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Every now and then an article appears concerning a terminally ill person trying to find a home for their beloved fur-kid before it’s their time. Two stories which caught my eye recently are: Terminally ill man’s dying wish is to find a home for his beloved dog. A Veteran’s Dying Wish: A Home for His Dog While these stories are …

Oliver would like to wish everyone a very happy (and safe) Halloween! My little Oliver, ever since we got him as a tiny kitten, has had an affinity for “making biscuits,” a kneading behavior that many cats perform when they are very content. This is a trait started in kittenhood as a nursing behavior and many cats will knead their …

August 18-25 is Take Your Cat to the Vet Week! Research by the CATalyst Council and the American Humane Association estimates that cats only go to the vet about half as often as dogs do, even though they require just as much preventative care. Many cat parents dread taking their cat to the vet for a variety of reasons, such …

August 18-25 is Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, a week where we talk about cat’s needs for preventative care and share expert tips to make your vet trips a breeze. Help us celebrate! On Tuesday, August 21, join us from 12-2 p.m. ET for our live Facebook Q&A, Ask the Vet: Cat health and care. Veterinarian Dr. Grant …

Do you dread taking your cat to the vet? That’s what we asked last month in our newsletter in anticipation of Take Your Cat to the Vet Week, August 18-25. Here’s what you said: Kathy figures she’s going to lose her hearing because of the horrible sounds emanating from the cat carrier. Others remarked on their normally-docile pets turning into …

It’s more important than ever to protect your pets from heartworm year-round, no matter where you live. The American Heartworm Society recently released its 2010 Heartworm Incidence Survey, which reports that pets have been diagnosed with heartworm in every state in the U.S. — and almost every county and parish. Meet heartworm-free Susie at Forte Animal Rescue in Marina del …

It was recently revealed that the prescription drugs Americans spend the most money on are (in this order): Lipitor, Nexium, Plavix, Advair Diskus and Abilify.  Thinkstock And this week, Pet Poison Helpline released a look at how those medications affect cats and dogs — because pets have a tendency to get into their humans’ meds. “Nearly half of the calls …

Few things strike fear in the hearts of cat parents like a trip to the vet — and the result, too often, is that our cats get inadequate healthcare. In fact, cat advocacy group the Catalyst Council estimates that cats go to the vet less than half as often as dogs. USA Today pet columnist Sharon L. Peters interviewed the …

Brinx is a healthy senior lab mix at Save-A-Pet in Grayslake, IL. Senior pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Last time we wrote about how cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS, is diagnosed. This week we’re looking at how using environmental enrichment can prevent or delay it. (Read all our CDS …

Senior Paddy is at Paws and Claws Humane Society in Rochester, MN. Aging pets, like people, can suffer mental decline that is not considered a normal part of aging. Last week we wrote about the signs and symptoms of cognitive dysfunction syndrome, or CDS. This week we’re looking at how it’s diagnosed. (Read all our CDS posts.) Diagnosing cognitive dysfunction …