Tag Archives: cats

Fall Cat care tips

If you have a long-haired cat, it’s important to brush them regularly to avoid serious matting, which can cause your furry friend real discomfort and negatively affect their health. If you cannot commit to regular coat care, then talk to your veterinarian or groomer about whether or not it might be a good idea to […]

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Plants you want to have in your gardens and landscape

I had never thought about the plants that our landscaper had put in my flower beds until recently reading articles about plants that can naturally repel fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  Even though we have never had a problem with fleas, I didn’t realize it was because of the plants around my home. I have lavender […]

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Know Your Parasites that cause harm to your cat

We are in the midst of spring and summer is just around the corner.  That can mean pests called parasites that can wreak havoc with your kitty.  There are two classifications of parasites:  internal and external. Internal Internal parasites are found in the organs of your kitty like the intestines, stomach and lungs.  These include […]

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Amazing Cat Facts

A cat’s skeleton has 244 bones A cat has much more sensitive ears than us and they can be moved sideways and backwards A cat’s eyes are much bigger than humans A cat’s nose is many times more sensitive than ours. A cat can purr and drink at the same time A cat walks on […]

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Cancer: No one wants to talk about it!

In the US, there are an estimated 80 million dogs.  Of those, 20 million will get cancer at some point in their life.  It is the number 1 cause of death in dogs!  That’s one in four or 25% according to ACF (Animal Cancer Foundation). The average life span of dogs is fifteen years. Some […]

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A few facts to consider on Spay or Neutering your pet

In 1973 there were 13 million dogs entering shelters every year; recent statistics are that 6-8 million go into shelters today thanks to spay/neuter initiatives. Consider the following facts: An average cat has 1-8 kittens per litter An average cat has 2-3 litters per year So you can see how fast the cat population can […]

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Allergy Solutions:

May is one of our worst allergy months, because all the trees and flowers are blossoming. It is also a time for us to treat our yards with fertilizers, more grass seed as well as treat for insects. All of this can give your pets an allergic reaction. Remember that they are wearing shoes like […]

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Digestive Enzymes for Dogs and Cats

Supplementing with digestive enzymes enhances the health and well being fo your canine and feline companion in many crucial ways.  Hippocrates said “man is not nourished by what he swallows, but by what he digests and uses.”  The same is true of our pets! Enzymes are proteins found either within cells or dissolved in body […]

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Here are a few good pet tricks.

Taken from:   Joey Green’s Amazing Pet Cures, 2010 Wipe down your pet daily with some hypoallergenic, fragrance free wipes to lessen dander and shedding. Chlorine levels in water, household cleansers, flea bites, chemicals in furniture and carpet and medications can all cause allergic reactions in pets. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar per gallon […]

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National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

The main disasters we have to worry about in Indiana is tornados, flooding, and blizzards as far as weather goes. Here are some of the facts I highlighted last month with tornados since May is also one the months when we are most vulnerable to tornadoes. The excessive rains we have seen over the past […]

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