— In honor of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, here's how you can recognize crimes against cats and do something about it.
— I believe so: Being judgmental can impede good work that aims to create a better world for cats.
— A zoologist is among those now debating whether fish feel pain; believe it or not, veterinarians once debated the same thing about cats and dogs.
— I've known people who died without great suffering, and I wonder if this has shaped the end-of-life decisions I make regarding my cats.
— I had to rehome my dog and cat, and I did so responsibly, but I got called lots of nasty names because of it -- and that's wrong, people.
— I treat my cats very well, but some people call them spoiled. They just don't get it.
— I adopted a cat from a shelter, but I never say I rescued him; I don't want to take away from the true rescuers who made the effort to save his life.
— I see many kids forced to find homes for cats on short notice, but having a pet can teach important lessons and bring parents and teens closer.
— When I'm overwhelmed by the issues surrounding cat welfare, I remind myself of these things.
— It's time to talk about the overexposure of the modern-day Internet celebrity cat.
— Vacations, free time, and a clean house are among the things I've given up. How about you?
— This is a huge responsibility deserving of honor; don't let anyone tell you different.
— Here are ways that I treat my cats better than I treat myself -- and the insight I gain in doing so.
— Emergency vets are often maligned as money-obsessed businesses with no compassion for pets or owners, but my experience says otherwise.
— I'm serious: If we consider our cats our children, shouldn't we be comparable to human parents?
— A former veterinarian writing in the Montreal Gazette says living with pets is exploiting and harming them. I say that's crap.
— I believe that children are the future (cat lovers).
— I don't think they should, and I can't believe we’re asking this question without even a trace of irony.
— 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.
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