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.


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Can Cats Eat Eggs Feature

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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Cat surrounded by flowers

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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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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Cat Upper Respiratory Infection Feature

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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Benadryl for Cats

Benadryl For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Benadryl, which is a brand name for the drug diphenhydramine hydrochloride, is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies in cats, including swelling, itching, sneezing and hives, that result from insect bites or stings, exposure to environmental allergens like grass or pollen, and reactions to flea bites or vaccines. Antihistamines block histamine receptors in the body that are responsible...

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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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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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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 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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