how to adopt a Maine Coon cat

How to Adopt a Maine Coon Cat

The Maine Coon Cat is one of the oldest breeds native to America, famous for their large size, bushy tail, and semi-long coat that has a glossy sheen to it. They come in many colors, from orange to black, white to tabby. The Maine Coon is known for its long hair and hunting skills. Dubbed the gentle…

adopting a rescue dog

How to Retrain a Rescue Dog

In the US, more than 3.3 million dogs enter animal shelters every year. It’s a sad fact that some people aren’t able to look after their pets. This may be due to age, new or existing disabilities, lifestyle change, financial burden or many other unfortunate reasons. In other cases, dogs are retrieved due to abandonment, or…

amazon parrots as pets

Amazon Parrots as Pets

There may be more than 350 different types of bird species known to man, but there’s one in particular that bird owners flock to for pets: Amazon parrots! This beautiful and exotic pet breed is made up of 30 different species, known for their striking looks and active personalities. As with all pets, before owning…

how long are cats pregnant

How Long are Cats Pregnant?

Whether you’re a cat breeder or owner, if you have a female cat that is not spayed, it’s possible that you may experience cat pregnancy at some point. There’s much to consider during the gestation period of your cat, here we look at some of the issues surrounding your pet’s pregnancy, and what you can…

facts about siamese cats

What are Siamese Cats?

Delightful and charming, cute and clever, the Siamese cats are much-loved with a popular following. They are instantly recognizable with their sparkling blue eyes, characterized by their darker points on their head, tail and legs. If you have one, find a veterinarian here. There are many interesting facts about this unusual breed, from their Asian…

signs your dog is sick

9 Signs Your Dog is Sick

We all have off days, but when you’re able to talk it’s easy to explain your alignments and seek help. However, it’s less easy for dogs to communicate their feelings especially when they are unwell. It’s important to understand some of the sounds, actions and behaviors from dogs, and how they communicate with us. If…

african grey parrot

What Are African Grey Parrots?

One of the most distinctive breeds of parrot is the African Grey. This gallant bird is known for its stand-out smoky grey tinted feathers that give it such an unusual appearance, and of course, it’s chatty persona. Background The African Grey is part of the ‘psittacidae’ family of birds, and includes the ‘Congo Grey’ and ‘Timneh African…

12 Cats That Look Like Croissants

1) Imagine you’re just minding your own business and then you see this! You’re like “oh! what a tasty croissant!”   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by October Person (@octoberx6) on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:12pm PDT 2)  But then you’re like “oh wait, that’s a cat.”   View this post…

Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

For a special occasion to celebrate your cat, or even as an everyday treat, you know just the thing: catnip. For centuries, humans found – and continue to find – pleasure in this mint-smelling plant and the way felines react to it. When you expose your cat to even a small sprinkling of a dried…

Savannah cat

What are Savannah Cats?

There’s something unmistakably striking about the Savannah cat. Descended from African wild cats and crossed with domestic cats, these exotic hybrids are graceful, captivating and leave you wanting to know more. There’s much more to this charming rare breed than meets the eye. Here’s some interesting facts about these little leopards in disguise: 20 Things…

dogs with anxiety

What You Need to Know About Dogs With Anxiety

Dogs suffer from anxiety just like people do. Any dog breed is susceptible to anxiety and, if left untreated, it can lead to serious behavioral problems. There are three basic reasons that dogs become anxious: Fear. Dogs express fear-based anxiety in reaction to several triggers. These might include thunder or loud sounds like fireworks, strange places,…

canine lymphoma awareness

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day is observed every year on November 7th. This day helps to generate awareness about canine lymphoma, and nudge every pet parent to check their dogs regularly. According to the Animal Cancer Foundation (ACF), there are approximately six million new canine cancer diagnoses each year. Here are some important facts to…

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Which Cats are Hypoallergenic?

Most people think their allergic reactions to cats come from the animals’ fur. In reality, the source of the allergy originates in the saliva of the cat. When cats grooms themselves, allergens are transmitted throughout their coats and shed around the house. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a truly hypoallergenic cat. However, there…

Cat makes cat sounds

Cat Sounds: What Do They Mean?

Every cat owner knows that cats are good at vocalizing their needs. Some cats talk more than others, but you know your cat wants something when he starts meowing. He might want to go outside, or maybe he is hungry. But beyond the typical plaintive “meow,” cats have plenty to say. Your cat will offer…

cat is sick

5 Signs Your Cat is Sick

Some cats seem almost smart enough to talk – in fact, many of them have no problem vocalizing their needs. But cats in pain tend to do the opposite. They may grow quiet and reclusive. Therefore, it’s a good idea for you to know your cat’s habits and be aware of subtle changes in your…

veterinary technician

What Are Veterinary Technicians?

Next week, October 14-20, is National Veterinary Technician Week! Veterinary technicians are the people in scrubs who assist veterinarians while maintaining the well-being of the patients. They have a demanding job that requires a lot of versatility. Some of their duties include, but are not limited to: Initial exam of an animal to determine the…

bearded dragon lizard

What Are Bearded Dragons?

The Bearded Dragon is like a primeval character that would be a welcome pet for any “Game of Thrones” fan. This friendly Australian lizard has a gentle nature, and his spiky skin is quite soft. Bearded dragons are easy to keep, because they like a wide variety of foods and they remain small in size….