Month: March 2022

How Lawn Chemicals Affect Your Indoor Cats & What to Do


When I go for my daily walks in my suburban neighborhood this time of year, not a day goes by that someone hasn’t just fertilized their lawn. I can see the granules on the sidewalk, and sometimes, I can even smell the chemicals. I am strongly opposed to the use of chemical fertilizers, and I don’t understand the obsession with flawless green lawns. But mostly, I worry about the effect lawn chemicals have on the cats who come in contact with them – and that can happen even if your cats never leave the house.

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Jackson Galaxy Vitamin B12 for Cats Dietary Supplement (2023 Review)


In January, I wrote about the benefits of vitamin B12 supplementation for cats. At that time, I started Allegra on daily supplementation with Jackson Galaxy’s vitamin B 12 product, and I’m happy to say that it has made a noticeable difference for her.Continue Reading

About the author – America’s Most Trusted Pet Pharmacy (2023 Review)


When you need medications for your cat, you have options. Some medications may be available directly from your veterinarian. Your vet may have a partnership with a specific pharmacy. Some medications may even be available from a human pharmacy. And of course, cost matters.Continue Reading

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Mews and Nips: Ukraine’s Most Famous Cat Safe in France


For the past week, fans of Stepan, a 13-year-old black-and-brown-striped rescue cat based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, have been worried about his fate after his Instagram and TikTok accounts went quiet on March 3. This past Wednesday, nearly two weeks later, Stepan’s more than 1 million followers breathed a collective sigh of relief: he was safe and in France. For more about Stephan’s escape from Ukraine, visit the Washington Post.

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Pet Insurance for Cats: 5 Tips to Find the Best Plan for Your Cat

Written by Kim Albright

When it comes to caring for our feline friends, most cat parents will go above and beyond to make sure their cats are well taken care of and in the best possible health. Pet insurance can ensure cats get needed medical treatments while also minimizing surprise vet bills for accidents or illnesses.

However, not all pet insurance policies are created equal. Understanding what to look for when shopping for pet insurance is crucial for finding the best plan for your cat.Continue Reading

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Indoor Cat: How to Enrich Their Lives and Expand Their World (2023 Review)


You know Dr. Lynn Bahr from our “Ask the Cat Doc” column. She is the founder of Dezi & Roo, a company that designs, manufactures, and sells solution-based products that enhance the lives of cats and their owners. And now Dr. Bahr shares her expertise with a wider audience in her upcoming book Indoor Cat: How to Enrich Their Lives and Expand Their World, due out in April and available for pre-order now.Continue Reading

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Frisco Cactus Scratching Post Review 2023

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Tall, sturdy, well-designed scratching posts are a must have for any cat home, and if they’re also pleasing to the human eye, so much the better.

Frisco’s Cactus Scratching Post checks all of those boxes.Continue Reading

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How to Get Your Cat Used to the Carrier: 7 Expert Tips

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A cat carrier is an important part of your cat’s life. For most cats, the only time they’re in a carrier is when they have to go to the veterinarian, so the association with carriers is often a negative and stressful one. But carriers can be vital in an emergency, and it’s crucial to get your cats used to the carrier so that they can associate it with a positive experience.Continue Reading

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Sunflower Cat Scratcher (2023 Review)


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When it comes to scratching posts, more is better. They are one of the most important pieces of cat furniture, and every cat household should have at least one in every room. In addition to providing a natural outlet for your cat’s need to scratch, they can also prevent a variety of behavioral problems.Continue Reading

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Tips on How to Choose an Animal Charity


Written by Peter Kennedy*

Many of us are interested in supporting organizations and charities that do great work in certain interest areas, especially in the form of supporting one or more animal charities. But do you know how to narrow down your options to make a decision on an organization that is worthy of a donation? Below are a few helpful tips that will assist you when it comes to choosing the right animal charity.Continue Reading

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