5 Key Ways to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

5 Key Ways to Cope With the Loss of a Pet

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Have you recently lost your beloved pet? Are you having a tough time coping with your loss and want to find a way to move forward? For many, a pet is a member of the family who adds joy and laughter. They keep you active, comfort you when you need it, and provide a sense of purpose to your life. So, after the loss of a pet, you may feel devastated. There are healthy ways you can cope with the pain you are feeling. These five suggestions will help comfort you during this challenging time. Allow Yourself Time to Grieve No two people grieve the same. Some people go through the five stages of grieving and experience such feelings as shock, sadness, or loneliness. In contrast, others may go through…
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How to Keep Cats Entertained: 5 Pawesome Tips

How to Keep Cats Entertained: 5 Pawesome Tips

Cat Health and Behavior
As cat owners ourselves, we already know how much you love your cat. But do you know how to keep your cat happy? If you cherish your furry friend, you should know how to keep cats entertained, engaged, and happy. Help your kitty live the best life possible! Here are five tips that will help keep your cat happy. 1. Use Interactive Cat Toys Interactive cat toys are designed to stimulate your cat's brain. These toys challenge your kitty and help them burn off some of that extra energy.  All cats are extremely playful and curious creatures; they need to be entertained with various toys and challenges. From laser pointers to cat dancers, there are plenty of toys on the market for your cat to choose from. Try a cat circuit to stimulate…
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5 Reasons a Sugar Glider Makes the Perfect Pet

5 Reasons a Sugar Glider Makes the Perfect Pet

Cat Health and Behavior
Did you know that the average lifespan of a pet sugar glider is 10-12 years old? Sugar gliders are one of the cutest and most playful pets to adopt and they will be around for a long time. If your family is looking for a new member to love and care for, consider giving these guys a chance.  Continue reading to discover some of the best reasons for adopting a sugar glider!  1. They Are Relatively Easy to Care for One of the best reasons to get a sugar glider pet is that they are fairly easy to take care of. Sugar gliders have a fitting name for their love of sweet foods. You can give some fruit to your sugar glider as you snack on it throughout the day and…
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3 Different Types of Cat Feeders

3 Different Types of Cat Feeders

Cat Health and Behavior
When it comes to cat feeders, there is plenty more variety than you think! If you need to spend periods of time away from home, this can be a great way to ensure that your cat still gets its regular meals.  If you want to learn about 3 different types of cat feeders for your pet, read on to find out more about what's available on the market today.  OutDoor Cat Feeders If your feline spends a lot of time roaming around outside instead of sleeping indoors, it might be that you need to look into other options for your pet. An outdoor cat feeder means that you aren't subjected to early morning wake-up calls that cats can be so fond of!  This means more time for you in bed, however,…
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How Much Should You Feed Your Cat? A Guide on Cat Food Portions

How Much Should You Feed Your Cat? A Guide on Cat Food Portions

Cat Health and Behavior
Are you wondering if you're feeding your cat right? With 25% of US households owning at least one cat, they're one of the most popular pets. But they're so much more than that to their owners. They're another furry little member of your family. You want what's best for them and to make sure they're getting the best care possible. So, it's likely that more than once you've asked the question, "how much should you feed your cat?" Don't worry, we're here to help! Read on for our guide to cat food portions and how much you should feed your cat. Factors that Effect How Much You Should Feed There is one step before you can start thinking about different feeds and cat food portions. You need to know that…
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3 Amazing Outdoor Cat Shelter Ideas for Any Backyard

3 Amazing Outdoor Cat Shelter Ideas for Any Backyard

Cat Health and Behavior
In the United States, 42.7 million households own cats! If you're one of them, then you probably spoil your kittens rotten. For most people, they have indoor cats. But what if you want to give your pets a taste of the great outdoors? You'll want to do it in a safe way so they don't harm wildlife, nor get injured themselves. If you want to build an outdoor cat shelter so your furry friends can enjoy your yard, then here are 3 great ideas you can try. 1. Catio A catio is a "cat patio", also known as cat houses or cat playpens. If you're into large outdoor cat enclosures, then this just might be perfect for your kitten. Basically, a catio is a huge cage that you can place in your…
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Chicks on Deck: Your Complete Guide to the Best Chicken Feed

Chicks on Deck: Your Complete Guide to the Best Chicken Feed

Cat Health and Behavior
You just brought home your first flock of baby chicks, and you can't wait to watch them grow. You get their coop all set up with perches, fresh straw, maybe even a chicken run, and now the only question remaining is: what's the best chicken feed for your new feathered friends? Chickens are fairly low-maintenance additions to your family, but their health and happiness hinge on a proper diet. Like humans, there are core nutrients that they need to thrive, and starting them off on the right foot (or claw) when they're chicks is crucial. Best Chicken Feed to Help Your New Chicks Grow While there are many different feed varieties, they all need to contain these core nutrients for your chicks to grow: protein, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins (usually…
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4 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat

4 Things to Know Before Getting a Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
Adopting a new kitten or an older feline can be very rewarding as they make wonderful companions. However, knowing how to take care of a cat before getting one is crucial to its health, happiness, and well-being. So, if you're thinking about paying a visit to your local animal shelter or pet store, here are some things to know before getting a cat: 1. They Aren't Dogs A lot of first-time cat owners tend to have slightly skewed expectations of their new feline companions. Here's the thing—cats are not dogs. It doesn't matter if it knows tricks, comes when it's called, or is affectionate—it's still a cat! One of the most important things to know before getting a cat is that they're independent animals and express different social cues. While they need your companionship just as…
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Inside A Feline’s Mind: What Do Cats Think When We Kiss Them

Inside A Feline’s Mind: What Do Cats Think When We Kiss Them

Cat Health and Behavior
Do you own a cat? Studies show that in 2016, there were over 68% of American households who own a pet. Over 94 million of them were cats, along with over 90 million dogs. Many pet owners have a close bond with their furry companions. However, the bond between humans varies between cats and dogs. While humans often take their dogs out for walks, cats prefer their solitude. Many people prefer cats because they need to earn their trust and love. Have you ever wondered: What do cats think when we kiss them? Read on to learn more about what cats think about their owners. Do Cats Like Kisses What do cats think when we kiss them? Some pet owners may find that their cats respond to kisses by purring or leaning in.…
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Why Do Cats Eat Bugs?

Why Do Cats Eat Bugs?

Cat Health and Behavior
Wondering why cats eat bugs - and whether or not it's safe? If you've encountered your cat eating bugs, you're far from alone. This common cat behavior leaves many pet owners wondering just what is going on with their cat. There's no need to stress - in this post, we'll go over the reasons why your cat wants to eat bugs, and how to keep them safe no matter what they try to catch. Keep reading to learn more! Why Cats Eat Bugs Cats love to hunt. However, most domesticated cats rarely experience situations in which they get to catch their prey - especially if they're indoor cats. That's why these instincts are often turned to the next best thing: insects. Many cat toys exist to mimic the hunt. However,…
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