Four Adoption Do’s

by Lori Sciame November 26th, 2015
Adopting a dog or cat involves quite a bit of thought and preparation.  Rather than an impulse move, bringing a new pet into the home  must be a conscious decision.  Kittens and puppies elicit strong emotions. Contrary to popular belief, not all
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Is the Cat Warm Enough at Night?

by Lori Teller DVM DABVP CVJ November 19th, 2015
We put our cat in the basement at night. How do we know if he's warm enough, especially now that winter's coming?

Cats definitely like to be warm. Basically, if it is warm enough for you to sleep in the basement, then it should be warm enough for your cat. If it is unheated, then make sure that you have a small, enclosed area with some warm bedding and blankets for your kitty to snuggle within. Also make
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Fun and Surprising Facts About the Devon Rex

by Donella Crigger November 12th, 2015
Are you looking for a cat that’s out of the ordinary? The Devon Rex breed is known as the “pixie” of the cat world. Other terms of endearment include the “poodle cat” and the “alien cat.” What makes this cat so special? The most obvious features are its curly coat, the incredibly large ears and the large, wide-set eyes. Let’s take a closer look at this mischievous, fun-loving cat.


The Devon Rex is a natural mutation originating in
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  • Even Best Buddies Experience Conflict

    by Lori Sciame November 5th, 2015
    A pair of cats who share the same home will often cuddle during a nap.  At other times, the same pair will fight without holding back.  I have witnessed both of these behaviors -- many times -- in my two cats.  What is going on? Why can best buddies become the worst of enemies, seemingly for no reason?

    It's a Love Relationship

    My cats, Joe and Bear, usually interact
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  • A Noble Cause: Fostering Cats

    by Lori Sciame October 29th, 2015
    Animal shelters continue to cry out for help. An animal lover can donate money or supplies to these organizations, or he or she may volunteer on site; however, many cat lovers do not realize that they can truly help by fostering cats.  Want to support a noble cause?  If yes, read on to learn more.

    Kitten Care

    Almost daily the shelter in my hometown receives special deliveries of the
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  • German Shepherd Breed Spotlight

    by Donella Crigger October 22nd, 2015
    In this dog breed spotlight, I want to highlight my favorite breed of dog: the German shepherd. As you may have guessed, I have a German shepherd myself that my husband and I adopted from the local animal shelter. Never had I known such a loyal, protective, intelligent dog until we added her to our little family. They are the world’s top working dogs, working as K-9
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