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  • Feb
  • 24

Five Signs of a Stressed or Sick Cat

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Here’s how to read the signs of stress or illness and act fast to help your meow mate. Your cat depends on you for everything that he or she needs—fresh water, food, a clean litterbox, veterinary care, and, just as important, affection and love. When cats feel stressed or sick, they may behave in uncharacteristic […]

  • Jan
  • 27

Declawing Cats Is a Mutilation, Not a Solution for Scratched Sofas

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New York state could one day be cats’ favorite place to live. That’s because New York Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal has penned a bill that would ban declawing statewide, except in those rare cases when it’s truly necessary for medical reasons, such as to remove a tumor. And it’s about time. Declawing is a painful […]

  • Jan
  • 23

Victory! UW-Madison Closes Cruel Cat Lab

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Victory! Following a PETA campaign to expose and end cruel and archaic sound-localization experiments on cats at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the embattled laboratory has closed its doors for good and released several cats.

  • Oct
  • 29

Keep Your Animals Safe and Happy This Halloween

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Each October, Halloween ushers in its own brand of awesomeness in the form of pumpkins,candy, and costumes. Spider webs and creepy decorations set the stage for ghost stories and trick-or-treating. But holiday fun for humans can translate into hazards for companion animals. Halloween is the busiest time of year for the Pet Poison Helpline because companion […]

  • Oct
  • 16

Cats and Their Claws

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We cat lovers all have the same issue. What to do with our sweet little ones when they go on clawing around! We all know that declawing is a no-no, so what to do? Here is an excerpt from my book Making Kind Choices, which discusses the issue. Cats have to scratch as surely as […]

  • Sep
  • 2

Keep Animals Safe From Fall Poison Dangers

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About this time every year, there’s a tree on my mom’s street that sprouts a large, orangey mushroom at its base. This is a “chicken of the woods“ mushroom that, you guessed it, tastes just like chicken. Rinsed, sliced into chunks, and sautéed, it’s the perfect cruelty-free addition to pasta sauce and stir-fries. However, not […]

  • Jan
  • 28

The cold, hard truth about feral cats

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They named her Frosty because she had been found nearly frozen to death in a Wisconsin barn, barely conscious, piteously mewing a “death cry,” as her rescuers described it. With emergency care, the emaciated 10-week-old “barn kitten” survived the night, but she has been fighting for her life ever since, battling pneumonia, diarrhea and frostbite […]

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