101 Things to Do With Your Cat on National Pet Day

Jean Marie Bauhaus | Article Featured on Care.com

Although cats are often thought of as low-maintenance pets, they can become irritable if not given enough stimulation. For the sake of your kitty’s health and your family’s overall happiness, this list of 101 activities to do with your cat will get the job done:

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Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.

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When to Worry if Your Pet Refuses to Eat

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Generally speaking, healthy dogs and cats love mealtime. That’s why a change in appetite — especially a decreased interest in eating — is something pet parents and veterinarians must closely monitor.

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Never Feed This to an Orphaned or Newborn Kitty

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

If you’ve just welcomed a new kitten to the family and you’re like most new pet parents, you probably have questions about how to give your little fluffball the best start in life. Since what you feed your new furry baby will . . . → Read More: Never Feed This to an Orphaned or Newborn Kitty

This Pet Health Bombshell Should Horrify You, yet Almost Everyone Ignores It

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Sadly, I’ve lost count of how many years pet obesity has been on the rise, along with all the disorders that inevitably result when animals are overfed and under-exercised.

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This Disorder Looks Like Dirt, but Can Feel Intensely Painful

Cats differ from other animals in too many ways to count, including some of the disorders they acquire. One example is hyperesthesia, a bizarre condition known in layman’s terms as rippling or rolling skin syndrome, or twitchy cat syndrome. And then there’s hepatic lipidosis, also called fatty liver syndrome, which is a very serious . . . → Read More: This Disorder Looks Like Dirt, but Can Feel Intensely Painful

What Can I Give My Cat For Constipation?

Article Dr. TB Thompson | Featured on Pet Life Today

Constipation is a condition in cat where they have trouble emptying their bowels and is usually associated with abnormally hard feces. Constipation happens occasionally even in healthy cats, but when it happens more than once a month, there may be a more serious problem. . . . → Read More: What Can I Give My Cat For Constipation?

Tips for Preventing Cancer in Cats

Cats are susceptible to many of the same diseases that can affect humans. Cancer is no exception. Cats can and do get cancer, albeit not as commonly as dogs and people. Unfortunately, in cats, cancer tends to be more aggressive.

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5 Common Causes of Choking in Pets

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a dog or cat chokes, it can be a scary situation for any pet parent. Fortunately, if you know the most common choking hazards in pets, then you can get your pet the help she needs and, in some cases, prevent choking all together. . . . → Read More: 5 Common Causes of Choking in Pets

Busted! 9 Common Cat Myths Debunked

By Jacque Lynn Schultz, C.P.D.T., Companion Animal Programs Adviser. National Outreach | Featured on PetFinder

Myth 1 – Cats have 9 Lives

The myth most likely originated from Egyptian gods and religions, where sun god Atum-Ra, one of the Ennead, or the Nine would assume the form of the cat when visiting the underworld. . . . → Read More: Busted! 9 Common Cat Myths Debunked