Day: November 11, 2014

A New England Art Exhibit Contains Real, Live Cats; We Interview One of Them

The Cats-in-Residence Program is an art installation like no other — it’s an artist-built cat habitat in an art gallery, populated by cats. Real cats. Lounging, eating, sleeping, sleeping, and hoping to get adopted, all tucked into an 18-foot enclosure packed with kitty accoutrements created by artists, according to the Hartford Courant. Artist/curator Rhonda Lieberman …

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Has Your Senior Cat Ever Stopped Eating Her Usual Food for No Clear Reason?

October 21, 2014, was a day like any other day: I rolled out of bed and stepped gingerly into the kitchen, trying to avoid stepping on and kicking the three cats who swirled around and between my feet, crying and chirping and begging for their breakfast. My old kitty, Siouxsie, was just as enthusiastic for …

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Will a Heating Pad Help My Senior Cat’s Arthritis and Reduce Her Howling at Night?

Editor’s note: Dr. Barchas is out this week, so we’re republishing this post from 2012 about senior cat health, appropriate for the ASPCA’s Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Here’s a winter-themed question I recently received: My cat is getting creaky, and the vet says she probably has arthritis. She can still jump up on the …

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