Jackie Brown


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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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