Archive For The “Cats” Category

Be Purrpared… for the Adventure of Your Lives

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Be Purrpared… for the Adventure of Your Lives

by Karen Nichols Editor/Author, Mousebreath Magazine & Cat Scouts Skeezix the Cat was the runt of his litter. With Dumbo-sized ears, crossed-eyes, and Barney Fife physique, he was never Cat Fancy centerfold material. But he had a laptop and a dream, and he accomplished more in his eight short years than most cats can hope…

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Is Your Cat an Introvert or an Extrovert? And How to Nurture Each Type

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Is Your Cat an Introvert or an Extrovert? And How to Nurture Each Type

by Janiss Garza Because they don’t solicit attention in the same way a dog does, many people assume that cats are anti-social loners. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Cats actually thrive on interaction with their chosen humans. In fact some cats even like making new friends and socializing. Yes, there are cats out…

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7 TIPS FOR CAT SUNBURN PAIN

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7 TIPS FOR CAT SUNBURN PAIN

by Amy Shojai Long sunny days can bring misery for people—and their pets. Cat fur offers great protection against the sun in most cases, so it’s rare for kitties to develop sunburn. When they do, it’s the thinly-furred regions that suffer the worst risk. Sunburn can turn ear tips crispy, the bridge of the nose…

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Nobodys Cats And Those Who Care For Them

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Nobodys Cats And Those Who Care For Them

Christine Arnold in this podcast shares with us the compelling behind the scenes look at feral cat management and TNR with the Nobodys Cat Foundation.  Christine founded the PAWS Trap Neuter Return Program in 2004 and served as the program’s manager through 2011. She has significant experience in all aspects of the strategy, from trapping…

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5 Ways I Helped My Cats Get Along

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5 Ways I Helped My Cats Get Along

by Robin Mudge How would a 9-year-old cat feel about a new cat entering her home? I wanted to make sure that Manna would find a best friend in the new cat and not just an intruder in her territory. After doing some research, I came up with 5 ways I could help my cats…

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Naming a cat is an awesome responsibility: Let your kitty tell you her name!

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Naming a cat is an awesome responsibility:  Let your kitty tell you her name!

By Jo Singer, MSW, CSW, LCSW, (Ret.) Getting a new kitten or cat?  How exciting! If you are already a kitty guardian then you already understand that bringing a kitten or cat for the first time into your home, you are embarking on one of the most amazing and fascinating adventures you will have in…

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At 80 Years Old She Started Photographing Feral Cats And Its Amazing

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At 80 Years Old She Started Photographing Feral Cats And Its Amazing

by Diane Peresie I have been a serious photographer for many years.  I have received several prizes locally over the years and even a couple nationally.  The national photos, btw, were of my cats.  I have always loved cats and can’t remember life without one. When I turned 80 years old, I went into a complete “now…

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A Guide to Adopting a Ragdoll Kitten

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A Guide to Adopting a Ragdoll Kitten

by Jenny Dean First, congratulations on deciding to adopt a lovable, furry addition into your family! Second, this decision most certainly comes with many questions: Where can I find Ragdoll cats for sale? What kind of Ragdoll kitten should I look for? What kind of price range can I expect? Rest assured that all of…

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5 Ways to Improve Your Cat’s diet

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5 Ways to Improve Your Cat’s diet

by Mary Nielsen Cats are carnivores and their ancestors grew up in the wild eating raw meat. Granted, that’s a bit impractical now by trying to go out hunting for your cat, yet a balanced diet is extremely important for overall cat health. So, to keep your cat happy, healthy and purring, here are 5 ways…

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What to do With Ferals in Your Neighborhood

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What to do With Ferals in Your Neighborhood

by Beth Frank, President and Founder of Community Cats United, Inc Let’s talk about a few  topics in the world of community cats.  But first, what exactly is a community cat?  Community cat is a term that includes any unowned cat, whether they are feral (unsocialized) or friendly (lost or abandoned pet cats). These cats…

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