Playing Nice: Tips for Improving the Cat and Dog Relationship in Your Home

Playing Nice: Tips for Improving the Cat and Dog Relationship in Your Home

Cat Health and Behavior
Do you live with both cats and dogs? If so, you may sometimes feel that it's raining cats and dogs inside your home--literally! Some dogs love making friends with kitties. But some may not, and we all know that felines can be picky about their companions. Luckily, you don't have to give up Fido or Mittens in order to make things work. There are ways to improve the cat and dog relationship in your home. Keep reading for some great tips. 1. Implement Dog Training Both dogs and cats can be trained. But let's be real: dogs are far easier to train than cats. What's more, dogs may even require foundational training, especially if they are newly adopted or fresh from a litter. If your cat and dog are really having…
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Does Your Pet Look a Little Peaked? 9 Signs That You’ve Got a Sick Cat

Does Your Pet Look a Little Peaked? 9 Signs That You’ve Got a Sick Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
You are your cat’s entire world. They trust you to love them, feed them, and above all else, take care of them when they are sick. How do you tell when your cat is sick though, it’s not like they can tell you? Cats can’t tell you in words that something is wrong with them, but they can show you. You have to look for the little signs like maybe suddenly your cat is laying around a lot when they are normally very playful for example. Keep reading to see all of the signs that you may have a sick cat so you can take them to the vet and get them the treatment that they need. 1. It's Vomiting  Vomiting isn't normal unless it's the occasional fur ball or…
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Over the Rainbow Bridge: How Long Do Cats Live?

Over the Rainbow Bridge: How Long Do Cats Live?

Cat Health and Behavior
It's a sad fact of life that our furry friends are going to leave our lives sooner or later. Knowing that eventually, you're going to lose your companion is the only downside to pet ownership.  If you have a cat, you might wonder what to expect. How long do cats live? Let's find out. That way, you'll know when to begin to prepare for your feline to get ready to cross to the next life. How Long Do Cats Live? Most cats have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. That sounds a bit low, doesn't it? Well, this number applies to all cats rather than just well-cared for felines. It's not just old age that kills our pets, but a combination of factors.  Disease, cars, and predatory animals - all of these…
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Pesky Pets: How to Make Cats and Dogs Get Along

Pesky Pets: How to Make Cats and Dogs Get Along

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Cats and dogs make fantastic companions to any family and they make each day more rewarding. In fact, a huge 68% of households in the US own at least one pet, proving that the US is an animal loving nation. We all love it when our animals play together, but sometimes it doesn't go so well. There are a lot of times where our cats and dogs don't get along with each other.  Of course, you want them to become best friends. Don't lose hope, read on to find out how to make cats and dogs get along in no time. 1. Introduce Them If your cat and dog haven't yet met each other, you've got a good chance to make a positive introduction. You can't put them with each…
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Flea Treatment for Cats and Dogs: The 3 You Should Always Use

Flea Treatment for Cats and Dogs: The 3 You Should Always Use

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Fifty: that's how many eggs one female cat flea can lay each day after it finds a host.  A flea infestation on your pet has the potential to cause other issues, such as bacterial diseases, dermatitis, anemia, and tapeworms. As a result, it's critical to put an end to your flea problem before the situation worsens.   However, selecting the right flea treatment for cats and dogs proves to be a difficult task. The FDA recently put out a warning for certain chewable flea meds, as they may cause seizures in some animals.  If you need flea medicine for dogs and cats ASAP, read on to learn about three of the safest, most effective options on the market! 1. Advantage II This veterinarian-prescribed product begins killing fleas on your cat or dog within half…
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Make Sure Your Pet is Seen and Not Smelled: 5 Tips for Eliminating Cat Odors for Good

Make Sure Your Pet is Seen and Not Smelled: 5 Tips for Eliminating Cat Odors for Good

Cat Health and Behavior
With 86 million housecats living throughout the United States, they outnumber dogs by nearly 10 million. However, as many cat owners can attest to, they leave behind a much harsher scent when they urinate inside than the average dog does. If you love your cat but are constantly battling cat odors, then you need to find some clever ways to treat it before you go nuts. Here are five ways to deal with cat odors and get rid of them for good. 1. Remove Excess Urine Immediately To ensure that you make your cat cleaning easier, remove all of the excess urine that you can as soon as humanly possible. With less urine around for less time, there's less of a likelihood that it will seep between cracks, into the…
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What Are Some Good Ingredients I Should Look for in My Cat’s Food?

What Are Some Good Ingredients I Should Look for in My Cat’s Food?

Cat Health and Behavior
Cats can be mischievous, moody, standoffish and downright mean. While this is true, there's no question that they are also beloved pets in millions of households - 86 million to be more precise. If you have a cat you love - and want to ensure they remain healthy and happy - then you likely know that quality food with good ingredients is a must-have. Unfortunately, with so many cat food options on the market today, finding the best of the best can be somewhat challenging. The solution is to use the information here. When you know what ingredients to look for, you can ensure your feline friend has the best food possible and that they remain healthy. A Clearly Listed Source of Protein This is the most important ingredient to…
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5 Simple Tips to Help Make Veterinarian Visits Less Stressful for Your Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
We've all seen the movie where the pets see the car and know it's time for some veterinarian visits. What do the fictional animals do in this situation? They freak out. Unfortunately for some of use fur parents, that experience isn't so fictional. Our feline babies don't love to travel to new locations, with smells they can't understand. Think about your child, or someone else's if you don't have one. What would they do if the first thing a doctor ever did to them was cut off their reproductive parts? They wouldn't see the doctor in a very positive light. Neither would your cat. But you can overcome this aversion - even with the most skittish of babies. Keep reading to learn how. 1. Demystify the Carrier You know what…
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Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Stop Your Ferocious Feline from Stealing Your Dog’s Food

Top 5 Sneaky Tips to Stop Your Ferocious Feline from Stealing Your Dog’s Food

Cat Health and Behavior
You've got to be kitten me! It's another great Saturday morning when you suddenly realize your cat is at it again. Walking by the food bowls you notice the dog bowl is lighter than you left it. Since Fido's still fast asleep you know this is the work of a tricky cat burglar. Does your cat constantly steal food out of your dog's bowl? What started off as a cute or quirky habit can quickly become a nuisance and presents a health risk. Dog food and cat food contain different vitamins and minerals. Both species require a specific set of nutrients that only their food can deliver. Allowing your cat to continually steal your food means both your animals are at risk of being malnourished. Do you know what it…
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Can It Be True? How to Make Cats And Dogs Get Along

Can It Be True? How to Make Cats And Dogs Get Along

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Coke or Pepsi? Day or night? Cats or dogs? We all have our favorite brands, colors, and yes - animals. While you may not see every household with a domesticated elephant or penguin roaming around, it's safe to say you'll find at least one cat or dog in the mix. Some people are loyal dog lovers while others take the Egyptians advice and worship cats. But what if you love both? It's no secret cats and dogs don't always get along, but does it have to be that way? If you're thinking about adopting a new kitten or puppy into your home and are worried about your existing pet, we've got you covered. We have some tips on cats and dogs getting along. Keep reading! Raise Them Together One of…
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