Adventure cats come in all shapes and sizes. Veterinary student Summer Ott learned just how different some adventure cats can be when she adopted Parsley, a previously shy barn kitten with a knack for tree climbing, kayaking and even swimming. Parsley also happens to have a congenital bone deformity that prevents his legs from growing
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Even dogs who feel that a bath is cruel and unusual punishment have to get one once in a while. While some dogs with short coats can get away with just water, most dogs need shampoo. Why do dogs need their own kind of shampoo? Manufacturers say their products are gentle
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) In some ways, professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Whether you’ve known your dog longer than you’ve known your spouse, or even if you’ve adopted a pup as a couple, training your dog as a team can help strengthen your
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dear Labby, I take my dog to a groomer. Am I supposed to tip? If so, what is the standard amount? Signed: Really Is Necessary to Spend Extra? Dear R.I.N.S.E., Certainly a tip is not appropriate if your Chihuahua comes back smelling like a garbage dump or your Husky returns with
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If a homeless animal had a best friend, it would probably look a lot like Betsy Banks Saul. Betsy has saved tens of millions of pets’ lives—yes, you read that right—through the ground-breaking rescue website she founded, Petfinder.com. The site allows would-be adopters to search out adoptable pets in their area from groups and shelters across
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Erin Rich and her black cat Marten are on a mission to show the world how awesome black cats are. Erin herself is a convert. At a cat show, en route to check out the Maine Coons, Erin happened upon a Safe Cat Foundation Rescue booth. “There was a cage full of orange kittens, which
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After failing to find a home at a rescue in Kirkland, Washington, a friendly grey long-haired cat named Winter found her way to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah, the largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and wildlife in the United States. But even there, Winter remained overlooked; though very popular at the sanctuary,
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It was just another busy day at the Washington County/Johnson City (WCJC) Animal Shelter in Johnson City, Tennessee, when a one-year-old Calico cat looking for a forever home showed up. But in fact, this was no ordinary Calico cat—this marbled coated orange and black cutie named Charlie was a he! For those that don’t know,
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Easter is here! We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend with their families, friends, and kitties. There’s bound to be some yummy dinner of ham and spring vegetables, some colourful Easter egg hunts, or maybe even a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! These kitties are looking forward to a weekend of flowers and celebration.
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There are Instagram cats, and then there’s Suki. This wide-eyed Bengal is a bona fide celebrity, and with almost 800,000 Instagram followers, she boasts more social media fans than many human celebrities. Suki’s account, run by owner Marti Gutfreund, documents her adventures through Western Canada and beyond. But when you’re that famous online, you’re bound
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It doesn’t have to be hard. (Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Luckily for humans, dogs and puppies don’t need to pee as often at night, so you don’t need to wake up every hour for a bathroom break. But you will want to follow a modified version of the housetraining routine. Try this plan for getting your
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St. Patrick’s Day is here at last, and these cats are feeling extra Irish! They are all decked out in green for the luckiest day of the year. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 1) Delilah Delilah the Bombay Cross cat has found a perfect shamrock necklace for St. Patrick’s Day! We hope it brings her luck
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Salty Sea Cat is a 4-year-old, 20-pound Turkish Van who hails from the United Kingdom. He lives with his owners Berni and Andy Lockwood on Camargue, a 45-foot Bruce Roberts yacht. Sailing the high seas alongside Salty and his humans are Pippa the Springer Spaniel and Jib the goldfish. Pippa, or “Pip,” as she is
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming is an important part of being a dog parent. Grooming doesn’t just make your pup look good, it’s an essential part of keeping them healthy. Overgrown nails, impacted anal glands, and bad teeth can cause pain, discomfort and in some cases, death. Brushing your dog’s teeth prevents all kinds of
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And we have a winner!! Congratulations to our Star Cat Photo Contest winner, the adorable Marten! He’s on a mission to show people how great black cats are <3 Name: Marten Breed: Domestic Short Hair “With so much negativity being thrown at humans, my favorite thing to do on my pages is make people smile. I
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) When you have to leave your dog home alone, keep her confined to a puppy playroom with an indoor “doggy toilet.” Being kept in the playroom with an indoor doggy toilet prevents your dog from eliminating in other parts of the house–something that can quickly turn into a bad habit. Elements
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Check this out–what a great PR move! Unbeknownst to Reddit user Megan Cummins, a very prominent individual had drawn her name in an online Secret Santa: none other than billionaire Bill Gates, one of the wealthiest (if not the wealthiest!) man in the world. Bill Gates has participated in this Reddit Secret Santa since 2009.
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Grooming your dog can be messy, difficult, and downright unpleasant, but it can be even worse for both you and your pup when you’re making mistakes without realizing it. Maybe you want to save some cash by doing the grooming yourself instead of relying on professionals, but there’s a reason dog
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Meet The Jenkinson Pack, the cutest collection of nature lovers you’ll ever see. The pack stars Quinn; Keshia; their 1-year-old daughter, Winter; and their three adventurous animals, Shasta the cat, Vera the rottie, and Winston the rottie mix. When they’re not enjoying life on their farm in Fraser Valley, British Columbia, this family is out
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