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Tag Archives: catnip

Why Cats Love Catnip

May 19, 2015

Catnip, catmint, catswort, kitty crack or whatever you call the plant with the Latin name Nepeta Catania, one thing is certain: the essential oil it contains, nepetalactone, has a powerful effect on felines revving up their play skills and prey drive by instantly turning snoozing couch potatoes into ecstatic flipped out balls of fur. Yes, most cats simply can’t resist a little nip! And it goes…  

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Should You Get Your Pet a Pal?

July 31, 2013

There is wonderful research that proves what pet lovers have always thought; namely, that pets are good for people. For example, a study done at the University of Minnesota concluded that people who have cats stand a 40% less chance of having a heart attack. Recently, the number of pets of all species that have signed on as pet therapists has grown considerably. They do…  

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Every Day is Hug Your Cat Day!

June 06, 2013

Well, I’m on roll. I seem to be the resident ‘theme-day’ specialist here at the PHC blog. Although my formal training is in emergency medicine, through the magic of the internet I am now a specialist in pet-oriented theme days. (As an example, check out “World Veterinary Day” and “Thumbs Up for This Pet Anatomy Fact” ). I have no problem with this – I…  

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Quick Tips on Treating

February 14, 2013

In the time between New Year’s resolutions and Valentine’s Day chocolates, millions of us work hard to undo the damage done by the holidays and commit ourselves to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. Of course, millions of us also lose our commitment to these changes…but in the end, it is our own, personal decision. We can’t really blame anyone but ourselves if bikini season rolls around and we’re not…  

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