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Cats Can Keep Older Adults Healthy

© Budimir Jevtic – Fotolia.com I was happy to hear about a new study showing that living with cats and dogs is good for older adults’ health. But then I read excerpts from the study, and it seems to be mostly about dogs! How disappointing. It confirmed my suspicions, once again, that although more people…

For Love Of Community Cats

After what felt like a very long weekend, my beloved feral Charlie cat is back outside sporting an ear tip and, although it’s not visible to anyone, that all-important microchip. His date at the spay/neuter clinic was long overdue, and getting him there took help from many friends. Sometimes it takes a village, or a community of people…

Are Cats Allergic To People?

© wildshots4u – Fotolia.com If you’re sneezing and your eyes are itching, you might be more likely to blame the cat than all that pollen drifting around outside. But when your cat coughs and sneezes, does he blame you? Maybe he should because cats, some veterinarians say, can be allergic to people. It’s estimated that…

Cat Quotes And Crazy Cat Ladies

I’m working on T-shirts for my Zazzle store, and my brain is awash in cat quotes and slogans. Some of my favorites: “Catitude is everything;” “Dogs have masters, cats have staff,” “The cat has too much spirit to have no heart;” and “Time with cats is never wasted.” My least favorites: “You can never have…

Eight Ways To Make Your Cat Happy

It’s September, and the CATalyst Council is celebrating national Happy Cat Month. Of course, most of us want every month to be Happy Cat Month. But still, it’s good to set aside a few weeks to call special attention to our cats’ mental and emotional health. The problem with cats, though, is that they’re very…

Feral Cat Love

Mr. P August isn’t even over, and I’m already thinking about how my feral cats will get through what’s supposed to be another bad winter. I’ve made a mental checklist: Replace the Styrofoam, Mylar and straw in their shelters; buy new self-feeders for days we can’t get there because of the snow and find someone…

Living With A Diabetic Cat

Myles and I got some bad news a couple of weeks ago. He’s diabetic! I was shocked! When we went to the vet because he was drinking a lot and losing weight although he was eating nonstop, I was sure he was hyperthyroid. After all, the symptoms and age (13) matched. And Myles doesn’t fit…

Pet Your Cat – It’s Good For You!

mariesacha – Fotolia.com I was helping my friend Thomasina with her blog the other night and came across some interesting information. Petting a cat can not only lower blood pressure, studies show it can also reduce stress and relieve depression. Alexali Brubaker did the first study several years ago while she was a graduate student…