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The Italian stone pine, or umbrella pine, is a resilient evergreen tree that can reach mature heights up to 100 feet. A tolerant tree, the Italian stone pine can withstand long periods of drought and salty soils. It is also resistant to most diseases, though insects and pests are common predators.
Only 53 percent of lost cats return home, compared to 71 percent of lost dogs, according to a report from Ohio State University. Unless a cat is accustomed to the outdoors, they have a tendency to panic when they get outside. That makes them less focused on finding a way home. In many cases, runaway
When the kittens are between seven and ten days old, their eyes should open. If they do not, gently blot them with cotton balls dipped in warm water until they do. Very often, the opening of the eyes will be accompanied be creamy looking matter, which should be gently cleaned away.
Many enlightened cat owners look to herbal treatment for cat health complaints. They are also using herbal treatments to keep their cat fit and healthy so that it can avoid getting these health complaints in the first place. This article examines how you can get the most out of herbal treatment for
Cats are both inquisitive and territorial; unfortunately these two traits can combine at inopportune moments, resulting in injuries. When a cat's vision is injured beyond repair or the eye becomes infected, a vet may elect to perform enucleation, where the eyeball is removed and the lid permanently
Black and white cats are like snowflakes: you'll never see any two with identical markings, but Tuxedos usually have some form of a white "V" on the chest-- very formal and striking. Our May Cats Picture Calendar is dedicated to Tuxedo cats and other black-and-white cats. Enjoy these
Knowing how to stop your cat from spraying your furniture can mean the difference between saving your favorite couch or tossing it. Cat spray is actually cat urine, which has a strong ammonia like smell. Unfortunately, some cats get in the bad habit of spraying the urine on furniture. This habit can
Some cat owners tend to think cats cannot be trained so they don't even try to train kitty. And some think that they already know how to properly train them. But the thoughts they have in their mind and getting to the action of actually training the cat can show them how wrong they are. If you
Hair loss in cats can be as distressing and discomforting as in humans and there are just as many causes. It can be poor diet, stress, allergies, fleas, mites, or just unknown, permanent hair loss, known as alopecia. In some cases, the cat will lose patches of hair, while in other cases her hair may
Vanadyl sulfate is an inorganic compound of vanadium, a metallic element mined in Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Vanadium is always found combined with other elements, such as minerals, coal, and petroleum. Vanadium has a number of uses, including the formation of dyes; it is also used as a color fixe
As cats age, they can develop problems with oral health, sometimes connected with inadequate diet or dental care.
Cats all over the world have been perfecting their skills at Cat Olympic events, such as Synchronized Sleeping, Power Yawning, Sumo Wrestling, and Broad Jumps. Unlike human Olympics, which are of a short duration, the 2008 Cat Olympics will continue through the end of the year. New entries are welco
Routine health exams help detect feline heart disease.cat 2 image by Dragan Saponjic from Fotolia.comFeline heart disease is often difficult to detect in its early stages, because clinical signs of the condition are often vague and may be confused with other illnesses and diseases. The...
Feline mange is caused by Notoedres cati. This mite is in the same family, Sarcoptidae, as the mite that causes scabies in humans and dogs. Feline mange infects domestic cats as well as cheetahs, leopards, bobcats and lynxes. Additionally, dogs, rodents, bats and raccoons can become infected.<
Just like humans, cats can develop diabetes. Older obese cats, usually males, are most at risk for developing feline diabetes. Many diabetic cats may require subcutaneous (under the skin) insulin injections twice daily. Giving a cat an insulin injection can be frightening for both the cat and the ca
When a cat bites, his sharp teeth cause puncture wounds or scratch the skin and can introduce bacteria into your body that cause infections. Additionally, cat biting signals aggressive behavior. Especially dangerous in households with young children or people with special needs, cat biting may be th
There are natural treatments for hypothyroidism in cats.cat image by Darren Ager from Fotolia.comHypothyroidism in cats develops when the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. The thyroid gland regulates metabolism, energy levels, hormones and weight loss. If it malfunctions, it...