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What’s The Deal With Cat Grass?

Cat Taking SelfieMany cat owners are unaware of cat grass and the plentiful benefits that it can offer you and your cat. Although cats are carnivores, most cats get that occasional craving for a more fibrous snack. In the wild, cats ingest critters that already have a natural source of fiber, usually since the animals that cats eat tend to be herbivores. This introduces natural fiber into the cat’s diet. However, housecats rely on what their people feed them to get all the nutrients that they need.

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Kitty Noses 101

Does this make you want to boop your computer screen?

Does this make you want to boop your computer screen?

Ah, the adorable kitty nose. So tiny, so pink, so cute. Cats are adorable for so many reasons; among them, their silly little noses. As cute as they might be, a cat’s nose provides tons of information to their brains and is one of the most important body parts that your cat has. From sensing danger, to a form of greeting, to understanding territory markings, your cat’s nose helps them with tons of things. Read on to learn all about your cat’s nose!

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Is Your Cat Overheated?

Red kitten cat sleeps on a bench in parkIt’s the summer season, and many cat owners don’t know what to look for in an overheated cat. It is important, especially if you don’t have central air, to help keep your cat cool. Even though cats are mammals and regulate their own body temperature, this doesn’t mean that no situation is too hot for your cat. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of an overheated cat so that you can prevent your cat from heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia. Here, we’re going to talk about some of the symptoms to keep an eye out for on hot days, and ways that you can remedy a hot cat.

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8 Health Benefits Of Having A Cat

Beautiful Black CatIt’s safe to assume that anyone who has a cat understands the complex bond that humans and felines share. Their silly nature provides endless entertainment, their intuitive nature offers companionship, and their passion for cuddling fulfills daily affection requirements. However, did you know that there are several scientifically-proven health benefits of having a cat?

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Is Your Cat Fat?

Persian Harlequin Cat, 6 Months Old, Sitting In Front Of White BAh, fat cats; it seems as though Garfield started a trend. Many food-motivated cats are just fine, but other overweight cats may be at risk of some serious medical conditions. It is important to keep track of your pet’s eating habits along with any weight changes that you might notice. Here, we’re going to talk about some ways that you can help your cat get in the best shape possible and how to further prevent weight gain.

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8 Tips To Make Veterinarian Visits Smoother

Taking any pet to the veterinarian can be a stressful ordeal, and it can be particularly stressful for cats. Whether your cat is an indoor cat or an outdoor/indoor cat, they most likely won’t be pleased with the unfamiliar surroundings and intrusive situation. There are many ways to make your trip to the veterinarian easier for both you and your cat. We’ve got some great tips and tricks lined up for you here that can help make veterinarian trips much less of a pain, resulting in a happier cat and an easier experience for you.

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Kitty Litter 101

Small scottish kitten next to red plastic litter catThere are many types and brands of cat litter out there, and most cats tend to have their own preferences. You can think of kitty litter like toilet paper; people have their own preferences, and different types have different benefits. Price, effectiveness, and your cat’s personal preference all play key roles in your kitty litter choice. We’ve got the down-low on the four most common types of litter right here.

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Why Does My Cat Have Bad Breath?

Yawning catCats are clean and tidy creatures, known to meticulously groom and bathe themselves. Most cats have their self-grooming practice down pat, but there’s one part of their body that cats simply can’t clean on their own; their mouth. A cat’s mouth produces bacteria just like humans’ do.

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8 Most Common Reasons To Take Your Cat To The Vet

Cat Check-upWhen something goes wrong with your kitty, a veterinarian can help your cat get back to good health and living a happy daily life. New cat owners and veteran cat owners alike sometimes have a hard time knowing when the appropriate response is to take your cat to the veterinarian, or if the problem can be remedied at home. If your cat is exhibiting any of the following behaviors for more than a day or two, you should see your veterinarian. Although some of the symptoms may be subtle, they could each point to a much larger medical issue.

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How To Select A Veterinarian

Fluffy KittenWhen going from a no-pet home to a house full of furbabies, it is important to select a veterinarian that you can count on. Most people are aware that they’ll need to enlist the help of a veterinarian for any pet that they invite into their home; however, not all pet owners fully assess what to look for in a veterinarian.

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