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Paula Fitzsimmons is a freelance writer and researcher specializing in animal health and welfare, green topics, and science. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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What Exactly Is a Tabby Cat?
Find out what exactly a tabby cat is and how they get their distinctive pattern.
Slippery Elm for Dogs: What Is It and Is It Safe?
Find out what veterinarians are saying about slippery elm for dogs.
CBD Oil for Dogs: Can It Help?
What, exactly, is CBD oil?
6 Ways to Kick Your Dog’s Scratching Habit Once and for All
Time to kiss that itchiness goodbye.
Are All Orange Cats Male and All Calico Cats Female?
It all comes down to chromosomes.
What Are Bully Sticks?
Think you know what bully sticks are made of? Chances are, you don’t.
Choosing a Dog Hotel: 7 Things to Look For
How do you know if a boarding facility is worthy of your trust?
How to Stop Destructive Chewing in Dogs
You can’t stop your dog from chewing, but you can control what she chews.
Nonprofit Helps Domestic Abuse Victims and Their Pets Start New Lives
Meet the incredible women who help domestic abuse victims and their pets.
Milk Thistle Benefits for Pets
Should cats and dogs be given milk thistle?
The Inspiring Story of a Police Officer and Her K-9 Partner
Officer Carren Corcoran and her partner Slim share a special bond.
9 Holistic Pet Treatments You Should Skip
You trust the treatments your vet recommends, but what about the rest?
8 Wasteful Things Pet Parents Do
Making small changes can reduce your pet’s paw print and help the environment.