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  • Spice up playtime with your cat
    Play these fun games with your cat to make playtime more interesting
    You know that your cat needs exercise and engagement, and you play with her every day. Maybe you even play with her more than once a day, and you try and leave toys out for her so she doesn't get too bored while you're gone. Yet, you sense...
  • You need more than one cat
    Getting a second kitty for Christmas
    You finally realized, one cat is simply not enough and you want to bring in a second feline friend. Call it a Christmas present for yourself and start getting prepared for the new arrival today. When you bring that special cat home, be sure to...
  • The million cat challenge is scheduled to take place this January
    The million cat challenge is scheduled to take place this January
    The Million Cat Challenge (MCC) is a joint campaign created by the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program and the Maddie’s®Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida led by Drs. Kate Hurley and Julie Levy. The premise of the...
  • Cats can be fussy
    What to do abut fussy-about-food felines
    Cats are by nature fussy when it comes to food. Nevertheless, if your cat is experiencing a lack of appetite that is causing him/her to lose weight, then it may signify an underlying problem. It could be a mildly upset stomach, kidney disease,...
  • Still time to make tax-deductible donations for 2014
    Make a tax-deductible donation to your favorite cat group by December 31
    Amid the hustle and bustle of the winter holiday season, one can forget that the deadline for making tax-deductible donations to non-profit organizations looms on the horizon. Any charitable donation made (including the postmarked-by date) by...
  • What do your cat's vocalizations mean?
    Chatters, chirps and trills: What your cat's vocalizations mean
    Your cat has a number of different vocalizations, and if you're like many of us, you have no idea what they all mean. She might "chatter" when she sees a bird outside, or when you put the little red dot on the ceiling where she can&...
  • 4th cat cafe in the U.S. opens in New York City
    Cat cafe opens in New York City, becomes 4th open cat cafe in the nation
    New York City's first permanent cat café is open for business. Meow Parlour, located in SoHo in Manhattan, is the brainchild of the same two women who run the Macaron Parlour, also in Manhattan. The café is currently home to eight cats, which...
  • Keep kitty happy and healthy
    More facts about cats with acromegaly
    Impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance resultant in diabetes mellitus are seen in all felines with acromegaly. Measurement of endogenous insulin shows considerably increased serum insulin concentrations. In spite of severe insulin...
  • Kitty-safe Christmas
    Have a kitty-safe little Christmas
    Every cat lover wants their feline to have a Merry Christmas, but in order for Christmas to be a blessed one for kitty, it must first and foremost be a safe one. Be sure to follow these safety steps this year. Select the best spot to put up the...
  • Feline acromegaly facts
    Facts about feline acromegaly
    Acromegaly, or hypersomatotropism, comes about from chronic, excessive secretion of growth hormone in the adult feline. Acromegaly in cats takes root in a growth-hormone-secreting tumor of the anterior pituitary. In felines, these tumors grow...
  • Donated items can help cats and kittens like this.
    Help R-CATS check off its wish list this holiday season
    As 2014 comes to a close, the R-CATS Programis gearing up for a 2015 filled with Trap/Neuter/Return and fostering/adopting out socialized cats and kittens. With that in mind, the group's board and volunteers are seeking supplies that will let...
  • PAWS Chicago works double time during this holiday season
    PAWS Chicago works double time during this holiday season
    PAWS Chicago is well aware of what happens to many pets that are not chosen to become someone’s family member right before the big Christmas holiday. So many of these pets don’t live to see another Christmas because they are mass...
  • Dr. Lisa Pierson talks about cat food and species appropriate diets
    Dr. Lisa Pierson dishes on all things cat food with Dr. Karen Becker
    Dr. Karen Becker sat down with cat diet expert Dr. Lisa Pierson, of Catinfo.org, to talk about what our cats need nutritionally. As a veterinarian, Dr. Pierson started wondering why we didn't feed our cats low-carb diets to begin with, instead...
  • Christmas gifts for your cat
    6 unique Christmas gifts for your cat
    With Christmas coming, we're all thinking about what gifts to buy for friends and family. You might also be wondering what would make a good Christmas gift for your cat, especially if your cat is a full-fledged family member. As with buying...
  • Mrs Teasdales happy Christmas
    Happy Holidays with a contented cat
    Thanksgiving is over and it is on to the other festivities of the year’s end. Be it Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or New Year, in many homes food, family and festivities abound and we want our furry-friends to enjoy the festivities too....