Cats in the Movies

The sinister Ernest Blofeld pets his beloved Turkish Angora, Snowball.

If you’re tired of watching TV shows like “Scandal” and “Secrets and Lies,” and perhaps are up to date on all your favorite Netflix shows (I have just finished season three of “House of Cards”), how about looking up some movie favorites with cat stars—both animated and real. I never get tired of the Pink Panther. This pink cartoon cat with the manners of an English … [Read more...]

Canine Dental Care

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You wouldn’t dream of neglecting your own teeth. Frequent brushing and regular visits to the dentist are part of your healthcare routine. What you might not know is that dental care is just as important for your dog as it is for you. Dogs are just as susceptible to gum disease as humans are, and a lack of dental care can cause your dog to suffer from infected gums, missing … [Read more...]

Cat Scratch Fever: How to Keep Felines from Clawing Furniture

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Everyone who has ever owned a cat has scars and snags on her furniture and rugs to show for it. Scratching is a natural part of cats’ behavior. They do it to mark their territory, clean and sharpen their claws, and stretch the muscles in their paws, legs and backs. Since scratching is so important to the mental and physical well-being of your cat, the first rule is do not … [Read more...]

Fun and Fabulous Pet Products

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StarWalk™ is an app-based activity-monitoring device for dogs that is designed to motivate you to spend more time with your dog to achieve health and fitness goals. In addition to reporting a dog’s daily activity, the devise also has a blinking reminder feature, allowing you to set alerts to remind you of veterinarian visits, when to administer medication, doggy play dates as … [Read more...]

When Nighttime Becomes Playtime for Your Cats

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Nocturnal Mischief Makers What to do when your cats turn into hyperactive night owls. It’s 3.00 am. All is quiet in my neighborhood except for the hooting of an owl in nearby bush, which, believe me, is much better than having a bullfrog croaking in the creek. (That sounds like mechanical machinery gone awry.) Suddenly it sounds as though there is a herd of elephants … [Read more...]