What Makes Cats Sleep So Much?

  Where is your kitty now? If you're reading this content on a laptop or tablet, there's a strong possibility it's trying to snuggle right on top of the screen. If Fluffy isn't around, it's probably dreaming or waking up from their 9th cat sleep of the day. Cats are…

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A Guide to Choosing the Right Cat Bed

Are you a cat parent and have been wondering how to get the proper comfortable sleeping unit for your little purring friend but can't seem to figure it out? Well, it takes a bit of search and consideration to find the perfect little bed for your best cat friend. Many…

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Does Catnip Make Your Cat Sleep Better?

If you own a cat, you’ve undoubtedly seen how much they love catnip. Giving your cat a bit of this herbal treat in their chew toy or bed is a healthy way to keep them engaged and entertained.  The majority of cats can’t get enough of it and will return…

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Building a Feline Behavior Volunteer Program…from Scratch

By Melissa Taylor and Alese Zeman One of the duties of BV2s, like Beverly Burns, is carrying out matching assessments to help adopters find the right fit © Friends For Life There’s no way we at Friends For Life Animal Shelter can handle all of Houston, Texas’s feline behavior needs,…

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It’s Not Them – It’s You

By Andrea Carne A new study shows the odds of owner-directed aggression were lower in households that reported using positive reinforcement, while the odds of severe aggression toward people were greater when the owner reported using positive punishment © Can Stock Photo /cynoclub Aggression in cats. It’s a sensitive and…

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A Life without Pets

By Fiona De Rosa and Fiona Warton  Elderly people may find themselves having to give up their pets when they move into a care facility © Grant Nowell Photography As the aging population of the western world increases, more people are finding themselves moving from their own homes and into…

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Getting an Emotional Support Animal Letter in California

So, you’re interested in converting your pet into an emotional support animal letter in California. Before we discuss the complete emotional support animal online registration process, let’s have a look at the two main ESA benefits- Emotional support animal housing law - Landlords are required to allow renters to live…

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The Problem with “Furry Little Humans”

By Andrea Carne A study by Chijiiwa et al. (2021) found that cats do not think in the same way as humans when it comes to social cues © Can Stock Photo / chalabala Let’s open this discussion with the whole cats vs. dogs “thing.” Honestly, why do we continue…

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How-to Guide: Cleaning A Dog Bed Without A Removable Cover

Pets are crucial members of our families, and we want them to be as comfortable as possible. This often means getting them the best veterinary care, medicines, food, and supplies that we can afford, even down to the beds they sleep in.  However, even quality dog beds require washing and…

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