Adventure

Well, I went and did it again. I agreed to take in another “challenging” batch of foster kittens — four 3-month-old brothers who were born in a community cat colony, then were trapped, given veterinary care and turned over to a rescue. When they came to us, they spent the first week hiding and running
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This post contains affiliate links* Weighing your cat on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to monitor her health. Gradual weight loss or gain is often not noticeable in cats until it has become quite dramatic. Consider that the average cat weighs 10 pounds. Weight loss of only 6% of a cat’s
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Just adopted a kitten? Or share your home with adult cats? Or, do you care for a community cat colony in your neighborhood? No matter the environment, the challenge remains: keeping fleas off felines. These blood-sucking nuisances possess a strong ability to survive, considering that they have been pestering mammals and birds for more than
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New study ranks popular pets by their impact on the environment Dogs and cats among worst offenders Tortoise is the most eco-friendly pet Exotic pets such as reptiles and snakes have less impact than cats and dogs The Eco Pets League could point the way for pet ownership in the future Pet lovers may choose
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This post contains affiliate links* If you’ve ever had to cut small pills for your cat (or yourself,) you know how frustrating it can be. While there are endless models of pill cutters available online, I’ve found that none of them work well when it comes to cutting already small pills into halves and quarters.
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Greetings, my pawsome cat cohorts. It’s your old friend Forrest here, and today, we’re leaving our parents out of the loop. Why? Because it’s April Fools’ Day, and I want to teach you some surefire pranks to get your parents back for every nap they’ve ever woken you from and every empty food bowl they’ve
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Choosing a healthy cat food can feel overwhelming, especially when you look at the sea of brands, formulations and flavors. Before choosing a food, first identify your cat’s life stage. “Cats have different nutritional needs depending on where they are in their stage of growth and life cycle,” says Johnna Devereaux, clinical pet nutritionist and
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This is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links* EUSOH is a community health sharing plan that reimburses pet parents for veterinary expenses. Unlike traditional pet insurance, pet parents join groups and fund each other’s veterinary costs. I’m a firm proponent of pet insurance. For me, the bottom line is that if you can’t afford
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The following post first appeared on iCatCare: With a professional insight into the trends and issues that have an impact on the lives of cats worldwide, iCatCare invited their Feline Wellbeing Panel members to give a round-up of the feline trends that they’ve witnessed in 2020 and their predictions for what we might see in
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This post contains affiliate links* A growing body of research shows that mindfulness reduces stress, increases focus and cognitive flexibility, makes us less emotionally reactive, increases empathy and compassion and just generally makes us happier. In Mindfulness for Cat Lovers, Carole Bosanko, a clinical psychologist who has worked with the National Health Service for over
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This post contains affiliate links* Let me start this off by saying don’t be alarmed by the subject line. Allegra is doing just fine. We’ve been dealing with a few ongoing health issues, and I thought it was time to update you. The bottom line: Allegra is hyperthyroid. This came as quite a surprise to
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Felines are built to excel in athletic pur­suits. Their superiority in speed, precision and flexibility are only matched by their remarkable ability to sleep 12 to 16 hours a day. There are no gold medals in sleeping, although cats are certain there’s a loophole in the World Feline Bylaws — they’re just not motivated enough
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Advice from vet charity, PDSA With spring within touching distance many of our pets will be spending more time outdoors. As spring plants bloom it’s important to know which to steer clear of if you have pets, such as daffodils, lilies and laburnum. So what shrubs and flowers will give you a colourful yet pet-friendly
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This giveaway is sponsored by Darwin’s Natural Pet Products* Embraced for decades by holistically oriented pet parents and holistic veterinarians, raw feeding is becoming more and more mainstream as cat parents look for alternatives to feeding highly processed commercial pet foods. I’ve been feeding raw for the past ten years, and have seen my cats thrive
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