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  • Early neutering
    Neutering kittens early does not cause misbehavior, study says
    A newly publicized study concludes that sterilizing kittens at an early age does not cause them to have behavior problems later in life.The study, conducted by Belgian researchers and announced by the New Jersey-based Winn Feline Foundation Dec....
  • Cats rule the Internet, and now they help shelters adopt out cats
    The Internet's obsession with cats helps shelters, rescues, adopt more out
    Social media, and the Internet's general obsession with cats, is helping to bring attention to the plight of cats in general and help get them out and adopted. In short, social media has revolutionized how we help companion animals by putting...
  • Fish Shaped Cat Treat
    Fun cat treats you can make
    The holiday season is in full swing and homemade goodies are everywhere. Why not make some homemade goodies for your cat? Making your own cat treats is easy and when you prepare these treats for your cat, you know they are made with good...
  • When cats are stressed or bored
    When cats are stressed or bored
    Maddie’s InstituteSM (MI) is right on the money when it comes to knowing – and teaching – about animal behaviors and the like – especially with pets in shelters. They have many experts that can weigh in on various topics of...
  • Paws Chicago realizes how many cats are in need
    Paws Chicago realizes how many cats are in need
    While this time of year is wonderful in so many ways, for the homeless pets throughout our country, this time of year is frightening to say the least. For many cats in kill shelters, it can be a death warrant!December offers many holidays,...
  • Why do cats purr?
    Do cats purr only when they're happy?
    You love it when cats purr. Your cat purrs when he's obviously happy, content, and relaxed, and it seems to be his way of telling you how he's feeling. He might purr loudly, or softly, or so quietly it's virtually silent, and the only...
  • K-laser therapy
    Las Vegas Cat Hospital Educates Pet Owners about Feline Laser
    Big Cat Rescue and Las Vegas Cat Hospital Educate Pet Owners about Feline Laser TherapyTampa / Las Vegas, Dec. 21, 2014 Big Cat Rescue and A Cat Hospital, a LasVegas animal hospital that exclusively cares for felines, has beenworking to...
  • Pet-induced aggression, and how you can change it
    Petting-induced aggression: What it is, and how to handle it
    You love to pet your cat, but after a few minutes, she runs off, or worse, she turns and bites you. Why is that? Doesn't she know that you're just showing her you love her? She probably does know that on some level, but reaches a limit...
  • The cone of shame: How to make it less stressful for your cat
    The cone of shame: How to help your cat wear an E collar
    Things happen to our cats. They get injured, or need surgery, and they insist on trying to eat the scabs or chew the stitches out of the healing wound. Your cat is acting on his instinct to stop the discomfort from the wound, which can result in...
  • Spay/neuter
    Animal advocates hopeful about Cuba
    American groups that help cats and dogs in Cuba expressed optimism Dec. 19 that newly improved U.S.-Cuban relations will make it easier to assist those animals.“Everything we try to do for the dogs and cats of Cuba is hindered by the...
  • 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...