Good To Know

Cat book author and feline furniture designer Kate Benjamin lives with a clowder of black cats. Seven in all, with delightful names such as Jeremiah Beandip, Horacio Queso and Pico de Gato. She refers to them as her little house panthers, a term of endearment that has become a universal, modern-day homage to these felines
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Looking for a fun but not-too-scary Halloween wreath for your front door? It’s easy to make and will give your spooky decor a nice feline touch. Instructions Wrap the yarn around your wreath form. Keep wrapping until it’s covered. You can go back and add more wraps to any bare spots. Then you can either
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Allegra is always up for reviewing a new bed. Even though she sleeps with me on my bed at night, she likes having multiple cat beds scattered around the house for a variety of napping spots. She was ready to put the Hepper Nest Bed to the test! Hepper Nest Bed features Comfortable, sturdy bowl
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Cats are mysterious creatures. So it’s not always easy to know if your cat is feeling comfortable or nervous, but understanding the nuances of feline body language gives you an edge. “Cats have very sophisticated body language,” says Dr. Alison Gerken, a clinical behavioral medicine resident at Florida Veterinary Behavior Service in West Palm Beach.
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I came across this quote earlier this week when I realized once again that so many of us have a very short fuse these days. After fuming about a particular situation for far too long (picture Allegra wondering why there was smoke coming out of my ears!), it reminded me that the only thing anger
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The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association recently released new guidelines for defining cat life stages as recommended by a task force of feline medicine experts. The guide-lines help veterinarians tailor specific health-care plans for cats depending on their biological and lifestyle needs. The newly defined feline life stages are
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This post contains affiliate links* When it comes to nutrition, the same is true for cats as for people: whole, unprocessed or minimally processed food is better. The optimal diet for a cat is a properly balanced raw or gently cooked diet. Even though conventional veterinarians caution against making your own food, with the appropriate
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For complex reasons, some people have phobias and fears about cats. I decided to ask my cat about it. I didn’t discover much of anything. Stella, did you know some people are afraid of cats? Aside from the mail carrier? The mail carrier is not afraid of you. The mail carrier is SO afraid of me.
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Autumn is upon us, and human kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy a clever trick (or a treat!) to celebrate the season. Here are six ways cats get tricky during Halloween — and all year long Chair hijacking You know the routine: Leave your chair for five minutes to grab a pen or pour
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Quick Facts Weight: 5 – 9 pounds Height: The Look of a Munchkin The Munchkin is famous for its short legs, the result of a recessive gene. The rest of the cat’s body retains normal proportions. Munchkins come in both long and shorthaired varieties, and in almost every color and pattern. Traits Short, slightly bowed
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Following the PDSA’s 2021 annual well-being report, there has been calls for new pet owners to seek more support when it comes to looking after their furry friends. While the report shows that the pet population has not increased during the pandemic, it does show that almost half (47%) of all owners who acquired their pet
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Tabby cats with their pattern of distinctive stripes, lines, dots or swirling patterns and pencil like lines on their faces are not a breed. Almost all tabbies have markings shaped like the letter “M” on their foreheads. The tabby pattern is found in domestic cats as well as many purebred cats. A fascinating new study
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A police bomb squad doesn’t know what to expect when called to inspect a suspicious package — but the contents of one Cincinnati-area bag contained a unique su-purr-ise. This winter, members of the bomb squad opened a bag that someone had left outside the door of a church, and out popped a kitty’s face. Upon
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Hi everyone, Today’s Purrsday Poetry post comes from Blues Wolf who runs a grief support group on Facebook. An Angel sat by the blue waters that flowedbelow Rainbow Bridge. Waters that were madefrom the many tears shed for the angels, when they ascended to the bridge. These waters were made from love. Advertisements Visit our
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This post contains affiliate links* I came across these adorable crochet cats on my Etsy travels, and I just had to share them with you. Handmade from acrylic yawn, these little cats measure between 4.5 and 5.5 inches, and will make the purrfect decroation for your desk, shelf, or anywhere you need a little smile.
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2nd Place: Truman Truman is an eight-year old Somali whose human mom, Samantha, has given him the ride of his life as he is the ultimate travel companion. He’s lived in Austin, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and recently moved to Boston. He doesn’t care where he lives and never has problems adjusting as long as
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Hello everyone, Welcome to another week of Tummy Rub Tuesday! The easiest way to enter is by sending them in via info@katzenworld.co.uk. Or just leave a comment with a link to the post/photo you’d like us to use on this blog post. Please find below the photos for this week: Meet Otis who has been entered
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CBD has just recently exploded with popularity over the past few years, but CBD is not new at all,” says Dr. Lindsay Butzer, a Zesty Paws spokes veterinarian from Boca Raton, Florida. “CBD was extracted from the hemp plant in the 1940s and was recognized as a completely different substance than the psychoactive substance we
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