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Cats and Down Syndrome

Google “cats and Down syndrome” and loads of entries will come up: “cats with Down syndrome for sale,” “cats with Down syndrome for adoption,”...
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Cats Make the Man

Although Marley and Me author John Grogan clearly loves dogs, he tipped his hand when it came to revealing which species he believes is...

Why They Love to Throw Things Off Shelves and Counters

You’d think being allowed to jump onto high surfaces would be enough to make a cat happy, but then she goes and bats everything...

Keeping Your Furniture Safe from Scratches Without “Covering” Your Upholstery

Scratching posts, unpleasant scents sprayed onto fabric, distractions like catnip and toys — you’ve tried everything to keep your cat from digging her sharp...

Why Your Cat Brings You “Gifts”

Your little tigress has landed yet another mangled mouse at your feet, having dragged it up from the basement. A week earlier, she even...
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Very sick out of the blue — about once a year

Q. Would you know why cats (at least my cat) might get sick all of a sudden, vomiting and becoming listless, and then be...
Cat injury

Common Cat Injuries — and How to Avoid Them

There’s a significant silver lining to the injuries that land many cats in emergency rooms. In many cases, the accidents that threaten our pets’...

Decoding the Guaranteed Analysis on Cat Food Labels

Every cat food label contains a Guaranteed Analysis, a series of nutrient values listed as percentages or “milligrams per kilogram” with no instructions explaining...
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Choosing a Harness for Your Cat

Not all cats want to go outside on a leash. But for those who do, harnesses provide a great opportunity for an indoor feline...
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Screen Time: Don’t Overdo It

Research has shown that some cats in windowless settings, such as shelters, really enjoy the distractions of watching typical prey like birds, rodents, and...
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Dear Doctor: Throwing a clot

Q. My veterinarian said my cat has heart disease and has to take a blood thinner so he doesn’t throw a clot. What does...
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Dogs for Cat People

The worst has happened. You have fallen in love with a dog person. And although your partner loves your cat, this mate with whom...