Jackie Brown

About

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.


RECENT ARTICLES:


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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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 appear bright red. Blood in your cat’s stool can also look very dark red or black and tarrylooking. Bright red blood in...

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Cat outdoors

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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Feral cat colony

How To Care For Feral Cats: 4 Tips For Happy, Healthy Ferals

Feral cats are those that live outdoors largely without human interaction. Feral cats are not socialized, which means they usually try to avoid human interaction or react toward humans with fear or aggression. Although feral cats may roam singly or in pairs, they often form colonies—groups of cats living together outside or in or around homes, businesses, or abandoned buildings....

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Cat fan

How To Keep Cats Cool In Summer

When summer approaches and temperatures soar, you might wonder how well cats can handle hot weather. Although even longhaired cats have some natural ways to cool down, it’s good to know what temperatures are too hot for cats, how to tell if your cat is too hot and what to do if your cat becomes overheated.  How Cats Stay Cool ...

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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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Top 9 Friendliest Cat Breeds

Although cats have earned a reputation for being independent and aloof, cat lovers know that this generalization is not entirely accurate. Many cats are extremely affectionate with their favorite human companions, and some are outgoing and friendly with just about anyone.  If you long for a friendly cat to be your new best friend, certain pedigreed cat breeds are known...

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How To Trim Cat Nails?

Keeping your cat’s nails trimmed short is a necessary task, but one that is daunting for many cat owners. Like human fingernails, a cat's nails grow continuously. Although some cats wear their claws down, other cats (especially indoor cats) don't wear their toenails down much. If you don’t trim the nails regularly, they can snag on things and tear, causing...

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Cats eating grass

Cat Grass: What It Is, How To Grow It, And More

Even though cats are carnivores, many cats like to nibble on plants or grass. However, eating grass and plant material isn’t always good for cats. Some houseplants and flowers are toxic to cats, and grass from your lawn can contain dangerous fertilizers, pesticides and weed killer. Luckily, there’s a safe alternative: cat grass. What Is Cat Grass? Cat grass, sometimes...

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Cat eating grass

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Cats are quirky creatures with many curious habits, but one odd behavior that has long puzzled cat lovers is grass eating. Though indoor-outdoor cats obviously have more access to the green stuff, even indoor cats are known to nibble on blades of grass if they go outside for some fresh air or to explore. Cats are obligate carnivores, which means...

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