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How Do Cats Use Their Whiskers (video)

One of my friends just showed me this short video (less than 5 min) about how cats use their whiskers. It includes some amazing slow-motion images that demonstrate the vital role that their whiskers play when hunting prey (and toys). It’s from a BBC series called Cats Uncovered and was posted to the uber cool . . . → Read More: How Do Cats Use Their Whiskers (video)

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Great Dane Eats 43.5 Socks And Only Wins 3rd Place

I read an article on the BBC news website about the “They Ate WHAT?” contest run by Veterinary Practice News and I had to share!

Kitten abducts alien

Third place went to a Great Dane who ate 43.5 socks. Honorable mentions include a bearded dragon who ate a Barbie’s banana, a golden retriever who . . . → Read More: Great Dane Eats 43.5 Socks And Only Wins 3rd Place

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The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

I believe that one of the greatest gifts I can give my companions is a peaceful, dignified, pain-free end to their suffering.

Andy in 2010

This is why I recently called on Dr. Blair Burggren at Peaceful Transitions, our regional in-home euthanasia veterinarian to help my Andy die comfortably at home in my arms. . . . → Read More: The Last Slipper (Choosing Euthanasia & Planning End-Of-Life Indulgences)

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That’s Sickening (Signs Of Nausea in Cats and Dogs)

Many people mistakenly think that if dogs or cats are nauseous they will vomit and/or stop eating. But there are signs that I’ve seen far more often than vomiting in the hundreds of animals I’ve cared for through the years. If your pet shows any of the signs below, please consult your veterinarian so they . . . → Read More: That’s Sickening (Signs Of Nausea in Cats and Dogs)

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From Super Shy To Super Fly (Helping Shy Pets Be More Comfy When You’re Away)

Through years of fostering extremely timid cats from the Feline Friends shelter, I’ve learned some useful techniques for gaining the trust of shy and fearful cats. I’ve also tried dozens of products that claim to help shy animals and have a list of some products that actually do help. I also know how reassuring it . . . → Read More: From Super Shy To Super Fly (Helping Shy Pets Be More Comfy When You’re Away)

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