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  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Cat
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Cat Losing a beloved pet is very difficult. Be kind to yourself. Try to plan for something to do for the rest of the day, and try to be with someone who understands your grief. Don't share your feelings with people ...
  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    When You Need to Make a Decision About Your Sick or Injured Cat
    When You Need to Make a Decision About Your Sick or Injured Cat Your decision to euthanize your cat might be influenced by a number of factors, which you will need to consider in order to make the right choice for your cat, yourself, and your fa...
  • The Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dog Breeds
    Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
    Dogs make great pets for families with kids of all ages. The trick is picking the right kind of dog; the one that will fit right in with your family's lifestyle. Not sure where to start? Check out our readers' reviews. We came up with the top 10 ...
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  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    Physical Changes in Your Aging Cat
    Physical Changes in Your Aging Cat As your cat ages, you can expect a number of behavioral and physical changes to occur. Some are normal and inevitable, but some signal serious disease. If you're not sure talk to your vet. Early diagnosis and t...
  • Family Life
    Pet Care
    Leaving Your Cat at Home or in a Kennel While You're Away
    Leaving Your Cat at Home or in a Kennel While You're Away Although some cats travel well, most really don't enjoy globe-trotting. If you're going to be gone only a day or two and your cat free feeds and has no special care needs, you might be ab...
  • Family Life
    Spaying and Neutering
    Spaying or Neutering Your Cat
    Spaying or Neutering Your Cat Without a doubt, kittens are among the cutest baby animals around. Cuteness doesn't mean every kitten will get a proper home, though, and far too many kittens and cats end up in shelters and, often, dead because no ...
  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    Physical Changes in Your Aging Cat
    Physical Changes in Your Aging Cat As your cat ages, you can expect a number of behavioral and physical changes to occur. Some are normal and inevitable, but some signal serious disease. If you're not sure talk to your vet. Early diagnosis and t...
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Family Life
    Pet Vaccinations
    Vaccinating Your Cat Against Infectious Diseases
    Vaccinating Your Cat Against Infectious Diseases Over the past decade, concerns about problems associated with over vaccination have led the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a number of veterinary colleges, and many veterinarians ...
  • Family Life
    Pet Training
    Preventing Unwanted Behaviors in Your Cat
    Preventing Unwanted Behaviors in Your Cat Preventing troublesome behaviors requires some planning and a effort but is usually far easier than fixing them later. Let's review some of the most important factors that affect behavior, both good and ...
  • Family Life
    Pet Training
    Using Positive Reinforcement to Train Your Cat
    Using Positive Reinforcement to Train Your Cat Positive reinforcement is the most effective and fair approach to training a kitten or cat. Some people use “pure” positive reinforcement, meaning they don't use any corrections during training....
  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    Changes You Can Expect as Your Dog Ages
    Changes You Can Expect as Your Dog Ages BowWOW Here's how your mature dog's age translates into human years: Appropriate Age in Years Equivalent Age in Humans 5 40 6 45 7 50 8 55 9 61 10 66 11 72 12 77 13 82 14 88 15 93 16 99 Change is a normal...
  • Family Life
    Feeding a Pet
    Feeding Your Cat
    Feeding Your Cat Cat Nip Greens such as bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass; Japanese barnyard millet; oats; rye (beware of ergot, a hallucinogenic fungus); sprouts (alfalfa or bean), in small amounts; and wheat are easy to grow and provide safe munchin...
  • Family Life
    Pet Grooming
    Keeping Up with Your Cat's Hygiene
    Keeping Up with Your Cat's Hygiene Healthy skin and coat begin with good nutrition (see Feeding Your Cat) and parasite control (see Vaccinating Your Cat Against Infectious Diseases), but good grooming helps, too. With regular brushing or combing...
  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog
    Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog Be kind to yourself after the euthanasia. Try to plan something to do for the rest of the day with someone who understands your grief. Don't share your feelings with anyone who you think won't understand. The la...
  • Family Life
    Pet Care
    Leaving Your Cat at Home or in a Kennel While You're Away
    Leaving Your Cat at Home or in a Kennel While You're Away Although some cats travel well, most really don't enjoy globe-trotting. If you're going to be gone only a day or two and your cat free feeds and has no special care needs, you might be ab...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Family Life
    Aging Animals
    When Your Pet Dies: Rainbow Bridge
    When Your Pet Dies: Rainbow Bridge Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special...