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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Allergies in Cats

What are allergies and how do they affect cats? One of the most common conditions affecting cats is allergy. An allergy occurs when the cat’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances called allergens or antigens. Allergens and antigens are simply … Continue reading

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How Heartworm Disease Hurts Cats

The more you know about this potentially fatal disease, the better prepared you’ll be to protect your feline friend from infection. Read on for answers to your common questions. 1. Do cats really get heartworms? Heartworms aren’t just a dog … Continue reading

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5 New Years Resolutions For Cats

Gordy the Cat Offers Tips to His Fellow Felines on Increasing Their Status With Humans With the New Year around the corner, I have decided to think about what I could do to make myself a better pet. But I … Continue reading

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