Archive for September 18, 2013
According to The Humane Society, the number of cats and dogs that Americans have as pets has grown from 67 million in 1970 to a massive estimate of 164 million. This might not come as a major surprise to people who are familiar with the loyalty and companionship that the best pets provide, but that is still a staggering number. In fact, Americans own 86.4 million cats, which is actually greater than the number of dogs that people own, despite the fact that dogs are known as man’s best friend. Unfortunately, pets don’t live forever, cat disease symptoms can show up and cause the life of a cat to be shortened. Over the course of a lifetime, there are a handful of common cat diseases that owners might expect to have to deal with.
Everybody knows that dogs attract fleas, and that mig