Month: August 2020

Why Your Cat’s Vet Records Are So Important

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Your relationship with your cat’s veterinarian is one of the most important relationships in yours and your cat’s life. This relationship should be based on trust. Honest and open communication is important not only to ensure that your cat gets the best possible care, but that you understand every aspect of her care. Your vet will keep a detailed medical record for your cat.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Tortie Kitten Insists on Staying With Foster Family’s Son

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When a litter of three-week-old kittens was found on a baseball field in the Bronx, Sunny, a local animal rescuer, took the kittens home. There was no sign of the mother cat. One of the kittens, a tortie, quickly took a special liking to Sunny’s son. She wanted to be held and cuddled by him, and if anyone took her away from her favorite person, she showed a hefty dose of tortitude even at her young age. For more about little Chimera and more adorable photos, visit LoveMeow.com.Continue Reading

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K&H Pet Products Kitty Sill

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A window perch is one of the most wonderful things you can offer your cat. It provides a prime viewing and sunny nap spot, all in one simple, space saving product. I have a window perch on my bedroom and office windows. Allegra spends a lot of time on the bedroom perch every single day.Continue Reading

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Feline Pheromone Products: They’re Not All Created Equal

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Products containing artificial pheromones can be an important tool for dealing with feline behavior problems, whether it’s territorial aggression, urinary marking, or simply a stressful trip to the vet. Cats naturally emit these pheromones. They are used to mark their territory as safe and secure by rubbing the side of their face against against furniture, or even against you.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Dennis Quaid the Actor Adopts Dennis Quaid the Cat

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In one of the best feel good stories of the year, actor Dennis Quaid recently adopted a black cat named Dennis Quaid from the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia. “It was really off the wall but we couldn’t resist,” he said, adding: “I’m out to save all the Dennis Quaids of the world.” The two Dennises met via Zoom, and Quaid’s The Pet Show cohost Jimmy Jellinek will fly to Virginia to pick up the new member of the Quaid household. For more about how this adoption came about, visit CNN.Continue Reading

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Review: The Key Lime Crime

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I love Lucy Burdette’s  Key West Food Critic mystery series. After all, what’s not to love! With cats, a tropical setting, and mouth-watering food (with some recipes included), this series has all the ingredients for purrfect escapist reading. And who doesn’t need to escape from reality these days!Continue Reading

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SmartyKat Happy Hammock

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I came across this kitty hammock the other day, and I like the simplicity of this idea as well as the execution, so I wanted to share it with you.

The SmartyKat Happy Hammock can be hung under chairs and side tablesContinue Reading

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Review: Petlibro Automatic Water Fountain

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Water is critical to keeping your cat healthy. Cats as a species don’t have a high thirst drive, and this can lead to chronic low-level dehydration if a cat is fed mostly dry food, which in turn, can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems. Proper hydration can help prevent urinary tract disease and promote healthy kidney function by flushing toxins. Fountains are a great way to encourage cats to drink more water.Continue Reading

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Litter Box Issues: A Round Up of Solutions for a Frustrating Problem

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Dealing with a cat who pees outside the litter box is one of the most frustrating issues cat guardians may be faced with. It’s also one of the most common reasons why cats are returned to shelters. The reasons why cats eliminate outside the litter box vary, and include litter box aversion, urine marking, hormonal problems, and medical issues. Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Cat Comforts His Buddy During Storm

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Noah and Norman are two of four rescue cats living with Emma Patricia. “They love to be close to one another,” Patricia told the Dodo. But even so, she was surprised when she looked up one afternoon during a thunderstorm to find the two best friends sitting by the window watching the storm, with Norman seemingly comforting Noah. For more about the pair, and some wonderful photos, visit The Dodo.

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Our Favorite Slicker Brush

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Allegra loves to be brushed. We have a little ritual: every day when I go into the kitchen to make my lunch, she gets up from her morning nap and eagerly waits for me to pick up the brush and give her a good brushing.Continue Reading

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