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.
The holiday season brings with it an endless supply of boxes, making it an exciting time for cats! Boxes of all kinds, from shipping boxes to shoe boxes to gift boxes, create enticing spots for cats to hide and nap. Cats were born to love boxes! They instinctually seek out safe hiding places. Open-top boxes
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
Christmas trees are part of the winter holiday season for many of us. But although Christmas trees are fun for us, they can be dangerous for our cats. As we get ready to start decorating for Christmas, Dr. Jamie Richardson, Medical Chief of Staff at Small Door Veterinary helps us understand some of the ways
Looking for a new book? Here are a few of our favorite books to read or gift this holiday season. Working From Home With a CatIf you’re one of the many people who had to start working from home, you’ve more than likely noticed that cats can be distracting co-workers — stepping on your keyboard,
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
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
’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
There are dog people, there are cat people, and there is a substantial number of people who love both canines and felines. If you fall into the latter category, you should prove able to keep dogs and cats under the same roof safely with proper planning and training. The harmonious home Some dogs and cats
I love when it’s time to pick a calendar for the next year, particularly this year — since 2020 is so … eventful. But I just know that 2021 will be ameowzing! And we’ve got lots of great cat-themed calendars from which to choose. Let’s go crazy with Workman Publishing’s Crazy Cat Lady mini
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
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
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
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.
Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun November cat activities. NOTE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled. But here are some virtual events you can check out. Show your support for our shelter and rescue workers! Photography by LiudmylaSupynska/Thinkstock. All month: Adopt a
The extensive scientific research endorsing the health benefits of being around felines has boosted interest in therapy cats nationwide. They provide a healing “fur fix” to those suffering from physical and mental health issues, recovering from surgeries, or experiencing anxiety and even loneliness. Simply put, the job of a therapy cat is to bring joy
There’s no gentle way to put it, as it’s the truth: Declaw IS an amputation. No matter what type of technique is used (scalpel, clipper or laser) the end result is identical. It’s what world-renowned expert on declawing and the Paw Project Director of Pain Management, Dr. Robin Downing, calls a feline toe amputation. And
Time flies when you have a kitten. And before you know it, that little furball that loved pouncing and rolling all over your living room floor has grown into a sofa lion. Though you love your grown-up cat, you may feel a little sad she grew up so fast. Post-kitten blues are real. “There’s just
Here’s a look at the books we’re reading this month. Travels of Suki the Adventure CatIf you’re a fan of Suki and her popular Instagram account @sukicat, you’ll love this book. With the help of authors Martina Gutfreund (Suki’s human mom) and Leigh-Anne Ingram, Suki invites you to travel alongside her from the comfort of
Fall weather is here and most of us are enjoying cozy evenings at home. If you have a woodstove or fireplace in your home you probably have been cuddling up by the fire with your cat, but is it safe? Unfortunately, as much as we like fireplaces, so do cats, sometimes a little bit too
For three decades, Yeardley Smith has voiced one of sitcom history’s most iconic characters: Lisa Simpson, the precocious, saxophone-playing 8-year-old on The Simpsons. Although The Simpsons may be her most recognizable role, Yeardley has a show business resume that’s impressive by any standard. She’s appeared in numerous TV and movie roles and recently founded her
There are often milestone moments in our lives that reshape the path of who we are to become. Such was the case for Paul Santell, a union worker who moved to Queens, New York, in 2011, not knowing anything about animal rescue or stray and feral cats roaming in outdoor communities nationwide. That changed over
Kitties and kiddies can make the best of friends. They can play, snuggle and carry on endless conversations. But the cat is more than a best friend — she’s a family member who needs care, and even a young child can help with that. “Involving kids from a young age in pet-related chores helps them
Advanced veterinary care for her cats, Spike (who had oral cancer) and Holly (who had severe allergies) made Linda Ahrens, 79, want to help pet owners receive the same level of care for their animals. In 2005 Linda asked her daughter, Tracy, about an idea. The Illinois resident wanted to make 24-inch-square flannel quilts that
Usually, it is we humans who get the credit for rescuing cats — but as many of us can attest, our cats rescue us, too, if anything from emotional voids. In the particularly poignant case of one famous cat, the question is a toss-up: Did James the human, a recovering drug addict, rescue Bob the
Unemployment has skyrocketed during COVID-19, and it’s left people struggling to put food on their tables. When cat parents can’t afford to feed themselves, they’re likely struggling to make ends meet for their pets as well. If you’re hurting, know you’re not alone. The ASPCA recently released new data showing that more than 4.2 million
Looking for a way to celebrate our feline friends this month? Here are some fun October 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 Animal Safety and Protection Month; National Pet Wellness Month CatCon goes virtual this year!
Wildfires have ravaged the West Coast, affecting air quality, ruining homes and businesses and causing apocalyptic skies. The fires have also put cats at risk for smoke inhalation and heat exhaustion, both of which could have fatal consequences. “Smoke is an air pollutant just like anything else, whether it be car exhaust or fossil fuels.
The leaves on the trees are starting to change colors, the acorns and walnuts are dropping from the trees, and the leaves are now readily beginning to fall off of the trees. The flowers have all but faded away, except for the chrysanthemums and pansies on our front porch. The air is cool and crisp.
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