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It Only Takes One Bite

The bad news: Heartworm disease can be fatal to dogs and cats. The good news: You can easily protect your pet from heartworm disease. Texas ranks among the top 10 states where heartworm disease is most prevalent. Unfortunately, this means our pets are at a higher risk than those that live in more northern states. … Read moreIt Only Takes One Bite

What is Bugging Your Pet

Our pets share our homes, our kitchens, and often our beds. Unfortunately, they might also be sharing some unwanted guests – Intestinal WORMS! Texas is a hot spot for all types of parasites. Our weather provides the perfect breeding ground for a host of bugs and worms. In the Austin and surrounding communities there is … Read moreWhat is Bugging Your Pet

Those Anxious Felines: Reducing Stress in Your Cat

Cats can be anxious and nervous pets. Separation or changes to daily routines and family life can put a lot of stress on your cat, and this stress can manifest in some destructive, annoying behaviors. Eliminating the cause of the stress and helping your cat handle the situation are the keys to relieving their anxiety. … Read moreThose Anxious Felines: Reducing Stress in Your Cat

ZippiTips: Keys To Effective Litter Box Training

It would probably take all day (and night) to list the many reasons why we love cats, and we’d be hard-pressed to pick just one favorite trait. Is it their love of all boxes? Their rumbly purr and cuddliness? One of our favorites is their ability – or, skillful, discerning choice – to use a litter box for waste (versus our canine friends who require walks).

Sure, your kitty’s got a long list of admirable qualities, but when you think about it, his or her skills in the bathroom department are pretty top-notch. For new and seasoned cat owners, we offer the keys to litter box training for the purr-fect living situation.

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Cat Proofing Your Home, Meow

Owning a cat is, well, the cat’s meow. Purrs, head butts, snuggles, and crazy cat antics are among the best parts of cat ownership. What’s not-so-great, however, is the furniture scratching, cord chewing, jumping up on the counter, and pooping outside of the litter box.

So what’s a cat owner to do? We recommend following these simple tips for cat proofing your home in an effort to help your pretty kitty resist the temptations of curiosity.

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Why Does My Cat…? Strange Cat Behaviors Explained

Any feline fanatic will tell you that cats are beautiful, majestic, mysterious, and incredible. They will also probably confide in you that sometimes cats can be downright strange. Have you ever wondered why your cat does certain things? Read on to learn about strange cat behaviors and what we know about them.

Why Does My Cat Chirp?

We often see cats staring out the window at a bird at the feeder or a squirrel in a tree and making the most adorable chirping noise. Often this happens in conjunction with a chattering motion of the jaw.

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