Ear Mite Treatment for Cats
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3w ago
Ear mites are surface parasites that live in the ear canals of cats and dogs. They are quite common in cats. Although they are not life-threatening, they can cause irritation and other health complications.   What are the symptoms of ear mites in cats?  Unlike internal parasites like tapeworms, ear mites are surface parasites that live on the surface of a cat’s skin and ears.  There are a few common symptoms to look out for if you suspect your cat has ear mites: Heading shaking Inflammation around the ears Discharge from the ears Red, irritated ears Constant scratching&n ..read more
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All About Spotted Cat Breeds
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
2M ago
There are a few domesticated cat breeds with beautiful spotted markings almost resembling a mini-cheetah. Spotted cats are not as common as other colors of house cats.   Spotted cat breeds are often sought after for their beautiful marking and wild appearance. Here are some spotted cat breeds you may have come across: Bengal Cat A Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed from a hybrid of the Asian leopard cat and domestic cats, particularly the Egyptian Mau. Bengal cats can be traced back to the early 1900s when breeders first cross domestic felines with Asian leopard cats.  Asid ..read more
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Can Cats Have Peanut Butter?
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
2M ago
While peanut butter is not poisonous to cats, it can cause some severe health issues, especially if it is fed on a regular basis. Peanut butter is high in fat, sodium, and calories, which are unhealthy for your cat.  Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning their diet consists mostly of meat and they have little to no need for carbohydrates in their diet. Human treats like peanut butter offer no nutritional value to a cat’s diet.  Peanut butter is high in trans-fatty acids that keep it shelf-stable. This type of fat is not healthy for a cat, particularly a cat who is already overweight ..read more
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The Top Female Cat Names
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
2M ago
There are lots of decisions to make when you get a new cat: what to feed them, which litter box to get, and which vet to take them to.  The decision of what to name your cat can prove to be a tough one. You may choose to stick with the name they came with, or maybe it doesn’t fit their personality.  We’ve put together a list of the top adorable female cat names for some inspiration: Luna Bella Maddie  Lily Lucy Daisy Sasha  Lola Cleo  Chloe  Sophie  Zoe  Molly  Ginger  Rose Roxy Lady Tessa  Violet Trixie  Scout  Sierra  Muf ..read more
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Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes for Cats
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3M ago
Cats are wonderful and relatively low-maintenance companions. However, many cat owners will agree that scooping litter boxes is not the most enjoyable aspect of their care.  You may have heard that there is such a thing as a “self-cleaning” cat litter box. But what does that really mean and is it a good idea to get one for your home?  We’ll discuss the pros and cons of self-cleaning cat litter boxes so you can decide if it’s the right choice for you. What is a Self-Cleaning Litter Box? An automatic self-cleaning cat litter box detects when your cat has used the litter box and scrape ..read more
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Why Won’t My Cat Stop Meowing?
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3M ago
Excessive meowing in cats can be the result of a number of different factors. Whether your cat is hungry, afraid, bored, or sick, it’s important to address the root cause of the meowing.   Here are some reasons for excessive meowing in cats:   Attention Seeking Meowing is a basic form of communication for cats. If your cat is following you around and meowing, they may be seeking attention. If you notice this behavior when you are occupied with work or other tasks, then attention-seeking may be the cause of your cat’s meowing.     Boredom Sometimes cats will meow ..read more
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The Best Toys for Cats
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3M ago
It’s important to play with your cat frequently to exercise their mind and body. A big part of keeping indoor cats happy is providing them with a variety of toys. With so many options out there, it’s hard to know which toys are the best. Here are some great cat toy options for your feline friend: Catnip-Filled Toys: Catnip is a leafy green member of the mint family. Some cats (though not all) respond to the Nepetalactone in catnip when they smell it in a plush toy. Catnip-filled toys encourage couch potato cats to run, chase, and pounce.  Learn more about what catnip does to cats.  ..read more
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Are All Calico Cats Female
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3M ago
A calico cat is a domestic cat of any breed with a tri-color coat. A calico coat is typically white, orange, and black but could have three different colors in its coat.  If you’ve met a calico cat before chances are it was a female. There’s a common conception that all calico cats are female. Is this really true, or is it an old wive’s tale? The answer boils down to genetics. Orange coloring in cats comes from a gene in X chromosomes. Males have XY chromosomes and females have XX chromosomes, so realistically either a male or female cat can have orange coloring.  However, female ..read more
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Are Strawberries Good for Dogs?
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3M ago
Strawberries are a great low-calorie treat for your dog to enjoy. Before giving your dog any new foods, check with your veterinarian to see if they have any concerns. Health Benefits of Strawberries for Dogs Strawberries have lots of fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C. They are low in calories, so they can be given as a sweet treat to dogs who are overweight. In fact, fresh fruit may help slow the aging process and strengthen the immune system, making them a great tool for long-term weight management. Strawberries also contain malic acid an enzyme that can help whiten your dog's teeth and fres ..read more
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The Best Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds
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by Elizabeth Muenzen
3M ago
It can be a huge challenge if you love dogs but suffer from allergies. Luckily, there are some great hypoallergenic dog breeds that are perfect for this scenario.  Hypoallergenic dog breeds generally shed less than other breeds. They also typically have curly coats that trap hair and dander so that it sheds less into the environment. We’ve got you covered with a list of the best hypoallergenic dog breeds for people with allergies: Bichon Frise Schnauzer Yorkshire Terrier Portuguese Water Dog Poodle Maltese Shih Tzu West Highland Terrier Irish Water Spaniel   Lhasa Apso The ab ..read more
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