Month: February 2020

Adorable Cat Mug Will Make You Smile And Keep Your Beverage Warm

ceramic cat mugs

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Cat mugs don’t get much more adorable than these ceramic mugs! And they’re not just super cute, the wooden lid keeps your drink warm. I don’t know about you, but I constantly have to get up and reheat my tea or coffee. I don’t know why I never thought about getting a mug with a lid before! The mugs even come with a purrfectly sized spoon.Continue Reading

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KittyGoHere Litter Box for Senior Cats (2023 Review)


Arthritis is a common condition that affects as many as 3 in 10 cats. It is often not diagnosed in cats because it is difficult to recognize even for the most dedicated cat guardian. The signs can be subtle, and since cats are such masters at masking pain, it often remains untreated. Only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment.Continue Reading

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Feline Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome: The Sad Truths


Written by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD

If you start your day wondering where your car keys are, think how your cat feels when they can’t find their favorite toy anymore? Humans with cognitive decline, be it Alzheimer’s disease or any number of Lewy Body dementia diseases, have resources such as memory care facilities to aid families in care-giving. Cats with symptomatic cognitive dysfunction syndrome (fCDS) are sadly considered disposable.Continue Reading

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The Lanai Cat Sanctuary: Finding “Mana” Among the Hawaiian Lions


Casey  Hersch previously shared her experience visiting the Lanai Cat Sanctuary on the Hawaiian island of Lanai with us. The sanctuary is home to over 600 rescued cats. The sanctuary works with the cats’ and the island’s natural tendencies. Offering a model for animal rescue, the emphasis is on customization for the needs of a specific community and its unique resources. You can read Casey’s post here.Continue Reading

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ScratchLadder Scratching System (2023 Review)


Scratching is a natural behavior for cats. Cats scratch to groom their claws, to mark their territory, and for exercise; scratching stretches the muscles in the front legs and all along the back. And they scratch simply because it feels good.

As far as I’m concerned, you can’t have too many scratchers in your home, and until you figure out your cat’s preferences, it’s important to offer a variety of different substrates as well as orientations. Some cats prefer sisal, others carpet. Some like to scratch vertically, some horizontally, and some, at an incline. This is why I was delighted when I came across the Scratch Ladder™, an innovative scratcher that offers cats a variety of scratching surfaces in a clever design.Continue Reading

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Premature Euthanasia: When to Put Down Your Beloved Cat


Making a decision about whether or when the time is right for euthanasia is one of the hardest things a cat parent will ever go through. Unlike human medicine, veterinary medicine offers the option of gently ending suffering when there seems to be no hope for recovery. However, making this decision for a beloved cat can be agonizing.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Behaviorist With Dr. Marci Koski: Spraying, Kitten Suckles His Tail & More


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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Honest Pet Products: 2023 Review, Features & More


True to our Pets, True to Our Planet, True to our People. That’s the motto of Honest Pet Products, and it drives everything they do. Born out of founder and president Mary Wolff’s desire to use her creativity and compassion for all living things to do something that truly mattered, the company follows these three basic, unrelenting, and uncompromising principles in everything they do.Continue Reading

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The Feline Grimace Scale: New Tool To Evaluate Pain in Cats


Cats are masters at masking pain. Their ability to hide pain goes back to their wild origins. In the wild, a sick animal becomes prey. While acute pain may be more obvious, chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis can be challenging to discern for even the most dedicated cat parent. Even veterinarians often overlook signs of feline pain.Continue Reading

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