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Scented vs. Unscented Cat Litter: You may have an opinion, but what does the research say?
Should you use scented or unscented litter? Questions about cat care—especially those to do with the litter box—tend to bring up strong opinions. Even the indifferent are strongly so, throwing up their hands and saying, “does it really matter—it’s just the litter...
Cat Talk: The Language of Cat Sounds
Chances are, if you’re a cat parent, you’ve been known to let out a meow on occasion—or many occasions. The deep desire to communicate with our feline friends is in all of us cat lovers. What is my cat thinking? What is he saying to me? Does my cat really love me? One thing that
The Big Fat Truth about Cat Obesity and How to Fix It
Guest post by Kristen Levine   Kristen Levine Pet Living is the place for stories, science & advice for living happier and healthier with pets.   The cat’s out of the bag: across the country our feline friends are fighting the battle of the...
Open vs. Enclosed Litter Boxes: Uncovering the Truth
For most cat owners, our kitties become part of the family. We share photos on social media, and we recount our babies’ furry little antics to anyone who will listen. Even when it comes to managing challenging behaviors, we tend to confer...
How Many Cats Is Too Many Cats?
Guest post by Kristen Levine   Kristen Levine Pet Living is the place for stories, science & advice for living happier and healthier with pets.   The decision to adopt a cat is a serious one, but it’s so easy to stop thinking and let your heart take over! A stray shows up on your doorstep and
5 Cat Myths and Misconceptions Debunked
From the moderately harmful to the downright bizarre, myths about cats have arisen across the globe and throughout time. It’s time to dispel these feline misconceptions once and for all! 1.  “Black cats are bad luck.” Anyone who has loved a black cat knows that this is one superstition that doesn’t hold up. This pervasive
Litter Box Solutions for Aging Cats
When it comes to the challenge of caring for an aging cat, litter box problems are especially frustrating. Just one mishap can destroy a piece of furniture or an important belonging, and leave you feeling like you’re at your wit’s end before you’ve even started brainstorming solutions. As cats get older, physical, cognitive, and emotional
Cats, Pregnant Women, and Toxoplasmosis: What You Need to Know
From the moment a woman discovers she’s pregnant, she’s faced with a long list of do’s and don’ts. On that list is the recommendation that pregnant women should not scoop the cat litter box. Why shouldn’t pregnant women scoop the litter box?...
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