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Is Your Pet Fit or Fat?

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Did you know about 44% of dogs and 57% of cats are overweight?  Being overweight leads to a higher risk of arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and behaviorial problems in dogs and cats. Not sure if your pet is fit or fat?  A fit dog or cat’s ribs can be felt and there is […]

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  March 21, 2010   No comments

Positive Aspects of Pet Adoption

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Many potential pet owners are not aware of how many pets are available at shelters. They might also have the misconception that pets are shelters might be there because there was a problem with the animal.  In some cases animals are lost and never found by their owners.  These animals are healthy and very eager […]

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  March 14, 2010   No comments

Cat Worship: Bow Down to the Kitty!

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Bo, the beloved cat:  I will begin with a quote that says it all:  “I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”  No, I did not just make that up.  It came from the 19th century French critic and historian, Hippolyte Taine.  I am now an advocate of […]

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  March 1, 2010   No comments
Why People Relinquish Pets

Why People Relinquish Pets

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According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, behavorial issues are not the main reason pet owners relinquish pets to an animal shelter. Following are the top ten reasons pet owners in the US relinquish cats  and dogs: Cats Too many cats in house Allergies Moving Cost of pet maintenance Landlord issues No […]

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  February 28, 2010   No comments

Ways to Keep Pet’s Teeth Healthy

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As Bo and Jessie discussed in their last post, dental care is an important issue for pets. Although brushing pet’s teeth provides the maximum benefits, not all pets are receptive to it.  There are alternatives that provide some benefits.  Some of the alternatives include dental treats like CET HEXtra chews for Dogs.  Dogs like the […]

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  January 31, 2010   No comments

Pets Need to Brush Regularly Too

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Bo, the impeccable kitty:  Jessie, I have been meaning to tell you this for quite sometime, but just never had the courage to do so, but, in light of our growing popularity, I felt it was my duty to let you know that I think you need to become more aware of proper oral hygiene.  […]

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  January 29, 2010   No comments

Should we let sleeping cats lie?

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Jessie:  Hey!  I am so excited about today’s post.  Bo told me that the subject matter is about putting cats to sleep.  How cool is that?  The good old human is finally going to bat for me.  I cannot believe that… Bo:  Hold on there, little bit! I am not going to pontificate about putting […]

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  January 14, 2010   No comments

Selecting the best cat collar

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Jessie:  Okay, I want to spread my knowledge about cat chokers…er, collars, here.  I want to make sure you understand how to properly select and adorn your beloved feline with a collar.  Just because I am a dog does not mean I don’t know a thing or two about putting a cat in a choke…er, […]

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  November 30, 2009   No comments

Dog vs. Cat – Which is better?

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Author Bradley Trevor Greive upset more than a handful of happy cat owners upon the release of his book, “Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats.”  However, upon turning the pages of this book, it becomes apparent that Greive  is not anti-cat.  He is merely pro-dog.  In fact, many of those cat owners have now come […]

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  November 17, 2009   No comments

Is your cat “purr-fect?”

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What exactly is that vibrating, humming sound that comes from cats? While theories abound as to what produces a purr in cats, none have resolutely been proven.  Some scientists speculate that purring is the result of electrical impulses in the brain transmitted through the central nervous system to the muscles near the voice box and […]

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  October 23, 2009   No comments