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Keeping Your Cat Calm at Night

The Natural Behavior of Cats Like most New Yorkers, I keep late work hours, so when I arrive home the only thing on my mind is my fluffy pillow. Instead I'm greeted by four sets of glossy eyes staring at me, waiting to be fed. No problem. After a hearty meal and a bit of grooming, three sets of eyes disperse. However, the owner of the other set, instead of eating, starts darting back and forth across the floor. Yahoo! It's playtime. Credit: Thinkstock Sometimes this feisty kitty, my darling Lil' Pete, will grab a toy mouse and toss it under a piece of furniture in anticipation of me going to get it for him (he's trained me well!). I certainly can't be annoyed; after all, I haven't been...

Daily GIFs: April 17, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. Tomorrow is Friday, hang in there buddy! 2. "Oh, that's nice." 3. Yoga cat knows how to balance. 4. "You never take me anywhere nice." 5. Meanwhile, in Australia... Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...

15 Nerdy Animals Wearing Glasses

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WASHINGTON - It's Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King. Credit: Getty Creative "Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty," said King after setting four metal traps baited with flaked shrimp and fish cat food and lined with fresh newspapers. "If they're hungry and they haven't seen traps before, they're not hard to catch," she explained. "But some of them are very smart. There's a female I've been trying to get for a couple of years now and I haven't been able to get her yet." Within 20 minutes, a young gray cat takes the bait -- and by Sunday lands on a veterinary...

Feeding Cats With Liver Disease

Your veterinarian has just informed you that your cat has liver disease. You want to do what's best for your feline friend so that he can live comfortably for as long as possible. Your vet may have recommended medications to treat the underlying cause of the problem, if it has been identified. Proper nutrition is also vital. Credit: Thinkstock It is important to understand the role the liver plays in health and what happens when it is not functioning properly. The liver has many functions, including: 1. Absorption of food (through the digestion and transport of fats) 2. Removal of the by-products of digestion (e.g., toxins such as ammonia) 3. Production of proteins a. Blood clotting...

Daily GIFs: April 16, 2014

Getting through the day can be tough, but you know what makes it easier? Adorable GIFs. Check out these furry mini-flicks floating around the Internet. It's probably the cutest way to waste time and wait for the weekend. 1. This is what we call "scary smart." 2. Going for a ride. 3. Sneak attack. 4. On their way to fat little bellies. 5. Ready to roll. Share this on Facebook? Get another dose of adorable animals:...