Month: January 2019

Self-Warming Deep Dish Cuddler: Made for the Ultimate Snuggling Experience

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A super soft, comfortable bed to curl up in on a cold (or any) day? Yes, please! The Best Friends by Sheri OrthoComfort Deep Dish Cuddler has a high back wall to provide support, and slightly lower front and side walls that make an ideal headrest, to provide the ultimate napping experience.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Walter Chandoha Took 90,000 Photos of Cats Over the Course of His Long Life

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Walter Chandoha, a photographer who specialized in cats, died at the age of 98 earlier this month. Inspired by an abandoned kitten he found shivering in the snow in 1949, Chandoha took some 90,000 photos over the course of his career, the majority of them of cats, something that is even more remarkable since nearly all of his photos were taken before cats became internet stars. Visit the New York Times for a wonderful feature about this talented cat lover. His photos are featured in one of his many books, Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer (affiliate link*.) A retrospective of his cat photography will be published later this year.

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Black Cat Bookends

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Starting next week, we’ll have book reviews again on Fridays, but until then, I thought I’d share these adorable cat book marks with you.Continue Reading

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Two Story Cat Condo and Scratching Post

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The days of ugly cat furniture are long gone, but I find that some of the newer modern designs look a bit too sleek for my taste. This two-story cat condo and scratching post is functional and looks good at the same time. The design is neutral enough to blend in with most decorating styles.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist: Cat Playtime Behaviors

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Dr. Marci Koski is a certified Feline Behavior and Training Professional who received specialized and advanced certificates in Feline Training and Behavior from the Animal Behavior Institute. While Marci has been passionate about all animals and their welfare, cats have always had a special place in her heart. In fact, Marci can’t remember a time when she’s been without at least one cat in her life. She currently relies on her five-member support staff  to maintain the feline duties of her household.Continue Reading

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Review: RompiCatz Cat Toys

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RompiCatz, a new line of toys from the creator of the popular Neko Flies, are designed to engage your cat’s natural hunting and prey instinct. Ellen understands the importance of mental stimulation and physical exercise for indoor cats. She has been creating toys that move and act like real prey for many years. Her toys provide endless opportunities to keep cats engaged and happy. Continue Reading

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Feline Distemper Vaccination: Will Your Adult Cat Benefit from Re-Vaccination?

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In the past, feline distemper, also known as panleukopenia or FPV, was the leading cause of death in cats. The disease is relatively rare today, mostly thanks to effective vaccines. The feline distemper vaccine is considered a core vaccine, and is commonly administered in a combination vaccine that protects against FPV, feline herpes virus and feline calici virus.Continue Reading

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Padded Cat Shelves

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For cats who like to be up high, cat shelves are a great way to provide vertical space without adding a big bulky cat tree to a room. My only problem with a lot of cat shelves is that they’re not very soft. When I came across these padded shelves from 4MyPetShop on Etsy, I just had to share them with you.Continue Reading

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Keep Your Cats Cozy This Winter With the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

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When it comes to cat beds, things don’t get  any more luxurious than the Sleepypod  Mobile Pet Bed. Not only is it multi-functional, serving as both carrier and bed, but with the Universal Warmer Kit, you can turn your kitty’s bed into an every cozier napping spot.Continue Reading

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Feline Obesity Continues to Rise in the U.S.

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Feline obesity has continued to increase over the past years. Statistics by the Association for Pet Obesity in 2017 show that a staggering 60% of America’s cats are considered obese. Pet insurance company Nationwide reports that nearly 20 percent of its members’ claims in 2017 were for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity, marking a 24 percent increase over the last eight years.Continue Reading

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Review: The Cat Lover’s Craft Book

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Do you love to embroider, crochet, sew, knit or felt? If so, The Cat Lover’s Craft Book will give you plenty of ideas for new projects. From cats to decorate your home to cat accessories you can wear, this book is filled with fun and whimsical crafts.Continue Reading

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