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Do Cats Hold Grudges? The answer (and it’s up for debate) may depend on a cat’s age. As one veterinarian explains, “Kittens are notorious for their short memories. It’s often necessary to correct kitties for the same things, over and over.” In other words, kittens may not have enough memory to hold a grudge. Older cats are another story.
How does a home improvement show about ‘re-defining and re-designing space’ connect with Virbac's passion about animal health? When Designing Spaces features “Pet Spaces” and joins with sponsors to help redesign spaces at the McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the end result is looking at many ways to provide solutions for the temporary pet residents at the shelter, before finding their ‘fur-ever’ homes.
Is There Really Such A Thing As “Dog Years?” Daisy turned 10 last week and her best friend, Diane, says her old Labrador is showing her age. Daisy sleeps more than she used to, has forgotten how to sit on command, and sometimes acts as if she doesn’t recognize Diane, which is strange because they’ve been together since Daisy was a puppy. Diane says Daisy is just getting old. After all, isn’t she about 70 in dog years?
What comes to mind when you hear “visit to the veterinarian?” You may automatically think of pet vaccinations or annual shots. You aren’t alone; many people make the same associations. While these are routine veterinary procedures, they aren’t on the list of the most common reasons why pets go to the vet. Those reasons, based on nationwide studies, may surprise you.
Do Dogs Diet? Maybe more pets should diet, because the number of them gaining weight is increasing at an alarming rate. “Since 2007, overweight and obesity have risen by 37 percent in dogs and 90 percent in cats,” according to a nationwide study of pet health.