Kids Prefer Pets to Siblings

Anyone with siblings may not be surprised to be find that kids have less conflict with their pets than with their brothers or sisters. While many families have pets, there hasn’t been a lot of research done on the importance … Continue reading

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5 Cat Items to Toss Right Now

We all want to do the best we can by our kitties. But did you know some of the cat accessories you currently own might be better off in the trash? 1. Scratched-up litter boxes Most litter boxes are made … Continue reading

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Adverse Reactions to Food in Cats

I’m not sure I understand the difference between food allergies and adverse reactions to food in cats. My veterinarian tells me that food allergies—like shellfish allergies in humans—are actually not as common in cats as one might think. Is there … Continue reading

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Happy Enriched Cat

How to improve your cat’s happiness through enrichment, stimulating the senses,  and providing safe outlets for natural instincts and cat-friendly spaces and elements A happy enriched cat is one who feels both comforted and stimulated by its environment, which involves places … Continue reading

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September is Happy Cat Month!

Happy Cat Month is an event created by the CATalyst Council to improve cat wellness by focusing on happiness. Scientific studies have shown that happy cats are healthier cats.  We aim to go beyond the basic levels of cat care … Continue reading

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What a cat wants, what a cat needs

A brief guide to environmental enrichment from feline expert Dr. Ilona Rodan. Long live cats! That’s what everyone wants—you, the cat owner, the cat. But some cat owners may not understand that by bringing these playful yet predatory creatures into … Continue reading

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Identifying pain: The enigmatic ways cats show—and hide—pain

Unfortunately, our cats can’t just tell us when they hurt. Of course, there’s no doubt when it’s dinner time, right? But the truth is, cats—they’re masters at hiding pain. If you don’t pay attention to the little clues that indicate … Continue reading

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Therapeutic nutrition can help break the cycle between lower urinary tract signs and stress in cats

Sponsored Content from Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Lower urinary tract signs (LUTS) are frequently encountered. Fifty-seven percent of cats with LUTS have feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC),1 and although the precise cause is unknown, studies show stress plays a significant role.2-3 “Over … Continue reading

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Poison Prevention for your Cat

During National Poison Prevention Awareness Week, the CATalyst Council warns of Easter Lilies and other common cat poisons National Poison Prevention Week begins on Sunday March 20th and to mark it, the CATalyst Council, a national initiative comprised of animal … Continue reading

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Asthma and Bronchitis in Cats

My cat started having coughing spells. I thought she was trying to cough up a hairball. My veterinarian has diagnosed feline asthma and bronchitis. I didn’t know cats could have such a thing. Feline asthma affects a fair number of … Continue reading

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