Lifestyle

If you have cats, you’re going to have issues with your floors. Whether it’s carpeting that catches every single cat hair and thrown-up hairball, wood floors that stain if your cat pees or vomits on them or any number of other problems, keeping your floors in good shape is certainly a challenge. Here are some
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I remember the first time I encountered tapeworm in cats. It was a cool autumn day when I was about 14, and my cat, Pollux, was sitting on top of me getting some love. He turned around to show me his bottom and there were a bunch of rice grain-looking things, and they were MOVING!
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Paws up, cat lovers! The third annual CatCon, created by Susan Michals, takes place this weekend, August 12-13 in Pasadena, California. The convention ups its game this year with a bigger venue (Pasadena Convention Center) and more cat-tastic reasons than ever to hightail it to the biggest feline pop-culture convergence on the planet. It’s nearly
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How would you react if someone called you a crazy cat lady? These days, you might smile, feel a wave of pride rush through your body and consider it a compliment. After all, cats have taken over the pop culture world. They commandeer Internet content, revel in their role as sidekicks to music stars like
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I don’t know about you, but I just love cat noses. Doesn’t matter what color, doesn’t matter what size, they’re just so cute they make me melt. I don’t even mind those cold (and sometimes damp) nose kisses I get from my cats. But there’s a lot more to your cat’s nose than you might
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We’ve come a long way, kitty. Today’s cat cleaning products are more safe and effective yet fun and attractive, too. 1. Natural Cat Odor Eliminator Moso Natural. Safe for cats, Moso Natural’s alternative to air fresheners soaks up excess moisture, allergens and odors in the air. It’s filled with chemical- and fragrance-free moso bamboo charcoal
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Prednisone for cats is a steroid typically used to reduce inflammation and swelling; it has potentially dangerous side effects. Let’s review some other important facts: Photography by Anna Dudko/Thinkstock. What is prednisone? Nestled closely by the kidneys, a cat’s adrenal glands produce a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol serves a number of functions, not only breaking
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I’m a big advocate for spay/neuter. It’s a crucial part of the equation for reducing the number of cats killed in shelters, and having your cat spayed or neutered improves cat health, reducing the chances of injury and disease. But a lot of us encounter cat pregnancy at some point, whether through working at a
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Millet is a type of hardy, nutritious grass seed that has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. It is highly adaptable, with a wealth of functions, providing food and sustenance for both livestock and humans. We say “it,” but actually millet is an umbrella term for at least 50 different varieties of this
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Nothing is quite as wonderful as walking into your home at the end of a long day and being greeted by your cats, cooing their happiness, their tails held high as if to say, “Welcome back! We missed you so much!” But your cat’s tail does much more than help you understand how she’s feeling.
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Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won’t lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She
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Have you ever had your cat go missing from your house? If so, you know how terrified and helpless this can make you feel and you want to find your lost cat right away. You don’t know if they’re simply hiding outside in the yard, gone exploring, or if they’ve encountered a predator. Often, the
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Cats and summertime seem to go together, don’t they? In countless Internet memes, videos, and cartoons, we see cats stretched out in a sunny spot, soaking up the rays. But while cats descend from desert animals and are more tolerant of heat than dogs, they have some special needs when the temperature rises. Ensure your
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Some friends of mine have a polydactyl cat named Dougus, whom I affectionately call “The Toes.” He certainly earns the name: With six toes on each foot, he is well above average — and he’s off the charts in good looks and charm as well. Polydactyly is not unusual in cats, so Dougus is hardly
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