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6 Diseases Cats Can’t Transfer to You

It seems like there's always some new sensationalized horrific disease you can catch from your cat, but very few diseases can actually move between humans and felines, and the ones that can are caused…

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When Should Someone Let a Cat Go?

There's nothing more pathetic than a very sick cat. Even a very sick dog doesn't look as pathetic, because at least we expect dogs to whine and moan when they're sick or injured. But when the ever-sto…

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Is It OK to Sleep With Cats?

Does your cat get to sleep in the bed with you? I've experienced all sides of this issue. When I was single, I had cats. They got to share the bed and it was no big deal. They loved it, and it made me…

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The Strangest Things Cats Have Dragged In

A few months ago, Catster Managing Editor Vicky Walker wrote about how her cat brought in a series of baby possums (which, thankfully, all survived the ordeal). We then asked Catster Magazine readers …

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Is Vet Care Worth It For an Old Cat?

It was supposed to be just another semiannual wellness exam and blood test or my 17-year-old cat, Siouxsie. Other than some arthritis, I had no reason to believe she was in bad health. After all -- pr…

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How Do You Deal With a Cat Hoarder?

The following is my best friend's story. She has written several pieces about her life with cats and rescuing cats from a variety of situations. She prefers to remain anonymous. Everyone's name has be…

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4 Ways to Help Cats Overcome Losing a Feline Friend

Recently my 16-year-old-cat -- named Karma -- was diagnosed with a tumor in her jaw. The tumor grew so quickly that Karma had only two to three weeks before we had to help her pass over. It all happen…

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When Your Cat Charity Donations Are Questioned

While I was an undergraduate, I spent many days on the phone or on my feet fundraising for causes I believed in. The job was not easy. You were scolded for interrupting dinner, lectured on the amorali…

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Are Purebred Cats Animal Cruelty?

Iíll always be a cats-first kind of gal, but I do love dogs, too. Sometimes I even watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show when it airs on TV -- and maybe even Crufts, if they choose to air it in t…

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8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat Happy

Seventeen years ago, Siouxsie Mew came into my life. My relationship with her has outlasted many friendships and romances, and pretty much every person in my life except my family and my best friend. …

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