Posts tagged "catnip"

Simon's Cat: A Christmas Catnip Special

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Simon’s Cat, A Christmas Catnip special - Enjoy, and Happy Holidays.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Cats with Catnip Addiction Problem?

Cats with Catnip Addiction Problem?
Q: I give my cats catnip every day. Can cats really become addicted to catnip? Mine certainly seem to be. — B.H., Chicago, IL A: Thus far, I’ve never heard of a cat visiting the Betty Ford Center to overcome catnip addiction. In fact, many cats offered catnip daily seem to build up a resistance... Read more »

Black Friday Gifts for Pets

While some dogs manage to tear open the wrapping paper, no one wants the pup to tear apart the gift, as some dogs destroy plush toys in a matter of days, or even in a few hours.  go-dog  plush toys appear to look be like so many others, but they are different, featuring Chew Guard Technology. The seams are also double-stitched. No dog toy is indestructible, but they sure are super tough.  In fact, Quaker Pet Group puts their technology where there mouth is, offering a money back one-time replacement per household.  Available at many places where pet products are sold, $5.99 to $19.99.
More than ever before, that Christmas gift under the tree or Hanukah present might be for barking, purring or even squawking family members. Just over half all of all dogs, and nearly 40 percent of pet cats receive a holiday gift, according to American Pet Product’s Association 2013-2014 National Pet Owners Survey. Birds even get... Read more »
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Mix Marijuana With Cat Litter

Mix Marijuana With Cat Litter
The province of Ottawa, Canada, is all about taking control of the production and distribution of medical marijuana. The question then becomes, what do the home grown stashes of medical marijuana people have in their homes? They could hide the stuff, but the government doesn’t like that idea. Instead, here’s the Canadian Health Department’s advice: ”Blend... Read more »

To Scratch or Not to Scratch, Declaw Not Required

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I no fan of declaw, instead amputating kittens (really, it’s what a declaw is) on HouseSmarts TV with Lou Manfredini, I talk about how to train a cat to scratch in all the right places. It can be done. Please don’t declaw any cat…but kittens? It’s crazy, cruel and not necessary.   Type your email... Read more »

Cat Survey: Help Experts to Better Understand Cats, Why and Where they Scratch

Cat Survey: Help Experts to Better Understand Cats, Why and Where they Scratch
Cat behavior is sometimes mysterious, that is true, in part because it hasn’t been studied as much a dog behavior. University of California, Davis and veterinary behaviorists want to know more about cats: Take this survey HERE.   If you have a cat, taking this simple survey will help to better understand cats, and their... Read more »
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Animal News: Cat Cafe's Catch On

Animal News: Cat Cafe's Catch On
Japan’s popular cat cafe concept – where patrons pay by the hour to pet cats and have a soda  – has moved west. Cafes have opened in Budapest and Vienna, and now another is expected to open in London soon. . Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the brainchild of Lauren Pears, an Australian who raised... Read more »

Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats; Lyme is a Huge Threat

Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats;  Lyme is a Huge Threat
Q: We’ll be traveling to the Miami area by plane to see relatives for Thanksgiving. My daughters are both cat crazy, so we bought some really potent catnip at a local cat show and would like to take it to them. We’ve been storing it in the freezer. What happens when we go through airport... Read more »

Hank for Senate? I Thought He Was a Cool Cat, Maybe Not

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It seemed I was read to endorse the Independent candidate for Senate in Virginia (though I don’t live in Virginia). But after seeing this video – I don’t know anymore. . . many unanswered questions.
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Animal Behavior Experts Meet to Reveal Results of Studies

Animal Behavior Experts Meet to Reveal Results of Studies
By Steve Dale ST. LOUIS, MO. – The annual American College of Veterinary Behaviorists/American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior Symposium was held here July 15, in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention. Here’s some news from the symposium, revealing the latest research in animal behavior: – Cats who scratch in all the wrong... Read more »