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Who doesn’t love a good cat café? Especially one that opens in a city near you. Cool Beans Café opened up recently a few cities away from me in Gastonia, North Carolina. The opening made all of our local media here in Charlotte. I immediately reached out to the owners, Julianna Coon (pictured on left)
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Is your cat a party pooper? When you get out the toys, does he just stare at you, wondering why he can’t just take a nap? Or does he play with a toy for 3 seconds then never touch it again? While most young kittens are bundles of energy who seem to play constantly, some
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun June cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out.  All month: Adopt a Shelter Cat Month Give your cat some extra snuggles on Hug
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Cats are the most popular pet in America. There are lots of reasons for this, and no doubt one is that they are considered low maintenance. But are they really? When compared to dogs, I suggest they are not low maintenance but just different maintenance. It’s true that few cats are taken for walks to
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Growing up an only child on acreage, Samantha Ginsburg was no stranger to finding friendship in the cats and dogs on the property. The experience didn’t just teach her the importance of the human-animal bond but also pragmatic care, husbandry and responsibility. “We lived on a couple acres, and people would always dump unfixed cats
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My cat, Stella, never met a bowl of wet food she didn’t like, which has become an issue in her later years. I decided to broach the topic, gently. ©cglade | Getty Images   Hey, Stella — it seems like you’ve put on a few pounds lately. I know! Isn’t it great? I feel like
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The word “dogged” describes cat champion Dr. Jennifer Conrad perfectly. She is the founder and director of The Paw Project, which educates the public about why declawing cats is inhumane, with the goal of getting this painful surgery banned completely in the United States and Canada. And while there is a long way to go,
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun May cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. All month: National Pet Month; Chip Your Pet Month Give your cat a little extra
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Two-year-old Himalayan-Persian mixed breed Romeo, his fur sibling 6-year old Samoyed Casper and the beautiful backdrop of New Zealand all take center-stage on the Instagram page @CasperandRomeo. The posts of the white-furred, adventure-loving duo are created by their humans, professional photographer Rinsa Li and her husband Wei Cheng Phee. Casper came first. “He is a
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When most of us hear the phrase “separation anxiety,” we think of dogs. But can cats also experience separation anxiety? Is the opposite possible – can cats get stressed by having us around all the time? Here’s what you need to know about cats and separation anxiety. Do cats get separation anxiety? “Cats experience and
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Oh Behave Launched in 2007, Oh Behave is the world’s longest continuously running pet podcast, with over 400 episodes in the vault. “The show’s focus then and still today is to edu-tain listeners,” says host Arden Moore. Guest vets and behaviorists mingle with celebrities, with highlight episodes including a banter-filled session with actress Betty White
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Henry, the famous long-haired tuxedo cat whose YouTube moniker was Henri, le Chat Noir, has made us laugh for about a decade with his cattitude-filled videos and an eponymous book. Sadly, the beloved kitty crossed over the Rainbow Bridge in December at age 17. He will be missed, but, thankfully, we can forever enjoy Henri’s
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun April cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. All month: Pet First Aid Awareness Month; Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Celebrate this
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Go to any pet supply store and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the wide array of cat litter options. All those options make it hard to know which litter is best. Here’s how to pick the right cat litter for your cat.  What are the common cat litter options? The most common litter is
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You may like to joke that your cat is allergic to you. If your kitties frequently hide, only emerging to let you know they’re hungry or to wake you up at 5 a.m. for no apparent reason, saying they’re allergic to people is a funny gag. But there’s a chance — albeit a very small one
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Have you ever thought about adding a purebred cat to your family? The Cat Fanciers’ Association recognizes 46 pedigreed breeds, all with different characteristics, appearances and behaviors. The CFA prefers the term “pedigreed cat,” as many breeds of cats were developed as hybrids or developed crossings. Pedigree references CFA’s ability to trace a cat’s lineage
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2020 wasn’t the best year for us mere humans, but for cats their time has come. Finally, the species that I somewhat famously dubbed “the Rodney Dangerfield of pets” (because they get no respect) is changing course in a big way. And it’s millennials who are leading that charge. Adoption and foster numbers are up.
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Felines are built to excel in athletic pur­suits. Their superiority in speed, precision and flexibility are only matched by their remarkable ability to sleep 12 to 16 hours a day. There are no gold medals in sleeping, although cats are certain there’s a loophole in the World Feline Bylaws — they’re just not motivated enough
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Looking for something fun to put in your cat’s Easter basket? These bunny-inspired carrot toys are full of catnip — and they’re really easy to make! What you’ll need: Felt — orange and green Coordinating thread Water-soluble fabric pen Scissors Pinking shears Fiber fill Catnip How to make the catnip toys Fold the felt in
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I walk into a cozy candle store in the capital region of Pennsylvania, ready to ask the staff to fetch the subject of my story — but there is no need. Wicks, a big, gray tabby, is already stretched out on the floor in the middle of Keystone Candle’s busiest walkway at the store’s center.
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Eric A. says after his cat suffered severe complications during routine surgery, he and his husband called a lawyer. “We want justice,” Eric says. Ann S. says after her kitten got injured at a neighbor’s house, she called a lawyer. “It felt good calling, so somebody could handle this for me,” she says. Paula K.
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Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are a few fun March 2021 cat events. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. All month: National Nutrition Month Sixth- through eighth-grade students are invited to enter the
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Looking for a new read? Here are some of books our editors are picking up this month. A Cat’s Tale With just a little help from Dr. Paul Koudounaris, Baba the Cat presents a one-of-a-kind history, spanning almost every continent and thousands of years. You’ll find a diverse cast of cats, including our felines’ prehistoric
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It was a dark and stormy night … really, it was. During a Maryland thunderstorm in late September 2018, a 10- to 12-week-old kitten showed up at a front door in search of a home. The family wasn’t there, but their grandmother was watching the house while they were away. She began feeding the little
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If you’re a cat lover with a quirky sense of humor, you’ll love the album Kittyland by Harry Tangos, a family band from Davis, California. After seeing a wave of homeless pets brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kidd family is trying to help a cooperating nonprofit by raising money through sales of hilarious
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New parents are often (and understandably) concerned about how their cat will react to a new baby. But even if things go well and the cat warms up to a newborn, life changes when your baby turns from a stationary bundle of joy into a toddler. “The toddler is a little different than the baby,”
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