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Cat Breeds, Cat Health, cat owner -

Although many people believe that a cat is a cat, cats, just as dogs do, also come in different breeds.  There are long-haired cats and short-haired cats, and even a hairless variety (the Sphynx) although it is not really hairless but is covered with a very fine down-like fur.  In fact, many people who have cat allergies seem to be able to tolerate the Sphynx cat. Here are a few characteristics of some of the more popular or well-known breeds of cats: American Short-hair – This cat is believed to be the most popular breed of cat in the United...

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Cat Breeds, Cat Health, cat owner -

The Persian Cat breed was first brought to Europe from the Ottoman Empire in the XVI century. Although originally the Persian cat was typically short-haired, the long hair version of today’s Persian was thought to have been developed from the Pallas cat strain. As is commonly known, today’s Persian cat breed has an extremely long, thick coat.  This cat’s legs seem to be short compared to its body size.  Its head is wide and the ears are rounded and typically set far apart. It has beautiful large round-ish eyes and an extremely fore-shortened, flat-faced muzzle, making its face seem almost...

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anxiety, dog behavior, Dog Walking, exercise, pet parenting, training -

Inevitably at some point your dog needs to be outdoors, regardless of whether it is inside 90% of the time.  Even an inside pet needs to be taken to the vet at some point.  Your pet needs to be able to know how to behave and react in an outdoor setting.

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On July 4th, we celebrate Independence Day; we enjoy the fireworks, but for dogs and cats it can be a time of suffering, follow these tips to make it less traumatic for them.1. Prepare your pet for the noise: A few days before Independence Day, search the internet for fireworks sounds and play them so your pet gets used to these noises.2. Isolate the noise: Close the windows tightly to isolate the sound of fireworks, find a place in the house where the noise is not so audible, play relaxing music for your pet and give him his favorite toy...

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anxiety, Covid-19, stress -

During COVID-19 you are not the only one feeling the stress of confinement, your dog may be also feeling it; with the following three methods you can help your dog ease the symptoms of the quarantine while enjoying quality time bonding with your pet.

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