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Anxious Cat? Try Music

Anxious Cat? Try Music

For fearful or generally anxious cats, calming music may work wonders.

February 2019 - We’re all looking for that special bond that allows a cat to fall asleep in our lap, or initiate play. If that bond seems to be missing between you and your pet, she might be suffering from anxiety. And music might be just the thing to take the edge off and soothe her anxious mind, says the Head of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic, Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM.

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No, Your Cat Cannot Be a Vegan

No, Your Cat Cannot Be a Vegan

A study of 2,000 cat owners in the U.K. found that one in five were not aware their pets were carnivores and required animal products in their diets to thrive. There are many cat owners in the U.S. who also aren’t aware. Veganism simply cannot be a lifestyle choice you make for your cat, even if you make it for yourself.

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Cats in the Wedding “Party”

Cats in the Wedding “Party”

When the Quaker meeting house where a couple married wouldn’t allow a cocktail hour because of a no-alcohol rule, they decided on a kitten hour to keep the guests occupied while they had family pictures taken. Guests snuggled with six kittens from the Seattle Animal Shelter (with volunteers on the scene to make sure they weren’t over-handled) and were asked to donate to the shelter as wedding gifts.

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Biting and Scratching? Recognize the Trigger Signs

Biting and Scratching? Recognize the Trigger Signs

Tips for avoiding sharp claws and teeth.

Do you have a cat who will bite or scratch, seemingly out of nowhere? Rest assured it’s not out of nowhere. Our enchanting pets have their reasons. We just have to learn what those reasons are so that we can be prepared to avoid triggering an aroused or anxious cat into a harmful response. Cat bites and scratches can have serious consequences for loving owners. (See box.)

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