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Spotlight on the Himalayan

by Lori Sciame February 2nd, 2017| Cats, Spotlight
When one sees the cat breed known as the Himalayan for the first time, it confuses the brain.  Why?  Because these adorable creatures look like fluffy Siamese cats!  Instead of being sleek like the Siamese, though, Himalayan's have short legs and a puffy coat...just like Persian cats.

While it may
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Behavior Spotlight: The Sphynx

by Lori Sciame January 26th, 2017| Behavior, Cats
If you cherish rare treasures, you might want to consider owning a sphynx cat. This particular type of feline has only been around since the 1960's, and since its appearance, its unique personality and singular look has caused a stir in the cat world.  This cat is literally
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Hairless Wonder: The Sphynx Cat

by Ronald A. Rowe January 19th, 2017| Cats, Spotlight
The Sphynx is the product of an effort to produce a hairless feline through selective breeding.  The result is a cat that has no fur to speak of*.  That lack of fur makes the Sphynx an excellent pet for allergy sufferers, but it does come with some specific care
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5 Signs of a Fever

by Lori Sciame January 5th, 2017| Cats, Health
Many cat owners wonder, "How can I tell if my cat is ill?"  Unlike children, whose foreheads offer immediate feedback on temperature, cats can be much more difficult when it comes to information on whether they have a fever or not.  Read this post for tips on how to
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The Munchkin Cat: Short Legs But Long on Fun

by Ronald A. Rowe December 22nd, 2016| Cats, Spotlight
The term “munchkin” is most closely associated with the little people from the land of Oz. There’s a new and cuter munchkin in town these days: the Munchkin cat. The Munchkin is a comparatively new breed of cat that was first officially recognized in 1995.

The modern lineage of the
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3 Things to Know About Cat Health

by Lori Sciame December 8th, 2016| Cats, Health
I recently took my two 10 year-old cats to the vet for their annual check ups.  Although I can't refer to the experience as being fun, it certainly was educational.  It seems that no matter how long I've owned cats, I always have more to learn about issues surrounding
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Do Cats Miss Their Owners?

by Lori Sciame November 10th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Last weekend my cat, Joe, followed my every move.  He watched me vacuum the living room, shake out throw rugs, clean the kitchen sink and floor, do piles of laundry, and even blow dry my hair.  When it came time for a much needed nap, he nestled into the
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Winter Care for Cats

by James Maynard November 3rd, 2016| Cats, Health
Cats who spend time outdoors need special care during colder months, especially those who live in northern climates. These needs include changes in diet, exercise and body care.

Most important, it is vital for a cat's health to have their time outside limited during cold weather. It may
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Behaviors That Signal Trouble in Cats

by Lori Sciame October 13th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Cats are mysterious creatures.  Many times they will act aloof, even calculating, yet other times they will demand attention -- especially when their owner is getting ready for work.  (At least that's what happens with my kitties!)

Although they can exasperate their owners with their unique behaviors, cats
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Essentials in Cat Care

by Lori Sciame October 6th, 2016| Care, Cats
Owning a cat is a huge responsibility.  Your new pet doesn't just need food and shelter; he needs to be cared for in many other ways - ways that you might have never dreamed of.

Maybe you have never owned a cat, but you are considering bringing one
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Prevent Bad Cat Behavior After A Move

by Lori Sciame September 15th, 2016| Behavior, Cats
Imagine  a cat being scooped up, placed in a tiny cage, and traveling for hours to an unknown location.  There's new people, plus new smells.  Food and water are nowhere to be found, and the litter box has vanished.  What's going on?   A family is moving
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Make Exercise Fun for a Senior Cat

by Lori Sciame September 8th, 2016| Care, Cats
Kittens exercise continually.  They scamper, jump, climb, roll, run, twist, and stretch.  Only when they've played at full speed for what seems like hours, will they settle down for a well deserved nap.  On the contrary, senior cats live much more sedentary lives.  Instead of playing first,
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