Losing a Pet Suddenly: 7 Steps to Help You Cope Through Grief

Losing a Pet Suddenly: 7 Steps to Help You Cope Through Grief

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
When most people get a new pet, their short life span is usually the farthest thing from their minds. But the loss of a pet is no less tragic because it's common or expected. After losing a pet suddenly, expect to grieve no matter how long you've had the animal. Here are 7 steps to help you cope with the loss of your pet. 1. Find a Calming Practice One of the best ways to cope with losing a pet suddenly is to find a daily calming practice. Meditation is a popular practice that can completely transform your mood. Though meditation is a recent trend, it's been practiced in Eastern cultures for thousands of years as a form of mind-body medicine. It works by helping you focus on your breathing…
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5 Indoor Plants Safe for Cats

5 Indoor Plants Safe for Cats

Cat Health and Behavior
If you're a cat owner that loves keeping plants in the home, you know the struggle is real to keep kitty from chewing their leaves and flowers. Unfortunately, there are over 700 plants that are poisonous to pets which means you have to take care to make sure you don't bring one home if you have a cat. The good news is there are dozens of plants that not only pose no danger to felines but that are also pretty and low maintenance. Here's a list of five indoor plants safe for cats that you'll love adding to your home. 1. Ponytail Palm A plant that looks like a head sprouting strands of hair makes for one very cool addition to your home. This mini tree adds a tropical touch…
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Healing with Cats and Dogs: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Healing with Cats and Dogs: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Do you own a cat or dog? If not, have you been thinking about getting a pet but not sure if you should? There are many benefits to having a pet and your health is one of them. Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits of owning a pet.  Stress Reducer Researchers have found that people who are faced with a stressful task are actually calmer when their pet is with them. Their stress levels with a pet present were even lower than when they had a supportive person with them, such as a spouse, relative, or friend.  This is why many medical and rehabilitation centers see the value of having a cat or dog present at the facility. Medical professionals are also recommending that their patients take…
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Staying Healthy: A Guide to Cat Nutrition

Staying Healthy: A Guide to Cat Nutrition

Cat Health and Behavior
Cats are wonderful pets to have. They mainly take care of themselves and their independence means less work for you. At the same time, they love to play and snuggle and do all those silly cat things that make you laugh. To ensure your cat lives a long and healthy life, it's important to consider proper cat nutrition. What's in your cat's diet?  Our guide below explains cat nutritional needs and how to make sure you're providing your cat with everything they need. Continue reading to learn more.  Feeding Your Kitten If the momma cat isn't around to feed her kittens, you'll need to bottle feed your kitten milk until he's ready to transition to solid foods. Speak with a veterinarian to find the right milk for your kitten. When…
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7 Ridiculously Fun Things to Do With Your Cat

7 Ridiculously Fun Things to Do With Your Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
When you think of cats, you probably think that they all stick to themselves most of the time, but did you know that cats can become irritable if they're not given enough stimulation?  To avoid an irritable kitty, you need to make sure to find fun things to do with your cat. What happens when you run out of things to do with fake mice, catnip, and jingle bells?  Well, there are plenty of awesome activities that you and your cat can actually do together that you both will love.  Keep reading for our guide to seven ridiculously fun things to do with your cat.  1. Play With a Laser Lasers are an awesome cat activity that your kitty will be sure to love. There is something about the laser…
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Kitty Love: 9 Cutest Cat Breeds That Make Great Pets

Kitty Love: 9 Cutest Cat Breeds That Make Great Pets

Cat Health and Behavior
You're looking for a kitty? You're in the right place. In the United States, more than 25 percent of Americans own a cat. With over a quarter of the population having a feline, it can be challenging to decide which cat breed is right for you. But the real question is, what is the cutest cat in the world? For those looking for the best, here are the nine cutest cat breeds you need to know about. Read on to learn more. 1. American Bobtail Cat One of the cutest breeds of cat is the American Bobtail. This intelligent and loving cat has a noticeable wild appearance. The American Bobtail is a highly interactive cat and a great choice for those looking for an energetic cat.  Many American Bobtails notoriously…
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11 Purr-fect Birthday Presents for Cats They’ll Absolutely Love

11 Purr-fect Birthday Presents for Cats They’ll Absolutely Love

Cat Health and Behavior
In the United States of America, 67% of households own a pet. That pet is part of the family and deserves the world. Dogs often get a lot of love. They're wildly affectionate and love you unconditionally, so if you get them a gift, they're bound to show their appreciation even though they may not understand that it's their birthday. That doesn't mean that you should forget about their cat! Not all cats are as desperate to please as dogs, but there are gifts you can get your Purr-baby that they'll definitely love.  Don't fall into the trap of thinking your cat won't appreciate it. Get them one of these amazing birthday presents for cats, and there's no way they won't love it. 1. A Cat Tree, for the Adventurer…
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What Types of Pets Should I Consider Getting for Myself and My Family?

What Types of Pets Should I Consider Getting for Myself and My Family?

Cat Health and Behavior
No family is complete without a pet. They're our trusted companions through thick and thin.  Pets force your family to go outside more, which means you’ll have more time to bond and be more physically fit. Taking care of a pet also teaches children empathy, confidence, and responsibility. Some studies suggest pets lower your blood pressure and make you a happier person in the long run. But, with so many different types of pets to choose from, where do you start? Below we’ve compiled a list of pet animals that can help get you started, plus some tips on picking the right one for your family. A Guide to Considering Different Types of Pets Pet stores have so many options. Choosing the right pet can be overwhelming. Do you buy a 100-pound dog or a one-ounce…
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What Makes Cats Happy? How to Keep Your Cat Happy

What Makes Cats Happy? How to Keep Your Cat Happy

Cat Health and Behavior
75% of cat owners say their cat will comfort them if they are unhappy or sad. It makes sense that cat owners would want to know what makes cats happy so they can make sure their loveable bundle of fur is living the best life possible.  If you are a cat owner who wants to spoil your cat with love, here are several ways to keep your cat happy. Give Your Cat Something to Climb Making an indoor cat happy doesn’t have to be complicated.  A sure way to keep your cat occupied and satisfied is to give them something to climb. Items like cat trees for large cats or any size cat are ideal because they can climb and scratch to their content without causing damage to your furniture.…
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How to Make Money Cat Sitting: A Business Guide

How to Make Money Cat Sitting: A Business Guide

Cat Health and Behavior
In the United States, there are 94 million cats owned as pets. If you're looking to make some extra money, starting a cat-sitting business may be a good idea.  There are certain ways you can make money cat sitting. You should check out our guide here on the important steps you need to take. Check With Your City Government Before you start your own cat-sitting business, you should check with the government first. Some cities and states require that you have insurance and licensure, but this will vary by state and city. However, more often than not, you'll need some kind of licensing. While there may not be anything specific for cat-sitters, you may still need a license to operate your own business. Find Clients Once you've done that, you'll need to figure out…
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