Month: March 2022

How Lawn Chemicals Affect Your Cats (Even Indoor Cats!)

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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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Mews and Nips: Do Our Cats Think We’re Just Bigger Cats?

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Do you ever wonder how cats perceive us humans? What exactly do they see when they look at us? Inverse assembled a team of pet experts and veterinarians to try and answer these questions. Visit Inverse to read a fascinating article about feline thought processes and behaviors.

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Bernadette Kazmarski’s Tri-Color Girls Settling Down for a Nap: Get Your Free Digital Print

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I’ve admired Bernadette Kazmarski’s art for a long time. I first introduced you to this supremely talented artist twelve years ago, and Bernadette and I have been friends ever since. She designed the covers for two of my books (Purrs of Wisdom and Adventures in Veterinary Medicine) and has been designing my annual Christmas cards for many years. And two years ago, a friend commissioned a very special painting of all of my cats from Bernadette.Continue Reading

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Review: Jackson Galaxy Vitamin B12 for Cats Dietary Supplement

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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

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Review: PetMeds.com – America’s Most Trusted Pet Pharmacy

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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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Ask the Cat Doc Special Edition: Why Enriching Your Indoor Cats’ Life is Key to Their Happiness and Health

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Welcome to our regular “Ask the Cat Doc With Dr. Lynn Bahr” segment! Once a month, Dr. Bahr answers as many of your questions as she can, and you can leave new questions for her in a comment.Continue Reading

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

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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

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

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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

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

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How to Get Your Cat Used to the Carrier

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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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