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Millions of homeless pets are euthanized in animal shelters each year. One sure way to make sure that your beloved pets do not contribute to this tragic number is to get them spayed or neutered. However, depending on where you live and what type of pet you have the surgery to have your pet fixed can be quite expensive.  Luckily, there are a number of different programs that offer lower cost spaying or neutering services. ...continue reading "Low Cost Spay and Neuter Programs"

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I don't post about cats all that often.  Because my fiance is allergic to them, it's been a long time since I've been able to share my life with a feline.  The last cat post I put up was about my top 5 favorite cat breeds.  I don't think I mentioned cat colors in that post.  Of course cats of any color can make amazing pets but I've always been most drawn to calicos, white cats, and black cats.  ...continue reading "Black Cats are Often Overlooked by Adopters"

66Ahoy buckos! This day be speak like a scurvy pirate day!  The amazing Mr. Kit is quite fond of this 'holiday', mostly because his people talk funny and act silly, and he gets to wear his pirate costume!  My boys are the talk of the town on a normal day, always attracting lots of attention during walks - so just imagine how many heads Kit turns strutting down the street dressed as a pirate.  Kit is a social butterfly (get it...he's a Papillon!) and just adores all the extra attention. ...continue reading "Did Pirates Keep Pets?"

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ppppLet's talk cats!  I don't post about cats often.  Growing up, I (perhaps surprisingly) was a card carrying member of team cat.  I like that they are generally quieter than dogs are.  I've always felt that they are a bit easier to care for too, especially since you don't have to walk them 3+ times a day.  Unfortunately my fiance is allergic to cats, which is the biggest reason why we don't have any. ...continue reading "My Favorite Cat Breeds"

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Thanksgiving is only a few days away! It's a great time to celebrate with family and friends. The aroma of the Thanksgiving turkey and numerous other delicious foods cooking is enough to make anyone's mouth water, especially your pet's! During all the excitement the holiday brings, it's important to remember that some of our holiday favorites can be toxic or unhealthy for our pets. Keep these tips in mind to make sure all members of your family have a happy and safe Thanksgiving! ...continue reading "Thanksgiving Pet Safety Tips"

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Last week I wrote a bit about why cats should be kept indoors.  Indoor cats live, on average, 8+ years longer than outdoor cats. They are protected from the elements, cars, strangers with bad intentions, and disease. Keeping your cat indoors also protects your local wildlife.  I've heard cat owners argue that keeping cats indoors deprives them from acting on their natural instincts, from enjoying fresh air, and countless other arguments.  But it's not as difficult as some people think to keep an indoor cat happy! ...continue reading "Tips for Keeping Indoor Cats Happy"

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Outdoor cats are a bit of a pet peeve of mine.  Cats can happily live out their entire lives indoors. Indoor cats can interact with their owners more, and they live longer and healthier lives.  Outdoor cats are not only in danger themselves, but are also endanger local wildlife.  Allowing cats to wander outdoors is common in the city we live in, and I've personally had quite a few bad experiences with outdoor cats.

...continue reading "Keeping your Cat Indoors Keeps your Pet and Wildlife Safer"

663aI've mentioned before that for many years I actually considered myself to be more of a 'cat person' than a 'dog person'.  Strange considering how obsessed I am with dogs now!  I still adore cats, but unfortunately doubt I'll ever own any of my own because my fiance is allergic to them.  The little cutie pictured to the left is my sister's newest addition, Keegan!  ...continue reading "September meowbox Review & Coupon Code"

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By now, many people probably know that outdoor cats are a big pet peeve of mine.  I don't write about cats here that often.  My fiance is allergic to them, so we can't own any ourselves.  After getting Kitsune, I discovered that I'm really more of a 'dog person' anyways.  I haven't done much research on cats and am far from an expert on them.  But I have a degree in wildlife biology, and I know how bad outdoor cats can be for the environment.  Plus, I've had way too many bad experiences with outdoor cats to be able to support allowing them to wander.  Last Friday I wrote a bit about having to get post exposure rabies treatment when I was attacked by a cat.  Unfortunately, I recently had another bad experience that involved an outdoor cat.  ...continue reading "RIP John Doe Cat"

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66I'm tagging this as a Paw Pack Update despite the fact that it's more about me than my pets.  Hey, I guess I'm technically part of the pack right?  So last November, over 6 months ago now, I briefly mentioned on one of my update posts that I had been basically attacked, as silly as that sounds, by a feral cat.  On the advice of the local police/animal control I ended up going to the ER because of it.  I had to start receiving post exposure rabies treatment, which basically just meant I had to get a series of rabies shots. ...continue reading "My Rabies Shots Experience"

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