Mews and Nips: Cats May Protect Their Humans From Memory Loss in Later Life

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We know cats are good for our health. Studies have shown sharing your life with cats can lower your risk of heart attack, petting a cat can lower your blood pressure, and cats can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. A recent preliminary study has shown that owning a cat (or dog) may be linked to slower cognitive decline in older adults. For more about the study, visit the Good News Network.

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Giveaway: Win 20 Pounds of Darwin’s Raw Cat Food for Your Cat and for Your Favorite Rescue or Shelter

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This giveaway is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Products*

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. For the past six years, I’ve been feeding Darwin’s, and it has become a perennial favorite.Continue Reading

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10 Subtle Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

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Cats are masters at hiding signs of illness. This is a throwback to their wild origins: in the wild, a sick animal easily becomes prey. Because of this, it’s up to cat parents to know what to look for. Any changes in your cat’s normal routine, behavior and attitude could be the first indicator that something is wrong.Continue Reading

Mews and Nips: Cat Daddies Movie Explores the Love Between Men and Their Cats

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A new movie explores the love affair between men and their cats. Cat Daddies features the lives of eight cat dads, including an actor/influencer, a truck driver, a school teacher, a firefighter, a software engineer, and a police officer from different parts of the country. The multiple award winning movie will come to theaters soon. For more about the movie, visit the Good News Network.

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Cat-Friendly Cleaning Tips

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Did you know that many commercial cleaning products can be extremely toxic, and even deadly, to your pets?  Cats are especially susceptible since they groom themselves by licking and as a result ingest anything that comes in contact with their feet or fur.Continue Reading

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What Do The Terms on Pet Food Labels Really Mean?

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I’ve written extensively about feline nutrition and my recommendations based on what our obligate carnivores need for optimal health. Generally speaking, the progression from most desirable to least desirable is a raw food diet (either commercial or homemade), a home cooked whole food diet, or grain-free canned food. I do not recommend any dry food for cats. But even within these parameters, the available options can be overwhelming.  Pet food labels should be a useful tool to help cat parents decide which foods to select. Unfortunately, food labels are more about marketing than providing information.Continue Reading