Month: April 2019

Study Says Cats Know Their Names, But That Doesn’t Mean They’ll Respond


I’m not sure we really needed a study to determine that cats recognize their own names, but Japanese researcher Atsuko Saito set out to test this hypothesis by observing a total of 78 house cats as well as cats living in cat cafés in Japan. Her past studies have revealed that cats can interpret human gestures to find hidden food, recognize their owner’s voice, and beg for food from a person who looks at them and calls their name—all of which suggested that cats know their names.Continue Reading

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Cat Friendly Handling: Your Cat Deserves a Positive Experience at the Veterinary Clinic


Written by Ellen Carozza, LVT

Thanks to the internet, cats are the most popular pet, yet they receive less medical care than their canine counterparts. Join me and the Conscious Cat in this two part series on what actually happens when your cat is handled in the veterinary clinic, and how you and your cat can have that positive experience you’ve always wanted.Continue Reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Wear Shoes Inside the House to Keep Your Cat Safe

A woman who comes home and takes off her shoes and wears indoor slippers

I keep my house clean, but I’m by no means a germophobe or a neat freak. I vacuum twice a week, and do a more thorough cleaning once a week that includes bathrooms, dusting and washing hard floors. I’m also pretty tolerant of other peoples’ habits. But when it comes to wearing street shoes inside my house, there is no grey zone for me: I don’t allow it. And the main reason for this is that I don’t want to expose Allegra and Ruby to all the bacteria and toxins that live on the bottom of the average shoe.Continue Reading

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The Microbiome: The Key to Your Cat’s Health


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Research in human medicine is starting to reveal that the vast ecosystem of organisms in our digestive systems might be the key to health and healthy aging. And thankfully, researchers are also starting to look at and understand just how much this complex system impacts the health of our companion animals.Continue Reading

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Does Your Cat Reflect Your Personality? What Does Science Say


Numerous studies have shown that parents’ personalities influence their children, but until recently, nobody had looked at whether human personality impacts pets. A study conducted at the University of Lincoln and Nottingham Trent University investigated the relationship between the different personalities of cat parents and the behavior and well-being of their feline family members.Continue Reading

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Special Needs Cats & Catios: How to Offer a Stimulating Indoor Environment


Written by Cynthia Chomos, Catio Spaces

Every cat is special. Some are extra special. Cats born with chronic physical or medical conditions, or who encounter challenges in their lifetime through disease, lost limbs, deafness or blindness, are considered special needs cats.

While it can take longer for shelters to find them a forever home, many big-hearted cat lovers are adopting these special cats or helping through donations and sponsorship programs. At their core, cats with challenges have the same instincts and basic needs as any cat. Many are unaware of their disability and have the resiliency to live purrfectly normal lives.Continue Reading

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Brask Pet Jumbo Litter Scoop (2023 Review)


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There’s no question that cleaning the litter box is one of the less fun aspects of sharing life with cats, but it’s also one of the most important ones. And when it comes to something you’re going to be doing every day, multiple times a day, having the right tool for the job makes life so much easier. The Brask Pet Jumbo Litter Scoop makes quick work of this task.Continue Reading

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