Stress and Urine Marking in Cats

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We all know by now how stress can affect the human body, but what about our pets? People aren’t the only ones who get ‘stressed out’. But while we might get headaches, neck aches or stomach … Read More

Health Concerns When Breeding Cats-Part II

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The Breeder During the seven hour drive to the breeder’s house, I made sure Sophie had some water to keep hydrated and ate some dry food. Luckily, she didn’t get car sick. My other Sphynx, Amorius, … Read More

Health Concerns When Breeding Cats-Part I

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Decision-making Time While you should never, ever allow your female cat to breed unless you intend to keep the kittens yourself, have people lined up who want the kittens or you are an authorized breeder, if … Read More

Can cats kill sea otters?

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Cats vs Sea Otters? Is it possible for a house cat to kill a sea otter? The answer is yes. Okay, I know this sounds a bit odd since sea otters live in, well, the sea, … Read More

Sex and the neutered cat (Caution: some explicit language)

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I have always considered myself to be a fairly knowledgeable person when it comes to pet, cats in particular. I’ve had pets of one sort or another all my life and I majored in pre-vet/biology in … Read More

Ear Scratching? It Might Be Mites!

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If you’ve had cats or dogs living with you, chances are you’ve seen them scratching at their ears or shaking their head. Now, everyone itches on occasion, even animals. But if your pet seems to be … Read More

Thyroid Trouble In Pets

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The thyroid is a gland in the neck that secretes two hormones; thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones are vital for metabolism. Everyone has a thyroid and it does the same thing whether in a … Read More

Mastitis

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I’ve known about the condition mastitis for quite some time now, learning about it in an animal husbandry course I took in college, but I learned about it in farm animals like cows. And even though … Read More

Itching and Twitching-Fleas and dermatitis

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Animals aren’t all that different from us. Any pet owner already knows this. Sometimes, in fact, it’s hard to think of our pets are animals and not another member of the family. They have a lot … Read More

Regurgitation in Cats

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Okay, I’ll admit that I’m a huge cat lover. I put up with a lot from these furry four-legged purr machines, but the one thing that drives me crazy is the frequent up-chucking. Yuck. I think … Read More

Eye Trouble – Seeing Is Believing

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My Teary Eyed Jelly Belly One bright sunny Spring day, I was outside watering my garden when my cat, Jelly Belly, came over to me and brushed against my leg. I gave him a little scratch … Read More

The Buzz About Stings

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Enjoying the Outdoors I currently have three cats. Two of them, Jelly Belly and Skylar, like to occasionally go outside and lie around in the sun. They’re both altered males and both are getting on in … Read More

The Kitten and the Ringworm

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I think most people, including me, have heard of ringworm, but most probably don’t really understand what it is. I certainly didn’t, and I have a degree in biology. I guess because I never had it, … Read More

The Tooth, the Whole Tooth and Nothing But the Tooth

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The Problem with Tartar Just recently I’ve been undergoing periodontal treatment at the dentist. You know, the ever-fun root planing and scraping to get rid of built up tartar and bacteria below the gum line. Not … Read More

Urinary Crystals in Male Cats

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The Chat A few months ago, my co-worker and I were talking about our cats. Like me, she’s a cat lover and we often exchange stories about our babies. So when she told me that one … Read More

Skylar's Abscess

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The Story Not so long ago, one of my cats, Skylar, a nine year old altered smoke tabby, got into a fight with another cat. I don’t usually let Skylar or my other cats outside, but … Read More

About Myself And My Lizard

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Hello! I’m Gemma Argent As an introduction, I’d like to say that I have been around animals my entire life. Animals, simply put, are a part of my life. I went to college initially as a … Read More

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