With The Holiday Season Here, CA University Cat Rescue Needs Your Help

Let’s talk about nine-year-old Rangoon for a second. This sweet lady has had it rough. She was rescued from a hoarding situation, which tends to be filthy and cramped living. When the homeowner passed away, Rangoon and five other cats were liberated and brought into the care of the Cal Poly Cat Program at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.

And now, like so many cats that have found a better life through this non-profit cat sanctuary, Rangoon is living comfy in a special foster home that can provide her with the dedicated care she needs to help fight pancreatitis and slow her advancing kidney disease. Simply put, Rangoon symbolizes the mission behind the Cal Poly Cat Program.


Cal Poly’s Cat Mission

Since 1992, the Cal Poly Cat Program has saved cats from the streets and other rough conditions, with the program originally started as a senior

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The 2022 Artisan Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

My picks of artisan gifts from Etsy for dogs, cats, and their people, from advent calendars for dogs and cats, pet bowls and snuggly beds, to jewelry and a scarf.

A selection of artisan gifts for dogs and cats including advent calendars, collars, and a blanket

By Zazie Todd PhD

I always enjoy browsing Etsy to find gorgeous creations from independent artists, and at this time of year I like to share some of my favourite picks for the festive season. So if you’re looking for a gift for your dog or cat, or a special something for someone in your life who loves pets, here are some suggestions.

Even better, most of these items are currently on sale.

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Modern floral cat tree with green base and lower level, pink upper level, and a cat

This cute cat tree has a cosy pink floral top with petals and a lower leaf level too. It was a finalist in the 2021 Etsy
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10 Holiday Foods That Are Dangerous For Your Pet

It is pure to want to spoil your pets at Thanksgiving and other holiday break feasts. But sharing your food can have unpredicted effects. Read through on to learn which common getaway food items are harmful for pets.

Large beige dog with turkey.


Prevent a Thanksgiving Emergency

Photo the scene … the desk established with dazzling finery for a lovely vacation food. There is a mouth-water turkey with all the trimmings, the complete spouse and children has gathered, your pup’s head rests in your lap, and your cat is perched around your shoulder. It is an graphic straight from a pet friendly holiday getaway card! But you do not want your beautiful day to stop with a vacation to the emergency vet–or even worse. So stay clear of these holiday break foodstuff.

Getaway Foodstuff That Are Dangerous For Pets

Poultry Bones

The cooking method will cause poultry bones to dehydrate and become brittle. If your

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