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Barn cats, feral cats and outdoor cats thrive outside of human homes for most of the year. Winter, however, can bring along of number of challenges for our feline friends. Follow these tips to make...
Suggested Supplies: 1)  Use straw for insulation when possible, NOT HAY. Hay is a nutrient source and contains moisture, straw is dry and hollow, allowing it to heat up quickly and...
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Improve the connection between you and your four-legged farmhands with these tired-and-true tips for training, playing and communicating with your cats or dogs.
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Playing the role of a mama cat is challenging, but also rewarding
My folks live on an acreage about a mile outside of town. Unfortunately, their place has been chosen by people who dump their animals and leave. Sometimes it’s young kittens. Cornell...
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These are the top toxic household items that send dogs and cats to the veterinarian each year, compiled from a survey of 362 veterinarians.
The most common toxic substances veterinarians treat dogs for: 1. Chocolate 2. Mouse/Rat Poison 3. Marijuana 4. Aspirin/Ibuprofen/Acetaminophen 5. Grapes and Raisins 6. Xylitol 7...
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We love seeing what’s going on at your place! Here are some favorite reader photos of livestock, pets, and wildlife. Send your photos to staff@livingthecountrylife.com so we can share them!
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When warmer weather hits, kitten season begins.
When warmer weather hits, kitten season begins. This is the time when cats give birth and it can often lead to the flooding of animal shelters and other animal rescue groups with orphaned kittens....
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Sending out holiday cheer with a little help from the furry friends.
Sending out holiday cheer with a little help from the furry friends.
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Don't stop by an animal shelter if you don't want this to happen. We've always had a cat or two on our small farm. The first, Max, lived to be 15. Another cat, Marvin, lived to be 17....
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Bob took a sick lamb to the vet clinic today and Charlie the clinic cat became the caregiver. What sweet animal bonding. Charlie makes a fine nurse. "It will be okay, little lambie,...
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Don't let cats drink the Easter Lily water or chew on any part of any kind of lily plant
Chicago Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center (ChicagoPetEmergency.com) is distributing an infographic to remind pet owners that many lilies are deadly for cats.   “Lilies are...

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