Cat Know How

8 THINGS CATS DO REALLY WELL

Call it feline intelligence or survival skills, domestic cats have developed certain talents that help them adapt to most environments

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Catering for cats

If buying pet food ever left you scratching your head, chances are you are a cat owner. You want the best for your cat, but she doesn’t always agree with you about what’s best for her! Did you know that ...

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Pet food guide

In 2011, South African pet owners were struck with fear when at least 12 dogs died of aflatoxicosis after eating contaminated pet food. Serious incidents like these raise questions about the safety of pet food and how companies test their ...

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Annual Vaccinations

Should all dogs and cats receive booster vaccinations every year for their whole lives? I have heard people talking about so-called titre tests that vets can do to determine if a pet really needs a booster vaccination. Are these readily ...

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Traveling Requirements

If you are planning to travel with your pet by plane, make sure you take your best friend in a travel crate that complies to the following requirements: Accepted materials for construction of travel boxes: Fibre Glass Metal Rigid Plastic ...

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Essential Amino Acids

The truth is dogs and cats do not need any protein in a healthy state at all. What they do need is the building blocks of protein. Even if animals ingested their exact daily requirements of protein, their alimentary tract ...

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April is AnimalTalk’s National Pet Month

During the month of April, Animaltalk magazine is putting the spotlight on responsible pet ownership and issues regarding the welfare of pets. Please support National Pet Month by using our click-to-feed campaign! Before you make the decision to become a pet owner, ...

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Nine ways to keep the peace between cats

So you want a second cat, but you are a little worried about the possibility of having cat fights in your home. More than one cat in a home may lead to jealousy and stress, but there are ways to ...

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Diabetes in pets

Diabetes in pets can be controlled through veterinary care and by following a strict diet, much like humans need. The causes and resultant symptoms of diabetes are similar, although not the same, in humans and pets. Dogs usually have type 1 ...

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Dealing with a cat bite

Cats have sharp teeth and will bite when upset. Statistics show that up to 80% of cat bite wounds become infected. This is because cats have sharp, needle-like teeth that can cause deep puncture wounds which are not always easy ...

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