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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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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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Common Cat Behaviors and How to Correct Them

June 8, 2023

At some point, most cat owners deal with at least one of the following behaviors. Deal with any of them long enough, and you’ll be yearning to correct that cat behavior. Destructive scratching Litter box issues Aggression Why do cats do the things they do? Well, cats aren’t people, and are often oblivious to what …

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Why Do Cats Purr?

May 11, 2023

While cats may not be able to communicate in human tongues, their body language and purrs can be worth a thousand words. But are those words always PAWSitive? Contrary to popular belief, purring isn’t always an indication that your cat is calm and happy. Researchers have found that cats can express a variety of emotions …

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Springtime Is Catio Time

April 27, 2023

Is there better porch weather than spring weather?  And is there a better purrson to share porch time with than your cat? Well, to make sure you both get the most out of your porch (or backyard, in lieu of a good sittin’ porch), here’s how to add a catio to your recreation area. What’s …

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