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K&H Pet Products Heated Bed

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Cats have a natural affinity for warm spaces, so it’s  not surprising that heated cat beds tend to be a favorite for many. They are especially nice for senior cats, cats with arthritis, or cats who are recovering from illness or surgery.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: “Talking” Cat Gives Scientists Insight Into How Cats Think

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A 13-year-old cat in Florida has a vocabulary of about 50 words, using an augmentative alternative communication (ACC) device. These devices have previously been used by dogs, but Billi appears to be the first cat using an ACC device. The creator of the device was skeptical about cats using the buttons, but is now intrigued by the way cats are using the device differently from dogs. For more about Billi and her skills, visit Salon.com.

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How to Care For Your Cat’s Ears

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A cat’s sense of hearing is more sensitive than that of humans. Cats’ ears can rotate up to 180 degrees, which allows them to locate and identify even the faintest noise. In a healthy cat, ears are generally “self-cleaning,” but regular monitoring can help prevent problems that may interfere with hearing or health.Continue Reading

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Allegra and The Snowflakes

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Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! We had some fun here earlier this week – we got snow! Mom had been talking about being sad about not having had any for a while, and I could tell how happy she was when we woke up Monday morning and it was snowing really hard.Continue Reading