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Japan’s Cat Cafes

A new type of cafe is springing up all around Japan – Cat Cafes. One such cafe is Neko JaLaLa, meaning ‘Cat Time’ in Japanese. Here there are 8 cats on permanent staff who mingle with the customers whilst they sip tea. Neko JaLaLa was started when Mr. Osamu Maeda, an architect, along with his […]

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California’s Budget Crisis Shortening Lives Of Shelter Pets

Every pet owner is afraid that their pet might end up in their local shelter should they escape from their house or yard whilst the owner is away. But, most pet owners find solace in the fact that shelter pets are usually kept safe and sound until they are reunited with each other. However, this […]

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The North American Pet Health Insurance Awareness Month is September

Lately, the media has been reporting the proposed changes to health reform for humans, which has resulted in a lot of debate over differing viewpoints. However, although human health is important, so too is the health of our beloved pets and during the month of September the North American Pet Health Insurance Association will be […]

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September 2009 – Pet Horoscope

Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) As the season start to change in September, the Capricorn pet will become increasingly energetic. As the days become shorter it will be far too convenient for owners to want to forgo taking their dog out for an evening walk. Do not give in to this temptation; dogs need […]

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Dogs’ Coats Differ Due To Only Three Genes

Recent research has proven that three distinct genes are responsible for the different types of coats on dogs. Thanks to this research, a method has now been devised to identify gene combinations that are helpful for studies of human diseases. The fact that a mere three genes can make a dog’s coat different from another […]

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Feral Dogs Attack Elderly Couple

In a small town in Georgia, 65 year old Sherry Schweder was taking an evening walk last Friday when she was apparently attacked by a pack of feral dogs. Lothar Schweder, her 77 year old husband, found her lying on the ground when he had set off to find her after she failed to return […]

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Take Your Cat To The Vet Day is 22 August 2009

Most cat owners do not take their beloved felines into their veterinarian’s office on an annual basis for a thorough health checkup. In fact, recently Feline Pine, a cat litter manufacturer, conducted an online poll that proved that a mere 47% of cat owners actually take their cats in for an annual checkup; whilst only […]

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Leash Laws For Cats

Unlike dogs, cats have always had a special relationship with humans. One in which the cat was never truly ‘domesticated’ and was allowed to come and go as they pleased. Cats would hunt in the fields near where the humans lived and catch mice and other rodents. Humans were happy about that and allowed the […]

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10 Most Common Animal Attacks on Pets

Our pets have many predators, some of which we don’t know even think about. Below is a list of the top 10 animal attacks on pets across the USA, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. who recently released their top animal attack claims for 2008. 1. Snakes Although snakes live in every state, the worst […]

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De-Clawing Ban a Possibility in San Francisco

West Hollywood, California, is the largest city in America that has a ban on declawing cats for non-therapeutic reasons. Now, San Francisco, California, may be next in line. A prominent animal welfare advisory board, the San Francisco Commission of Animal Control and Welfare, voted 5-1 at a recent hearing, in recommendation that the San Francisco […]

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