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Why Do Cats Groom Themselves So Much?

Cats are meticulously clean. When they’re not sleeping or eating they can usually be found in yoga-like positions licking themselves down. They can spend almost 50% of their waking hours just grooming themselves! It’s almost a ritual for them – they have an order to their grooming habits. It’s easy to understand why they like […]

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Healthy Dog Food Brands

Gone are the days when dogs were fed the same old dried kibble that smelled like cardboard and probably tasted worse. Now dogs are given the same luxuries that we would give ourselves, including high-quality food. Although we want to give our dogs something close to a human diet we often cannot provide them their […]

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Is My Cat Sick?

Cats retain an air of mystery to keep themselves safe. This same defense mechanism can work against them when they get sick. That leaves us to look for hidden clues to determine when they are sick. Strange Behavior Hiding is one of the most obvious signs a properly socialized cat is sick. Your cat may […]

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Why Do Dogs Pant?

Like most symptoms in canines, panting can signify many things – not all of which are a cause for concern. There are also many different types of panting so being in tune with your dog’s behaviors is a key component of making sure he’s okay. Panting can indicate anything – from happiness to dire illness. […]

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The Best Airlines for Dogs

Assuming you’ve done your part in figuring out the route you will take and whether your dogs can accompany you on that route, we’ve got the answers for the best in-flight experience for you and your fur-friends. It’s understandable that you’re wary of flying with your dogs – there are tragic stories of airline mishaps. […]

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Is My Cat Overweight?

If you’re asking the question, your cat is probably leaning more towards the festively plump side of the scale. But how do we know for sure? Cats are meant to be lithe, slender, and slick. In the land of plenty overeating is not just a human problem. Our pets suffer from our bad habits too. […]

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Why Is My Cat So Needy?

Cat lovers would be ecstatic if their cats loved them back just as much. Many cats do love back and they love back hard. In a human this kind of love might be characterized as obsession or unhealthy dependence. In a cat it is hardly normal or healthy – and there are many reasons why […]

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How Long Are Cats Pregnant?

Cat pregnancies last anywhere from 61 days to 72 days although the average seems to be 63 to 68 days. It’s often difficult to figure out how many days a cat has been pregnant. A vet can often assist with this, offering services such as an ultrasound. Why the Disparity? Most of the disparity comes […]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

We’ve often wondered if dogs think in terms of “bad” and “good” when they smell or eat things. It often seems that dogs find the smelliest things the most appealing. If we had to guess, we would say that dogs think more in terms of “interesting” and “uninteresting” when they are investigating the world around […]

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Why Do Cats Drool?

Cats can drool for any number of reasons. Drooling is not as normal in cats as it is in dogs so it may often be a sign of sickness. If you detect unwarranted or unusual drooling in your cat, take her to the vet. A Sign of Pleasure When a cat is relaxed or in […]

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Why Does a Rat Grind Its Teeth?

A rat is a deceptively intelligent and sensitive creature. Grinding its teeth is indeed a behavioral adaptation but also an indication of how it is feeling. Also known as bruxing, grinding can either be a sign of anxiety or happiness. As a Behavioral Adaptation Rats spend their lives perpetually nibbling and chewing on whatever they […]

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