Month: April 2021

A Snowflake in My Hand

I don’t often re-read books, but a handful of cat books that have become such treasures, I read them again and again. When I recently re-read Samantha Mooney’s A Snowflake in My Hand, I thought it was time to share it with you again. Few books have left such an impression on me, and this little book became pivotal to a significant turning point in my life.Continue Reading

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Adventure Torties Take Tortitude to The Great Outdoors

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I previously introduced you to Laura Kicey, a graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and artist living in the Philadelphia suburbs with her partner and their three cats. While not all of Laura’s creative work is about cats, most of it is, “and if it isn’t, it is in the service of cats one way or another,” she says.Continue Reading

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Natural Remedies for Arthritic Cats

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Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease. The cartilage within the joint is worn down, leading to inflammation, pain and decreased quality of life. As the condition progresses, the friction can wear down to the point where it damages the bones themselves. Osteoarthritis is often not diagnosed in cats because it is difficult to recognize even for the most dedicated cat parent. The signs can be subtle, and since cats are such masters at masking pain, it often remains untreated. As many as 3 in 10 cats suffer from this debilitating condition, but only 7% of cats with arthritis receive treatment.Continue Reading

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Fuller Brush Carpet and Floor Sweeper: A Must Have for Homes with Cats

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When I was using my trusty Fuller Brush Carpet Sweeper around the litter box the other day, it occurred to me that I had never told you about it. I’ve had this little sweeper for about three years now, and I can’t imagine being without it. And I feel like I should apologize to all of you for not telling you about it sooner!Continue Reading

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5 Healthy Habits for Your Cat

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We all want our cats to live long and happy lives. We know that healthy habits increase our vitality and help prevent serious illness, and the same is true for our cats. If you’re not already practicing these five healthy habits, now is a good time to start!Continue Reading

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All PEMF Devices Are Not Created Equal: How the Assisi Loop and Therapy Pad Differ from Over-the-Counter Devices

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Whenever I post about the Assisi Loop or Assisi Therapy Pad, I occasionally get the question “why can’t I just buy a PEMF device on Amazon, and for a lot less money, too?”

The simple answer is: you get what you pay for.Continue Reading

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Pet Food Recall: Limited Recall of Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food

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The J.M. Smucker Co. voluntarily recalled two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. No other Meow Mix products are impacted by this recall.Continue Reading

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Cat Crochet or Knitting Project Markers, Zipper Pulls or Purse Charms

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Today’s Etsy find is for the knitters and crocheters among you, but these project markers can be used for so much more!  Use them as a zipper pull on your favorite jacket. Use them as a purse charm to dress up an old handbag. The possibilities are endless!Continue Reading

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Have You Played With Your Cat Today?

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Play is vitally important to a cat’s mental and physical health, and it’s especially important for indoor cats. Even though cats may sleep up to 16 hours a day, when they’re awake, they need stimulation, and the best way to accomplish this is with play. In the wild, when lions, tigers and other wild cats aren’t sleeping, they’re either hunting, or teaching their young to hunt. And play is nothing more than channelng your domestic tiger’s hunting instinct into play.Continue Reading

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How to Cut Pills Easily & Accurately For Your Cat

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If you’ve ever had to cut small pills for your cat (or yourself,) you know how frustrating it can be. While there are endless models of pill cutters available online, I’ve found that none of them work well when it comes to cutting already small pills into halves and quarters.Continue Reading

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