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What Human Foods Can Cats Eat?

March 14, 2024

Dogs are renowned beggars of human food — it’s part of the reason we have a whole series dedicated to “Can My Dog Eat That?” But dogs aren’t the only ones who will beg for a tidbit of human food. Cats can be equally good at sad eyes and pitiful cries saying, “Pwease, can I …

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How to Get Rid of Cat Pee Smell

February 8, 2024

It’s an eye-watering smell that’s instantly recognizable — cat pee. Litter typically does a great job at deodorizing cat pee, so when you smell it in your house, you know something’s not right. And so the hunt for the source of the stench begins. Behind the couch? The laundry basket? Under the bed — or …

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Answering Your Cat’s Life Questions

January 11, 2024

National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day is coming up soon. Are you prepared for your cat asking questions that you may not have the answers for? Did you even know that cat questions were a thing? Well, now you do. Luckily, we’re prepared to help you celebrate National Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day by peering …

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Do Cats Need Special Care in the Winter?

December 14, 2023

Mittens, it’s cold outside. It’s time to discuss what kind of special care might be needed for cats this winter. First, we need to look at what kind of life your cat leads to provide the best guidance. Are they an indoor-only cat? If so, there are a couple of changes you’ll need to make …

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Why We’re Thankful for Our Pets

November 20, 2023

What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving season? If your pet(s) made the list, you’re not alone! Let’s dive into all the reasons we’re thankful for pets this season and beyond. We’re Thankful That Pets Bring the Funny Laughter relaxes our body, boosts our immune system and lowers our blood pressure, epinephrine and glucose …

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What Is Feline Herpesvirus in cats?

November 9, 2023

The vet just came in to deliver news that your favorite feline has FHV — feline herpesvirus. Initially, panic might set in as your thoughts are, “How? What does this mean for Mittens? What can I do to give my fur-baby the best life possible?” It can be a lot to take in. But know …

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Prepare Your Cat for Moving

October 12, 2023

Moving is a stressful time for everyone, but imagine how stressful it is for your cat who has no idea what is going on. What are all these boxes? Why am I in a new house? Where do I poop?!?! Don’t let Mittens get all their fur in a fluff. We’ll walk you through how …

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Surprise Things You Can Do to Make Your Cat Happy

September 14, 2023

Happy Cat Month, pet owners! Yes, you read that right. September marks the annual Happy Cat Month created by CATalyst Council. This celebratory month was established to spread education about the health, happiness and importance of companion cats. So, keeping this in mind, what ways can you surprise your cat and bring them some extra …

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Will Cats Notice It’s Back-to-School Time?

August 17, 2023

Dogs are notorious for missing their owners two seconds after their human steps out the front door, sometimes with destructive results. But will your family’s favorite feline have separation anxiety after the kiddos go back to school? Fluffy was the go-to adventure buddy for your kids’ summer shenanigans, after all. So, it’s only natural that …

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A brown cat sitting in an empty tub with text that reads ‘Is Hatred of Water in My Genes?’.

Why (or Do) All Cats Hate Water?

July 13, 2023

Splish, splash, it’s time for your cat to take a bath! But … isn’t it common knowledge that cats hate water?  You may be looking at that bathtub thinking, “This won’t end well,” and you wouldn’t be alone. But do all cats really hate water? Let’s dive into whether this might be a myth and …

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