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Cats


It’s World Rabies Day: Is Your Pet Safe?

Rabies. The word conjures an image of an angry animal frothing at the mouth and running wild ready to sink its teeth into anything that moves. While that’s unpleasant to consider, what’s worse is that such a bite is often fatal.


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Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) - What Is It?

FeLV is a retrovirus that infects cats and is responsible for more deaths than any other organism. It is, unfortunately, not uncommon. FeLV is highly contagious and is easily spread once a cat has been in close contact with another infected cat. Kittens and immune-compromised cats are more susceptible to the disease. Cats can contract the virus through saliva, urine, using the same litter box, nursing, and cat bites.


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Less Adoptable Pets

In 2009, Petfinder designated the third week of September as “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week.” This annual celebration was launched to help recognize and promote those pets that are considered to have less adoptable traits, such as senior pets, FIV cats, and special needs animals. This year’s celebration week is September 16-22, 2019.


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Kitty Care 101: Nutrition

It is a common perception that cats are virtually no-maintenance compared to their other four-legged counterparts. This misconception couldn’t be further from the truth. It is easy to mistake feline independence for “low-maintenance.” Some people think you can throw a cat box in the laundry room and keep food and water down for them and call it a day. Easy peasy care - until it isn't.


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Why Should Indoor-Only Cats be Microchipped?

While microchips can be extremely effective for identifying lost pets and reuniting them with their families, a happy reunion can’t occur if the microchip registration is incorrect – or if your pet isn’t microchipped at all! Many cat owners wonder why they should bother having their feline friends microchipped if they are indoor-only.


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