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Looking for the purrfect “next thing” for your feline family members? We’ve got the latest cat-friendly products here! Puzzle & Play Buggin Out This Petstages cat game by Nina Ottosson helps curious cats exercise their natural curiosity and foraging instincts. Kitty can bat at the pegs and swivel the leaves to uncover 14 hidden treat
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Cats get a bad rap when it comes to superstitions, and that’s not fair. I decided to ask my cat, Stella, how she feels about them. Stella, what do think about cat superstitions?What are superstitions? You know, that cats have nine lives or that black cats are —Wait, did you say NINE? Yeah, but it’s
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With kids across the country being educated at home, Pet Partners introduced a new program designed to bring the power of the human-animal bond to at-home learning. We Are All Ears is a worldwide read-with-pets project that will run through the end of the year. Just take the pledge to read at home to your
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It seems like Cathy Pittman has heard some version of the question thousands of times:  “My cat is so cute. How can we get into the movies? And will we get rich?” The  Hollywood animal trainer sighs as she tells the story. If anything, the number of people who want fame and fortune for their
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Tune into Jeff Lyons’ 10 p.m. weather forecast on WFIE-TV in Evansville, Indiana, and you’ll get more than just the Doppler radar and an above-average dewpoint. You’ll get an up-to-the-minute forecast with a chance of Betty. Betty the weather cat, that is! The once homeless feline is a newly minted internet sensation whose fluffiness on
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This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a spooky mystery. Check out these four fun whodunits! Cat Got Your Crown In the fourth book in Julie Chase’s Kitty Couture Mystery series, Lacy Marie Crocker can’t believe it’s been a year since her return home to New Orleans. Since opening her pet
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“I like to try and make eye contact with my cat when she poops,” says Thundercat, the Los Angeles-based Grammy-winning bass maestro, modern falsetto soul singer and proud feline fancier. Lounging in a hotel room in Manhattan, Thundercat is ostensibly on the road to promote his latest funk-fueled album, It Is What It Is, but
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun September cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled or gone virtual. All Month: Happy Cat Month, World Animal Remembrance Month, Disaster Preparedness Month Sept. 12: Virtual Catio Tour The 8thAnnual Catio Tour in Portland,
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It’s time to head back to school. Human students excel at a variety of subjects, and feline pupils would aim for that same level of success in their own curriculum. Here are eight classes at the local feline a-cat-emy in which kitties would earn a place on the honor roll. Photo: Akifyeva Svetlana | Getty
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I spotted this cool kitty when reading a post on people doing their part to lift up spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rover’s modeling pics on Instagram were an instant smile maker. Adventure cat, meowdel, Instagram star — with more than 80k followers and counting, Rover’s motto is “living my best nine lives.” Rover’s humans,
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Best Friends Animal Society has introduced the next level in pet-centric travel with the opening of Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile. Not only does this new pet-centric hotel and general store cater to travelers looking for unique pet-friendly lodging, it supports the lifesaving work of Best Friends Animal Society. Designed by WOW Atelier of Salt
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I found the Sitting Kitty necklace and earrings so captivating that I immediately reached out to the company, Holly Yashi. Apparently the Sitting Kitty necklace and earrings have been a best seller for more than 20 years for Holly Yashi, a handcrafted artisan jewelry company out of Arcata, California. Co-founders Holly Hosterman and Paul “Yashi”
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Suffering from a bit of wanderlust? Travel with your cat virtually. We rounded up 8 paw-some places dedicated to kitties. Tombili Statue, Istanbul Turkey Cat memes are as loved now as they were at the creation of the internet. Tombili, the ultimate chilled-out cat, is commemorated in stone by her home city, Istanbul. Despite being
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Looking for a way to show off your cattitude? Give these fun cat ear headbands a try. They’re super easy to make! Courtesy Kyra Kirkwood What you’ll need: Oversized black chenille pipe cleaners (you can also use smaller pipe cleaners) Plain, thin, black headband Scissors Glue gun and glue sticks Instructions Cut a length of
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For those of you at home more now because of the pandemic, have you noticed your cats can be, well, rather destructive? Yes, you always knew they had a little demon inside them — they like to unroll your toilet paper (a precious item these days!) and lie across your laptop while you’re trying to
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According to a researcher at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine’s Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, a cat or dog in the family reduces stress for autistic children and their parents. Related: How to Get Your Cat Certified as a Therapy Cat The study, conducted by research scientist Gretchen Carlisle and published in
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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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Summer is here, and with it comes additional indoor-outdoor traffic, open windows and inviting scents wafting into our homes. It also means our indoor cats turn into fuzzy little escape artists and will face stressful situations if they find themselves out of their element. And we humans… well, we just about lose our heads with
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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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Adding a new cat to your household is exciting, but it can also lead to turmoil, especially if you already have a cat that’s unsure of the new addition. While the first few days in your home can be ones of high stress, knowing how to socialize your cat with the new one can make
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