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6 Tips for Raising Healthy and Happy Cats

Even half asleep, this black cat is incredibly beautiful.

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Cats are a lot like us. We cat parents know that while it is nice being around loving family and friends, we value our independence. Maybe we all have a little cat in us.

We also know that once we […]

Why Cats Need their Claws


By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

My two cats hate having their claws clipped. However, I like my skin and when they walk on me with their needle-like nails, I need to clip them. Plus, my sofa and other furniture should not be used as scratching posts. So, I clip their claws.

I would […]

Tips for Keeping Aging Pets Healthy

See the smile?

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Just two decades ago, large dogs like Labrador Retrievers lived to age 9. Today, these dogs can live to 15 or 16. Our cats and dogs are living longer thanks to many changes in veterinary medicine, and because of the care we give them.

“We’ve taken […]

Foster Pet Parents Learn How to Say ‘Good-bye’

By Michele C. Hollow
Shakespeare’s famous line “Parting is such sweet sorrow” sums up how many foster parents feel when they return a dog or cat that’s been in their care.

Whether it’s just a long weekend or months of sharing a home with an animal up for adoption, it’s easy to get attached when you’ve bonded with […]

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Pets

It’s important to keep your pets away from the ghosts and goblins that knock on your door. This is Karma, my black cat.
















By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

Halloween is my son’s favorite holiday. However, it’s not the best holiday for household pets. Following are tips to make sure your pets stay safe […]

The Real Facts: Ebola and Your Pet


  By Dr. Doug Aspros for the  American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)  for Pet News and Views

Dangerous. That’s the only word to describe the news coverage surrounding the Ebola outbreak. It’s easier for audiences to panic than learn the facts. Between hazmat suits and reporters’ spin […]

6 Odd Cat Behaviors Explained



















By Michele C. Hollow for Pet News and Views

If  you have ever wondered why cats rub up against you, make mad dashes around the house late at night, or exhibit other somewhat odd behaviors, read on.

1. Why do cats run around the house late at night? Maybe it’s their way of saying “See, […]

Sunday is National Black Cat Appreciation Day

This is Karma, my black cat.

For Pet News and Views

August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day and the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal health and welfare organizations working on behalf of cats, has some suggestions on how you can celebrate.  “Unfortunately, black cats are frequently in shelters longer than other cats because […]

8 Reasons to Adopt A Senior Dog

By Nicola Reynor

Dogs that usually have trouble getting adopted are the ones with a little more grey on their muzzles. Our bias earns these dogs the tag of being “less adoptable.”

Dogs that are seven years or older are regarded as seniors.  Unfortunately, dogs five or older have a harder time getting adopted.  Most people prefer adopting […]

What A Cat's Teeth Can Tell You about Your Cat's Health

What a cat’s teeth can tell you about kidney disease, feline leukemia, and dental hygiene. […]