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Cats Life at Home

Allergies Can Fray the Human-Cat Bond. Science Is Working on Fixes

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Reading Time: 2 minutes If you’ve ever had the triumph of a newly vacuumed floor disrupted by a tumbleweed of cat hair drifting around the corner, you know that a truly clean house is difficult to achieve when you live with pets. For the approximately 10 to 20 percent of adults worldwide who have allergies to cats, the consequences […]

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Playtime for People and Kittens: Make the Most of It

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes There’s nothing more fun than playing with a kitten. It’s not only entertaining for you and the kitten, it can also actually double as a training opportunity. Our handout offers tips on using playtime to teach desirable behavior and how to reward it.

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Cats Life at Home

Bored Cat? Relieve Stress With Edible Greens

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Hunt. Play. Nibble. These activities are the perfect interactive de-stressing trifecta for cats, as boredom can lead to anxiety, and that’s not what we want for cats who live in Fear Free Happy Homes. Growing some safe, edible plants indoors or in catios can help keep them engaged and happy. While fresh catnip and wheat […]

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Cats Veterinary Care

Feline Pain: Hiding in Plain Sight

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A woman's hand strokes a red cat.

Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a child, I was fascinated by the story of Dr. Doolittle and dreamed about the exciting life I could live if I could only talk to animals. I think it was this story that led me to becoming a veterinarian, with a lot of help from some special feline family members along […]

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Are You Prepared to Finance Your Pet’s Care?

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Reading Time: 3 minutes A recent survey found that cats and dogs can cost as much as $55,000 over their lifetime. Here are some factors to consider for pet financial planning.

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Cats Dogs Training & Grooming Veterinary Care

Top 10 Things Your Vet Team Should Know About Your Pet

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes To give the best care, your veterinary team needs to know your pet inside and out. You might be surprised at some of the things that can help them treat your dog or cat. Our handout gives you the 411 on some useful things to tell them.

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Cats Training & Grooming

Teach Cats to Communicate by Pushing Your Buttons–in a Good Way!

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Being able to understand what a cat wants reduces stress on both sides of the relationship.

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Pets and Stress: When House Guests Can Be a Nightmare

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Are raucous family holidays an assault on your pets’ nerves? How to cope.

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Cats Shelters & Fostering

Foster Kittens Bring Love, Laughter, and Family Togetherness

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Reading Time: 3 minutes I started something last month that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: kitten fostering! I picked out my first kitten when I was five years old and named the little black ball of fluff Mr. Boo since Halloween was coming up. He was a great friend for a little girl, and I […]

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Cats Veterinary Care

When Does Your Cat Need Shots? Our Timeline Tells All

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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Vaccinations protect your cat from communicable and sometimes deadly diseases. Our handout explains the protections vaccinations provide and when they should be administered–it’s not necessarily every year!