Does the world need more cats?

Written by Marc de Jong

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Fact:repparttar world does not need MORE cats. But how can you prevent new litters?

Simple. Get your cat castrated or spayed.

The answer may seem obvious, but still many people don’t have their pet neutered. Some believe it is too expensive, or they think it will harm their cat. Or people just don’t know how easy cats make babies.

But neutering is not as expensive as raising kittens. And although it may change your cat’s behavior a little, there is no real harm done. Cats will only become more loving.

Fact: neutering isrepparttar 125746 solution. But what if your cat gets pregnant before getting spayed?

It happens. You leftrepparttar 125747 door open for a minute, Molly went out, met Tom and returned with 65 days of cat gestation ahead.

Now you have a responsible task. Take care of your pregnant queen as good as you can. Getrepparttar 125748 right advice about what to expectrepparttar 125749 coming months.

Love your kittens. Make sure they get a good home once they are old enough. Because a nest of meowing and crawling little kittens leaves onlyrepparttar 125750 fiercest cat hater indifferent.

Journalist, site builder and cat lover Marc de Jong is the editor and owner of, a website about cat pregnancy, kitten care, cat health and other cat related subjects.

Symptoms of Pain and Illness in Dogs

Written by Jennifer Bryant

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Dogs can not tell you that they are hurting or cry real tears but a dog may vocalize their pain in a different way. A dog that is hurt suddenly (such as being stepped on) will cry out or wimper in pain. This also happens when an external injury or internal injury (such as an organ) is touched. Whining or vocalization that is unprovoked may be caused from an internal injury as well. Some breeds of dogs (such asrepparttar American Pit Bull Terrier) have a higher pain threshold and need to be watched more closely for signs of pain. Breeds with a high pain tolerance are more likely to endurerepparttar 125745 pain without vocalization.

Another clue to pain is a change in temperament. A dog that is in pain may show signs of aggression. Please take note of this before concluding that a dog has become vicious and let your veterinarian know so thatrepparttar 125746 correct treatment can be administered. Also females in general (even humans!) have days when they are just in a bad mood for no obvious reason. Take note of days of times that these mood swings occur as well as any events that might have triggered them.

Other signs that your dog may be sick:

•Ears: discharge, debris, odor, scratching, crusted tips, twitching or shaking.

•Eyes: redness, swelling or discharge.

•Nose: runny, thickened or colored discharge, crusty.

•Coughing, sneezing, vomiting or gagging.

•Shortness of breath, irregular breathing or prolonged/heavy panting

•Evidence of parasites inrepparttar 125747 dog’s stool, strange color, blood inrepparttar 125748 stool, or lack of a bowel movement (constipation).

•Loss of appetite or not drinking as much water as normally would.

•Weight Loss.

•Strange color of urine, small amount of urine, straining, dribbling, or not going as frequently as normal.

•Bad odor coming from mouth, ears, or skin.

•Hair loss, wounds, tumors, dander or change ofrepparttar 125749 skin’s color.

•Biting ofrepparttar 125750 skin, parasites, scratching or lickingrepparttar 125751 skin frequently.

The preceding article was meant to help educate you torepparttar 125752 signs and symptoms of probable pain or sickness in your dog. If any of these symptoms occur over a prolonged period of time, please seekrepparttar 125753 help of a veterinarian. I hope that this article will help stressrepparttar 125754 importance of keeping watch over your dog’s health patterns andrepparttar 125755 importance of keeping an accurate, detailed health record for your veterinarian’s convenience.

Jennifer Bryant breeds American Pit Bull Terriers and builds websites in her spare time. Bryant’s Red Devils Puppies and Dogs for Sale

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