Month: May 2022

Zen Garden Litter Box: A Little Piece of Mindfulness

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We already know that cats are little Zen masters who can help us meditate and generally live in the moment, but I can honestly say that I never thought of the litter box as a tool for mindfulness. Then a dear friend gave me the Zen Garden Litter Box for my birthday. And let me tell you, this tiny little litter box packs a mindfulness punch!Continue Reading

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Review: Soul Cats: How Feline Friends Teach Us to Live from the Heart

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I’ve been blessed with several soul cats. Each of these special cats changed my life in ways I never could have imagined, from my first cat Feebee, who guided me toward a new career, to Amber, the original conscious cat who inspired this website, to Buckley who inspired my first book, to Ruby, who, more than any other cat I’ve had, taught me to love fully with my whole being, to Allegra, who continues to teach me so many lessons every day. In Soul Cats: How Our Feline Friends Teach Us to Live from the Heart, Tamara Schenk shares the story of her cats and how caring for them through their senior years transformed her life and her understanding of the human-animal bond.Continue Reading

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Cat Hammock Bed with Scratcher

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I came across this clever hammock bed scratcher combination on Chewy.com the other day and liked it a lot. Ideal for smaller spaces, this piece has a lot of nice features:Continue Reading

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How to Tell If Your Cat is in Pain

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Cats are masters at masking pain. While acute pain may be fairly obvious to cat parents, it can be more difficult to discern whether your cat is in pain when it comes to chronic pain from conditions such as arthritis. Sadly, even veterinarians sometimes overlook signs of feline pain, or are not aggressive enough in treating it.Continue Reading

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New from PetFusion: 2-in-1 Universal Litter Scoop Holder

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We previously featured a number of PetFusion’s litter management products, all designed to make keeping the litter box and the area around it clean simple and easy. Their newest product is a universal litter scoop holder.Continue Reading

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Ask the Cat Doc: Rapid Weight Loss, Early State Kidney Disease, and More

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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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Review: Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy

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We all want to give our cats the happiest life possible, and the more we know about cats and their needs, the happier we can make them. In Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy, Zazie Todd, Phd, the creator of the Companion Animal Psychology blog, offers advice for cat parents for every stage of a cat’s life, backed by science.Continue Reading

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Review: Where They Purr: Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home

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I’ve always loved coffee table books. Browsing through a gorgeously photographed and illustrated book can be like a mini vacation, transporting you to a different world. And if the book features cats, so much the better. Where They Purr: Inspirational Interiors and the Cats Who Call Them Home will take you to 28 homes with beautiful interiors, showcasing the spaces and the cats who call them home.Continue Reading

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Environmental Enrichment is Not One Size Fits All

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Environmental enrichment for cats has become the hot topic in the cat world in recent years – and that’s a really good thing.

At their core, cats are wild animals. When we invite them to share our lives and homes, we can’t expect them to completely give up all their natural instincts. We have to look at our living space from the cat’s point of view and provide an environment that satisfied those instincts.Continue Reading

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The Importance of Playtime for Cats

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Playtime 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 channeling your domestic tiger’s hunting instinct into play.Continue Reading

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