Month: June 2019

(Picture Credit: BERKO85/Getty Images) Most cats love summer. It’s a great time to get out and nap at the beach, nap in the yard, or nap on the boat. Even indoor cats can have more sunny spots to nap in thanks to the longer days. Just make sure you’re staying safe in the heat! Some
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(Picture Credit: Grant Faint/Getty Images) Does your dog lean on you? Most dog owners have experienced a dog leaning on their legs at least once in their lives. Your dog simply sits or stands next to you and casually leans a bulk of her weight against your calf. And, more often than not, it is
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For most people, the term “therapy animal” conjures up visions of a dog—maybe a Lab or Golden Retriever—visiting facilities like hospitals, nursing homes, and schools to interact with patients, residents or students. It’s a bias that Natalie Pond, marketing and strategic partnerships coordinator for Bellevue, Washington-based Pet Partners, is very familiar with. But while dogs
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Cats are generally self-sufficient. However, when it comes to taking care of their health, cats do require some assistance. Compared to other animals, cats are quite low-maintenance, though they are susceptible to some health issues. Hence, knowing common ailments will help you recognize the early signs and symptoms of the most common health issues in
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(Picture Credit: Dion Thompson Photography/Getty Images) Summer has arrived, which means the hot weather is here to stay for a while. That also means that we need to protect our cats when the heat gets extreme. A heatwave can be dangerous for outdoor and indoor cats, alike. Cats can suffer from heatstroke just like humans
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It can often be an overwhelming or even insurmountable task for overrun shelters to promote and find homes for all the cats and kittens in their care. Luckily, social-media savvy community members are stepping up to help. Volunteers like Traci Highsmith of Raleigh, North Carolina, is one such individual. She has harnessed the power of
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