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Cats are notorious for concealing any illnesses or weaknesses they may have. It’s instinctive for them not to show their vulnerability. Instead, they’ll hide if things get worse. That’s different when your pet has a condition like hiccups. It’s an involuntary spasm of the diaphragm, so it’s not like they can stop it on command…. Read More

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Every year, millions of unwanted cats and kittens are euthanized due to overpopulation. Our society and our beloved animals must rely on responsible pet owners who can make a difference. Having your cat sterilized has so many wonderful benefits. Not only do spaying and neutering prevent unwanted litters, but it can also help protect against… Read More

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As one of the most popular dogs in the United States, you have most likely seen Golden Retrievers around your neighborhood, in a show or movie, and perhaps on the news or social media performing some fantastic feat. Why are they so popular? Golden Retrievers have many innate qualities that make them great family dogs… Read More

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Ataxia1 is a medical term that describes a general lack of coordination. It is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom signaling a problem in the nervous system. It can sometimes be tricky to differentiate ataxia from muscle weakness. Ataxic cats typically still have full strength and control of the nerves responsible for… Read More

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Most dogs are naturally afraid of vacuum cleaners, but individual dogs may react differently depending on the dog’s personality and past experiences with vacuums. Some dogs become frightened and aggressive if they see or hear a vacuum cleaner, whereas others will just hide or try to escape. Vacuums are one of the most common noisy… Read More

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The poppy plant has been used as a traditional remedy for centuries and is found in many different baking goods and dishes. The plant’s seeds and oil can offer a variety of health benefits, including pain relief, protection from cardiovascular disease, and improved fertility. So, if you’ve taken a liking to baking with poppy seeds,… Read More

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Cats are known for killing and even eating spiders. And while wolf spiders don’t necessarily look like wolves, they’re just as dangerous. These hairy, medium-sized spiders are different from other species as they can’t actually spin webs. Instead of spinning webs, they actually hunt down their prey and pounce on them, paralyzing them with their… Read More

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Passing gas goes by many names—tooting, farting, and letting one rip—and it’s something all people and animals do, including cats. Sure, cats are graceful and sophisticated animals known for keeping themselves clean and tidy, but like any other animal, a cat can get flatulence. While not common, cat farts do happen. This flatulence occurs in… Read More

Siberian Huskies sometimes get a bad rap due to their appearance, as their permanent expression can seem aggressive. However, with a second look, their faces are actually quite calm, with bright eyes behind their “mask” that are always playful but watchful over their pack. These two traits, instinctive to Huskies through their breeding, make them… Read More

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Shetland sheepdogs are a cousin breed of the border collie and share many of their most striking characteristics. The most recognizable of which is their long, thick coat. While beautiful, that coat causes a lot of shedding. You may be thinking, “Well, that’s fine! I’ll take them to the groomers!” Regular trips to the groomers… Read More