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Creating an engaging and stimulating home for your cat is the key to helping her live a happy and healthy life. By adding things to the environment that spark interest and cater to her instincts, you can keep her entertained, especially while you are busy or away. These simple ideas will help you think like
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun August cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled or gone virtual. A cat in the shelter. Photography by Okssi68/Thinkstock All Month: Clear the Shelters Find your new best friend during NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations’
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You know how you felt being quarantined, trapped inside your home. Bored, lonely, isolated. Still, you had Netflix and an array of TV and cable options. You could pick up a book or use services like Zoom to chat with others. Think about it. Our cats are under quarantine 24/7 every day without TV or
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Most of us are having more screen time than usual this summer from scrolling social media to movies to video games. Screen time is a regular part of life for most people, but what about our cats? Most of us have seen our cats watch or even swat at the screen when we are watching
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Looking for the purrfect “next thing” for  your feline family members? We’ve got the latest cat-friendly products here! Casabella Pet Hair RemoversCat hair begone with two cool products. The No Bones About It Sponge removes pet hair from clothes, car interiors, upholstery and carpets with no water or cleaning solutions needed. Want more? The two-sided
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Summer can be a trying time for cats. I decided to ask my cat, Stella, how we could stay cool when the temperature rises. Summer is upon us, Stella! Are you thinking up ways to beat the heat?This again? I HATE summer. The heat waves, the children screaming in agony, you and your novelty sunglasses,
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun July cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled or gone virtual. All month: National Lost Pet Prevention Month A tabby cat with an ID collar on. Photography by Shelagh Duffett/Thinkstock. Wednesday, July 1: ID Your
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We interviewed top feline experts to find out their favorite cat-care secrets for all life stages. Read on to learn how to manage the most common cat-care and behavior issues. Photo: Lightspruch | Getty Images Cat-care secrets for preventing litter box woes Not using the litter box is at the top of the list of
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NOAA is forecasting a severe Atlantic Hurricane season with 13 to 19 named storms and up to 10 hurricanes for 2020. Hurricane season runs from July through November with a peak from mid-August through the end of October. Before any bad weather appears, you need to make sure that you have an emergency plan that
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Cats are naturally playful creatures. Once you’ve lived with a cat for a while, it becomes evident that anything can be a toy. Most cat owners have had a Christmas tree incident with their cat knocking baubles left, right and center.  Here’s why playtime is so important for your cat and how playing with your
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In an ideal world, every cat would live indoors and enjoy a warm, loving home. Of course, we don’t live in an ideal world, and some cats must live outdoors due to circumstances beyond their or their person’s control. Here’s what you need to know about cats who live outside. Only spayed or neutered cats
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When a beloved cat passes away, your house and heart may seem a little empty. Grief looks and feels different for each person, and there is no wrong way to grieve. Ordained animal chaplain Kaleel Sakakeeny describes grieving as an active process, and his work is about supporting cat guardians “moving from grief to mourning.”
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Did someone say “summer vacation?” Cats are always ready for a little R & R, and the summer months are the perfect time for them to kick back (more than usual) and fully enjoy the lazy, hazy days. Here are nine ways cats might soak up summer vacation, with a little help from the humans
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If you have multiple cats in your home, chances are when one dies it’s not just you who is grieving. Your surviving cat will likely also be missing her feline friend. Even cats who might not seem especially bonded often go through periods of loss or adjustment after a feline companion passes away. Some grieving
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I always have lots of fabric scraps lying around, so I use them up by making toys for my cats and the cats at the shelter where I volunteer. I usually just do simple squares and rectangles, but I recently decided to try some trickier shapes — like fish! If you know your way around
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A recent study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B has connected the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii commonly found in cat feces to fatal toxoplasmosis in wild southern sea otters. The Toxoplasma agents spread to the ocean from cat feces on land. Toxoplasma oocysts (eggs) accrue in kelp beds, where they are eaten by
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Let’s Bake! A Pusheen CookbookBeloved cartoon cat Pusheen is celebrating her 10th anniversary with this new book — a fun collection of themed recipes for cookies, cakes and other yummy and super cute treats. With a little help from Pusheen creator Claire Belton and scientist- turned-chef Dr. Susanne Ng, you’ll find 40 recipes for sweet
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For decades, people knew Terrence Lauerman as Brother Terry. Now, millions of people know him as Cat Grandpa Terry — a YouTube star, famous catnapper, calendar guy and even coffee flavor. The fame started about two years ago when Terry — a brother at Saint Norbert Abbey and retired teacher — started visiting Safe Haven
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun June cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled, postponed or gone virtual. Show your cat some love today! Photography © PeopleImages | E+ / Getty Images. All month: Adopt A Shelter Cat Month, National Foster a
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For as long as he can remember, former high-powered attorney Buzz Miller dedicated his time to improving the lives and well-being of pets. It was while working at animal shelters that he witnessed heartbreaking scenes of military personnel deployed overseas forced to surrender their beloved pets because they had no one to look after them
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With a little help from her mom, 10-year-old Emma Finnegan figured out a great way to earn some money to buy herself a cellphone: making and selling bow ties for pets. They’d had fun making one for their rescue dog, Casey, so they decided to take it one step further. And with that, Casey’s House
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