Month: July 2019

The Cats Movie Trailer: Creepy or Intriguing?

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I’ve been eager to see what the Cats movie, set for release on December 20, 2019, will be like ever since I first heard about it. Eager, and a bit apprehensive. I saw the play several times, and of course, I own the sound track as well. For me, it has stood the test of time. However, Broadway to big screen doesn’t always translate well.  And then, last week, the first trailer was released.Continue Reading

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Why I Love Chewy.com

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I’ve been ordering cat litter and other supplies from Chewy.com for years. I don’t particularly like shopping and running errands, and I love having things delivered. In fact, between Chewy.com, Amazon, and Prime Now (for groceries,) I save a lot of time that I would otherwise spend going to multiple stores, not to mention sitting in traffic.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Indiana City Allows You to Pay Your Parking Ticket by Donating Cat Food to a Shelter

Having to pay a parking ticket in Muncie, Indiana won’t be quite as painful as it used to be. The Muncie police department, in collaboration with Muncie Animal Care and Services, allows traffic violators to pay off fines by donating cat food to the shelter. Not surprisingly, the response from the community has been enthusiastic. For more about this wonderful program, visit Shared.com.

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Teeth Grinding in Cats

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While teeth grinding may be more commonly associated with humans, it also occurs in cats, and it’s not all that unusual. The medical term for teeth grinding is bruxism. In humans, it can be caused by stress, anxiety, a sleep disorder, or missing or misaligned teeth. In cats, the most common reason is pain – sometimes, severe pain. It is most often related to dental issues, but can also be a symptom of other serious health issues.Continue Reading

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How Feline Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome May Enlighten Us on Alzheimer’s Disease

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Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

With better nutrition and rapid advancements in veterinary care, our cats are aging in our households in record numbers. Geriatric cats share many of the same clinical pathologies as humans; including increased diabetes, osteoarthritis, chronic kidney disease, high blood pressure and vision/hearing loss.Continue Reading

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Review: Cateeth Soft Toothbrush with 360 Degree Head

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Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in cats. 70 to 90 percent of cats have some level of dental disease. If left untreated, it can lead to health problems for your cat, ranging from bad breath, dental pain and loose teeth to systemic illnesses that can be life-threatening. The most effective way to prevent dental disease: brushing.Continue Reading

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Meow MeetUp Chicago: A Celebration for Cat Lovers

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Meow MeetUp Chicago, the Midwest’s largest cat convention, takes place July 20 and 21, 2019 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. The event has a long lineup of activities that are geared toward cat lovers of all ages.Continue Reading

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Review: New Weruva Patés

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We’ve long been fans of Weruva and consider it one of the best wet foods on the market. Allegra and Ruby eat primarily raw, but they do get the occasional canned meal, and Weruva has always been at the top of their favorites list. We were excited to try Weruva’s new paté style formulas.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist with Dr. Marci Koski: New Cat and Dog Introductions, How Much Exercise Should Cats Have, and More

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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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Mews and Nips: AI Powered Cat Door Prevents Cat From Bringing Presents Inside

If you have an indoor/outdoor cat, you’ve probably received the occasional not so welcome present inside your home. Ben Hamm, a senior product manager at Amazon, developed a cat flap that will block his cat Metric from bringing his prey inside the house. Hamm fed 23,000 images of Metric to Amazon’s machine learning service SageMaker. If the tool detected Metric approaching with prey in his mouth, the door would lock. For more about this AI powered cat door, visit Gizomodo.

Allegra and Ruby are indoor cats. Allegra brings me her special mouse every day, and I love that she does this. As much as I wouldn’t want “live” presents in my house, I’d worry about offending the gift giving kitty!

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Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz Now Available on Amazon

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The Hauspanther Collection by Primetime Petz caters to a cat’s natural instinct to climb, scratch, rest and play. Designed by Kate Benjamin, these affordable and gorgeous pieces look great in any decor, allowing your cats to be cats without you having to sacrifice your sense of style.Continue Reading

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