Jackie Brown

About

Jackie Brown is a content creator specializing in the pet industry. She writes on all pet and veterinary topics, including general health and care, nutrition, grooming, behavior, training, veterinary and health topics, rescue and animal welfare, lifestyle, and the human-animal bond. Jackie is the former editor of numerous pet magazines and is a regular contributor to pet magazines and websites.


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Brown tabby cat eating wet food

Wet vs. Dry Cat Food: What’s Better For Cats?

Cat owners often ask the question, is dry or wet food better for cats? The answer is not black and white. Both types of cat food have upsides and downsides. In this article on wet vs. dry cat food, we’ll go over all of the pros and cons to help you decide which is best for your cat. Whether the food is dry or wet, look for...

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Cat outdoors

Should I Let My Cat Outside?

Many experts recommend keeping cats indoors to protect them from the dangers of the outdoors. Staying inside may help to keeps cats safe, but an indoor-only lifestyle has some downsides. Let’s examine the pros and cons of letting your cat outside. Indoor Vs. Outdoors The outside world poses many dangers to cats, whether related to human activity, other animals or...

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Cat Vomiting: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

It’s always upsetting when you notice your cat vomiting, never mind the mess that needs to be cleaned up. But how can you know if your cat’s vomiting is harmless or something to be concerned about? Vomiting, also called throwing up, is the emptying of a cat’s stomach contents. Cats vomit for many different reasons. Some of the causes of...

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Cat drooling

Cat Drooling: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

If your cat is drooling, you might wonder if it’s normal or something to be concerned about. While it can be normal in some cats when relaxed it usually indicates a problem that needs medical attention. This is especially true if you’ve never noticed your cat drooling in the past. What Causes Drooling? There are many conditions that might cause...

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Do Cats Have a Sense of Taste

Do Cats Have A Sense Of Taste?

Cats do have a sense of taste, but it's significantly different from ours. Let's talk about your cat's sense of taste and what makes it unique. Like people, cats have five main senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Of the cat senses, a cat’s hearing is the most powerful. Cats also have a great sense of smell. A cat’s...

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Science Proves Owning a Cat Is Good for Your Heart

After a long, stressful day, there's nothing more soothing than cuddling up the couch with a warm, purring cat on your lap. Cat lovers know that being around our feline friends makes us feel good, but science has proven that owning a cat can lead to physical changes in your body, improving your blood pressure and even making your heart...

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How Much Does It Cost To Spay A Cat?

Spaying your female cat or neutering your male cat is the best way to ensure they don't produce any kittens, which contributes to pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering offer numerous health benefits, including lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, and eliminating a female cat's risk of developing uterine infections. Spaying also provides many behavioral benefits, such as ensuring...

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Happy cat

Science Confirms That People Who Own Cats Are Healthier

Here's good news for cat lovers everywhere: owning a cat is good for your health, and science has proven it again and again. It’s long been known that pets can boost people’s physical, mental and emotional health. Any cat owner can tell you that cuddling a cat can lift your spirits, but studies have also demonstrated that owning pets reduces...

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Cat Stool

What To Do If You See Blood In Your Cat’s Stool?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re scooping out your cat’s litter box when you see something alarming: blood in your cat’s stool. Just what does it mean if you see blood in cat poop? And how worried do you need to be? Blood in your cat’s stool can vary in appearance. Bright red blood in stool (hematochezia) is fresh...

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Cat tongue

10 Amazing Facts About Your Cat’s Tongue

The feline tongue is a specialized organ unlike any other tongue in the animal kingdom. Read on to learn 10 fascinating facts about cat tongues. 1. A Cat’s Tongue Is Covered In Spines If you’ve ever wondered why your cat’s tongue feels rough like sandpaper, it’s because the surface is covered with hundreds of tiny backward-facing spines, called papillae. A...

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