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Hourglass figures aren't only for Marilyn Monroe and a goal for women everywhere: Your pet should have an hourglass figure too. Credit: Getty Creative Most pets these days are overweight, even if many of their owners are in denial about it. "I don't think pet owners truly appreciate how important it is to have their pet at a healthy weight," says Ashley Gallagher, DVM, a veterinarian at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. "I think people don't believe me or think I'm exaggerating when I tell them an animal's obese." But pet owners should listen, since being overweight puts your dog or cat at risk of many diseases, not least of them diabetes, cardiovascular disease and...

Preparing the Cat for a New Baby

Today, shelters are still visited by tearful mothers-to-be with cats in tow, who arrive after well-meaning relatives or old-school obstetricians have convinced them that keeping a cat risks the health and well-being of their unborn child. Don't succumb to these old wives' tales. Knowing the facts will help provide ways to safeguard both fetus and feline. Credit: Thinkstock Before Birth... The parasitic infection toxoplasmosis is perhaps a pregnant catkeeper's greatest fear. It can result in miscarriage, stillbirth or such birth defects as blindness, deafness, hydrocephalus or epilepsy. Since cats can become infected with the parasite by eating small mammals or birds, it is best to keep...

Moving with a pet can be coupled with unexpected expenses and roadblocks. According to a Rent.com survey of 500 U.S. renters with pets, almost half of respondents (48 percent) said that the biggest concern of moving with their feline or pup was the pet deposit. Some landlords are leery of tenants with pets, so they require a pet deposit on top of your security deposit, just in case your pet causes damages while you're living in your new home. Credit: Getty Creative While it is definitely possible to get your pet deposit back after your lease is over, here are some tips to make sure you are not overpaying on that deposit: –What does the typical pet deposit cost? Unfortunately, there is...