Cat Care

Sanctuaries for Seniors

Sanctuaries for Seniors

Blue Bell Foundation for Cats The Blue Bell Foundation for Cats nestles on the green hillside on the winding Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, California. It can accommodate 60 residents and offers care to senior felines in a tranquil, forever-home setting thanks to animal lover Bertha Yergat, who founded the organization and willed her beautiful …

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Sactuaries for Seniors

Sactuaries for Seniors

Blue Bell Foundation for Cats The Blue Bell Foundation for Cats nestles on the green hillside on the winding Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, California. It can accommodate 60 residents and offers care to senior felines in a tranquil, forever-home setting thanks to animal lover Bertha Yergat, who founded the organization and willed her beautiful …

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Is Your Cat Stressed?

Is Your Cat Stressed?

Many of America’s cats may be suffering during the pandemic – and the problem could be too much love. “It’s all about stress behavior in cats,” says Jenni Grady, DVM, who works at the community medical center that is part of Tufts University’s Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in North Grafton, Mass. Dr. Grady says stress …

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What Is Fading Kitten Syndrome and Why Do So Many Foster Kittens Die From It?

What Is Fading Kitten Syndrome and Why Do So Many Foster Kittens Die From It?

Every spring, Mother Nature reveals her regenerative power — and the remarkable fecundity of cats, in the form of millions of newborn kittens. Feral cats are the main source of this bounty. Most kittens born of feral mothers will make wonderful pets if they are properly socialized at an early age. Many of these kittens …

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Scruffing a Cat — Why You Shouldn’t Do It and How to Restrain a Cat the Right Way

Scruffing a Cat — Why You Shouldn’t Do It and How to Restrain a Cat the Right Way

You’ve probably heard the saying, “Grab them by the scruff of the neck!” While it’s an antiquated quip, there are still some folks who believe that scruffing a cat is a proper feline-handling skill. Why this myth is still believed as true is perplexing — there are much better and more humane ways to handle your cat. …

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4 Summer Dangers for Cats

4 Summer Dangers for Cats

Throughout the long and hard winter, summer is the one thing on our minds. I can’t wait to feel the sun on my skin — albeit cloaked in sunscreen — and feel the blood coming back to my extremities. Chances are your cat might be excited about summer, too. While outdoor threats to cats are …

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Why Are My Cat’s Ears Hot?

Ever thought something along the lines of, “My cat’s ears are hot — is he sick?” Anthropocentric creatures that we are, humans tend to assume, regardless of context, that our own baseline experience of the world is some kind of universal standard, and that any deviation from it is strange, problematic or worrisome. For example, in …

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