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Inappropriate Elimination: Why Isn’t My Cat Using the Litter Box?

Urinating or defecating outside the litter box, known as inappropriate elimination, is the most common behavioral complaint of cat owners and is one of the top reasons cats are surrendered to animal shelters. Understanding the underlying medical or behavioral causes of this condition—and how to treat them appropriately—can help ease the frustration and rebuild the bond between cat lovers and their feline friends.

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Can Your Pet Make You Sick?

We know that pets are more than just companion animals—they're family. We let them sleep in our beds, share our meals from time to time, and lick our faces clean. But love isn’t the only thing going on between people and pets. Humans can contract many illnesses—called zoonotic diseases—from animals, even our furry family members. Thankfully, simple precautions like education, good hygiene, and appropriate veterinary care can greatly reduce your risk.

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Are Over-the-Counter Supplements and Herbal Formulas Safe for Pets?

The over-the-counter (OTC) supplement market has boomed in recent years as consumers seek alternatives to traditional health care for both humans and animals. But how do we know that dietary supplements and herbal formulas bought over the counter are effective or safe for our pets? While some things may be perfectly safe for us to take, they may be very dangerous - sometimes deadly - to our pets.

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September 28 is World Rabies Day!

Because of the success of preventative measures in our corner of the globe, many people generally don't give a deadly illness like rabies much thought except when they get their pets vaccinated for it. In other parts of the world, though, like Asia, Africa and the Middle East, rabies is a significant health risk not only for dogs and cats, but also for humans, where it kills tens of thousands of people and countless more dogs and cats every year. 

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