Pet allergies

Many people – including pet owners – suffer from allergies caused by cats and dogs. These allergies can trigger painful, annoying and even debilitating symptoms and reactions, such as skin irritations, hay fever and asthma.   In the home, the saliva, hair and shed skin of the animal can stick to furniture, clothing and even…

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Renting with pets

The search for an appropriate home to rent can be made even more challenging if you own a pet. Most pet owners have experienced the disappointment of missing out on a rental once they mentioned pets to the landlord or property manager. Of course, you can always ‘forget’ to mention your furry or feathered friend,…

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Grooming a cat

Cats love to groom themselves, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need a helping hand from the human members of their family. So, how do you groom a cat?   When it comes to brushing, obviously some cats will need a little more attention than others. And it’s safe to say that the more fur…

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Cats and ageing

The life expectancy of most cats is about 12 to 18 years of age, but thanks to advances in nutrition and veterinary practices, your cat could live into her 20s. This life expectancy, though, depends on a few factors. These include: Whether your cat is an indoor or outdoor pet. Outdoor cats are more likely…

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