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Why is my cat "chirping"

by | Sunday, February 17, 2019 |
Why is my cat chirping at the birds?

Generally, cat chirping occurs when a cat is interested in or provoked by prey - a bird, a squirrel a rodent, and even a laser cat toy. Even wild cats can make this sound. You may notice your cat making a chirping or chattering noise while looking out the window at birds.Next time you notice your cat chirping at the window, look outside. Are the cat's eyes glued to a bird, squirrel, or rabbit? Is her tail fluffed up and twitching from side to side? If so, your cat is anticipating a...

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Can my Cats Drink Milk?

by | Saturday, February 16, 2019 |
Should cats drink milk?

Should my cats drink milk? Probably not.Cats don't need milk in their diets after weaning, typically at 6 to 8 weeks old. Your feline friend may love milk, but that doesn't mean you should keep pouring milk into your cat's bowl.While nursing, a young feline produces an enzyme, called lactase, that helps break down the sugar (lactose) in its mother's milk. As kittens grow up and no longer need mother's milk, lactase generation slows and eventually goes away completely. Without the lactase...

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What are Snow Nose and Winter Nose

by | Saturday, February 16, 2019 |

There you are admiring your beautiful dog, and you noticed that your dog's nose has changed color from black to lighter browns or even pink. What's going on! Your dog probably has a temporary — and harmless — case of "winter nose," or, as it's often called, "snow nose." Sometimes, when the temperature drops and seasons change, an enzyme called tyrosinase which makes melanin also drops. When this happens, it will cause a dark nose to lighten or even become speckled with pink. Some breeds are...

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Are Identification Microchips Safe for My Dog?

by | Saturday, February 16, 2019 |
Are Microchips Safe

Are Microchips Safe for My Dog? Absolutely! Identification microchips are safe for your dog. Getting your pet microchipped is easy. When you visit your veterinarian to get a microchip, the DVM will place a microchip is between your dog’s or cat’s shoulder blades. Implantation is quick, easy and virtually painless – similar to a vaccine injection – and can be performed during a regular clinic visit. Microchips are also inexpensive. Most veterinarians charge around $50, a small price to pay for...

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