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Once More, with Feeling

Once More, with Feeling

Observation of cats across a multitude of research studies shows they frequently monitor their environment, evaluating what’s around them and adjusting their responses to suit. Those responses are influenced by their emotional systems.

If we take the definition of an emotion as “a ...

Cats: In Crisis

Cats: In Crisis

Cats are hunters. Seeking out food, catching it, and playing with it is their mental engagement and physical exercise. It is their reason to be awake. We know a cat’s stomach is only the size of a ping-pong ball and that they hunt and eat at least 8-12 times in a 24-hour period, mostly at ...

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Slowly Does It

Slowly Does It

By Patience Fisher

There are many challenges for shelters in finding adoptive homes for cats. As an adoption counselor, I always found it disheartening to have a cat returned to the shelter for not getting ...

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Paula Garber

Sabi and Wabi are 7-year-old long-haired Russian blue neutered male siblings. When their previous owner, an elderly man, died suddenly, they were left alone in their home for several months ...

A Good Start in Life

A Good Start in Life

By Francine Miller

The amount of handling a cat receives, the age at which this occurs, and the number of handlers all affect a kitten’s degree of friendliness towards people later in life. Frequent gentle ...

Scratch Here, Not There

Scratch Here, Not There

By Patience Fisher

Cats are almost as easy to train to use a scratching post as they are to use a litter box...Cats need to scratch for physical, mental, and social reasons. Scratching enables cats to shed ...

Pain Underlying

Pain Underlying

By Dr. Lynn Bahr

Pain is not a symptom that exists alone. Other problems associated with pain can include fatigue, withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest, and changes in mood, including fear, ...

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