Why adopt rather than buy a pet? Because there isn’t enough room for all of the pets that crowd our nation’s shelters. Because every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in America. Puppies and kittens that have no place to go. Because as long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the pets brought into our world...Read more »
Why spay and neuter? Because there isn’t enough room for all of the pets that crowd our nation’s shelters. Because every day, 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in America. Puppies and kittens that have no place to go. Because as long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the pets brought into our world. And because, as a result, the ASPCA estimates that between six and nine million pets will be put to death in shelters this year...Read more »
Take a good look at your cat. Sure, he’s utterly adorable, but what else do you see? A shiny, soft, healthy coat—or a dull, flaky, lifeless one? The skin and fur of a cat are the outward manifestation of inward health. While this may sound philosophic, it’s quite true. Skin is the last organ on the priority list with regard to where the body will shunt energy and nutrients. If infection, inflammation, cancer, deficiency or toxicity is present, the body has bigger problems to deal with than maintaining the skin and fur...Read more »
If you surf the Internet, chances are you’ve seen the viral videos and photos showing off the “World’s Fattest Cat” or the “Chunkiest Dog”. In fact, there are contests crowning the most obese among the world’s cats and dogs. Sadly, while many may have a chuckle at the expense of these poor critters, the phenomenon points to a troubling epidemic...
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The bond between a cat and human is a beautiful, heartfelt expression of love. Our relationship with cats dates back a few thousand years, and yet all too often we still don’t seem to understand our feline friends. As mysterious as it may seem, however, decoding your cat isn’t as difficult as it might seem. In fact, living in harmony with your cat is often as simple as understanding his basic environmental needs. If you’ve ever noticed that your cat sleeps too much, exhibits unwanted behaviors or shows signs of anxiety, chances are your cat’s home habitat may very well require further consideration.
A boring environment can contribute to behavior problems such as depression and anxiety. Cats who are not adequately mentally and physically exercised are also at risk of developing boredom-related or stress-relieving behaviors such as over-grooming, chewing inappropriate items, bullying other pets, retreating into isolation, over-eating and more...Read more »