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Breed Guide: American Curl

Posted on: September 1st, 2014 by

An American BobtailDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the American Curl

Weight: females 5-8lb, males 7-11lb

Points of conformation: Ears have rounded tips that curl back smoothly.  Moderate build with well muscled body and moderately length in the leg.

Coat: Flat, silky with long and short haired varieties accepted. Minimal undercoat.

Color: All colors and patterns accepted.

Grooming needs: Low grooming needs, low shedder.

Origin: Lakeland, CA USA

Behavior Traits: Even tempered and quiet.

Is an American Curl cat right for You?

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7 Tips to Take Your Cat for a Walk

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by

a kitten lays playful on the floorBy Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency. 

Got a bold, confident, curious cat? You know the type – the feline who loves snooping in drawers, watching the happenings in your street from a window perch. He may gain a lot of mental and physical stimulation benefits from leashed walks with you.

Daily walks, when done safely, also help your cat maintain a healthy weight. And your indoor cat will benefit by having the opportunity to explore a varied environment.

Before having your cat join you for a walk in your backyard or neighborhood, consider these tips:

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Breed Guide: Boston Terrier

Posted on: August 25th, 2014 by

A Boston TerrierDr. Fiona is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.

About the Boston Terrier

Height (to base of neck): 15-17″

Weight:  15-25lb

Color: Black, brindle or seal with white markings

Origin: United States

Coat: Short, fine flat glossy coat.

Life Expectancy: 13-14 years

Energy level: Moderate to high

Exercise needs: Moderate

Breed Nicknames: Boston

Is a Boston Terrier the Right Dog Breed for You?

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7 Ways to Puppy Proof Your Home

Posted on: August 22nd, 2014 by

By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.

a puppy chews a toy

Before you usher your new pup through your front door, you need to make your home a safe haven. Devote this time to do a temporary home makeover that will keep your pup out of surprisingly dangerous situations within your home.

Here are seven ways to puppy proof your home:

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7 Ways to Kitten Proof Your Home

Posted on: August 20th, 2014 by

By Arden Moore, a certified dog and cat behaviorist with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Arden is an author, radio host, and writer for Pets Best, a cat insurance and dog insurance agency.

a kitten lays playful on the floor

Before you bring home your kitten, take time to do a temporary home makeover that will keep your new feline friend out of surprisingly dangerous situations within your home.

Here are seven ways to kitten proof your home:

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