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REVIEW: HEYREX TORUS WATER BOWL

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: CAT NEWS, CAT PRODUCT REVIEWS, RATINGS & REVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As cat owners, we know it’s really important to encourage our cats to drink water. Cats are notorious for suffering from kidney disease which is exacerbated by dehydration. So it’s really crucial that your cat always has access to clean, fresh water.  I recently test drove the Heyrex Torus water bowl and have incorporated it [...]

BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT’S ‘SWAT CAT’ GETS NEW PERMANENT HOME

By | February 27th, 2017|Categories: CAT NEWS|Tags: , , |

"SWAT Cat" as she's affectionately known by the Boston Police Department just moved into her new, permanent home at the Police Base in Roxbury. The officers and the Boston Police Department have been selected by SWAT cat as their new mascot. This beautiful calico has been hanging around since 2013 and she and the officers have [...]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT FIV CATS

By | February 22nd, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , |

Myths about FIV persist despite new scientific findings FIV in cats continues to be widely misunderstood. Cats with FIV are often overlooked in animal shelters due to misconceptions about the disease. Studies about FIV transmission in cats conducted by Dr. Annette Litster have shown that cohabitation between FIV positive and negative cats did not result [...]

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HOW CATS HELP IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: CAT NEWS, CAT SCIENCE, Learn|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Chelsy Ranard For cat people it’s no question: the whiskers, the fuzzy faces, the meows, and the head nudges let us know our cats are definitely beneficial to our mental health. The rest of the world, however, has some catching up to do. Those who don't have cats are missing out on the cats' appeal. [...]

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HOW SMOKING AFFECTS PET HEALTH

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS|Tags: , , |

Guest post by Victor Ulhman Do you think your smoking is just hurting you? Think again: studies have shown time and time again that second hand smoke directly causes cancer in pets. In fact, according to one study, second hand smoke has a greater impact on pets than it does on humans. Unknowingly, your smoking has [...]

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THE TRUE STORY OF SIR THOMAS TRUEHEART

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: CAT NEWS, CAUSES WE SUPPORT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WARNING: Contains a graphic image. Last summer, Sir Thomas Trueheart, or Tommy as he is affectionately called, was spotted wandering aimlessly in a southern California neighborhood in the middle of an oppressive heat wave.    When he showed up in the backyard of an animal-lover  (Judie Merrill), she noticed that Tommy had horrific injuries and [...]

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10 CAT TOYS TO EXCITE YOUR CAT

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: CAT NEWS, CAT PRODUCT REVIEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guest Post by Stephanie Lynch Cats can be just like people. They can get bored if they do not have anything interesting to play with or something to keep their curious minds occupied. You may think all you have to do is give your cat a ball or a stuffed mouse to keep him or her [...]

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THROWBACK KITTEN WEEK

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: CAT NEWS, GIVEAWAYS|Tags: , , , |

It's the end of the year and there's much to look back on... like how your cats have been with you, year after year, through thick and thin. Tidy Cats is sponsoring "Throwback Kitten Week" - it's a week-long celebration of your cats and the transformation from when they were kittens to their meowgnificently fabulous [...]

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REVIEW: TIDY CATS DIRECT

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: CAT NEWS, CAT PRODUCT REVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |

Skip Ahead to Contest Rules Tidy Cats has done it again! They have innovated in the litter world where you just didn't think it was possible! This time Tidy Cats is helping out cat owners who dread dealing with the litter box. You know these people. It might not be you, but you definitely know the [...]

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SOLVING THE CAT-BIRD PREDATION ISSUE

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: CAT NEWS|Tags: , |

Cat and bird advocates have been at odds for a very long time. Bird advocates claim that outdoor cats are decimating bird populations. Cat advocates say that these claims are overblown and many refuse to keep cats indoors. While I'm personally a proponent of keeping cats indoors for their own health and safety, I recognize that [...]

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