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How to Move with a Cat

How to Move with a Cat

Happy autumn, Dr. Catsby readers! Since I’m a New England girl, and Jade has such long, fluffy fur, we both get a lift at the first nip in the air in September. This fall is particularly exciting for us because we’re moving from upstate New York to Brooklyn.......

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The Landscape of Shelters

What’s the state of cat welfare work?

When I first took Jade in, theoretically as a foster cat (although that quickly changed), I knew I needed to get her spayed, get her a checkup, and make sure she had all her shots. But, as a 22-
year-old just out of college, I didn’t have the funds for a full workup at the vet........

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Where does your kitty come from?

When I met Jade, she was living on the streets in the Bronx. It was January of my first winter in New York after graduating from college in Florida, and I was acclimating to the cold weather (and bulking up my newly-defunct Florida wardrobe). So, when I heard that a tiny black cat with big green eyes and matted fur followed my friend home in the snow, my heart melted. I could barely handle the sub-zero weather, and I had three square meals a day, a big winter coat, and a warm apartment to come home to. I took her in to “foster her for a few weeks.” A few weeks turned into a few months. Then, one weekend, my boyfriend went to visit his parents. I sulked for the first night he was away. I woke up the next morning with Jade curled up in the crook of my arm, and I was smitten. She was my cat.

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Overpopulation and Rescue

Where does your kitty come from?

When I met Jade, she was living on the streets in the Bronx. It was January of my first winter in New York after graduating from college in Florida, and I was acclimating to the cold weather (and bulking up my newly-defunct Florida wardrobe). So, when I heard that a tiny black cat with big green eyes and matted fur followed my friend home in the snow, my heart melted. I could barely handle the sub-zero weather, and I had three square meals a day, a big winter coat, and a warm apartment to come home to.........

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How to Pick a Cat Food

 

Picking the right brands and flavors of cat food can take some experimenting. After all, it’s not just a matter of researching cat nutrition, which would be a project on its own. You also have to consider your cat’s habits, age, and tastes. But, it’s so gratifying to get to know your furbaby better and learn what she needs. When Jade first came to me, she was stick-thin, with matted, patchy hair. I loved watching her enjoy regular meals and grow into the energetic, fluffy, shiny-haired adult she is now.....

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