Karina Lopez

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7 Dog Breeds Who Are Good With Cats

Cats and dogs are considered natural opposites because, well, they kind of are. If you're a proud cat mom but want to introduce a dog into your …

8 Cat-Friendly Products You and Your Cat Will Love

Looking for the purrfect “next thing” for your feline family members? We’ve got the latest cat-friendly products here!<p>1. Petfive Brands Sustainably …

Tiny Kitten Shows Up At Sheriff's Office And Refuses To Be Ignored

"He’s got a big attitude but is super cute."<p>If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself — just ask this tiny kitten. He …

Do You Have a Dehydrated Cat?

Two summers ago, my air conditioner exploded during one of the hottest weeks of the year. Outside, the temperature never fell below 80 degrees, even …

How Can a Cat Make You Happy?

Maybe you don't have the time to provide long walks or regular potty breaks for a dog and have decided a feline friend better fits your lifestyle. …

What to Do When You're Scared of Your Own Cat

I can’t imagine being scared of my own sweet kitties. As a catsitter, there are times when I’m greeted by a snarling Tasmanian devil of a cat, but …

9 Tips for Bringing a Kitten Home

Unless you’ve had cats before, you may be surprised at how different felines are from dogs or any other pet you may have had. It helps to understand …

Is My Pet Getting Enough Exercise?

Here's help knowing how much activity your pet needs to be healthy.<p>Your pets benefit from exercise the same way you do—it's good for weight control, …

Treat Your Cat to … Different Types of Cat Toys

Cat toys are a great way to liven up your kitty’s day. Toys not only stimulate cats to get more exercise, they are a fantastic way to bond with your …

35 Precious Photos Of Cats And Babies Just Because

These photos are paw-sitively adorable.<p>When work is stressful, relationships get tough and the world feels like it’s falling apart, many people seek comfort from reliably uplifting sources ― like photos of cute babies or photos of cute cats.<p>In the spirit of joy-inducing cuteness, we decided to put …

11 Expert Tips for Adopting a Cat

If you've been thinking about adding a fuzzy little friend to your household, there's more to consider than whether to name it Pearl or Pickles, or …

How To Get Rid of Cat Fleas Safely, Because It's Not As Simple As You Think

While summer is synonymous with beach parties and backyard barbecues, it's also prime time for everything creep crawly. Yes, the bugs are back, and …

8 Unusual Cat Diseases to Know About

While most cat caretakers have never encountered these cat diseases (or even heard of them before), they all share one thing — they’re becoming more …

Time to Procrastinate—Here Are the 9 Cutest Cat Breeds Around

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but cats can be every bit as loyal—a fact made all the more impressive by their natural inclination toward autonomy. …

Cats

6 Most High Maintenance Cat Breeds That You’ll Still Love No Matter What

Growing up, I only had dogs. So when I moved out and got two cats with my spouse, I was amazed at how blissfully self-sufficient and low-maintenance …

Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day With These Celebripets!

You don’t need to look far to find an adopted shelter pet. Reality stars to bona fide rock stars (and everyone in between) are adopting shelter pets …

Pets

Eat yourself to sleep: the foods that can help get a good night’s rest

According to one study, eating kiwi fruit before bed helps deep sleep. But which other foodstuffs may aid a long and peaceful slumber?<p>Ahead of World Sleep Day next week – an awareness-raising exercise that should surely be renamed World Sleep Night – there has been increased focus on how much sleep …

Taipei

What Is Stomatitis in Cats and Could Your Cat Be at Risk?

Feline chronic gingivostomatitis (often referred to as feline stomatitis or cat stomatitis) is a debilitating condition of the mouth that causes …

Pets

A Disabled Cat Excitedly Scoots to the Door to Greet His Human As Soon as He Hears Him in the Hallway

Upon hearing his human in the hallway, a beautiful rescued tuxedo named “GentlemanCat” whose back legs are paralyzed, excitedly scooted his way over …

7 Ways to Make Your Cat Smile

<b>1. Let your cat graze</b><p>Plant cat grass so your cat can nibble indoors. Cat grass is not only a digestive aid, it’s a delicacy—most cats simply enjoy …

What You Must Know About Flat-Faced Cats (Brachycephalic Cats)

As a doctor in a cats-only practice, I love seeing Persian, Himalayan and Burmese cats. Their sweet personalities and calm temperaments make them a …

7 Easy Breakfast Recipes That Can Help You Lose Weight (Even If You Have No Time in the Morning)

I’m a big believer in breakfast, especially if you’re trying to shed pounds. Among the people I counsel, I find that those who skip the morning meal …

No-fee adoptions for adult pets at 2 PAWS shelters for one day only this weekend

Last week, Chicago Animal Care and Control reached its capacity of 300 dogs, forcing the service to consider euthanizing animals.<p>In light of the brimming load, PAWS Chicago will waive all adoption fees for adult dogs and cats for one day only — tomorrow, Jan. 20 — for the “Help Us Save More” event …

A Laid Back Koala Bear Enjoys All Sorts of Snuggling With One of His Favorite Human Caretakers

An adorable koala named Harry at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Sydney, Australia who is known for being really laid back and very affectionate, …

Dog left in the cold with heartbreaking note: He needs 'someone to love him'

<i>Update, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m.: Duke has officially been adopted by U.S. Army Officer Wallace White.</i><p>Duke was found tied to a tree in a Maryland park on a frigid morning last weekend, along with a heartbreaking note from his former owner explaining that the big white dog needed a new family.<p>"It …

Kitty Carrier Cat-in-the-Bag Is Pretty Much a Snuggie for Felines

The cat’s out of the bag on the secret weapon it takes to get your cat <i>in</i> the bag.<p>Kitty owners know one of the biggest struggles of cat ownership is …

Why You’re a Dog Person or Cat Person

Being a “cat person” or a “dog person” feels like one of those things that’s merely coincidental: some people just know they prefer the company of …