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IMG_3997 Can we give the “disinterested, uncaring feline” stereotype a rest?

Can we give the “disinterested, uncaring feline” stereotype a rest?

BEFORE I BECAME MORE KNOWLEDGABLE ABOUT CATS, as much as I loved them, I too would joke about their “fickle” shows of interest/disinterest in their humans. But, my perspective has changed and I would love to see our culture stop stereotyping cats as arrogant, disinterested, or having a “split personality.” Let me explain… (Of course, this…

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Switching a diabetic cat to low carb? Read this first! Dangers to avoid + a story with a happy ending

Pyewacket is a 15-year-old kitty who developed diabetes around age 10. This cute little tortie is doing fine now, but this wasn’t always the case. Her human, Rhiannon, wrote me to share a cautionary tale she thought other cat caretakers would benefit from. She was very generous to come forward and I agreed that we needed…

Cat-Meditation Why meditate when you can pet-itate? Tips for meditating with your cat

Why meditate when you can pet-itate? Tips for meditating with your cat

Guest post by Elisabeth Gruskin, PhD Thinking about developing a meditation practice or growing your existing one? Do you share your life with a pet or two? How do you fit everyone and everything into your busy life? You can do both at the same time with pet-centered meditation. Pet-centered meditation (I call it Petitating)…

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Have you explored probiotics for feline CKD, IBS, and IBD prevention + support?

Sometimes I think of cats as little magical beings, with their knowing blinks and their way of curling up with you just when you need some extra love and kindness. But let’s talk about those other little magical beings for moment: microbes. Because I believe they can make a big difference in our feline’s wellbeing….

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Adding a Dog to a Cat Household: Successful Case Study!

This DIDN’T happen overnight. Here’s how it went down… Introduction from Liz: Many of us grew up with indoor-outdoor cats and dogs running around and found that these mixed families were fairly harmonious, or at least tolerant, as there was so much space for them to live virtually separate lives. But, it’s a whole different situation when we live…