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Is It Possible to Own a Cat If You’re Allergic?

You love cats and would love to have one in your home. Who doesn't?

But sadly, you're allergic to them. What's a furry pet lover to do?

Turns out, there is good news. As long as your allergy isn't severe and doesn't cause you to go into anaphylactic shock or have an asthma attack, there are some things you can do to make your pet ownership less... sneezy.

There really isn't be any reason why you can't adopt a feline. Cat and Claritin lovers rejoice! Here's what you should do before adopting a new furry friend

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12 Common Causes of Weight Loss in Cats and Dogs

Pet parents often worry that their dogs and cats will pack on the extra pounds from eating too many delicious treats. But what if your pet is losing weight and you don't know why? 

Weight loss can be a sign your pet has underlying medical or behavioral issues. Here are some common causes of unexpected weight loss in cats and dogs.

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6 Things You Need to Know About Senior Cats

Senior cats are beloved family members, and it can be disheartening to see them slow down a bit in their old age. But knowing how to care for a senior cat can make all the difference in their quality of life, and may help them stick around for many years to come.

Here are some things you need to know about caring for your senior cat.

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The Complete Guide to Spaying & Neutering Cats and Dogs

Bringing a puppy or kitten home for the first time is a joyful experience. Most pet parents want to ensure their newest family addition stays healthy and strong. Besides vaccinations, having your pet spayed or neutered is a great way to protect their lifelong health.

Here's everything you need to know about these two common procedures for cats and dogs.

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Should I Take in a Stray Cat?

Due to the tireless work of animal rescue organizations, stray cats are often brought to shelters and adopted by loving families. However, unwanted cats still roam neighborhoods. Some of these cats are feral; others are previously-owned pets. So as the animal lover you are, when you see a cat outdoors where you live, should you take it in?

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Why Does My Dog or Cat Have Diarrhea?

Furbabies can't tell their pet parents when they're not feeling well. Unfortunately, diarrhea is one noticeable sign that a four-legged companion may be ill. How can you tell if your pet has a temporary tummy issue or something more serious?

Here are some of the common causes of diarrhea in pets, and the illnesses that are typically associated with this health condition.

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How to Prevent and Treat 5 Common Parasites in Dogs and Cats

Parasites are something most pet owners would rather not think about. It's not pleasant to consider something living in your pet's digestive system or on their skin, and getting a diagnosis often involves the unpopular task of collecting a stool sample.

However, parasites are a common issue facing pets who go outdoors, and while they can cause serious problems if left unchecked, your vet can help treat them successfully. Here are some of the parasites your pet is most likely to encounter.

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Obesity in Dogs & Cats: What You Need to Know


It's tempting to give our dogs or cats a few extra treats, a snack from the dinner table or a little bit more food at meal time. After all, you love your pets and you want to show that by providing something they'll enjoy. But just like with humans, too many calories in and not enough exercise can lead to your pet packing on a few extra pounds.

Pet obesity is a bigger problem than you might think. It's a problem for a lot of domestic animals. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, a group founded by concerned veterinarians and vet techs, estimates that in the U.S., 60 percent of cats and 56 percent of dogs are overweight or obese. That's a lot of pudgy pets!

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Why is My Dog Shaking?

If you notice your dog shaking and shivering, you may move to grab his fuzzy sweater or turn up the heat in your house. But being cold isn't the only reason why your dog might be shaking. Though shivering can help your dog regulate body heat, some reasons for shaking can be related to overall physical or emotional health.

Here are eight underlying issues that may be the cause for why your dog is shaking.

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How to Stop Your Pet from Eating Too Fast

It always seems that the moment you put your dog’s dinner bowl on the ground, seconds later he has already gulped it down. Sometimes this speedy eating—and the resulting swallowed air—can cause vomiting.

What’s even worse is that this intake of air may also contribute to bloat or a very serious issue known as Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus. This condition causes your dog’s stomach to twist. And without skilled veterinary care and usually surgery, your dog could die.

Cats can also eat too fast, which can lead to vomiting. Fortunately, bloat doesn't affect felines, but it's still not fun cleaning up the mess. So, how do you get your beloved pets to slow down?

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