often lead to bites and nips? If you’re trying to determine why your new puppy or kitten is biting you, fret not. Fido and Mittens are probably not biting to be mean or malicious. In …

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