Posts tagged "indoor-outdoor cats"

Environmental Enrichment for Cats

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Cats live longer and safer lives indoors….truly, indoor cats rarely get hit by cars or chased down by coyotes, or interact with cats who can spread infectious disease. However, life should be interesting. And a boring life indoors can even lead to illness. Enriching the environment is actually fun (and may be creative) for people,... Read more »

Cats vs. Birds, New Report Suggests Cats Are Bird Killers. Exaggerated or Not, Talk Solutions

Cats vs. Birds, New Report Suggests Cats Are Bird Killers. Exaggerated or Not, Talk Solutions
Cats are responsible for killing more birds than previously expected, according to a newly released report, “The Impact of Free-Ranging Domestic Cats on Wildlife of the United States,” published in the Journal Nature. This report and the response have caused all sorts of media attention and corresponding emotional responses by those who love cats, and also those who disdain... Read more »

Adopt A Cat Month Reader Questions: Declaw Issue; No Walkers for Cats; Kittens and Birds

Adopt A Cat Month Reader Questions: Declaw Issue; No Walkers for Cats; Kittens and Birds
Continuing to celebrate  that June is American Humane Association Adopt a Cat Month, this column (from my national newspaper column)  is devoted to cat questions. Q: I don’t believe in declawing. My husband wants me to declaw a kitten we recently adopted from a shelter. For starters, the shelter contract specifies that we never declaw.... Read more »
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Did I Kill My Cat? My Cat Is a Bird Killer; Mandatory Microchipping; Snoring Pug

Did I Kill My Cat? My Cat Is a Bird Killer; Mandatory Microchipping; Snoring Pug
Q: I once lived in Highland Park, Ill., with a cat named Poco. We were inseparable. When he was diagnosed with kidney stones, I had to give him up; I just couldn’t afford treatment in 1987. I still miss Poco very much. How do I ask for forgiveness when he depended on me for everything?... Read more »

Not Sure This is Funny Jon Stewart, Birds vs. Cats

It’s a real problem which many people are very upset about, cats who are both free roaming and also owned that kill songbirds and other wildlife. There’s no doubt cats do prey on birds, though most experts agree that habitat destruction and pollution are far more significant factors. I think I can take a joke,... Read more »

Alligator Turns Out to be a Cat Burglar, Breaking Into a House

I am glad the woman and her cats are ok. What’s most fascinating to me about this story is that the alligator watched the cats use a doggy door, and figured out how to use it. Alexis Dunbar came home to find a gator in her bathroom. Alligators haven’t survived millions of years for no... Read more »
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