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I came across this quote earlier this week when I realized once again that so many of us have a very short fuse these days. After fuming about a particular situation for far too long (picture Allegra wondering why there was smoke coming out of my ears!), it reminded me that the only thing anger
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The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association recently released new guidelines for defining cat life stages as recommended by a task force of feline medicine experts. The guide-lines help veterinarians tailor specific health-care plans for cats depending on their biological and lifestyle needs. The newly defined feline life stages are
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This post contains affiliate links* When it comes to nutrition, the same is true for cats as for people: whole, unprocessed or minimally processed food is better. The optimal diet for a cat is a properly balanced raw or gently cooked diet. Even though conventional veterinarians caution against making your own food, with the appropriate
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For complex reasons, some people have phobias and fears about cats. I decided to ask my cat about it. I didn’t discover much of anything. Stella, did you know some people are afraid of cats? Aside from the mail carrier? The mail carrier is not afraid of you. The mail carrier is SO afraid of me.
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Autumn is upon us, and human kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy a clever trick (or a treat!) to celebrate the season. Here are six ways cats get tricky during Halloween — and all year long Chair hijacking You know the routine: Leave your chair for five minutes to grab a pen or pour
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Tabby cats with their pattern of distinctive stripes, lines, dots or swirling patterns and pencil like lines on their faces are not a breed. Almost all tabbies have markings shaped like the letter “M” on their foreheads. The tabby pattern is found in domestic cats as well as many purebred cats. A fascinating new study
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Quick Facts Weight: 5 – 9 pounds Height: The Look of a Munchkin The Munchkin is famous for its short legs, the result of a recessive gene. The rest of the cat’s body retains normal proportions. Munchkins come in both long and shorthaired varieties, and in almost every color and pattern. Traits Short, slightly bowed
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This post contains affiliate links* I came across these adorable crochet cats on my Etsy travels, and I just had to share them with you. Handmade from acrylic yawn, these little cats measure between 4.5 and 5.5 inches, and will make the purrfect decroation for your desk, shelf, or anywhere you need a little smile.
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A police bomb squad doesn’t know what to expect when called to inspect a suspicious package — but the contents of one Cincinnati-area bag contained a unique su-purr-ise. This winter, members of the bomb squad opened a bag that someone had left outside the door of a church, and out popped a kitty’s face. Upon
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2nd Place: Truman Truman is an eight-year old Somali whose human mom, Samantha, has given him the ride of his life as he is the ultimate travel companion. He’s lived in Austin, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and recently moved to Boston. He doesn’t care where he lives and never has problems adjusting as long as
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Today’s felines, enjoying their own personal ‘fabulous life of’, adored and waited on by their co-habiting servants humans, owe much gratitude to 19th-century artist Louis Wain. His vast catalogue of paintings, illustrations, cartoons and postcards featuring fabulous felines helped transform cats’ role in society from mere ‘mousers’ to the pets we love today – although the mousing
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These are challenging times for all of us, but even more so for those among us who are strong empaths. If you’re not familiar with the term, these are some of the signs that you are one: You have a deep sensitivity toward others. You feel a deep connection to animals and nature. Negative people
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CBD has just recently exploded with popularity over the past few years, but CBD is not new at all,” says Dr. Lindsay Butzer, a Zesty Paws spokes veterinarian from Boca Raton, Florida. “CBD was extracted from the hemp plant in the 1940s and was recognized as a completely different substance than the psychoactive substance we
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Neat Kittyrama Feeding Mats | $26.99. available on amazon.com Eat Blue Tastefuls | $15.99/ 12-count 5.5 oz multipack. bluebuffalo.com Boss Cat Frozen Raw Entrée (Chicken and Turkey) | $6.99/8 oz and $12.99/16 oz. bossnationbrands.com Sleep Armarkat Cat Bed Pumpkin Shape | $45. armarkat.com Treat Temptations Meaty Bites | $3.28/1.5-oz pouch. temptationstreats.com Calm bSerene Calming Spray
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As most of you know, Allegra was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in January. She has also had some issues with overgrooming. She is currently taking Methimazole for her thyroid, and very low dose of Prednisolone, a steroid, to calm down the itchiness that was causing her to overgroom. She has been doing extremely well on both
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Interested in cat celebrations this month? We’ve found a few fun September cat activities to check out this month. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. *** All Month: Happy Healthy Cat Month National Pet Insurance Month Pet-Sitter Education Month September
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