Cats track their owners’ movements

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cats-track-their-owners-movements-research-finds/ Cats Track Their Owners’ Movements, Research Finds By Andy Corbley - Dec 16, 2021 It turns out that cats keep a mental map of their territory inside their heads which they can use to abstract out information. A recent study showed however that on the legend of that map, the largest icon is us: their owners. Cats … Continue reading Cats track their owners’ movements

Adoptions of cats & dogs is actually going down during the pandemic

Bottom line is that fewer workers and less ability to transport animals to areas with greater demand means more animals are having to be euthanized rather than kept for possible adoptions. What can you do? Adopt an older animal at more risk of being killed. https://www.wsj.com/articles/truth-about-cats-dogs-during-pandemic-11638300368 The Truth About Cats and Dogs During the Pandemic? … Continue reading Adoptions of cats & dogs is actually going down during the pandemic

Ignore ad saying to stop cuddling your cat

‘Stop Cuddling With Your Cat,’ Misleading Ad Claims We clicked through 60 pages of nonsense to spare you the horror. Jordan LilesPublished 9 December 2021 Image via Kilito Chan/Getty Images Claim An online advertisement revealed why cat owners should stop cuddling with their feline companions. Rating False Origin Since at least November 2021, misleading online advertisements claimed: “Stop Cuddling … Continue reading Ignore ad saying to stop cuddling your cat

Why do cats knead with their paws?

Why do cats knead with their paws? June 14, 2021 8.23am EDT Author Julia AlbrightAssociate Professor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee Disclosure statement Julia Albright receives funding from various veterinary product companies. University of Tennessee provides funding as a member of The Conversation US. We believe in the free flow of information Republish our articles for … Continue reading Why do cats knead with their paws?

More proof that cats can energize the elderly just as with the young

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2021/11/09/kitten-therapy-foster-retirement-home/ [click thru for photos She brought tiny foster cats into her office at a retirement home. Residents found out — and kitten therapy began. By Cathy Free 11/9/21 at 6:00 a.m. EST Estelle Nicol fell and injured herself six months ago, and when she moved into a care center in Orange County, Calif., her daughter noticed … Continue reading More proof that cats can energize the elderly just as with the young

What would dogs be like without humans?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-dogs-world-review-when-the-pug-joins-the-pack-11634855134? ‘A Dog’s World’ Review: When the Pug Joins the Pack In a post-human world, dogs might thrive without many of the traits that make them such appealing pets. A Karelian bear dog and a trained wolf in Canada.PHOTO: ALAMY By David P. BarashOct. 21, 2021 6:25 pm ETSAVEPRINTTEXT3Listen to articleLength6 minutesQueue What’s the difference between dogs … Continue reading What would dogs be like without humans?

Cats can help elderly thrive

consciouscat.net/2021/10/11/cats-can-help-older-adults-thrive/? OCTOBER 11, 2021 Cats Can Help Older Adults Thrive Feline Lifestyle| 6 Comments Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman, MS PhD  A 101-year-old senior citizen adopts a 19-year old cat from the Catawba Humane Society in Hickory, NC. Penny’s family describes this as a match made in heaven. After losing her cat and realizing a stuffed animal … Continue reading Cats can help elderly thrive

Why do cats have primordial pouches under their bellies?

https://www.livescience.com/cats-primordial-pouch.html Why do cats have belly 'pouches'? By Tara Santora April 10, 2021 There are three possible explanations. (Image credit: Shutterstock) Fat cats are cute, but not every cat that looks like it has a big belly is overweight. Although the part of a cat's underside that swings when it walks may look like a paunch, it's … Continue reading Why do cats have primordial pouches under their bellies?

Best kitty litter a matter of opinion

A second cat joins my household Monday and his brother will also be staying here till next Saturday. Adding cats always means thinking about the adequacy of your litter for the new load and looking also at new littler boxes. I've used FreshStep Multi-Cat Clumping Litter with Febreeze for years. Many of my breeder friends … Continue reading Best kitty litter a matter of opinion

Stylish kitty litter boxes from the Architectural Digest

Click thru for the photos. https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/best-cat-litter-box-designs 8 Stylish Litter Boxes That Can Effortlessly Be Incorporated Into Your Home Fit for a feline By Katherine McLaughlin August 20, 2021 A gray kitten contemplating life in a very basic litter box.Photo: GK Hart/Vikki Hart via Getty Images All products featured on Architectural Digest are independently selected by our … Continue reading Stylish kitty litter boxes from the Architectural Digest

Wonderful tale about the place a dog has in the writer’s world

https://katherinebouton.com/2021/08/16/sleeping-with-dogs/ Sleeping with Dogs August 16, 2021 Katherine Bouton Healthy Hearing When my dog was a puppy he slept in a crate, then he moved to a chair, then onto the bed. My husband would pick him up like a little lamb, when he came to bed after me, and move him back to the … Continue reading Wonderful tale about the place a dog has in the writer’s world

All the sad, lonely post-pandemic pets

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/05/pandemic-puppies-will-be-alone-first-time/619024/ All the Sad, Lonely Pandemic Puppies How are dogs that have never been apart from their owners going to deal with post-pandemic life? SARAH ZHANG MAY 27, 2021 GETTY / THE ATLANTIC Bowen the goldendoodle is never home alone. When he first came home as a puppy, last June, his parents were working remotely … Continue reading All the sad, lonely post-pandemic pets