— Our dog recently passed, and people were much more concerned than when my cats have died.
— Advances in veterinary medicine give cats a longer life expectancy. But that raises an ethical question: Is that always a good thing?
— I work with clients whose cats go missing, and I advocate as much identification as possible.
— My cats love to be on the bed, and my dog loves to be on the porch; here's why I rarely allow either.
— A lethal bait might be the next prong of Australia’s attack on feral cats. When will the madness stop?
— Two groups campaign for the regulation of "Frankencats," scaring people with exaggerated depictions of the dangers posed by hybrid cats.
— After I came across a dead cat in the street, I wasn't about to let cars run over him. What is it with how we treat strays who have passed?
— The risks are high and come from many sources. Let's weigh those against some of the strongest reasons people let their cats go outside.
— Watching my cat run from her poop, I had an epiphany: We all need to stop running from our poop.
— A man who has never had a family of his own says that if you have cats and not children, you’re going to end up lonely and bitter. Oh, that’s rich.
— The first thing I moved into our new home was a giant faux oil painting of my cat -- my husband hates it. What are your thoughts?
— I've loved many cats and they've loved me, but these bonds do -- and should -- have conditions.
— In turns out cats don't respond to intelligence tests like dogs do -- perhaps it means they’re smart enough to know better?
— Who gets to define "crazy," and why is it crazy to care for animals well and give them love?
— Feline immunodeficiency virus fears leave many adoptable kitties with no home. This has to stop.
— A shelter had an outbreak of a treatable disease, and management decided the only solution was euthanasia -- and then blamed the community.
— It relieves pain the same for cats as it does for humans, and it changed my senior cat's life.
— Would Bubba Lee Kinsey and Phoenix ever forgive me? Ah, the mysteries of shedding season.
— A New York Times column says so, but it's based on bad science and misinformation. Again.
— Aside from risks of predators and disease, outdoor cats can be trouble for humans and other cats.
— I believe the World's Best Cat Litter #ImACrazyCatLady contest perpetuates the negative stereotype. But am I being too sensitive?
— Some employers treat pet emergencies as less urgent than those involving kids, and that's wrong.
— Some readers have told me that kids and cats shouldn't mix, and sometimes they're mean about it. I think that viewpoint is too much generalizing.
— I'm in a bad relationship with my veterinarian, and I want out. Here's the story.
— Cat toys and other supplies make great gifts, but a cat? No, absolutely not. What do you think?
— This documentary showed me that I didn’t know as much about the declawing issue as I thought.
— What the hell is it with people who think it’s fun to video stuff that’s incredibly traumatic and then share it with 100 million of their best friends?
— I like to think of myself as the best cat mama ever, but nobody's perfect. Here are some epic fails.
— Just because you CAN feed your cat remotely with a smartphone app doesn’t mean you should.
— If I see a cat who's in need, I might take her away if it means helping her. Would you do that?
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