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The following post first appeared on iCatCare here. Having a cat can mean different things to different people. Some want a cat to cuddle and sit on their laps; others are happy to live with a very independent cat which spends most of its time outside and doesn’t want too much human interaction. What is
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As a fan of cats and art (and Benedict Cumberbatch), I was so excited to hear about this movie. And it didn’t disappoint. Available on Amazon Prime, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain moves from the late 1800s through the 1930s, following the incredible adventures of the artist. Known as “a man who drew cats,”
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There are more cats than dogs in the United States according to American Pet Products Association: 94 million cats and 90 million dogs. Cats rule for many reasons, including ease of care. Got cat? There’s lots you don’t need to deal with. Here are 12 examples: Great for Couch Potatoes Of course, dogs love to
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Norwegian Forest Cat Quick Facts Weight: 7 – 20 pounds The Look of a Norwegian Forest Cat Because they developed in a cold climate, Norwegian Forest Cats have thick, double coats that can keep them warm in just about any weather. The coat is fluffy, especially around the neck. They shed out much of the
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Cats and dogs are animals with “three legs and a spare,” as Dr. Beth Galles and other veterinarians often say when encountering a tripod pet. But still, there are some kitties with special conditions — like severe obesity, arthritis or other mobility issues — who may struggle to walk well on just three limbs. That’s
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Everything you need to know about giving your furry friend antibiotics As much as our four-legged friends might not enjoy taking their medication, sometimes it’s the only way to help them return to their usual furry selves. However, it’s important to be aware of when and why your pet might need to take antibiotics –
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This post contains affiliate links* Cats have a natural affinity for warm spaces, so it’s  not surprising that heated cat beds tend to be a favorite for many. They are especially nice for senior cats, cats with arthritis, or cats who are recovering from illness or surgery. What to look for in a heated bed
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After a long day working, I grab an iced tea and head to my sofa to unwind. My tripod kitty, Smoochy, sees me, and the race is on! Even on three legs, she is lightning fast. Who will get to the sofa first? Smoochy will, of course. Then we spend the next few minutes trying
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The Cat With Twenty Toes is an illustrated children’s book featuring a polydactyl cat named Sookie. The author uses Sookie as a metaphor to celebrate the physical differences among all living creatures. Colorful illustrations and a rhyming verse make this book a fun and lighthearted way to introduce the concept of diversity to young children.
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What if your cat develops an allergy to a specific food or to something in his environment, such as pollen. Or, may start battling a disease, such as diabetes or kidney disease. Or, he may be stressed and his digestive system is being pummeled. Unfortunately, your cat isn’t able to notify you about a specific
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Jackie Brown Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals as a writer and editor in the pet publishing industry. She is contributing writer for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s
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We celebrate our cats every day and in every way, but these cat national holidays can make things a little more special. Don’t see a cat holiday here? Email us at catstermag@belvoir.com, and we’ll add it to the list! ©krblokhin/Getty Images JANUARY Cat Holidays January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day January 22: National Answer Your
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