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Norwegian Forest Cat Quick Facts Weight: 7 – 20 pounds The Look of a Norwegian Forest Cat Because they developed in a cold climate, Norwegian Forest Cats have thick, double coats that can keep them warm in just about any weather. The coat is fluffy, especially around the neck. They shed out much of the
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This article first appeared on iCatCare here. Your cat’s happiness is greatly influenced by how you behave and what kind of lifestyle you offer – as the cat is a territorial species, the environment is everything! First of all, therefore, you need to get the cat-related equipment and facilities right, particularly if you keep your
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On Black Friday, Jessica and Nikii Gerson-Neeves splurged on a Vitamix blender. It arrived at their home on Vancouver Island, BC on December 16. The couple was looking forward to a winter of soups and smoothies, but their three cats had different ideas. They have refused to leave the box, fighting over who gets to
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Cats and dogs are animals with “three legs and a spare,” as Dr. Beth Galles and other veterinarians often say when encountering a tripod pet. But still, there are some kitties with special conditions — like severe obesity, arthritis or other mobility issues — who may struggle to walk well on just three limbs. That’s
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This post contains affiliate links* You can always count on Triple T Studios to keep you warm and stylish through the winter. Their colorful cat beanie even doubles as a neck gaiter! The beanie comes in three different patterns: Pink Cats and Grey, Space Kitty, and Colorful Cat. Made from 100% acrylic (Colorful Cats) or
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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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The first progress report finds the animal health sector developed 49 new vaccines and helped train 650,000 veterinarians as part of a plan to help reduce the need for antibiotics. Thursday, November 18, 2021, BRUSSELS – Animal health companies have invested billions in veterinary research and delivered 49 new vaccines in the past two years
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This post contains affiliate links* Cats have a natural affinity for warm spaces, so it’s  not surprising that heated cat beds tend to be a favorite for many. They are especially nice for senior cats, cats with arthritis, or cats who are recovering from illness or surgery. What to look for in a heated bed
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There are lots of fun ways to get creative and help cats in need. And there’s no better time than the holiday season when people are thinking of others and being generous. To kickstart your imagination, check out these 12 Days of Fundraising ideas to boost the coffers of your favorite shelter or rescue. Start
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After a long day working, I grab an iced tea and head to my sofa to unwind. My tripod kitty, Smoochy, sees me, and the race is on! Even on three legs, she is lightning fast. Who will get to the sofa first? Smoochy will, of course. Then we spend the next few minutes trying
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The Importance of Gut Health in Cats Just like humans, cats have trillions of microorganisms living in their intestines that help them process nutrients from food and support their immune system. In fact, 70% of a cat’s immune cells are found in their gut; if this system experiences an imbalance, it can significantly affect a
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The Cat With Twenty Toes is an illustrated children’s book featuring a polydactyl cat named Sookie. The author uses Sookie as a metaphor to celebrate the physical differences among all living creatures. Colorful illustrations and a rhyming verse make this book a fun and lighthearted way to introduce the concept of diversity to young children.
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What if your cat develops an allergy to a specific food or to something in his environment, such as pollen. Or, may start battling a disease, such as diabetes or kidney disease. Or, he may be stressed and his digestive system is being pummeled. Unfortunately, your cat isn’t able to notify you about a specific
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Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! We had some fun here earlier this week – we got snow! Mom had been talking about being sad about not having had any for a while, and I could tell how happy she was when we woke up Monday morning and it was snowing really hard. I was happy that
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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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This article first appeared on iCatCare here. There are times when it might be helpful to encourage your cat to drink more fluids. Examples of this include but are not limited to: Cats with kidney diseaseThese cats are more vulnerable to becoming dehydrated and this can worsen their kidney disease. Cats with feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC)Producing larger
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I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, I set intentions for the year instead. I’ve found that it’s a more powerful way to go about making permanent changes in your life, and intentions tend to “stick” better than resolutions, at least for me. I do love the blank slate a new year offers
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We celebrate our cats every day and in every way, but these cat national holidays can make things a little more special. Don’t see a cat holiday here? Email us at catstermag@belvoir.com, and we’ll add it to the list! ©krblokhin/Getty Images JANUARY Cat Holidays January 2: National Pet Travel Safety Day January 22: National Answer Your
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Could you give one of these purr-fect pets a happy ever after this Christmas? Abandoned, neglected, abused or unwanted. Every animal who ends up in the RSPCA’s care has its own unique story – many of which are heartbreaking. But these pets all have one thing in common (as well as their festive names!); they’re
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I’m not much of party girl, so New Year’s Eve has always been a quiet day of reflection for me. I look back over the past year, and set some intentions for the coming year. If you’re going out to celebrate, please be safe. 2021 was a pretty good year for Allegra and me. We’re
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Through Summer 2023: Cats! An Exploration of the Felines That Occupy Every Aspect of Our Lives This speCATular exhibition is all about felines and the way they have influenced our homes, our art and our culture. Come explore the countless ways in which cats inhabit our everyday lives. Takes place at Roberson Museum and Science
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Our four-legged friends love being outdoors, but it’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that roads and traffic can pose to our pets when exploring their surroundings. Our roads are so busy and as electric cars become more popular, there is the additional risk that they’re often difficult to hear when they approach
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This post contains affiliate links* On Monday, I featured my choices for the 10 best cat products of 2021. It can be challenging to pick just one product out of all the products I receive for review every year. This year, the choice was easy. My choice for the 2021 Best Cat Product of the Year
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Quick Facts Weight: 10 – 15 pounds Height: about 16 inches The Look of a Bengal Coveted for its wildcat exotic looks, the Bengal prowls like a small leopard with its sleek, muscular body, oval eyes, broad nose, strong chin and wedge-shaped head. Its hind legs are slightly longer than the front legs, yielding a
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By Donna Stead & Heidi How would you react if your vet turned to you and told you your cat has asthma? For me it was disbelief…cats don’t suffer with asthma do they?…it’s a human disease? Around the time of my tabby cat Heidi turning two years old she began “coughing” every now and then,
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This post contains affiliate links* I see a lot of new products each year, and I try to share as many of the good ones with you as I can. And of course, Allegra has been busy helping me review many of them for you throughout the year. With so many products, it’s really hard
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