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Why Do Cats Get the Zooms?

Why Do Cats Get the Zooms?

Why Do Cats Get the Zooms?

I stopped by my friend’s house a few days after she had hip surgery to drop off a pot of curry and check on her. After dinner and chatting, her shy new kitten, Harpo, came lurking out of the bedroom for a snack and to stalk a feather on a string. Like cat-lovers do, we quickly turned to feline-oriented conversation, and she bemoaned Harpo’s habit of darting around the house at all hours of the night.

“Why do they do that?”

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CBD for Cats?

CBD for Cats?

CBD for Cats?

My family had a cat named Mariah when I was growing up, black and white, with a penchant for climbing into shoe boxes that were too small for her to fully fit inside. As she got older, she got cuddlier, and I grew even fonder of her every year. But her health declined. One night, she had a seizure in my room, and I woke up my parents, who rushed her to the vet......

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Overpopulation and Rescue

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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Common kitty health problems – and how to spot them

Common kitty health problems – and how to spot them

For us kitty parents, the value our furbabies add to our lives can’t be measured. There’s plenty of evidence that they improve our health – especially when it comes to mental health and stress-related illnesses. Call me silly, but I’m sure that having Jade by my side helps me recover faster when I’m sick! Since our cats take care of us, we want to take care of them, too......

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