Adventure

Some cats go wild for laser toys, chasing the little red dot around the house, up and down furniture, and, in Ruby’s case, even up walls. Well, she tried, anyway. Allegra will chase any reflection of light, even if it’s just the sun reflecting off my phone on the wall, so a laser pointer is
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Constipation is defined as infrequent or difficult defecation of hard, dry feces, with retention of stool in the colon and/or rectum. It is an occasional, harmless problem in most cats. Repeated bouts of constipation, however, is an abnormal finding and, left untreated, constipation can progress, with sometimes dire consequences. What can cause it There are
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Our youngest, Luna, is quite the docile kitty, spending most of her days laying in her favourite bed soaking up the sun, only appearing when food is on offer or when Daddy is in a meeting. Not much can tempt her to be active, but should a fly ever wander past her gaze she will
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There are more cats than dogs in the United States according to American Pet Products Association: 94 million cats and 90 million dogs. Cats rule for many reasons, including ease of care. Got cat? There’s lots you don’t need to deal with. Here are 12 examples: Great for Couch Potatoes Of course, dogs love to
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Cats and dogs are animals with “three legs and a spare,” as Dr. Beth Galles and other veterinarians often say when encountering a tripod pet. But still, there are some kitties with special conditions — like severe obesity, arthritis or other mobility issues — who may struggle to walk well on just three limbs. That’s
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How to keep furry friends warm and safe during the colder months During winter, it’s not only important to take extra care of ourselves by wrapping up warm as temperatures plummet, but also ensure we do the same for our four-legged friends, too. “Winter can bring its challenges especially for the fine coated, young, sick
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It’s always sad when a friend’s cat dies. My heart hurts for what I know they’re about to go through as they mourn their loss. We’ve all been there, and even though everyone grieves in their own unique way, we all know how hard it is. On Monday, my dear friends Rita and Rob had to
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After a long day working, I grab an iced tea and head to my sofa to unwind. My tripod kitty, Smoochy, sees me, and the race is on! Even on three legs, she is lightning fast. Who will get to the sofa first? Smoochy will, of course. Then we spend the next few minutes trying
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What if your cat develops an allergy to a specific food or to something in his environment, such as pollen. Or, may start battling a disease, such as diabetes or kidney disease. Or, he may be stressed and his digestive system is being pummeled. Unfortunately, your cat isn’t able to notify you about a specific
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This post contains affiliate links* I always have several journals on hand for writing whenever the mood strikes me. Writing something out by hand can often be more powerful than typing on the computer. When I got ready to journal on New Year’s Eve, I pulled out the journal shown above. I’ve had this particular
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We celebrate our cats every day and in every way, but these cat national holidays can make things a little more special. Don’t see a cat holiday here? Email us at catstermag@belvoir.com, and we’ll add it to the list! ©krblokhin/Getty Images JANUARY Cat Holidays January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day January 22: National Answer Your
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Could you give one of these purr-fect pets a happy ever after this Christmas? Abandoned, neglected, abused or unwanted. Every animal who ends up in the RSPCA’s care has its own unique story – many of which are heartbreaking. But these pets all have one thing in common (as well as their festive names!); they’re
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I’m not much of party girl, so New Year’s Eve has always been a quiet day of reflection for me. I look back over the past year, and set some intentions for the coming year. If you’re going out to celebrate, please be safe. 2021 was a pretty good year for Allegra and me. We’re
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Quick Facts Weight: 10 – 15 pounds Height: about 16 inches The Look of a Bengal Coveted for its wildcat exotic looks, the Bengal prowls like a small leopard with its sleek, muscular body, oval eyes, broad nose, strong chin and wedge-shaped head. Its hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs, yielding a
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By Donna Stead & Heidi How would you react if your vet turned to you and told you your cat has asthma? For me it was disbelief…cats don’t suffer with asthma do they?…it’s a human disease? Around the time of my tabby cat Heidi turning two years old she began “coughing” every now and then,
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This post contains affiliate links* I see a lot of new products each year, and I try to share as many of the good ones with you as I can. And of course, Allegra has been busy helping me review many of them for you throughout the year. With so many products, it’s really hard
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Many years ago, when I was doing my residency in small animal internal medicine, I had a conversation over lunch with one of the small animal surgery residents. I asked him how he was holding up during his grueling course of study “Well, I think I discovered the three rules to surviving this surgery residency,”
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Hi everyone, Today’s Purrsday Poetry post comes from Bruce Jewett. To visit the author’s Blog please click here. If you are an author or aspiring author of cat poetry why not send them in to us? 😀 Thanks, Marc Advertisements Visit our Shop for Lisa Parker merchandise! We regularly write about all things relating to cats
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Brushing is not only a great way to keep your cat’s coat and skin healthy, it’s also a wonderful way for you to spend quality time with your cat – if your cat enjoys being groomed. For cats who don’t like being brushed but enjoy being petted, a grooming glove may be the purrfect solution.
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Anyone who’s adopted a cat has inevitably made up a goofy ditty about their beloved kitty at some point — and it seems that musicians and pop stars are just as willing to let feline muses inspire their songs. Here’s a spotlight on seven tracks written about cats that are prime for your next playlist.
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It’s hard to believe that today marks the second anniversary of the day I had to let Ruby go. I have shared memories of her with you over the past two years, and I will keep sharing them, but today is a day for Allegra and me to remember her privately. So instead of words,
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Annie Butler Shirreffs Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for 20 years and is currently the senior editor of Catster and Dogster magazines. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their
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Hi everyone, When my human got home the other day I decided that his lap was certainly comfier than some of my cat caves and beds. 😀 Yes? Sorry you are not allowed to move for the next hour or two! Signed by His Meowjesty King Oliver the Maker of Mischief Advertisements The full range
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