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    Cats Outside in the Winter: Remember to Knock On Hoods


    It’s likely not “news” to you that cats like warm places. However, what you may not realize — or think about on a regular basis this time of year — is that for cats that spend any amount of time outdoors, those warm places involve your and your neighbor’s cars and trucks.

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    Topics: Cat Safety, Cats, Cat Emergency, Blog, Winter pet hazards, DIY cat shelter

    Linear Foreign Bodies: Cats & strings, a dangerous combination!


    Does your cat like to play with strings? Do they like to eat rubber bands? Do you sew, or tend to leave dental floss out in the bathroom?

    If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above your cat is at risk of developing a particularly nasty form of digestive obstruction known as a "linear foreign body."

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    Topics: Cat Safety, Cats, String, Cat Emergency, Blog, Linear Foreign Body

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