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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Is Your Cat Depressed? Signs, Symptoms & How to Help

Have you ever wondered "is my cat depressed"? It wasn’t too long ago that people thought of animals as not having many feelings at all, but we now know that cats and other animals feel a wide range of emotions. Cats can feel happiness, excitement and everything in between, including anxiety, sadness and depression. Can Cats Get Depressed?  When...

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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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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?

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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How Much Does It Cost Spay or Neuter 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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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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9 Things You Probably 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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