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Cats, Books & Happiness

Cats and books are our idea of purrfect happiness. How about you? We’re taking a break from our Sunday book reviews and giveaways until the new year but very excited about what we have lined up for you including a few yummy surprises. Did you know I’m writing a book about cats and happiness? Well Read More

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Last Caturday of 2012 – Cats Rule or Do They?

2012 was a huge year for cats. They popped up everywhere from viral videos, multi-platform advertising campaigns and in homes across the globe. These the most recent stats from the Humane Society. There are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States Thirty-three percent of U.S. households own at least one cat Fifty-two percent of owners own Read More

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Litter Getter Review/Giveaway

Using a cat litter box is the most natural thing in the world for cats, until it isn’t. The #1 cat behavioral problem concerns using the litter box. Nothing is more frustrating for pet parents when their cat refuses to use their litter box. If a medical cause is ruled out, the new herbal attractant Read More

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Vet 101: To Specialize or Not to Specialize by Dr. Richard Goldstein

To Specialize Or Not To Specialize by Dr. Richard Goldstein DVM That is one of the big questions facing veterinarians as they come out of veterinary school today. Should I go into general practice, or specialize in one area of veterinary medicine? As Layla mentioned in last week’s post, I am a Diplomate of the Read More

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Smokey The Miracle Christmas Cat

Our holiday gift to you is magical short story. Enjoy! Smokey The Miracle Christmas Cat by Kathryn Esplin Laramie, Wyoming Territory December 1868 “Not much I can do, Mrs. Abbott.” Doc Little peered over his spectacles. He took his spectacles off, and rubbed his eyes, his forehead lined with worry. He leaned close to Mrs. Read More

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What Makes An ABVP Veterinary Specialist Special

Our vet and Vet 101 contributor, Dr. Richard Goldstein paid us a visit this week. He was checking out Merlin when I noticed a certificate on the wall of his mobile clinic. I knew Dr. G. is a feline and canine specialist but I didn’t realize he’s one of only 900 vets in the world Read More

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Help Your Shelter With Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Program

Odin (shown above) and the Cat Wisdom 101 team are excited to announce Hill’s Food, Shelter & LoveTM new program begins in April 2013. Since 2002, Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Program has provided over $240 million worth of food to nearly 1,000 shelters, 365 days a year helping over 6 million pets find a new home…and counting. How Hill’s Read More

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I Couldn’t Pee On This: Diary of Cheddar, The Cat’s Bad Week.

Vet 101 will return next week. This week we have a guest post by an old online friend and cat lover Kathryn Esplin. If you’ve ever worried about feline urinary issues or FLUTD read on. When Kathryn’s her cat Cheddar fell ill recently I was worried. Not peeing can be deadly. I’d rushed Merlin to the vet a Read More

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Cat Comments on Connection Versus Communication

Today on Monday’s with Merlin, I’d like to show how cats have been the butt of communication humor “then”… and “Now”… Technology might change but communication isn’t always about connection and connection isn’t always about communication. I hate telelphones. They keep me from connecting with my mom, Layla. Just the other day, I’m patiently waiting Read More

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Lucky Cats: Author Q & A + Giveaway

Do you believe cats bring good luck? We do and are delighted to share a new book called Lucky Cats Paper Dolls & Maneki Neko by Maggie Swanson plus an author Q & A with her. The charming book with cut out kitty doll designs with elaborate costumes and feline stickers will captivate kids of all ages. Read More

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A Cat Behaviorist’s First Kitten

For some of us the journey to cat lady land begins early. I’ve had cats all my life but discovered my kitty roots are longer than previously thought. Therein lies the mystery. I clearly remember all about my first kitten Smokey, a tiny wisp of gray smoke I’d begged my parents for at age five. But recently Read More

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Best Infographic About Cats

This is a love letter to Matthew Inman who is the brains behind The Oatmeal His current smash bestselling book How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to You is brilliant but his infographics turn me into mush. It like he’s gone inside my brain and able to put what I know about cats onto paper better Read More