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Create a happy place indoors for your cat

Cat behavior is not entirely made up of sleeping in the sun. For your indoor cat to be happy and healthy the environment needs to be fun and fill the natural needs for the kitty.

Creating this environment will be fun for you too.

I want to get a cat but I live on a very busy main road so I am thinking of keeping it indoors. Is that cruel?

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Constipation in Cats

Have you noticed your cat straining in the litter pan? Is there no stool when you check the litter pan daily?

Constipation in cats is a serious health issue. Left unattended it can lead to permanent damage to the colon and serious discomfort to your kitty.

What is cat constipation?

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Chin Acne in Cats

Have you noticed that your kitty's chin is always dirty or swollen?

In some cases it may even bleed when touched.

Feline acne can be mild in some cases and very severe in others.

What is chin acne in cats?

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Brushing Your Cat's Teeth

Dental disease is very common in cats. 80% of cats will show periodontal disease by the age of 3.

What is the best way to prevent this? It will come as no surprise that brushing your kitty's teeth is the best prevention.

When should I brush my cat's teeth?

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My Cat Has Bladder Stones, What Next?

We all know that cats try to hide illness from their owners. If a cat has bladder stones what should we expect to see? Indoor cats will likely spend more time in the litter pan. They may go frequently with small amounts. They may also urinate outside the litter box. If the urine is outside the box, a pink tinge or blood may be visible. You may notice your cat straining. Although these symptoms are not specific to bladder stones in cats, they should not be ignored.

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Planning a Canine Breeding

Many variables to consider here...

First: Is the bitch/stud capable of breeding?

Have they attained puberty- Most bitches will reach puberty between 6-10 months of age, however some breeds may reach puberty much later. Typically, large and giant breeds mature more slowly than toy/small breeds. Onset of puberty is not considered to be abnormal until the bitch is 24 months of age or older. Most males will attain puberty at 7-10 months of age.

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Cami and her baby Sphinx

Cami is sweet, hairless, and an exemplary representative example of her breed (Sphinx). She truly deserves the title "queen". Unfortunately, like so many beautiful, wonderful creatures, she is challenged in the reproductive department. She has produced many beautiful kittens before, but now in her mature years, she's had to deal with pyometra twice and her fertility is declining.

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Breeding another successful Love Story at NHAH: by Mary Sebzda

Alex, is a big beautiful Weimaraner, from which we (his owner and I) had long desired to see sire a litter of puppies. Alex and his owner had their hearts set on: Tiffany, another beautiful Weimaraner living nearby. This shouldn't be a problem with proximity or logisitics, right? Just wait for nature to take its course... Well, it seems like the best ideas sometimes fall short of their mark when it comes to nature.

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