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Cats

  • Jan
  • 23

What to Do If Your Companion Gets Lost

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I’ve run across some really sad cases of guardians who lost their feline companions and did not know what steps to take to recover them. Here are some basic guidelines that were originally published in my book 250 Things You Can Do to Make Your Cat Adore You. These steps should also work for most other […]


  • Oct
  • 30

Keep Your Cat Indoors on Halloween and All Year Round

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When my mom was a little girl, she had a favorite black cat named Midnight. He was one of more than a dozen former strays who had wandered into the family’s life, drawn by the abundance of cat food that was always set out on the front porch. Occasionally, one of the cats would mysteriously […]


  • Oct
  • 13

From the Mailbag: Stressed Cats

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My neighbor took on a second job and says her cat has been urinating outside the litterbox while she’s at work. What should she do? —Concerned Kitty Confidant When cats feel stressed or sick, they may behave in uncharacteristic ways, including by having, ahem, “accidents.” First and foremost, your neighbor must take her cat to […]


  • 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 […]


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