‘Pet overpopulation’ is a common theme for many animal rescue agencies and rightly so, it is an almost insurmountable problem in North America. The statistics are staggering and speak for themselves: the Humane Society of the United States report four million cats and dogs are euthanized each year.
“A dog on a leash pulls its master toward a flock of flushing pigeons in an advertisement for asthma medicine. A cat serenely naps on the couch next to a couple of apartment dwellers fretting about their home loan application in an ad for a mortgage company.The bottom line...pets help sell product!
If you are thinking about getting a cat, or already have one, it is important to be familiar with some major cat health concerns. By being educated about common feline health problems, you can help to ensure your furry friend will have a long, healthy life with you.
Aside from the issues of dirt and bugs, you (or I should say we) are setting ourselves up for a lifetime struggle with our dog pal. After all, he’s no dummy. He knows that there is supposed to be hierarchy, one that leaves him on the floor with his own bed.
Unfortunately, many people fail to properly understand the importance of the nitrogen cycle and as a result they tend to lose a lot of fish during the first week or two after they set up their tank.
If you notice that your cat has not gone into heat again following her last heat cycle, that is a good sign that she is pregnant. Cats that are not pregnant will usually go into heat within weeks of the previous heat cycle.
Colleen Pelar, CPDT, is the author of Living with Kids and Dogs.
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