No More Gritty Kitty

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It’s probably something you’ve got lying around the house already. And assuming you’re not a hoarder, you were going to throw it out anyway: the newspaper. Shredded newspaper makes a great cat litter. It’s the ultimate in recycling. Not buying one box of litter a week can save you more than $600 a year. That [&hellip
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Ask The Vet: Cold Feet

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New Yorkers love shoes and I am no exception. In fact, I would probably define it as an unhealthy addiction. It is no wonder my dog has a closet full of footwear to rival Carrie Bradshaw’s. Alvin is a 14-pound Boston terrier who does not share my affection for shoes. Needless to say, it took [&hellip
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Ask the Vet: Calling the Shots For Your Pet

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We vaccinate our pets for the same reason we vaccinate our children: to protect them against serious diseases that can potentially be fatal. Also, some of these diseases are transmissible to people (i.e., zoonotic). As with people, vaccination may not entirely prevent the disease, but it will reduce the severity of infection. In general, dog [&hellip
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Ask the Vet

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On Nov. 2, test results confirmed an H1N1 influenza infection in a pet cat living in Iowa, a revelation that startled pet owners nationwide. Health officials say it is likely that human family members transmitted the virus to the cat. Two members of the family had flu-like symptoms before their cat also showed signs of [&hellip
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Pet of the Month: August 2009

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What started as a single photographer noticing Aston amid the models and celebrities at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week quickly turned into his moment of fame. “One photographer just started taking pictures and before we knew it we had like 20 photographers crowding around him taking pictures,” said Aston’s owner, Dara King. “They must have thought he [&hellip
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When Good Pets Get a Bad Itch

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Itchy pets show their discomfort in lots of ways. Dogs may incessantly lick their paws, rub their faces, chew on their flanks or scratch at their ears. Cats may pull out their fur until their tummies are bald, dig at their ears or develop scabs. As varied as their symptoms may be, itchy pets have [&hellip
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