CAT OWNERSHIP

Needed: More Therapy Cats

Dogs currently make up some 85 to 90 percent of the therapy animals that reduce anxiety and provide comfort for hospital patients, college students...

For the Sake of the “Child”

Don’t kid yourself. If you and your partner haven’t been getting along, your cat knows it — and is experiencing the stress. It might...

Yes, But Which Cat Should You Take Home?

You can’t decide to bring home the one beautiful cat from the shelter because, as you already know, all cats are astoundingly beautiful. Besides,...

My, Kitty, What Narrow Pupils You Have!

You’d think the pupils of house cats would be similar to those of the big cats in the wild, like lions and tigers. But...

Cats for Senior Citizens Who Can’t Afford Them

Many elderly people live by themselves and feel isolated, which leads to depression and sometimes even a decline in physical health. Having a cat...

A Halloween Tail

Black cats have long been associated with Halloween, and stories abound that they are in greater danger than cats of other colors during that...

Cats on a Shoestring

Like all pure creatures, cats are practical,” said American Beat Generation author and feline fan William S. Burroughs. That means you can be practical,...

It’s Happy Cat Month. How Will You Let Your Cat Know?

In some circles, September is considered Happy Cat Month. Of course, you always try to make sure your cat is happy. But what can...

Ways Not to Modify Your Cat’s Behavior

You can’t keep your cat from jumping on the counter, but you can get him to jump back down by spraying him with a...

Do We See What They See?

Cats can see better than we can in the dim light of dawn and dusk, but the anatomy of their eyes puts them at...

If You Die Before Your Cat

Because cats live an average of about 18 years while our life- span averages closer to 80, we don’t generally expect to go first. Yet...

Dear Doctor August 2022

Helping at a shelter — virtually Q: I would love to be able to volunteer at my local cat shelter, but my schedule makes it...