5 Alternatives to the “Cone of Shame” for Your Furbaby

5 Alternatives to the “Cone of Shame” for Your Furbaby

Cat Health and Behavior
Are you part of the 56 percent of households that own pets in the U.S.? If you have a pet like a dog or a cat, there's a good chance you've had to resort to using the cone of shame once or twice to keep them from irritating a wound or injury. There's nothing fun about forcing your fur baby to wear a cone around their head. Luckily, though, there are also a lot of alternatives that work just as well. Listed below are some effective alternatives to the cone of shame for dogs and cats. 1. Inflatable Collar An inflatable collar is a great option for those who don't want to resort to using the cone of shame. They function in a similar way, but they're much more comfortable…
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Looking After Fido: The Top Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Looking After Fido: The Top Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Cat Health and Behavior
According to the latest data, 95 percent of pet owners say that they consider their pet to be part of the family. If you fall into this category, you know how important it is for your pet to see the vet on a regular basis. You also know how expensive vet visits can be. Because of their high cost, most pet owners want to know that a visit is actually needed before they hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars at the vet's office. Sometimes, your pet will be fine recuperating at home. Other times, though, they need emergency vet care. If you're unsure of whether or not your pet needs emergency vet care, keep reading. Listed below are some signs that indicate your pet is dealing with a serious health problem.…
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Benefits of Using Probiotics for Cats with Diarrhea

Benefits of Using Probiotics for Cats with Diarrhea

Cat Health and Behavior
Your cat hasn’t been its usual self lately. Cats sleep a lot and can be a little lazy, but yours isn’t being active at all. On top of not being active, it also has diarrhea. You decide to take your cat to the vet. There, they tell you that your kitty just needs a few more probiotics in their diet. Probiotics are important in cats because they promote healthy gut health. You shouldn’t wait on your cat’s digestive system to get so damaged that it has diarrhea before you give them a supplement. To help get your cat back in good health, here is all you need to know about probiotics for cats with diarrhea. 1. What are Probiotics  Probiotics are good bacteria that gather in the digestive tract to…
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Kitty Care: 7 Things To Know About Pet Insurance For Your Cat

Kitty Care: 7 Things To Know About Pet Insurance For Your Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
Nowadays it seems there are insurance plans that cover just about anything: car, home, health, life insurances and more are all integral financial safeguards. Perhaps it's no surprise that pet insurance programs exist -- and are thriving. At least 1.8 million pets are covered by pet health insurance. If you haven't heard of it yet, you soon will. It's a $1 billion industry that is poised to double by 2022. Cat owners are flocking to pet insurance programs to protect the health of both their wallets and furry friends. If you've ever been concerned about vet bills or keeping up with the treatments your cat needs, pet insurance might be the answer. But what is pet insurance anyway, and how does it work? We'll cover that and more. Here's everything…
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Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Dogs vs Cats: Which is right for you?

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
"Are you a dog person or a cat person?" This question is thrown around on almost every first date, and it's actually kind of a good one.  It's hard to say whether we would want a dog or a cat. Maybe our families brought us up with a beloved dog, permanently engraining us as "dog people." Maybe it was the other way around, and you're distinctly a cat person.  This article is for those people who fall somewhere in between. We're going to discuss Dogs vs Cats and why you should consider buying one or the other. Dogs vs Cats: Which is Right for You? If you aren't a person who knows precisely whether they want to own a cat or a dog, you're not alone. It may seem like…
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When Fluffy Has Aches and Pains: What Can You Give a Cat for Pain?

When Fluffy Has Aches and Pains: What Can You Give a Cat for Pain?

Cat Health and Behavior
You call out to your cat as you fill up its food bowl. The cat makes its way over but a little it's a little slower than usual and it seems to be limping. You brush this off as nothing but then the cat starts to get a little aggressive towards your children and guests.  It’s hard to watch your furry friend act this way so you start scratching your brain trying to figure out what to do. You guess that it’s in pain from the way it’s limping so you give it some over the counter pain meds. This is probably the worst thing that you could do.  So what can you give a cat for pain? Read this quick guide to find out.  1. How to Tell Your…
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Hungry Kitten: Essential Nutrition Tips for Cats Young and Old

Hungry Kitten: Essential Nutrition Tips for Cats Young and Old

Cat Health and Behavior
The U.S. is no doubt a pet-loving nation, with 68% of households owning one. Dogs still lead the pack (60.2 million households own one), but cats are catching up, with 47.1 families owning one. With those numbers, it's no wonder the nation's households spent $72.56 billion on their pets last year. This year, experts say we'll spend even more on them -- close to three billion dollars more. Now, with a huge part of those pet expenditures -- over 40% -- going towards food alone, it would be weird to see a hungry kitten! The thing is, cats can be pickier eaters than dogs (more on why below), so it takes a lot more to please their taste buds. So, what exactly should you do then to ensure your kitty doesn't…
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Animal Hair Sheds: Here’s How to Deal with It

Animal Hair Sheds: Here’s How to Deal with It

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior, Pet Products
Approximately 60 million households in the U.S. own a dog and 47.1 million own a cat. Are you part of either of these groups? If so, then you're probably well acquainted with pet shedding. You're probably also desperate to find a solution and eliminate the need to carry a lint roller with you wherever you go. You might not be able to totally throw away your lint rollers, but there are still lots of things you can do to address shedding. Read on for some helpful tips that will make it easier for you to get animal hair off your furniture and clothing. Causes of Excess Shedding Before we get into tips for combating shedding, it's important to figure out why your pet is shedding so much. Some shedding is normal,…
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5 Natural Remedies for Cats and Dogs That Your Vet Would Approve Of

5 Natural Remedies for Cats and Dogs That Your Vet Would Approve Of

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
US pet owners spend around $16 billion per year on vet bills.  But, while there are some dog and cat emergencies that require urgent medical attention, there are many vet-approved natural pet remedies that work well for a variety of complaints and conditions.  In fact, natural remedies for cats and dogs are often preferable in some cases. Not only can they help you avoid huge vet bills, they're more accessible for owners, and they don't compromise your pets' delicate systems like harsh antibiotics and other medications.  Here's our pick of the best natural remedies for cats and dogs.  1. Hemp Oil Although it's derived from cannabis, hemp oil isn't psychoactive and is safe and legal for human or animal use. And, when it comes to natural pet remedies, hemp oil is one of the most comprehensive treatments around.  Hemp oil for dogs…
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When a Lion Loses Its Mane: The Most Common Cat Skin Problems and Conditions

When a Lion Loses Its Mane: The Most Common Cat Skin Problems and Conditions

Cat Health and Behavior
Over 36 million people in the United States own a cat. Even though dogs are still man’s best friend, cat ownership is increasing in popularity. More Americans see kitties as one of their family members. That’s why cat owners do whatever they can to ensure Fluffy lives a long, healthy and happy life. While cats are prone to certain health issues, you especially have to look out for skin conditions. Here are the most common cat skin problems. Look Out for These Cat Skin Problems Were you cuddling your cat and notice their fur or skin looked or felt off? Read these common cat skin concerns and contact your vet. Skin Parasites If you let your cat outside, you need to look for skin parasites. These are most commonly fleas,…
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