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Has your dating life been a cat-astrophe? Well, there’s an app for that! Tabby — The Cat Person’s Dating App is an offshoot of Dig — The Dog Person’s Dating app, launched in 2018 by sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson. Tabby is a great way for cat lovers to connect. The app has partnered with
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Dr. Kwane Stewart, known as “The Street Vet,” has been a practicing vet for 22 years throughout California. Early in his career he had the difficult task of euthanizing unwanted/unclaimed cats and kittens at an overcrowded shelter. To cope mentally, he had to detach himself emotionally. But one kitten — Sushi — stood out with
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You know her as Blossom, or most recently as Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory or maybe even as C.C. Bloom from Beaches. But there are two boys and three cats who simply call her Mom. That’s right, I’m talking about the incredibly talented Mayim Bialik! Recently, I was fortunate to welcome her
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When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. There’s a stereotype out there that cats are stuck in their ways. And while some certainly are, others are up for learning a new thing or two. Helping a cat learn a new skill or to love life a little more can be a bonding
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Momma Kitty may look disheveled and angry in the post-wildfire photo that circulated — but, miraculously, the popular cat who lived under a California store survived. Cressman’s General Store and Gas Station, which had stood near the town of Shaver Lake since 1904, burned to rubble in the Creek Fire near Fresno on September 7,
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With the holidays upon us, I asked my cat, Stella, what she thinks of carolers. It went about as expected. Hey Stella, what do you think about caroling?Is that when the neighbors attack us? They don’t attack us, Stella.Waltzing up the front walk, howling and screeching, displaying TEETH — that’s apex-predator behavior right there. That’s
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When I found Brutus he had severe burns to all four of his feet, along with his ears and tail. He had spent 26 days on his own following the 2017 Tubbs Wildfire in Sonoma County, California. Brutus and his sister, Cleo, whom I rescued 10 days later, were adopted by a close friend when
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Bifford is the only cat in the family to enjoy out-of-state road trips. He flirts with the staff at his veterinarian’s office and is his family’s most successful mouse hunter among the other cats — and two dogs — he lives with. Last year, Bifford ran for president, on a platform of adoption advocacy, specifically
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This year’s stubborn pandemic promises to upend the holiday habits and traditions of many — and that increases concern among leading veterinarians. “Before this pandemic, people would have concerns about house-guests feeding table scraps that may be unhealthy or even dangerous to their cats,” says Jason Nicholas, BVetMed, a veterinarian and pet safety advocate in
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The goal of Swedish startup Animalist is simple: Make beautiful art for pets and their humans. Co-founder Jan Van Helleputte says that they want to “celebrate the beauty and joy our four-legged companions bring us through modern and personalized art inspired by Scandinavian minimalism.” With just a few simple steps, you can create a personalized
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Your barn cats may not come into your home, but they’re in your heart and part of your family. When the temperatures dip, you want to ensure these kitties have everything they need. Because of the way cats have evolved, they often need a little extra TLC in the winter. “Cats evolved from desert-dwelling ancestors,”
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The holidays are upon us, and everyone’s writing their letters to Santa, hoping they’ll find that special something underneath the tree. Even cats have gift wish lists and would be pawsitively pleased to have their holiday dreams fulfilled. Here are six presents cats would scratch onto their Christmas lists, most of them unwrappable, yet highly
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun December cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. Join Jackson Galaxy for the @Home for the Holidays virtual event. Photography courtesy Jackson Galaxy. Dec.
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As we cool kitties know, adding cats makes all things purrfect. This includes everything from shipping boxes to face masks for preventive measures. And since wearing a mask is the fur-real thing to do right now, here are a few of my faves to add that dash of cat style. Bling it up with Soft
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Cratejoy, a website that tracks subscription boxes, lists more 2,400 gift, toy and treat boxes for cats. There’s a $40 a month box of holistic treats compiled by a certified clinical pet nutritionist. Or, for $39 a month, a wine and cat treat box. Or, for just $4 a month, catnip-themed toys and treats that
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I’ve been making and donating cloth face masks through a Facebook group I joined when the pandemic first started. If we need to wear masks, why not make them fun?! There are all kinds of masks out there — some with nose pieces, some with filter pockets, some with casings, some medical-grade.The ones here are
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’Tis the season for gratitude. It can be hard, given all that 2020 has thrown at us, but sometimes it’s healthy to take a step back and be thankful for all we have. As cat parents, we are thankful for Kitty’s snuggles, antics and companionship. But, are our cats thankful for us? “We have this
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It’s 4 a.m., and your cat is meowing in your ear. Is it a series of shorts mews or in rapid-fire succession? When a toddler accidentally pulls your kitty’s tail, what is your feline saying when she hisses at this little person? Cats have a large repertoire of sounds. Every year veterinary behaviorists discover more
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We think we can control our cat’s behavior. Laughable! We sometimes put in boatloads of research in our pursuits to train our favorite kitties and certainly come up with expert suggestions; however, ultimately, the cat trains us. Here’s a little feline feedback on humans’ attempts at training them — take it with a grain of
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Adventure travel cats are all the rage, according to the kitties I see on Instagram. I wondered if Stella would like to join their ranks. I probably shouldn’t have. Stella, I’m curious. What’s your opinion about adventure travel?I ADORE it. I’ve always fashioned myself a sailor, you know. I didn’t know that.Ever since I was
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Looking for the purrfect “next thing” for your feline family members? We’ve got the latest cat-friendly products here! Hoover SmartWash PET Complete Automatic Carpet Cleaner This industry easiest-to-use carpet cleaner effortlessly removes deep dirt, stains and pet messes. Simply push forward to wash and pull back to dry, and the cleaning solution is already premixed.
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