Month: July 2022

Reporting from EveryCAT Health Foundation’s 2022 Symposium: Bringing Awareness to Unowned Cats

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Guest post by Ingrid R Niesman MS, PhD

For innumerable reasons, cats pose a quandary for conservation biologists, rescue groups and municipal policy stakeholders, because each of these groups sees cats differently.Continue Reading

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Cut Cooling Costs Without Sacrificing Your Indoor Cat’s Comfort

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During the hot summer months, it goes without saying that you need to take precautions for your outdoor pets to protect them from heat stroke and other heat related problems, but even indoor cats require special attention, especially if you’re trying to save on cooling costs by turning the air conditioning up when you’re not at home.Continue Reading

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The Importance of Being Financially Prepared to Be a Cat Parent

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This post is sponsored by Care Credit

The joys of sharing life with a cat are limitless. Cats have an amazing ability to provide us with love, fun and play, while also bringing many important health benefits into our lives from relieving stress, preventing allergies, calming our nervous system and more. While these independent animals can be considered a low maintenance pet, caring for one is still a major commitment. Too often, we hear from veterinarians across the country about instances of pet parents struggling to balance the care their pet needs with what they can afford. While millions of Americans choose to share life with a pet, the true cost of ownership has historically been incredibly vague.Continue Reading

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Review: Vitakraft Lick ‘N’ Lap Snacks

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Vitakraft has been making pet products for 180 years! Established in Germany as a small pet store near Bremen, the company now has 2,000 employees all over the world. You can learn more about their fascinating background on their website https://www.vitakraft.us/cats/. I particularly love that their headquarters building in Germany features a giant sign of their logo along with their motto, “Aus Liebe.” Literally translated, it means “out of love.”Continue Reading

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The Health Benefits of a Raw Diet

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This post is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Food*

Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive on it. A raw diet can benefit your cat’s health overall, and it can also make a big difference with certain health conditions.Continue Reading

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FIP and Beyond: Reporting from EveryCAT Health Foundation’s 2022 Symposium

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Written by Ingrid R Niesman, MS PhD

Despite the intrusion from COVID-19, or perhaps because of the pandemic, more and more Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) infected cats are surviving and thriving in 2022. Just a few short years ago, all FIP positive cats died.Continue Reading

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Help Improve the Lives of Itchy Cats

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Written by Rowyn Rose, Science Communications Specialist at Basepaws

Do you have an itchy cat, or know someone else who does? Many itchy cats suffer from the increasingly common feline skin condition called dermatitis.Continue Reading

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Sleepypod and Fear Free Make Vet Visits Less Stressful

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This post is sponsored by Sleepypod*

While the cat carrier may not be your cat’s favorite place, it is an important part of your cat’s life, and it can be vital in an emergency.  Unfortunately, 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. Because the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed is so much more than just a carrier, it eliminates the negative association and makes vet visits easier for both cats and vets.Continue Reading

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Review: Jackson Galaxy Complete Cat Probiotics with Prebiotics and Enzymes

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I consider probiotics one of the most important supplements for all cats. There has been a fair amount of research on the human side on how critical a healthy gut is for a strong immune system, healthy body weight and composition, and even mental health. A healthy gut also minimizes the risk for numerous diseases, including diabetes and cancer.Continue Reading

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