Archive For The “Cats” Category

“The Future is Meow” According to Doraemon

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“The Future is Meow” According to Doraemon

by Ramona D. Marek, MS ED.   Japan’s love for cats began over 1,000 years when ago when they likely came in on Chinese ships. The Japanese people were smitten with the mousers who protected Buddhist scrolls and crops alike. The adoration ran deep, cats were cherished pets by the elites until 1602 when the government…

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

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Hospice Care for Shelter Cats: The Gift of Love That Gives Back

  By Kristin Avery   Some cats, like some humans, travel a bumpy road in life. Through no fault of their own, they are bounced from one home to the next, surrendered to shelters or left to fend for themselves on the streets. Cleo was one of these cats. By the time Cleo was surrendered to…

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Are Loving Kitty Kisses Safe For Us Hoomans?

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Are Loving Kitty Kisses Safe For Us Hoomans?

By Jo Singer, MSW, CSW, LCSW (Ret.)     I am wondering if it truly safe for humans to be covered in cat spit.  Although I am aware that their saliva is one of the main ingredients in dander and people with allergies to cats must be careful; but lately, for some reason or other,…

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A Step-By-Step Guide for Harness and Leash Training Your Cat

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A Step-By-Step Guide for Harness and Leash Training Your Cat

  By Janiss Garza   Many people mistakenly believe that cats can’t be trained to walk on a leash. Are you one of them? You may be cheating your cat out of a fun and enriching experience. By learning to wear a harness and walk on a leash, a cat can experience the outdoors safely,…

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The Legacy of a Little Blind Kitten Who Gave Nothing But Love

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The Legacy of a Little Blind Kitten Who Gave Nothing But Love

by Vicky Giannangelo   Quirky was not an ordinary blind kitten…he had a brain and spinal injury that made him blind when he was a baby kitten. We don’t know how it happened, it could have been at birth, or from a trauma before he was 5 weeks old. We were told by a vet not…

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How to Make Your Cat and Dog Friends!

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How to Make Your Cat and Dog Friends!

by Jordan Walker   Dogs don’t really hate cats, or cats hate dogs. They don’t really have to fight like their sworn enemies. Truth is, they don’t really have anything to do with each other. Each species has distinct differences in both instincts and behaviors.  The gestures and behaviors that your felines and canines use…

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

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UNDERSTANDING THE “POINT” OF ACUPUNCTURE FOR CATS AND DOGS

by Amy Shojai   Acupuncture for pets is considered a holistic therapy but has become a mainstay of many traditional veterinary practices. Therapies similar to acupuncture may have arisen 7000 years ago in India, and have been used for at least 3000 years in China.   Acupuncture inserts needles into the skin, and is a bioenergetic…

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How to Groom Your Cat to SHINE and Be Happy!

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How to Groom Your Cat to SHINE and Be Happy!

by Mary Oquendo   So, you want to groom your own cat. As a professional holistic cat groomer, I take a different approach to cat grooming. One that takes into consideration the physical and mental well-being of cats. Not every cat is a candidate for grooming. They must be fit and healthy. Factors to consider include:…

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Corduroy-Oldest Living Cat is Presumed Dead After Escaping

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Corduroy-Oldest Living Cat is Presumed Dead After Escaping

  Corduroy the cat, the famous Oregon kitty recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records to be the oldest living cat is missing and presumed dead.   Ashley Okura of Sisters, Oregon who had Corduroy for 27 years made the announcement on Instagram this week. She reports that the cat bolted out the door on…

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TEN WINTER WEATHER TIPS FOR OUTDOOR CATS

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TEN WINTER WEATHER TIPS FOR OUTDOOR CATS

  BETHESDA, Md., USA – Nov. 17, 2016 – As temperatures across the country begin to drop, many people find themselves concerned about how to care for outdoor cats in the wintertime. Cats are resilient, but they can always use a hand staying warm and healthy during cold weather. “Cats live and thrive outdoors in…

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