Nothing is quite as wonderful as walking into your home at the end of a long day and being greeted by your cats, cooing their happiness, their tails held high as if to say, “Welcome back! We missed you so much!” But your cat’s tail does much more than help you understand how she’s feeling.
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You’ve talked to the sitter about walks, but what about pet emergencies? By: Acid Pix Summertime is just around the corner — and so is vacation madness. Panicky phone calls from pet sitters abound during high vacation periods. I urge both the pet’s humans and sitters to anticipate emergency situations and establish plans of
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Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won’t lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She
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Have you ever had your cat go missing from your house? If so, you know how terrified and helpless this can make you feel and you want to find your lost cat right away. You don’t know if they’re simply hiding outside in the yard, gone exploring, or if they’ve encountered a predator. Often, the
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Cats and summertime seem to go together, don’t they? In countless Internet memes, videos, and cartoons, we see cats stretched out in a sunny spot, soaking up the rays. But while cats descend from desert animals and are more tolerant of heat than dogs, they have some special needs when the temperature rises. Ensure your
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Some friends of mine have a polydactyl cat named Dougus, whom I affectionately call “The Toes.” He certainly earns the name: With six toes on each foot, he is well above average — and he’s off the charts in good looks and charm as well. Polydactyly is not unusual in cats, so Dougus is hardly
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Cats and carpeting don’t always get along. By: Jacob Haas Years ago, one of my mom’s friends put woven-grass wallpaper in her dining room. It gave the room a wonderfully open and natural look. That’s what her 3 cats thought, too. You could just see they were thinking, “Nice textured stuff. Now we don’t
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Cats and dogs can have thousands of mites living in their ear canals. By: M.L. Duong Kipper was a rescue cat I got as a companion for my first cat, Skate. Kipper’s foster home was crammed with feline waifs and strays, and their caretaker was blind — but that’s a different story. This story
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Some cats crave companionship, even if they’re feral. By: Beverly Goodwin A fluffy gray cat and a snowshoe Siamese take turns grooming and play-wrestling with each other. Later, the fluffy gray cat will check on another female’s kittens. A red tabby and a black cat curl up together because it’s a tad chilly. Each
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