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What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?

Cats become extremely finicky eaters as their quality of life declines, so I consider it a great success if we can get them to eat anything at all. Before we reach that point, however, there’s a lot owners can do from a nutrition standpoint to maximize their cat’s health and longevity. A cat’s digestive physiology… Continue reading What Foods Should an Old Cat Eat?

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Keep your Pets Safe and Warm During Cold Weather

Winters may be getting warmer every year, but that doesn’t mean these frigid temperatures and snow storms are going anywhere. It’s always best to be prepared— you can stock up on rock salt, shovels, a generator and warm clothing — but caring for your pets in the cold is another matter. The Cold OutdoorsSee a… Continue reading Keep your Pets Safe and Warm During Cold Weather

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Thanksgiving – Dos and Don’ts

The holidays are all about family. And that includes your furry family members. To keep your pets safe, be aware of the dangers of Thanksgiving leftovers. If you decide to feed your pet a little nibble of turkey, make sure it’s boneless and well-cooked. Don’t offer raw or undercooked turkey, which may contain salmonella bacteria.… Continue reading Thanksgiving – Dos and Don’ts

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Should You Declaw Your Cat?

Not that many years ago, the decision about whether to have the family cat declawed focused more on the couch than the cat. These days, however, more veterinarians encourage cat owners to consider nonsurgical strategies to prevent flayed furniture and flesh. Declawing a cat has become increasingly controversial, with some animal advocates decrying the practice as… Continue reading Should You Declaw Your Cat?

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Support Legislation to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals

Animals in the U.S. are still enduring painful and often deadly experiments to test cosmetics like lipstick, deodorant and cologne. The Humane Cosmetics Act (H.R. 2858), sponsored by U.S. Reps. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Joe Heck (R-NV) and Tony Cárdenas (D-CA), will make this a thing of the past by prohibiting animal testing… Continue reading Support Legislation to End Cosmetics Testing on Animals