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Cats and Kitchen Counters

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

According to one survey in which more than 1,000 veterinary professionals and 167 cat owners were asked if cats should be allowed to freely roam the k...

You Have an Alternative to Declawing Your Cat -- And It's Not Painful

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green
Barbara Alvarez

You have some options open to you that go beyond taking your feline to the animal shelter or rehoming her. First, learn just why all cats scratch. Second, learn to trim her claws -- it's not hard at all!

Cats Aren't Evil: 5 Feline Myths That Just Aren't True

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 09.18.2015 | Weird News

People like to joke that cats are evil. We get that -- it can be fun to play off the stereotype that cats are aloof, uncaring and downright disdainful...

Think Cats Can't Be Trained? Oh, How Wrong You Are

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Weird News

If you’ve ever suggested training your cat to a friend or colleague, there’s a good chance they laughed in your face. But Samantha Martin, lifelon...

Cat Scratching: Tips and Tricks for Saving Your Sofa

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you have your scratching surfaces ready to go, they need to be placed where they'll be used. Remember, clawing is in part a marking behavior for your cat, so it's likely she's returning to the same place to scratch.

Does Having a Bigger Brain Really Mean Your Dog Is Smarter?

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

New study says that dogs have bigger brains relative to their body compared to cats. But does that mean that dogs are actually smarter? Or that cats are dumb?

When Purr Turns to Bite: How to Deal With a Cranky Cat

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

A reader of one of my pet columns recently asked me about the stray cat she had taken in. "She's very affectionate," she stated, "however occasionall...

Release Your Inner Kitty Through Tricks and Training

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

Cats are small, they don't bark, they are independent, and they're like having a bit of the wild in your house.