Jackie Brown


Jackie Brown is a freelance writer 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.


Polydactyl Cats

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Polydactyl Cats

Most cats a born with five toes on each front paw and four toes on each back paw, for a grand total of 18 toes. However, some cats are born with more than the usual number of toes. This phenomenon is known as polydactylism or polydactyly. The word polydactyl is derived from the Greek words “poly” (many) and “dactylos” (finger)....

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CBD Oil for Cats: What it is & How to Use It

CBD has become a hot topic in both the human and pet health spaces. With people claiming that CBD oil cures almost any health ailment from cancer to arthritis, many cat owners are turning to CBD oil to treat a variety of health conditions in their cats. What Exactly Is Cbd Oil And Is Cbd Safe For Cats? CBD stands...

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Can Cats Eat Cheese?

Have You Ever Wondered If Cats Can Eat Cheese? Maybe your cat swiped a taste of your grilled cheddar cheese sandwich, or perhaps you’ve just used a bit of cream cheese to get your cat to swallow a pill. Before feeding your cat any new human foods, it’s always smart to do a bit of research to make sure it’s...

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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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Can Cats Eat Eggs?

Can cats eat eggs? Cats can safely eat many of the foods we enjoy, but some “people foods” can cause stomach upset in cats or even worse problems. It’s always good to idea to do a little research before giving your cat a new food just to make sure it’s safe to feed to cats. Benefits Of Eggs For Cats...

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Why Do Cats Get the Zoomies & When to Call Your Vet

Whether you call them cat zoomies or cat crazies, this feline behavior is unmistakable. “Zoomies” is a word used to describe seemingly random periods of bursts of energy in cats. Cats with the zoomies might suddenly leap up and race around the living room or even the entire house, running, jumping, climbing and otherwise going crazy with activity. Some cats...

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11 Toxic & Poisonous Plants for Cats

Knowing the most common indoor and outdoor plants that are toxic to cats just might save your cat’s life. No one knows exactly why, but cats are notorious for nibbling on plants and flowers, even though cats are obligate carnivores (most of a cat’s diet should be meat). Cat grass growing kits are popular with cat owners since they provide...

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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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Should You Let Your Cats 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 Upper Respiratory Infection

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are common in cats, especially among cats housed closely together in such environments as animal shelters, breeding catteries, and boarding facilities. Cat URIs are also common among ferals living in large groups outdoors (feral cat colonies). What Are Cat Upper Respiratory Infections? Cats can develop infections of either the upper or lower respiratory tract. Feline URIs...

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