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Cats purr because they are happy and content but did you know the cat's purr when they are in pain? Learn more about the research on why do cats purr.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 58% of the cats in the U.S. are obese. Get your cat healthy with these great cat weight loss tips.
Have you ever wondered what your cat was thinking? Cat expert, DVM Tony Buffington, shares his tips on how to communicate with your pet.
Other than chasing mice and napping, some cats actually have some cool jobs. Learn more about the top cool cats with jobs!
Using a trap neuter and release program, Anne E. Beall helps save the lives of feral cats while keeping the population in check.
Can your cat make you blind? Learn about your risks with Cat Scratch Disease here - how it's transmitted, symptoms and how to prevent it.
Feral cats are wild cats with no human pet parents. Should we feed feral cats or leave them alone? How can we help them?
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Today we're talking about cat allergies. Your cat can easily be allergic to your home. Read more about the signs and symptoms, and how to treat them.
Having cat allergies and cats can be difficult. Make it easier with these tips, tricks and awesome advice. You'll be breathing easier in no time.
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How clean is your cat's food dish? A study has shown that salmonella, e. coli, and more were found on cat food dishes. Let's get those clean!
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Halloween & Black Cats: Are Black Cats Really so Scary?
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A hybrid cat is a cross between a wild cat and a domestic cat. Learn about them here: risks, breeds, and more.
Have you ever noticed the different cat personalities? Find your cat personality type!
Have you found a stray cat near your home? Follow these steps to keep the cat safe until her pet parent is found.
Learn cat language and decipher what your cat is saying to you when he mews, howls, growls, hisses, purrs, and more. Learn the different types of cat meows.
Five-foot large Nile Monitor Lizards eating cats in Florida. Fine out what to do to keep your cats safe.
Cats are good for your health! Cats lower risk of heart attack and stroke, reduce stress and anxiety. The research on cats and health here is undeniable.
32 million cats are diagnosed with cancer the each year. Different types of cat cancer, causes of cat cancer, and how to prevent it.
Prevent your cat from overeating with CatFi. It uses facial recognition software and provides your cat with food and water.
Cats need exercise and stimulation for a healthy and happy life. Learn how to walk your cat for both.
Cats will do anything to fit into any sized cardboard box. They'll even give up that fancy new bed for the box it came in. Why do cats love boxes so much?
Fun facts about cats - test your feline knowledge and see if you know everything there is to know about cats.
Tips to keep your cat happy with the litter box and avoid accidents, smells, and more.
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Get creative with your Christmas decor this year and try these Christmas tree alternatives. Think outside the tree. Perfect for pet parents.
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Nature Valley granola bars are a healthy alternative to several other snacks. Some provide a good amount of protein and low calories, plus nuts, oats and fruit.
Cooking frozen crab legs on the stove without thawing is super easy and convenient. You'll need to boil them in a covered pot until cooked through and hot.
You can reheat crab legs in your microwave. It's incredibly easy and convenient to look for precooked, frozen crab legs in your grocery store's freezer section.
You'll get 185 calories from 1/4 cup of walnuts, which have several health benefits and are a good source of antioxidants, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.
Fried rockfish is an easy and fast dish to make. Prepare the fish with a covering of seasoning mixture and fry in a saute pan for 10 minutes, per inch thick.
Pre cook lobsters so you can freeze them, which keeps them for up to 12 months. Just blanch in salted water and store them in freezer bags (double bagged).
Ginger ale benefits may include reduced risk of heart disease and lower fasting blood sugar. You may also see improved HbA1c and relief from symptoms of nausea.
You can make chewy rice crispy treats for a future event or just to keep some on hand. Try storing rice crispy treats in the freezer for up to six weeks.
Foods that stop peeling nails in kids include lean meats, fruits and berries. Eating plenty of spinach may also help resolve issues with peeling nails.
Clams' health risks include the possibility of an allergic reaction that needs immediate emergency care and consuming bacteria with raw or undercooked clams.
Cooking frozen shrimp is actually fast, easy and convenient. Shrimp is also a good source of lean protein; try a shrimp scampi recipe with frozen shrimp.
There are many ways to calm nausea, including eating saltine crackers and adding ginger to your diet. Use ginger tea or low-sugar ginger candies and lollipops.
Rice Krispies cereal nutrition includes complex carbohydrates, as well as a little dietary fiber, a small amount of protein and some vitamins and minerals.
There are a lot of calories in a LIIT (Long Island Iced Tea). For every 8.3 ounces of LIIT you drink, you consume 276 calories, 52 percent of them from alcohol.
There are about 35 calories in a clementine, which is a small citrus fruit. There are also about 36 milligrams of vitamin C and just 34.8 calories per fruit.
A single ostrich egg is equivalent to 24 chicken eggs, and contains about 2,000 ostrich egg calories and 235 grams of ostrich egg protein plus 100 grams of fat.
Dried mango has more calories and sugar than regular mango. It also has less vitamin C and other water-soluble vitamins, but provides lots of vitamin A.
Steel-cut oats have more protein, calcium and fiber than other kinds of oatmeal. Steel-cut oats also take longer to cook than other types of quick-cooking oats.
Guacamole nutrition is heavily dominated by fat, due to the high fat content of avocados. You will also get plenty of fiber, with just a few net carbs.
Amino acids have many benefits for the body, but excessive levels of amino acids can harm the body, bringing on a whole host of side effects to your health.
Crystal Light drinks won’t affect your diet negatively but also don’t supply any necessary nutrients. Crystal Light drinks have aspartame and artificial colors.
Custard and ice cream have some key differences: Custard always has eggs while ice cream doesn’t, and frozen custard calories are lower than ice cream calories.
Magnesium oxide dosage is capped at 420 milligrams daily for men ages 31 to 50 and older. Women in this age group need 320 to 360 milligrams of magnesium.
You might be craving sugar due to a mineral deficiency. Fortunately, there are foods that curb sugar cravings because they contain the minerals your body needs.
Check whether wet rice is properly cooked by tasting it. If the rice is still hard, allow it to simmer on low heat for a few minutes until it's fully cooked.
A high creatine dosage may cause stomach discomfort and bloating and won't increase any of the benefits. The excess will also be excreted from the body.
Malt benefits include increasing your intake of important B vitamins, essential amino acids, fats and simple sugars, as well as boosting your bone health.
Too much beef jerky can lead to rapid weight gain due to the high number of calories it contains, and there are other side effects of eating excess beef jerky.
Moong dal nutrition is good for you. These beans are full of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Add them to your diet to reap the benefits.
Rice is high in carbohydrates and fiber. Some studies have linked eating too much rice to higher risks of cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 diabetes.
Slow cooker rice is easy to make and great for setting up in the morning to have rice by dinner time. This works whether it's for the main dish or a side dish.
There are non sticky rice types that work better. Long-grain rice cooks up fluffy and separated, while medium and short-grain rice tends to stick together more.
Fill it, set the timer and turn the rice steamer on. When the rice is fully cooked, let it stand for 5-10 minutes before fluffing it with a spoon or fork.
A bowl of white rice has 242 calories, while a bowl of brown rice has 28 calories. A bowl of rice also has some nutrients such as carbohydrates and protein.
Rice has more carbohydrates than potatoes. You can include rice and potatoes in your low-carb diet, if you don't exceed your carbohydrate intake goals.
A single serving of rice paper (4 rice papers), weighing about 20 grams, contains 80 calories. It comprises 19 grams of rice paper carbs, and 1 gram of protein.
Eczema is a skin condition associated with itchiness, redness and inflammation of the skin. Some vitamins and supplements for eczema can help with the symptoms.
Chlorophyll is found in green, leafy vegetables. Severe side effects may kick in if you take too much chlorophyll. Seek your doctor's advice before you start.
Vitamins in rice include the vitamins E and K, as well as vitamins from the B complex. Long grain brown rice typically contains the highest amounts of these.
Cooking long grain brown rice involves using the right amount of water. Boil the water and rice until all of the water is absorbed and the rice is fluffy.
Black seed oil side effects include allergic reactions, adverse reactions to medication and irregular contractions in pregnant women. Consult your doctor.
Midnight hunger could be caused by sleep-related eating disorder, night eating syndrome or binge eating disorder. There are treatments for these eating disorders.
Chamomile tea side effects are rare, but be aware of them to avoid any complications. There is a wide variety of benefits of chamomile tea, from sleep to ulcers.
Sweating hours after a workout may mean you need to take more time to cool down, so your body can regulate its temperature. Don't jump right in the shower.
Dizziness after eating salty foods could be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. If you experience dizziness after eating, you need to see a health care professional right away.
There are several health benefits of cinnamon tea, a common herbal tea. It contains antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and protects against heart disease.
Muscle strengthening foods include those high in protein, but be careful about which ones you choose. Avoid processed meat as a primary protein source.
Walking for exercise is free, easy and effective. Walking two miles a day can help you lose weight and stay healthy.
Water could make you gain 1 to 2 pounds, but that water weight will come off. You will lose any pounds put on from water retention within about a week.
Water aerobics routines are perfect for seniors and anyone with back or joint problems. These low-impact exercises will help keep your body moving and healthy.
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I worked there from 9/2020 until now