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Is it Safe for My Cat to Drink From Puddles and Streams?

Your cat needs to stay hydrated on the trail. But could “trail water” make them sick? Cats are very sensitive and don’t like the chemicals and soap flavors that might appear in their water bowl. Still water in a dish can seem stagnant to your cat, making them more attracted to running water in a […]

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Is Clumping Clay Cat Litter Bad for Kittens?

Kittens are like human babies – these newcomers to the world are perpetual explorers. They use all of their senses to build a catalog of this new world and don’t hesitate to use their mouths as tools in this discovery process. Not yet able to elegantly differentiate between what does and doesn’t belong in their […]

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DIY Raw Cat Food: Why You Should Use a Raw Cat Food Supplement

I was nervous about preparing a homemade raw diet for my cat. Doing it right could radically improve his health and quality of life. But doing it wrong could result in tragedy. While a homemade diet allows you to control exactly what goes into your cat’s body and can deliver great health benefits, it’s a huge […]

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What are the Best Cat-Friendly Hotels?

Cyndi was kicked out of this hotel during Hurricane Harvey…because she’d brought her cats with her. Cyndi Lombardi is a 69-year-old resident of Sugar Land, Texas. When Hurricane Harvey struck, she, like so many others, had to flee from her home. She hit the road with only a few important possessions, including her two cats. […]

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Can Cats Be Vegan? Yes, and People Can Live on Air

“It’s given us a clear sense of what we want in life. Anyone can live a Breatharian lifestyle and feel the benefits. It’s not about never eating food again, it’s about understanding cosmic nourishment (not just physical nourishment) and living without limits.” For the last nine years, this extraordinary couple has defied human biology with their […]

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Let’s End Cat Dental Disease – How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

Your cat + regular dental hygiene = happiness. For years, people have accepted poor dental health as just a part of life for cats – that means that it’s largely considered normal for your cat’s breath to stink and for them to lose teeth as they age. But bad breath is a symptom of underlying […]

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Adventure Cat First Aid Guide: How to Treat a Cat Bee Sting

I remember the first time my cat was stung. He yelped, ran a few feet, and started licking his paw. It wasn’t clear what had happened until about fifteen minutes later, when I noticed that his fuzzy white paw looked a bit like a marshmallow that had puffed up in the microwave. Adventurous cats love […]

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How Can You Tell if Your Cat is in Pain?

Someone on Quora asked how you can tell if your cat is in pain. This is such an important question…and the answer is both more and less complicated than you might think. Or, for some of you, it might come intuitively. Here’s how I answered that question on Quora: Like people, cats express their pain […]

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organic catnip

Is Organic Catnip Better for Cats?

Fundamentally, catnip is a straightforward product. Officially named nepeta cataria, this herb is a part of the mint family. To humans, its scent is minty with a whisper of skunk spray. To the 50% of the feline population that’s affected by catnip, it smells something like pure bliss. Its oil carries a chemical called nepetalactone, […]

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