Caring for Feral and Stray Cats in Summer

It’s hard to be a feral or community cat. Spring and fall seem to last no time at all compared to cold, wet winters and scorching summers. For caregivers, summer brings a relief from worrying about ice, snow, and below zero temperatures, but has its own set of challenges including summer storms, heat advisories, and parasites. Simple kindnesses like providing shade and cool water and making sure that shelters are tick and flea-free can not only make feral kitties happier, they can save lives.

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What dog are you!

We humans all have different characteristics and personalities, but some people may not realize that dogs do as well! Have you ever wondered what kind of dog you would be, if you grew four paws and a tail? Perhaps a happy-go-lucky, fearless athlete like a Labrador Retriever? Or maybe a sensitive introvert like an Italian Greyhound? Let’s take a fun look at what type of dog breed best matches your own unique personality.

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A swipe of the tongue - Why does my dog lick?

It’s a behavior that drives some of us dog owners crazy – the compulsive licking habit that many dogs seem to practice. Although our dogs are part of our family, they practice a different type of hygiene care that we do, preferring a swipe of the tongue to groom themselves over a sponge and shampoo. For some dogs, however, the habit of licking (whether it’s themselves, their owners, or an object like the carpet) can reach abnormal proportions. Although many dog lovers would simply just find this annoying, it can actually be harmful for your pup, and may be an indication that there’s an underlying medical issue. Here are some the reasons your dog might be going overboard with this particular behavior. So here we will attempl to anwer the question "Why why does my dog lick me"?

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Why do some dogs eat grass?

Our dogs sometimes do the most perplexing things, and since they don’t have the power to speak to us with words, it often can be hard to figure out the reason for some of their more mysterious behaviors. One question that has plagued most dog owners is ‘Why does my dog eat grass?”

Truthfully, there isn’t one definite answer! Although veterinarians will usually advise that eating a bit of grass from time to time can be normal for a healthy dog to do, there may be other times when the behavior can be a sign that something’s not quite right with your furry friend.

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June is adopt a shelter cat month

If you’re planning on adding a pet to your family, we hope you’ll adopting a shelter cat. As an added incentive, June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month and many shelters are running specials on adopting rates, vaccinations, and spay/neutering.

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Ten ways you can make the world brighter for animals

When it comes to making the world a better place for animals (and humans) the task can seem overwhelming. Everywhere you look, there’s a sad story. Although it might not seem like it, many of those stories are a chance for a happy ending.

Thanks for Facebook and Twitter (and Instagram and Tumblr and so many other sites,) stories that once would’ve only reached a few people locally are now being read by animal-lovers around the world. And because of it, lost dogs and cats (and even teddy bears) are finding their way home, programs like Pup My Ride are able to organize volunteers nationwide to transport homeless pets to their forever homes, and people around the world are able to reach out to support the animals and people affected by global disasters.

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