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Are You Feeding Your Dog Sardines? You Should Be!

This flavorful little fish has big nutritional value for pets AND people.

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Three Essential Summer Tips for Cats

Today, we’ve got three essential summer tips to keep your cat comfortable, healthy and safe as we summer begins. These tips boil down to three little words: Hydrate, Furminate and Educate. Here’s how: HYDRATE – Keep fresh water available for your cat Just as humans are encouraged to drink lots of water when the weather …

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Why Do Dogs Groan When They Lie Down?

Until we have the technology to accurately and intelligibly translate dog language, we can only depend on knowledge and experience of our own dogs, complemented with whatever research can tell us. Unless a normally quiet dog begins vocalizing out of nowhere, there’s likely little reason to panic. Both situation and context matter. Is the groaning beast in …

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Are Cat Ears Supposed to Be Hot?

Anthropocentric creatures that we are, humans tend to assume, regardless of context, that our own baseline experience of the world is some kind of universal standard, and that any deviation from it is strange, problematic, or worrisome. For example, in an idle moment of couch-sitting, you’re petting your beloved cat and start mindlessly fondling the cat’s …

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We Salute 5 Dog Breeds That Are Proven Military Heroes

When we think about military dogs, we probably picture the Belgian Malinois working with U.S. Navy SEALs, or the Labrador Retriever detecting explosives. Below, we will hear from one such celebrated breed (my own Shepherd, Zoey, insisted I include the German Shepherd Dog on this list). But we’ll also hear from some lesser-known breeds that …

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How to Convert an Outdoor Cat Into a Happy Indoor Cat

Many nature-loving cats aren’t eager to forgo outdoor adventures and relocate indoors. Although not being allowed to roam outside keeps them safer and prolongs their lives, many don’t instantly morph into well-adjusted, happy cats when denied outdoor privileges. Some will immediately adapt, while others show their displeasure by incessantly vocalizing or door darting and engaging in …

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What Type of Water Alternatives Can Dogs Have?

Are any of the water alternatives we enjoy safe to share with our dogs? Water covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, makes up 60 percent of the adult human, and is fundamentally important to sustaining life and health. When it comes to our favorite beverages, though, we are never satisfied with what’s right in front of us. …

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7 Cool Facts About Your Cat’s Whiskers

Your cat’s whiskers don’t just look cool — they’re the Swiss Army knife of her sensory and communications tool kit. Not only do they help her figure out where she’s going, they also tell her whether she’ll fit through openings, and they serve as an obvious demonstration of her mood. Here are seven interesting facts …

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7 Ways to Remedy Stinky Dog Breath

If your pup has dog breath, it's a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Keep your pet's kisser halitosis-free with tips from Dogster's alternative pet health guru, Julia Szabo.

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8 Reasons to Add Olive Oil to Your Dog’s Diet

This staple's many health benefits support adding it to your canine companion's food bowl.

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5 Facts About Cats and Sleep

Our feline friends are true masters at falling asleep any time, any place, under any circumstances. Even a cursory web search will reveal thousands of photos of cats sleeping in cute or crazy positions. But why do cats sleep so much, and what happens in their minds when they’re sleeping? Do they have sleep cycles …

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If Your Cat Suckles Himself (or You), Is That a Bad Thing?

In previous Catster articles, I’ve posted many pictures of my adorable kitten Norton, who came into our household this past August and is quickly turning into a beautiful and wonderful young adult. Norton was rescued with other litter mates at about three weeks of age, and no momma cat was present. (The kittens were found …

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5 Reasons Dogs Howl

Why do dogs howl? It starts with wolf ancestry, but there are many reasons why dogs howl.

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What Causes Seizures in Dogs and How Should They be Treated?

Canine seizures are life threatening and frightening. Here's what to do if your dog has one.

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I Learned How to Treat Cat Bites — After I Was Bitten Twice

I had never been bitten by a cat before I started volunteering at a cat shelter last summer. I’d been nipped at, sure, but never to the point of broken skin. However, none of the cats who bit me meant to do me harm — which is an important thing to remember in my position …

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How to Calculate A Cat’s Age in Cat Years

A popular misconception is that cats age seven years (in human years) for each calendar year. In fact, feline aging is much more rapid during the first two years of life. A cat reaches the approximate human age of 15 during its first year, then 24 at age 2. Each year thereafter, it ages approximately …

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How Much Water Should a Dog Drink a Day?

Many dog owners leave out water for their dogs all the time with the thought that they'll drink as much, or as little, as they need. But how much water does a dog need? Monitoring your dog's water intake can improve their health, prevent illness...

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5 Alternatives to the Cone of Shame

Collars made of fabric or inflatable material might substitute for hard-plastic devices during your pet's healing.

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The Different Types of Tabby Patterns

People sometimes call the average domestic cat a Tabby, but tabby is not a cat breed — it is actually the pattern of kitty’s coat. And it happens to be the most common of all the feline coat patterns. Technically speaking, no matter what color or markings you see on your cat, all felines possess …

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The Best Locations for Your Cat’s Litter Box

People who love cats adore just about everything about them. What’s not to love? Cats are adorable, entertaining, and a joy to be around. Although cats are almost perfect, one of the less appealing aspects of living with them, as well as other animals, is that they have to relieve themselves at least once a …

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Aspirin and Ibuprofen: Are Human Pain Meds Safe for Dogs?

If your dog is in pain, avoid human medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. Here's why.

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What Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

You might know that grapes and raisins are toxic to dogs; here's a rundown of other popular fruits.

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Living with a Super Sensitive Dog

My pit bull Bunch is a very, very, very sensitive dog (feel free to add a few more “verys”). She’s a rescue from the streets of New York City, so there’s no way of knowing what she experienced during her first two years. Of course, you can have a very sensitive dog who wasn’t subjected …

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How to Help The Vet Make Your Dog’s Appointments The BEST

As loving guardians, you want the BEST for your pets and do all you can to make it happen. You feed them a premium diet. You offer the most comfortable nighttime “zzz’s” with cozy bedding. You keep canine body and mind in top shape with walks, park visits and games. And to guard their health, …

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Why It’s Imperative To Let Our Dogs Sniff Each Others’ Butts

Butt sniffing is how dogs gather information about each other and it’s not only normal, it’s a necessary ritual that dogs do during greetings. Gross, right? Well, not to them. The hormones excreted by the glands surrounding their genitalia offer much information about the dog and we need to get over it. It’s a dogs …

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