How Much Do Cats Sleep?

How Much Do Cats Sleep? If you’ve spent any time with cats, you’ve probably noticed that they spend a lot of quality time snoozing. In fact, cats sleep anywhere from 13 to 16 hours per day. In other words, your friendly companion feline spends approximately 2/3 of his...

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Things I must remember as a dog

Things I must remember as a dog   The garbage collector is not stealing our stuff. I do not need to suddenly stand straight up when I’m lying under the coffee table.  I will not roll my toys behind the fridge, behind the sofa or under the bed.  I must shake the...

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Your cat’s nose knows

Your cat’s nose knows. It’s time for humans to learn. Published with Permission, “Cat Fancy” Magazine As told to Marty Becker, DVM, and Janice Willard, DVM  Let me give you humans a glimpse of the average cat john (or “powder room,” for those of you with delicate...

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Faux – A Different Kind of Volunteer

A Different Kind of Volunteer It was 14 years ago on March 17 that a marvelous litter of Australian Shepherds was born in our neighborhood. Six weeks later while walking my cantankerous Border Collie Chauncey, I saw the litter and immediately spotted one out of the...

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Human Meds Trigger Calls to Pet Poison Hotlines

Human Meds Trigger Calls to Pet Poison Hotlines LOS ANGELES – Human medications including dropped pills sickened more pets in the United States last year than any other toxin. It’s the third year in a row that human medications top the American Society for the...

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Dogs, cats caught in obesity epidemic

Dogs, cats caught in obesity epidemic Garfield is not the only fat cat around. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than 50 percent of the nation’s cats and dogs are overweight. And just as concerning, more than 90 percent of their owners...

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News from CAT: Fat Cats Aren’t Healthy Cats

Fat Cats Aren’t Healthy Cats My family and friends asked me recently why my two cats have sagging fat belly pouches? What am I doing wrong to cause my own cats to look like that? My answer was: “I don’t know”. Recently I attended two seminars back to back relating to...

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BREAKING NEWS! Pup reporter Madison Murray is on the case in New York City.  Did you ever wonder what it‛s like being a dog in NYC? Well, I am a dog in NYC! Instead of “Sex in the City”, it’s “Puppy Paws in the City”! Let‛s talk about the great parts first, like...

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Pet Poison Hotline

Pet Poison Hotline If you have questions about what it poisonous to your dog or cat, or your animal has ingested something and you are worried. Here is an important website to visit – for a comprehensive list of Pet Poisons & Toxins for Dogs and...

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A Royal Report

A Royal Report 2015 Here is our 2015 annual newsletter! You’ll find great information about news pertaining to ARAC, as well as tips on how to keep your pet healthy! Click the arrows to the left or right to continue on to the next page of the report. If you’d like to...

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How to Save a Baby Bird

How to Save a Baby Bird and how to know when to leave it be. Felix, Berthold, and Felix II are the names I gave the three baby birds that I’ve attempted to save at different points in my life. I tried to take care of each until he or she was able to fly. All three...

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