Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day

No joke -- today is National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day. Do we actually expect you do drop everything, stuff your cat in a carrier and race to the veterinarian (who'll be glad to see you, don't get me wrong, but will wonder why you didn't make an appointment)?...

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Watch Out for Hot Paws!

“Back to school” ads have started (already, really?) but it’s still sweltering out there. Every summer, humane societies and veterinarians and police warn folks not to leave their pets in cars due to the risk of heat stroke (tragically, it still happens). But if...

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In or Out?

There are lots of good reasons to keep cats indoors. Indoor cats are safe from dogs, cars, catfights, and infectious diseases. Another upside: birds and other small wildlife are kept safe from them. But just because cats are confined indoors doesn’t mean their...

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Life Hacks for the Senior Cat, Part I

I’ve just finished setting up a litterbox in my living room. Whoo-hoo! OK, yeah, not actually doing the happy dance. There are reasons litterboxes tend to live in out-of-the-way places, starting with how they look and ending with how they can smell.* But Miss Molly...

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