Good To Know

You’re as silent as can be, sneaking around your house preparing the cat carrier for a dreaded visit to the veterinarian. There’s no way your cat heard you or knows what’s going on, right? Wrong! I don’t know how, but cats always know when the carrier comes out, no matter how quiet you are. They
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Cats are good for us, both physically and emotionally. Before we list the 15 reasons (there’s probably lots more) why cats are good for us, let’s look at why cats help us be happier and healthier. Here’s why. Cats improve our mood and activation the human prefrontal cortex and inferior frontal gyrus in the brain
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I came across a lovely fable about a hummingbird and a miracle on a friend’s Facebook page, and it resonated deeply with me. I love hummingbirds, so that alone made me love this fable, but more importantly, the message felt important and relevant to me. The hummingbird appears in many stories of native peoples of
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Annie Butler Shirreffs Annie Butler Shirreffs has worked in the pet industry for 20 years and is currently the senior editor of Catster and Dogster magazines. A cat lover since she was a little girl, she has always had feline friends in her life. She and her husband share their Southern California home with their
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This post contains affiliate links* One of my greatest summer pleasures is spending time outside with a good book. Whether it’s on my deck, by the pool, or in a sidewalk cafe, there’s just something about reading outdoors that makes one of my favorite pastimes even more special. For the past couple of years, there
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A cat’s sense of stealth is strong: preventing their predators and prey from detecting them. The goal is to see without being seen. Cats prefer enclosed, high places where they can see who is coming and going, observing their world, feeling safe from their predators and undetected by prey. This instinct is evidenced in the
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Southern California is famous for many things- the sunny weather, the ocean, Disneyland, Hollywood to name a few. There are drawbacks as well- earthquakes, traffic and high cost of living among them, but seemingly not enough to reduce the appeal. So Cal is also home to several well-known cat cafes, and since they all feature
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Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! Mom said I could make an announcement today! How cool is that – I get to be Mom’s spokescat! That’s an important job, and I take it very seriously. Anyway, what she wanted me to tell you is that our weekly Saturday feature, Mews and Nips, will be taking a break
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If you have welcomed a new cat or kitten into your home recently, perhaps for the first time, then you may have noticed some unwanted damage. Cat claws, in particular, can be destructive to certain materials and decorations around the home. It’s not the cat’s fault, of course, as it’s entirely within their nature to
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International Cat Care are proud to support AdvoCATS ‘Heads for Tails!’ campaign for a simple change in the law to make renting with pets easier. AdvoCATS is an East Midlands, UK based non-profit organisation, run by volunteers, that offers free support and advice to both landlords and tenants, as well as assistance to pet owners who
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This post contains affiliate links* Last week we introduced you to a beautiful scratching post with a wooden trackball toy. Today, I’d like to share this beautifully designed cat tree from the same company. It offers a lot of fun features to delight your cats, including a “space capsule” nest at the top. Cat tree
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This post contains affiliate links* I first published this review a year ago, but since this summer is already starting out hotter than normal in many parts of the world, I thought this would be a good time to share it again. PetFusion’s innovative cooling blanket blanket absorbs and releases your cat’s body heat, keeping her
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New York City is one of the world’s biggest tourist draws, with storied attractions and inspiration around every corner. Now, there is another reason to visit the Big Apple- its wonderful cat cafes. Ranging from posh and hip to down-to-earth and heartwarming, the cat cafes of New York all feature rescue cats, which makes visiting
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Jackie Brown Pet expert Jackie Brown has spent 20 years following her passion for animals as a writer and editor in the pet publishing industry. She is contributing writer for National Geographic’s Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior, and Happiness: The Veterinarian’s Approach to At-Home Animal Care (April 2019) and author of the book It’s
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Today’s litter boxes are more than just a simple plastic box. Minnesota mom to four cats, Maya Nishikawa hates cleaning the litter box, so she’s willing to try any of the latest innovations. Last year she bought an automated Litter Robot that cleans up poo and pee 10 minutes after the cat leaves the device,
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What you need to know about pet diabetes this National Diabetes Week (8–13 June)  Many of us will be familiar with diabetes in humans, but may not be aware that our pets can also develop the condition – especially as the signs aren’t always obvious. During National Diabetes Week (8–13 June), it’s important to raise
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