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Welcome to the K&H blog for Pet Parents! Not only does K&H offer high-quality pet products, but it also offers relevant and up to date info about pet behavior and wellness. We care about you and your pet, and we want to continue to be your go-to resource. No matter what type of animal—dog, cat, chicken, small animal, or exotic bird—we have the information and answers you need!

Dogs

Cats

  • With lots of attention and handling, you can raise a cuddly kitten.
    October 20, 2020

    How to Raise a Kitten to be Cuddly

    When a cuddly cat curls up in your lap, kneading and purring, or rests his head on your chest, it's a moment of pure peace and love. If you have a kitten, you're likely wondering how to raise your kitten to be cuddly. It all starts with handling the kitten frequently, bonding, and spending a lot of time together.
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  • Taking your cat's heart rate is fairly easy; just be calm and your kitty will think you're simply petting her.
    October 15, 2020

    What Is a Normal Heart Rate for Cats?

    As a loving pet owner, you want your cat to be as healthy, safe, and secure as possible. So you might find yourself wondering what the normal heart rate is for cats. An abnormal heart rate can alert you to health issues, but it can also clue you in to a cat that is feeling more anxious or stressed than usual. Luckily, checking your cat's heart rate is easy for both experienced and new pet owners.

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  • Does it seem like your cat sleeps all the time? Find out how many hours a day cats sleep.
    September 11, 2020

    How Many Hours a Day Do Cats Sleep?

    Have you ever seen photos or videos of a pride of lions napping in the African sunshine? For a group of fierce hunters, they certainly look relaxed and lazy. In fact, they look kind of familiar . . . like your own cat when he's sprawled out napping on his Deluxe Kitty Sill with Bolster in the middle of the day. There's a connection between those sleeping lions and your sleeping kitty and why they seem to sleep so much of the time. Let's see why and try to answer the question, "how many hours a day do cats sleep?"

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Farm

  • 10 of the Best Chicken Breeds for Eggs
    October 29, 2020

    10 of the Best Chicken Breeds for Eggs

    Just like cats, dogs, and other domesticated animals, chickens come in a variety of breeds that have been selectively developed over time to produce specific traits. The result is that some chicken breeds are better suited to certain tasks than others. If you're looking for a chicken breed that will excel at egg production, then you're in luck! Here are 10 of the best chicken breeds for producing eggs.

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  • There are many types of chicken feed to choose from. Here's how to choose the right one for your flock.
    October 6, 2020

    9 Types of Chicken Feed Explained

    Domesticated animals depend on their owners for many basic needs: shelter, warmth, protection from predators, water, and of course, food. In order to stay healthy and productive, chickens require a diet that properly balances several essential nutrients.

    This is partly because they have been selectively bred over the centuries for egg and meat production.1 This diet requires a fairly involved process of blending various grains and other ingredients. While you could literally make your own chicken feed from “scratch" (pun intended), this can be challenging. Many chicken owners prefer to use a commercially produced feed designed to provide a healthy and well-rounded diet for their flock. This is known as a “complete" feed, and there are several different variations available.

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All Pets

  • Working from Home with Pets
    April 2, 2020

    Working from Home with Pets

    Working from home with your dog or cat can be a lot of fun, but it also brings some unique challenges. Your pet's role as a natural stress reliever is a godsend when work demands are testing your patience. But a pet's natural curiosity and excitement can be distracting. How can you run a professional work-from-home operation with a cat or dog in the mix? The secret is focused playtime during your breaks. If you can shower your pet with affection and energy a few times a day, working from home with your pet can be a real blessing.

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Birds

  • Can parakeets die from cold?
    December 27, 2019

    Can parakeets die from cold?

    Parakeets' exotic nature and vivid colors make them alluring pets. But as they've migrated away from their native tropical and subtropical environments, it's left them vulnerable to the elements of colder climates. So when the temperature drops below even 60 degrees it's a major adjustment for these delicate petite-sized creatures whose feathered exterior doesn't retain heat like the fur coat of a dog.

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Small Animals

  • What temperature is too cold for rabbits?
    January 30, 2020

    What temperature is too cold for rabbits?

    Although they may look small and fragile, rabbits are surprisingly well-adapted to cold temperatures. With appropriate husbandry, a healthy adult rabbit can be comfortable in temperatures down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit and can tolerate temperatures that are even lower if necessary. Temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit may be too cold for rabbits and you will need to take some extra precautions to keep your rabbit comfortable outdoors at these temperatures.

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