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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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What Bones Are Safe for Dogs?

Bones of any animal are generally not recommended for dogs. For whatever reason, we feel the need to bring our domesticated dogs back to the wild in some manner which includes giving them raw or cooked bones. The truth is that a dog’s wild counterpart has an average lifespan of 5 years. Giving your dog […]

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Can Cats Catch a Cold?

Cats catch colds, usually caused by a virus – just as humans do. Even the symptoms of a cat cold are similar. His illness may come and go without nary a blip on your radar but some action may be required if you should notice prolonged symptoms. Causes of the Cat Cold One of the […]

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Which Pet Reptile Is Right for Me?

Before you go to a store to buy a reptile, know that there are plenty of animal rescue organizations dedicated to saving these scaly animals. Too many people don’t realize that reptiles aren’t a good fit for their household and they either release them into the wild or simply neglect them. Just like mammals, there […]

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Why Do Cats Hate Water?

Cats aren’t predisposed to hate water. They have a fascination for water, especially when it is in motion. Cats hating water is another one of the many myths that have been perpetrated over the decades. Fortunately, for those of us who like clean animals, this myth can be dispelled. Teach Your Cat to Like Water […]

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How to Get Rid of Cat Dandruff

Dandruff is unsightly on humans and there is an entire industry dedicated to getting rid of this aesthetic blight. Our mammalian friends in the feline family can also be affected by dandruff and likewise there are pet products aimed to reduce, if not eradicate, the little white flakes. While dandruff is indeed unpleasant in appearance, […]

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Are Dogs’ Mouths Cleaner Than Humans’?

For us dog lovers, it’s quite a disappointment to hear that the average dog’s mouth is not cleaner than the average human’s mouth. The good news is that dogs do not necessarily have dirtier mouths either. The comparison between two very different species is not so simple, but humans and dogs have this in common […]

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What Does It Mean When Your Dog Licks You?

My wife refers to our dog’s licks as “doggie kisses.” As soon as we begin petting him, he begins the licking. Following are a few reasons for all of those “doggie kisses.” Don’t Call Me “Cujo”! No, dogs don’t lick you to eat you (unsure about wild dogs, though)! Licking is more of a social […]

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