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  • Fact or Fiction? Common Cat Health Myths

    Lots of fibs have been told about felines through the ages. For example, consider the popular notion that it’s supposedly healthy for cats to drink cow’s milk. The reality is that most cats are lactose intolerant and can’t break down the sugars in milk, says Joseph Wakshlag, DMV, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at …

  • Keeping Kitty Cool in the Summer Months

    When the thermometer shoots skyward during the summer months, your fur-covered feline may be at risk for the same kind of health problems that plague overly hot humans: heart difficulties, heat stroke, breathing issues and more. “Cats are like people,” says Humane Society spokesperson Nancy Peterson. “They can become dehydrated and suffer organ failure and …

  • Cleaning Your Cat House the Earth-friendly Way

    Cats love to explore their environments. You’ll find them prowling through your living room, slinking along the kitchen counter, having a snooze in the bathroom sink, or even poking a head in the toilet bowl. What you may not know is that your cat’s daily routine could be exposing him to potentially harmful chemicals through …

  • How to Reduce Your Cat’s Carbon Pawprint

    You recycle your cans and bottles, you’ve replaced plastic bags with reusable totes and you’ve switched to fluorescent light bulbs. While you do your part to help the environment, there’s one family member who isn’t pulling her weight and that’s Kitty. Luckily, it’s easy for Kitty to go green without radically altering her lifestyle. Here …

  • 8 Reasons to Green Your Cat’s Lifestyle

    There’s no denying that it’s trendy to be green. Celebrities are proudly sporting fuel-efficient hybrid SUVs. Musicians are lending their names to green clothing lines and reusable grocery bags. Green is hot and it’s here to stay. However, just because the latest starlet pulls up in her electric car, that’s not a good enough reason …

  • How to Choose a Green Cat Litter

    If you’ve been thinking about switching to an earth-friendly cat litter, the good news is that there are now more choices than ever before. Some of the more popular green litters are made from corn, wheat, recycled paper, and pine. These days, you can also find litters made from exotic ingredients such as organic wheatgrass, …

  • How to Switch to Eco-Friendly Cat Litter

    When you consider that the typical cat can easily go through a ton of litter in their lifetime, it makes a lot of sense to switch to an eco-friendly cat litter. It’s one area in your cat’s lifestyle where going green would have tremendous benefits for the environment. If you need help making the switch …

  • Three Ways to Green Your Litter Box Habits

    Have you ever wondered just how much cat litter is used each year in the United States? It’s a figure that few people try calculating, but if they did, they might be in for quite a surprise. According to the United States Geological Society, 2.54 million tons of clay are used each year, with an …

  • 10 Hazardous Hiding Places for Cats

    It’s freezing cold here in New York City, so one of our town’s clever stray cats found a way to keep warm: hiding under the hood of a parked car. This is a common scenario – the cat accesses this part of the vehicle from underneath, like an investigative mechanic – but obviously it can …

  • Valentine’s Day Treats for Cats

    “She loves me, she loves me not…” With some cats it can be hard to tell. But even the most standoffish felines generally have a big place in their hearts for their people. And most cats will be more than happy to give you extra Valentine’s cuddles all throughout the month of February – or …