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

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

Pet Products
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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5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

5 Dogs that are Cat-Friendly

Dog Health and Behavior
Mrs. Whiskerson is precious. She is your perfect pet, your feline friend, your fur baby. But, she needs a friend and one cat is more than enough. You're ready for a soft, cuddly, bundle of energy and unconditional love, and Mrs. Whiskerson is, too. At least, you think she is. But how do you know they're going to get along? The last thing you need right now is two fur babies constantly at odds with each other. You need them to entertain themselves, not cause more drama. Well, we've got your back! We've found the top five dogs that are good with cats and put them all in one place for you. Keep reading to find Mrs. Whiskerson's new best friend. 1. Basset Hounds One of the best dog breeds for…
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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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