5 Foolproof Tips on How to Click Purrrfect Pet Photos

5 Foolproof Tips on How to Click Purrrfect Pet Photos

Cat Health and Behavior, Pet Products
We know your pet means everything to you. In fact, your phone is probably full of pictures of your furry loved one. But are they print-worthy photos? If you wouldn't hang them on your walls, you may want to step up your pet photography game. Here are some tips that will help you create picture purr-fect photos that you'll cherish for years to come. 1. Pay Attention to the Light Photography is the art of "painting" with light. No matter how well composed your photo is, if the light isn't flattering, you'll be left with a photo that falls flat. Take your pup outside during the golden hour (the period within the hour after sunrise and before sunset). Or capture a photo of your cat on its favorite window sill at this time.…
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Living in Harmony… or Hell? The Truth About Raising Cats & Fish Under One Roof

Living in Harmony… or Hell? The Truth About Raising Cats & Fish Under One Roof

Cat Health and Behavior
Do you own one (or more) of the 86 million cats in America? That means that about 1 in 3 families in the US owns at least one cat. There are also around 7.2 million American families that own a fish tank. That's more like 1 in 50 families who own fish. But here's where it gets interesting. Do you live in a home with both cats and fish? If you do, there are some important things to consider to keep you and your furry and marine friends safe. Read on to learn how to keep the peace when raising fish and cats together. Cats and Fish: What's the Problem? We've all seen the cartoons (or YouTube videos) of cats taking a dunk in a fishbowl. While it makes us chuckle,…
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Overweight Cat? Diet Tips to Help Your Extra Fluffy Cat Shed Those Pounds

Overweight Cat? Diet Tips to Help Your Extra Fluffy Cat Shed Those Pounds

Cat Health and Behavior
Is your cat holding onto a few extra pounds?  The truth is, obesity in cats isn't exactly a rarity. In fact, more than 45 percent of domestic cats are classified as overweight. While Fluffy may not be feeling her most agile these days, she can rest assured that she's certainly not the only hefty cat on the block.  Of course, we can all agree that Fluffy is equally as charming with a few extra pounds. After all, we're certainly not about body shaming over here. But, it's also safe to say that slimming down is the best option for her health and overall lifespan. An overweight cat is more likely to suffer from health problems such as urinary tract issues, diabetes, and respiratory disease. When these issues present themselves, they can…
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Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Boarding Pet vs. Pet Sitting: The Benefits of Both for Your Cat or Dog

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
If it's time to leave town, there's a lot you need to do. Pack your bags, do your laundry, book your flights, and more! But before you head out on your adventure, you need to ensure any furry friends living in your home are well-taken care of while you're away. When leaving town, pet owners have two options. Boarding pet facilities are available to provide social and friendly environments for animals. Pet owners may also hire a pet sitter to stay in their home and give their cat or dog personalized care while they are out of town. Choosing between boarding pets or hiring a pet sitter depends on your animal's personal preferences. Keep reading to explore the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Boarding Pet: Pros and Cons Years…
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New Pet Owner’s Guide: 7 Purrfectly Simple Tips for Training a Cat

New Pet Owner’s Guide: 7 Purrfectly Simple Tips for Training a Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
Are you looking to adopt a cat but aren't sure how to train one? Does the thought of training a cat seem overwhelming and impossible? In this article, you'll learn all about training a cat, the best and simplest ways. Before you know it, you'll have a well-behaved cat who understands commands. Read on to discover 7 simple ways to train a cat.  Training a Cat  Before diving into training cat tips, it's important to keep something in mind when training them, never punish. Cats respond well from positive reinforcement so remember to be patient when your cat is learning. Cats don't respond well to punishment, and they'll wind up stressed.  Items Needed Before beginning training your cat you'll just need two items, treats, and a clicker. These will both…
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How to Train Cats and Chickens to Get Along

How to Train Cats and Chickens to Get Along

Cat Health and Behavior
Chickens are quickly claiming their place among the most pampered pets in America. Whether it's on a farm or in your own backyard, these feathered companions are becoming just as treasured as cats or dogs. If you're thinking about getting some chickens, you may be concerned about how your cats will take it. After all, cats are known for their predatory behavior, especially towards birds. However, with the right precautionary measures, it can certainly be done. Read on for our top tips on raising cats and chickens together.  Will Cats Kill Chickens? It's no secret that cats are natural-born hunters with a particular fondness for feathers. However, cats and chickens have proven to coexist peacefully in many cases. This is most likely because a fully-grown chicken is simply too big…
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Have a Multiple Cat House? Here’s How to Keep it Clean

Have a Multiple Cat House? Here’s How to Keep it Clean

Cat Health and Behavior
Did you know that there are scientifically proven health benefits to owning a cat? It's true. Owning a cat has shown to lower one's risk of heart disease, improve sleep, reduce allergies, and reduce stress and anxiety.  Plus, let's not forget that cats are cute and cuddly and just oh-so lovable.  But, with all the positives that come with owning a cat, there are some negatives. One of the biggest ones being that cats can be a bit messy and smelly at times.  If you live in a multiple cat house, then you know exactly what we're talking about.  But, the good news is that a clean house and a happy cat can co-exist, it will just take a little bit of extra effort on your part.  Check out this guide…
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7 Key Tips for Helping Your New Cat Feel Right at Home

7 Key Tips for Helping Your New Cat Feel Right at Home

Cat Health and Behavior
Today you became the owner of the most precious bundle of fur imaginable. You don’t want anything to disturb your time together. This is important bonding time with your new cat. You let friends see your kitty, ooh and ahh, and then send them on their way. This isn’t their baby. Are you ready of feline parenthood? 7 Tips for Making Your New Cat Feel at Home We have compiled 7 tips to help you make your new cat feel at home.  1. Providing Hiding Spots Cats are curious creatures and love to hide in unique places. This is especially true when a cat is adapting to a new home. Help them gain confidence and comfort by creating safe hiding spaces. You may move the couch away from the wall…
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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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