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September 29, 2016

What does it mean when a cat meows? Here is a look at what your cat is saying to you when it moves its ears, widens its eyes, rubs its nose on you, or uses any other body language! Have you ever wondered what it means when your cat purrs? We know you feel the love when they give you a head but or let you rub their belly, so find out what all these little gestures mean according to catspeak! Because most of an animal’s speech is body language, posture, and gesture, the key to understanding your... more

June 26, 2012

There’s a lot of competition for the cat food dollar out there, with advertising featuring everything from pampered Persians eating a pâtélike food from crystal dishes to dancing cats. How do you know what’s best? Here are some criteria for judging pet food, as well as some notes on healthy nutrition for cats: 1. Short ingredient list. Whether you buy your food in a pet store, in a grocery store or at a farm co-op, a good rule of thumb is to look for a short ingredient list. More ingredients... more

March 2, 2012

As a pet store owner, I deal with a lot of questions about people’s pets. Every week, I take at least one call from someone whose fish—or whose child’s fish—keep dying. Many fish die because their owners don’t know about three very easily solved problems: overstocking, overfeeding, and overcleaning. Overstocking For every gallon of water in a tank with a filter, you can keep 1 inch of slim-bodied fish or ½ inch of fat-bodied or deep-bodied fish. Slim-bodied fish include comets (slim... more

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