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When winter sets in, it can get extremely cold. And even after wearing a jacket, we tend to still feel cold. So imagine how our poor furry pals must be feeling with only their fur to protect them from the chilly weather. Thus, as pet parents, it becomes crucial that we invest some of our
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Pounce on these ameow-zing new cat products. Susabella Cat DishesThese adorable, ceramic cat-food dishes make a great gift for your own kitty or for someone else’s cat. Choose either the cat face or fish bone graphic. If you want to personalize, just add the name to the notes section when ordering. $25.95 per dish. Susabella;
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What do you get when you mix a dash of doll-like Persian and a pinch of the petite Munchkin? None other than the Minuet — a baby-faced feline who is every bit as sweet as her saccharine looks imply. The name game The breed isn’t named after the elegant, French-bred dance that swept European ballrooms
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It seems that the term catio has become common language among cat people, but for the uninitiated, it is simply an enclosed outdoor space designed specifically for cats. Catios can range from small window box enclosures to elaborate rooms with all kinds of amenities. Thinking about adding a catio to your home? Consider the following:
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All cats can exhibit attention-seeking behavior sometimes, but it’s most common in cats who are left alone for long periods of time or who don’t get enough stimulation from their home environment. A lot of the shenanigans cats pull to get our attention can be perceived as straight up naughty behavior, but it’s important to
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Kittens in California shelters may now be adopted before 8 weeks of age thanks to Assembly Bill 1565, which Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law over the summer. The bill also waives the former mandatory six-day waiting period required for stray cat adoption. The bill was backed by the San Diego Humane Society and the
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Cat lovers will want to check out these feline-centric reads. The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Street-wise Cat    In 2007, street busker James Bowen found an injured cat in the hallway of his shelter home in North London. The friendship changed both their lives and led to the best-selling book A
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John Steinbeck is known for his epic novels like East of Eden and The Grapes of Wrath, but he also wrote short stories. One of those stories, The Amiable Fleas, was recently published in English for the first time, appearing in the June October 2019 issue of The Strand Magazine. Written in 1954, when Steinbeck
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To many of us, ringing in the new year means throwing on a party hat, dancing and raising a glass at midnight. Cats are no strangers to having a good time; however, theirs may look a little different than ours. Here are eight ways our fabulous felines would celebrate New Year’s in style. Going wild
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When you initially hear the name “Siberian,” you might picture a cat that comes from the cold, harsh region of Russia of the same name. You wouldn’t be far off in your imagining. “The name says it all,” says Summer Joy Moffitt, a Siberian breeder from California. “Siberians are fairly common in Russia, and there
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Given the popularity of smart products for humans, it’s no surprise that pet tech products are hotter than ever. Whether you turn to smart feeders and litter boxes or activity trackers and GPS homing devices, connected pet products can help you monitor your cat’s health, feed her when you’re away from the house and even
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Naming your cat might seem simple, but sometimes it can really take a lot of time and effort.  My husband and I tend to give our cats and foster kittens human names, especially old-timey English ones (I’m a bit of an Anglophile) – Agatha and Alastair got those. Mathilda got her name because it reminded
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Think Safety First! when dealing with these seven holiday hazards: Tantalizing tinsel: It’s true that shiny tinsel is really appealing — and dangerous — to cats. Help your veterinarian take Christmas day off by avoiding tinsel as well as ribbon. Swallowing tinsel or ribbon can cause a life-threatening obstruction. Tempting tree: From your cat’s perspective,
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You enter the new year with ambitious resolutions to eat more kale and less chocolate. Or to spend more time at the gym and less at happy hours. Let’s be realistic. Within a few weeks of the new year, chances are that you’ve already abandoned self-directed health goals. But you may be more motivated to
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People sometimes call the average domestic cat a tabby, but tabby is not a cat breed — it is actually the pattern of kitty’s coat. And it happens to be the most common of all the feline coat patterns. Technically speaking, no matter what colors or markings you see on your cat, all felines possess
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It all started with an article about cat cafés in America. “I read it, thought what a great concept it was combining the two, cats and coffee, so I went home and told my husband about it,” says Kelli Steward, owner and founder along with husband Stephen of Alabama’s only cat café, Gatos and Beans.
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Quite intriguing and happening when your pet is with you enjoying the fun of Christmas carols, and you happily singing those carols. But Christmas is not only about the carols, but a lot more to enjoy on a platter with those funky festoons; Christmas tree, cakes, chocolates, wine, huge feasts, decorations, and lavish parties. And,
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Why do cats sit on you? Downtime would not be the same for me without a purring cat on my lap. One of the greatest joys of living with cats is when one of them chooses to lounge on top of me. This special bonding time is good for me, as it lowers my blood
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Cats are inquisitive and curious for good reason. As prey animals and predators in nature, their survival depends on knowing everything and everyone in their territory. They explore and test everything that is new to them. They specifically need to know: What is this? Is this edible? Will this eat me? Understanding our cats’ need
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I was looking for a way to help my cats glam it up during the holidays. I found this fun project while playing around on Pinterest. These collars are super easy to make, and your cat will look extra special this holiday season. What you’ll need: Recycled children’s collared shirt (I had fun scouring thrift
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What if you could spend just one penny and alleviate the suffering of hundreds of thousands of animals You’d probably do it in a heartbeat, right? The good news is, there’s a project dedicated to doing just that. PennyFix, founded in 2017 by five women in Central Pennsylvania, is lobbying the pet food industry to
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Souvenirs brought back from the Bahamas usually include refrigerator magnets, tropical T-shirts and perhaps a bottle of rum. But Max Potvin and girlfriend Julie LeBlanc never expected to return to their Sanford, Maine, home with an orphaned kitten they named Arnie. At the start of their two-week vacation, they heard the kitten’s tiny mews and
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As the year starts drawing to a close, and the holiday and gift-giving season kicks into gear, it’s a wonderful opportunity to reach out and help pets, too. There’s a variety of ways to support worthy causes, including shopping on websites that automatically donate to designated organizations. It can be difficult to decide where to
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