Month: December 2021

2021 Cat Book of the Year

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Last week, I shared my list of my top 5 cat books of 2021. Even though I loved all five of the books I picked, the choice for Best Cat Book of the Year was easy:Continue Reading

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7 Best Cat Products of 2022 – Our Top Recommendations

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I see a lot of new products each year, and I try to share as many of the good ones with you as I can. And of course, Allegra has been busy helping me review many of them for you throughout the year. With so many products, it’s really hard to choose only 10 favorites, but with the help of my little product tester, we’ve come up with our list of the 10 best for this year, listed in no particular order.Continue Reading

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Review: Soft Tip Grooming Gloves

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Brushing is not only a great way to keep your cat’s coat and skin healthy, it’s also a wonderful way for you to spend quality time with your cat – if your cat enjoys being groomed. For cats who don’t like being brushed but enjoy being petted, a grooming glove may be the purrfect solution.Continue Reading

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Benefits of Slow Feeders

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Do you have a cat who inhales his meals? Does she throw up after meals, a syndrome also known as “scarf and barf?” Does she show other signs of indigestion? If so, your cat may benefit from a slow feeder bowl.Continue Reading

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Cats Are Not Psychopaths

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You may have seen the headlines: “Study: Cats May Legitimately Be Psychopaths.” “Is  Your Cat a Psychopath? Probably, Researchers Say.” “If Cats Were People, They’d Probably be Psychopaths, Scientists Say.” I cringed every time I saw one of those headlines, not just because they are simply ridiculous and ultimately harmful to cats, but also, because the referenced study is extremely flawed.Continue Reading

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PetFusion Tranquility Window Bird Feeder: Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats

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Cats often get a bad reputation with regards to birds. A few years ago, I wrote Faulty Science Spread Lies About Cats and Their Impact on Wildlife, and even though the post is old, the information is still relevant. But there is a way for birds to not only coexist peacefully with cats, they can also provide stimulating entertainment for indoor cats, and the best part: nobody gets hurt.Continue Reading

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Review: Live Odor Free!® Odor Eliminator

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Urine odors aren’t much of a problem for us. I scoop the box pretty much right after Allegra uses it, and she’s never once missed the box. I was still interested when Live Odor Free!® approached me about featuring their products, because I’m always looking for safe, non-toxic and fragrance-free household cleaners to share with you. Live Odor Free!® checks all those boxes.Continue Reading

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Happy Cats Café and Trattoria: A Unique Cat Café Experience

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Cat cafés have become fairly common around the world, but I still took note when I saw a recent report about one opening in my hometown. Happy Cat’s Café and Trattoria opened in Stuttgart, Germany in February. After reading a report about the café, I just had to find out more about it and got in touch with owner Daniel Di Stefano.Continue Reading

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Your Cat’s DNA Can Help Scientists Better Understand Chronic Kidney Disease

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Written by Carolina Gonzales, R&D Coordinator at Basepaws*

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major feline health issue affecting approximately one in 30 cats. It often goes undiagnosed until the illness reaches a more advanced stage. The set of signs and symptoms of CKD are caused by a progressive degeneration of functional kidney tissue. Although we do not know the exact cause of CKD, the disease progression can be slowed down with proper care and your cat can live a happy life. The challenges associated with CKD diagnosis and timely management make clear the urgent need to provide accessible and affordable testing options that screen for CKD in cats and can help early diagnosis of the disease.Continue Reading

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How the Assisi Loop Helps Archie With Hind Limb Paralysis

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Archie was rescued when he was five weeks old. “We got a plea from the shelter about a kitten with hind limb paralysis that would be euthanized if not pulled by a rescue,” said Carol Gonzales, the Director of Baby Kitten Rescue in Los Angeles, CA.  “We quickly realized he was not completely paralyzed in his back legs and had some use of them, even though he mostly dragged them to get around.”Continue Reading

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