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The Universal Appeal of Cat Cafés

The Universal Appeal of Cat Cafés

This is a trend that looks like it's going to stick! If you've never been to one, here's what to expect. An added bonus is that some cafes also help find homes for cats.

August 2018 - As I settle into the easy chair and sip a cup of tea, Mr. Moo plays with toys, Fernando lounges on the futon and Tiggy Bella is blissfully curled into a cubbyhole mounted on the wall. An afternoon tea break and snuggle time with my cats is my usual routine — but this isn’t my living room, nor are these my cats. Mr. Moo, Fernando, Tiggy Bella and a handful of other cats temporarily reside at Purringtons Cat Lounge in Portland, OR while they (briefly!) wait to be adopted into their forever homes.

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Curbing Pet Overpopulation

Curbing Pet Overpopulation

Let's try to debunk some common myths that prevent people from getting their pets spayed and neutered.

There’s an abundance of kittens right now. Go visit the local shelter and have a look. Or peruse Craigslist or other Internet sites and see how many unwanted litters are out there.

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Cat anemia

Understanding Anemia in Cats

It's not a specific disease but rather the result of a disease process or health condition in your cat. Whether it's mild or severe, it needs to be treated.

Like every veterinarian, I evaluate the mouth and gums of my patient whenever I’m performing a physical examination. I expect to find nice pink gums, and most of the time, I do. Occasionally, however, I’ll note with dismay that the gums are pale, or even white. This finding immediately sets off alarm bells in my head: This cat is anemic. The task of making a diagnosis now begins.

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man with laptop and cat.

Cats On the Internet

Here are two fun (and free!) websites that can bring virtual cats into your online world.

We already know that owning a pet is good for our health. Purring especially continues to fascinate experts and cat lovers alike, and it further adds to the mystique of cats and their healing powers. And now, there’s an opportunity to listen to a virtual kitty even when you don’t have your own cat kneading away in your lap.

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