Month: December 2017

Some cat people are “naturals” at pilling cats. It is a real and rare talent. These people can nonchalantly walk by any cat, quickly open said cat’s mouth, pop a pill in, pat its throat for 20 seconds and voila! The pill is in! Sounds far-fetched? I wouldn’t have believed it myself had I not
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You may have heard of herpes disease in humans but did you know that there is also a cat version of Herpes? This tricky virus usually attacks the cat’s respiratory system but in many cases – especially with young kittens – it goes directly for the eyes, causing a severe viral eye infection that can
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Men who love cats have long paid a social price for their feline leanings. Cat guys are sissies. They’re emotional wrecks. I don’t trust them. Clearly, perceptions are changing, but I doubt such bias is gone. Stereotypes are hard to eradicate because they often pass for accepted truth. Also, a certain amount of malice still
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About our Cats’ Tails The tail is an important part of your cat. Physically, it serves to enhance the cat’s balance and agility. It is also a tool of communication, displaying movements and postures that help convey your cat’s mood. The cat’s tail is made of 19 to 21 small bones called caudal vertebrae –
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Ringworm is a common fungal infection in pets and humans. Take a few minutes to read our ringworm guide, which provides useful information about the disease, its symptoms, and treatment. This special guide deals with one aspect of treating a ringworm infestation: housecleaning. It is essential in fighting ringworm infestations in multi-cat environments. The information
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“Silent recalls” are the pet food industry’s dirty little secret. Over a period of 14 months, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products quietly pulled more than 23 tons of dog and cat food from circulation, and it all happened without a whisper of media coverage. It’s only the latest example of “silent recalls” that are becoming increasingly
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“Please help my IBD Kitty!” the call often comes up in our Cat Health forum. For example, in this post TCS member bentley2013 writes, “I’m so discouraged. Bentley eats small amounts but almost exactly 4 hours later he loses it all out his bottom. He just threw up too… I really am a mess…” So
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Anyone who lives with cats knows that they want to be involved in anything and everything we do — especially if we’re sitting on the floor and interacting with boxes and bags. This tends to happen more often during the holiday season, when we — and sometimes a houseful of friends and family — enthusiastically
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