How to Protect and Care for Your Cat if You Have COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic has heightened concerns about how COVID-19 is transmitted to others. While we’re learning more about the human-to-human spread of the virus, many questions remain about its presence in humans’ interactions with beloved pets, including cats. Generally speaking, if you’ve been…

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Coronavirus and Your Cat: What You Should Know The recent detection of coronavirus in Nadia, a Malaysian tiger at the Bronx Zoo, has ignited concerns about how COVID-19 pertains to the rest of the animal world—specifically our friends, domestic cats. Although Nadia is a very different animal from the one curled up on your sofa,…

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What does it mean when cats knead? Most of us have watched a dog as it walks slowly in tight circles before lying down. Cats exhibit a similar behavior when they knead with their front paws. This pushing in and out, left to right motion is usually done on pillows, blankets, a person’s lap—most any…

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Cat shedding: what’s normal and what’s not? Is your couch covered in a veritable snowstorm of cat hair? Do your favorite clothes get covered in hair after your cat gets up from your lap? Do clouds of cat hair drift around your home like so much confetti? Shedding in cats is a normal characteristic of…

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The importance of wellness exams for your cat Just as it is important to get regular medical checkups for yourself, the same holds true for your cat. Cats need routine wellness exams at least once a year, and older cats should be checked every six months. Millions of people include cats as part of their…

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How to prevent and treat heartworms in cats Millions of Americans share their homes with pets and enjoy their affection and unfettered zest for life. However, pet ownership also comes with challenges when a pet becomes sick and one of the most frustrating ailments is heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal…

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Feeding cats in a multiple cat household Millions of U.S. households include cats as pets, with a large majority home to two or more. As with most anything, multiple iterations can create challenges and one of the biggest with cats comes at feeding time. With multiple cats wandering the house, situations could arise that require…

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How to prevent common litter box issues In addition to spending a large majority of their lives sleeping, most of us know cats are also very clean animals, grooming themselves for hours on end. But there is a darker (call it dirtier) side to their lifestyle: litter box problems. As a frustrated pet owner, you…

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How to select the right environmental enrichment for your cat If you have an indoor cat, or several, you are probably familiar with their desire for activity to keep them occupied (and out of trouble). Cats need stimulation and regular recreation to maintain strong mental and physical health and there is a term for this:…

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5 important disaster preparedness tips for cat owners Emergency preparedness is always a wise strategy for many different potential scenarios. Natural disasters from floods to fires to violent storms and a host of other calamities are more common than ever and responsible homeowners will be ready to face such challenges to keep their families safe…

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