Absolutely floored: cats & remodeling

Absolutely floored: cats & remodeling

Remodeling and redecorating is a big trend this year, with spending more time at home in the office, or saving money by entertaining at home. Thanks for considering your kitties in your plans! Territory is very important to cats, so changes in their environment can be...

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Cat costumes: trick, treat or torment?

Cat costumes: trick, treat or torment?

Dear Ms Kitty, I see all these adorable costumes for pets in my local pet supply store, but when I try to put a costume on my cat Frodo, he acts like I’m trying to kill him. Why can’t he just go along with it like my dog Bilbo does? Costumed in Castle Rock Dear...

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Declawing: Before You Take Away Their Claws

Declawing: Before You Take Away Their Claws

Please get the facts if you are considering declawing! Cats are born with the claws nature intended them to have: They scratch to tell other cats about their territory with scent instead of using aggression or marking. Cats need claws to stretch and strengthen their...

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DIY Upcycle Project – Huggy Beds

DIY Upcycle Project – Huggy Beds

  This is a fun, simple project that your cat will love now that the weather is getting cool. These beds are made from recycled sweaters and can create a favorite snug and warm perch anywhere. No craft/sewing experience required. Anyone can make a Huggy...

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Losing your cat: finding love in grief

Losing your cat: finding love in grief

Dear Ms Kitty, I recently lost my cat Muffin to Chronic Kidney Disease. I am grieving this loss and don't know how to move past this debilitating feeling. Do other people find that adopting another cat is helpful? Devastated on Delmonico Dear Devastated, When we open...

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How to take your cat for a walk

How to take your cat for a walk

Dear Ms. Kitty, My cat Gandalf seems very curious about the outdoors. I know there are many dangers lurking there, including cars, dogs and wild predators, and even other cats. Still, it makes me sad to see him watching me at the door when I'm relaxing in the yard. Is...

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Helping elder parents keep their cats

Helping elder parents keep their cats

Dear Ms. Kitty, My mom is 80 and she lives alone with her two cats. I live out of state and worry that she can't care for them adequately, but I can only visit a few times a year. She doesn't want to give them up as they give her lots of company. Do you have any...

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