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This Index was updated on December 12, 2017

 

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Animal Welfare/Cruelty | Cats and Dogs | Companionship | Feeding Your Cat | Feral CatsGetting a Cat or Kitten | Hair Issues | Indoor or Outdoor Cats | Litter Box Issues | Living With A Cat-General Info | Pet Insurance/Estate Planning | Pet Loss | Pet Sitter | Safety | Spay and Neuter | Travel

Animal Welfare/Cruelty

 

Be Nosy:  When It Comes to Stopping Animal Cruelty, It’s Good to Be Nosy  (11-18-12)

Prevention of Cruelty: The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act  (10-07-13)

Signs of Cruelty:  11 Signs of Animal Cruelty and How You Can Help  (04-14-12)

Stop Abuse:  Animal Abuse and Neglect  (06-19-16)

Cats and Dogs

Cat Friendly?:  How to Tell If Dogs Are Feline Friendly  (12-12-17)

Cats and Dogs:  When the Cat Meets the Dog  (10-01-14)

Cats and Dogs Together:  Your Cats and Dogs Can Get Along (03-08-12)

Cost of Pets: Cat or Dog?  What Are The Costs?  (05-01-13)

Dogs vs Cats:  Dog People vs. Cat People  (09-17-16)

Handy Guide:  Healthy Pets at Home: A Guide for Cat and Dog Owners  Handy links provided by Zip Reality

Introductions:  Introducing Your New Cat to Your Current Pets  (01-13-12)

 

Companionship

 

Assisted Living:   How Pet Therapy Has Changed Assisted Living  (06-19-12)

Childs Love for Animals:  Fostering Love For Animals in Your Child  (08-10-13)

Companions:  What Kind of Animal Is It? [pet companions/assistants]  (07-13-17)

Emotional Support:  Can Cats Be Service Animals?  (04-30-17)

Influence:   Pets Can Influence A Child’s Development  (05-01-14)

Napping:  Napping with Cats (04-25-17)

Therapy:   Therapy is Gaining Popularity and Emotional Support  (05-27-17)

 

Feeding Your Cat

 

Ad Misinformation:  Poorly educated or paid off by a corporation  (02-20-17)

Bad Foods:  Foods and Plants Dangerous for Cats  (11-12-17)

Carbs:  Cats and Carbs  (07-06-12)

Coconuts:  A Natural Miracle (05-12-15)

Coconuts:  The Rest of The Story  (10-06-15)

Contents-Meat:  What You Need to Know About the Protein in Your Pet’s Food (05-07-15)

Diet:  Prescription Diets – Another Veterinary Myth?  (01-02-17)

Dry Food:  Why Dry Food Is Not A Healthy Diet For Cats And Dogs  (11-07-16)

Dry Foods:  How To Handle Your Pet’s Dry Food  (07-09-13)

Evaluation:  Pet Food Company Evaluation  (04-04-13)

Feeding Sick Cat:  How To Get Your Sick Cat To Eat  (09-09-15)

FDA-Contamination:  Protection From Contaminated Pet Food  (06-10-15)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Finicky Eater:   How to Help Your Finicky Cat to Eat More!  (09-13-16)

Food labels:   The Effect of Pet Food Labeling  (12-25-14)

Food Sometime OK:  Some Foods That May Be Okay  (11-25-17)

GMO:  Genetically Modified Organisms and Pet Food   (07-08-14)

Grain Free:  Do you feed a grain-free diet to your cat?  (09-29-15)

Kittens:   Feeding Your New Kitten  (11-7-15)

MSG:  MSG in Pet Food and It’s Harm  (06-25-15)

Never Feed:  Foods That You Should Never Feed To Your Cat  (11-16-17)

Obesity:  The Pet Obesity Epidemic  (04-30-13)

Older Cats:  What You Should Feed An Older Cat (02-17-12)

Organic Foods:  What is Organic Pet Food?    (10-05-13)

Probiotics:  Why Probiotics Are Good For Pets  (01-12-17)

Proteins:   Protein Levels in Your Cat Food  (01-07-15)

Raw Food Diets:  Raw Food Diets – Are They Right for Your Pet?  (01-24-17)

Storage of Food and Meds:  How To Safely Store Pet Meds and Foods  (11-15-14)

Thanksgiving:  Cats Deserve a Thanksgiving Meal, Too    (11-21-13)

Vegan  Vegan for your Cat?  (06-27-14)

Weight Loss:  Help You Cat Lose Weight  (05-19-12)

 

Feral Cats

 

Colonies:  Feral Cat Control   (09-12-13)

Common Community Issues:  Feral Cats Community Problems  (10-30-17)

Definition:  Introduction to Feral Cats  (02-15-17)

Kittens:  Taming A Feral Kitten   (11-21-14)

No Kill:   All About the Initiative to Make All Shelters No-Kill By 2025  (07-30-17)

Orphaned Kitten:  Caring for an Orphaned Kitten  (11-02-16)

Rescue and Assistance:  Alley Cat Rescue’s Mission  (07-24-17)

Success:  Successful in Managing Feral Cat Colonies  (11-26-16)

TNR:  Trap Neuter and Release – Control for Feral Cats  (08-07-16)

Winter Care:  Caring for Feral Cats in Winter (02-28-16)

 

Getting A Cat/Kitten

 

Adoptability:  How To Determine If An Animal is Adoptable  (01-17-13)

Adopting:  No Damaged Goods in Shelters!  (05-07-13)

Adopting Guidelines:  Guidelines for Adopting or Getting a Kitten (10-18-14)

Apartments:  Apartment Pets    (10-09-13)

Are You Ready?  6 Signs You May Be Ready to Get a Cat  (01-28-17)

Babies:  Human Babies and Cats  (04-27-12)

Before Buying, important considerations:  Important Considerations Before Buying A Pet  (04-19-14)

Before Buying,  Costs:  Consider Unforeseen Costs  (05-20-14)

Behavior, bad:  Stop Bad Behaviors Early  (06-04-14)

Breed Costs:   Cat Breeds Cost Defines the cost of getting and owning a cat, by breed.

Breeders:  How to Find a Trusted Breeder to Find the Right Furbaby  (04-20-17)

Breeds:  Cat Breed Profiles (2-14-14)

Costs:  The Cost of Purchasing a Cat  (08-20-17)

Costs:  Initial Costs of Pets  (08-07-17)

Costs: Cat Breed Costs

Early Education:  Raising Kids With Pets  (03-17-17)

First Time Pet OwnersLearning to Be a Great Owner for Your Pet  (03-10-17)

Good Rescues:  What Makes A Good Rescue?  (08-09-14)

Home Safety:  How Seniors Can Keep Their Home Safe for A Pet  (02-10-17)

Human Benefits:  The Awesome Health Benefits of Having a Four-Legged Family Member (01-25-17)

Influence:   Pets Can Influence A Child’s Development  (05-01-14)

Introductions:  Introducing Your New Cat to Your Current Pets  (01-13-12)

Kids Responsibility:  Kids and Cats: Responsibility by Age (02-12-17)

Kids and Pets:  What Can Kids Learn From Them?  (04-04-17)

Kids and Cats:  Ground Rules for Kids  (07-12-15)

Leasing Scams:  Pet Leasing Scams: Why You Should Be Careful  (08-11-17)

Rescue Myths:   Myths about Rescues  (07-15-14)

Orphaned Kitten:  Caring for an Orphaned Kitten  (11-02-16)

Responsibility:  Responsible pet ownership  (01-09-12)

Selection:  Select A Cat (2-14-14)

Temperament:  Temperament Testing for Adoptable Dogs and Cats  (02-22-13)

 

Hair Issues

 

Allergies:  Allergic to Cats?

Hairballs:  How To Prevent Cat Hairballs  (01-05-11)

Hair Removal: Get Pet Hair OFF and OUT of Your Home  (04-07-11)

Shedding:  Cats and shedding  (12-29-10)

 

Indoor or Outdoor Cats

 

Bugs:  Can Your Cat Eat Bugs?  (10-28-017)

Declawing:   Don’t Declaw Your Cat (02-05-15)

Outdoor:  Outdoor Cat Controversy: Is It Ever OK to Let Them Roam?  (07-20-17)

Outdoor In:  How to Bring an Outdoor Cat Indoors

Microchips:  Microchipping Pets  (04-03-12)

Poop Dangers:  Dangers of Cat Feces  (07-14-13)

Rabies:  Exposure to Rabies  (04-08-12)

Scratching Post:  Cat Scratching    (10-19-13)

Toxic Plants:  Plants Toxic To Cats and How To Protect Them  (12-01-17)

Vaccinations:  Reactions to vaccinations  (03-01-12)

Winter Care:  Letting your cat outside when it’s cold  (01-10-17)

Working Cats:  Put Your Neighborhood Cats to Work! (02-14-14)

 

Litter box Issues

 

Air Cleaner:  5 Features That Insure Effectiveness  (09-20-15)

Air Freshener:  Freshen Your Home with a Pet Friendly Air Freshener  (09-08-15)

Poop Dangers:  Dangers of Cat Feces  (07-14-13)

Smell of Pee:  Getting Rid of the Smell When Your Cat Pee’s Outside the Box  (10-17-11)

The Box:  Litter Box Happiness  (03-01-17)

 

Living With A Cat-General Information

 

Acepromazine, tranquilizer:  Use in Animals  (05-31-14)

Aggression:  Aggressive Behavior in Cats (12-11-17)

Aging:   How to Care for Your Senior Cat (11-30-16)

Air Freshener:  Freshen Your Home with a Pet Friendly Air Freshener  (09-08-15)

Air Purification:  Can An Air Purification System Help Allergies?  (01-08-16)

Anxiety Signs The Body Language of Feline Anxiety  (04-10-17)

Anxiety:  Anxiety May Be The Key To Poor Pet Behavior  (07-09-13)

Bath:  Giving a Cat a Bath  (02-14-14)

Behavior, bad:  Stop Bad Behaviors Early  (06-04-14)

Body Language:  Cats and Their Telltale Movements  (12-16-12)

Breed Ban?  Breed Ban or Better Pet Selection? (10-19-16)

Budget Health Care:  Pet Health Care On A Budget  (03-29-13)

Bugs:  Can Your Cat Eat Bugs?  (10-28-017)

Cameras, pet surveillance:  Best Pet Camera: Choosing the Right Model for Pet Surveillance  (06-21-17)

Catnip Alternative:  Honeysuckle Wood Instead of Catnip?  (11-28-16)

Chip or Collar?;  Identifying Your Cat To Prevent Loss  (04-21-13)

Clean Up:  Pet Cleanup and Safe Odor Removal  (11-06-12)

Clumsy Cat:  Why Is My Cat Unbalanced and Clumsy (03-24-15)

Common Illness:  Most Common and Most Expensive Cat Illness  (12-10-17)

Counters, off:  Keep your cat off the counter  (02-14-14)

Costs:  The Cost of Pet Care    (11-16-15)

Costs: Cat Breed Costs

Costs:  Various Costs for A Cat  (09-02-17)

Costs:  Ways to Reduce Pet Costs (09-03-17)

Dander:  Eliminate Cat Dander  (10-16-15)

Daylight Savings:  Daylight Savings Can Affect Your Pets Too!  (11-12-16)

Destructive Play:  Why Does My Cat… Knock Everything Off My Desk?  (06-24-17)

Deaf/Blind:  Caring for a Deaf or Blind Cat  (05-01-12)

Declawing:   Don’t Declaw Your Cat (02-05-15)

Disaster Planning: How to keep pets safe in natural disasters and everyday emergencies (08-29-17)

Disaster Preparedness : Disaster Preparedness for Pets (01-21-16)

Diseases: 10 Scary Diseases Your Pet May Be Exposing You To (01-18-15)

Disease:  Cat Diseases That Can Effect Humans  (04-25-13)

Divorce:  Divorce and Pets    (10-13-13)

DIY Projects:  Cat Friendly Projects  (11-28-15)

Drooling:  Why Is Your Cat Drooling? (08-02-17)

Drugs:  Discount Pet Drugs – No Prescription Required (01-13-11)

Ears:   Cat Facts: 10 Interesting Things About Cat Ears  (11-29-17)

Emergency Planning: Pet Emergency Planning 08-29-17)

Exercise:  Exercising your cat  (02-14-14)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

Fearful Cat:  Training A Fearful Cat (05-08-14)

First Aid Kit:  A Pet’s First Aid Kit  (04-23-14)

Flatulence:  Flatulence in Cats  (12-24-11)

Flea Control:  Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas On Your Pet  (02-24-17)

Fleas:  How To Get Rid of Them  (03-31-15)

Fleas and Ticks:  FDA advice for safe use of treatments  (06-25-14)

Global Warming:  Fleas, Ticks and Global Warming  (03-25-17)

Get Out The Stain:  What is that smell??  (07-29-16)

Go To The Vet:  How to know when it’s time to see the Vet  (05-13-17)
Grief:  Do Pets Experience Grief?  (04-18-11)

Grooming:  The Basics of Grooming Your Cat    (09-21-13)

Grooming, Self:  The Science Behind Your Cat’s Scratchy Tongue  (05-11-17)

Guardianship:  Pet Guardianship – Are You Sure Want To Be Your Pet’s Guardian?    (12-18-13)

Guests With Allergies:  8 Tips for Helping House Guests with Pet Allergies  (12-03-16)

Guidance: Diet and Neutrition Daily Enrichment Cat’s Need Attention (09-19-16)

Health Guide:  Your Pet Health Guide  (08-01-16)

Healthy,Happy Cat:  6 Tips On How To Raise A Healthy, Happy Cat  (08-09-17)

Home Safety:  How Seniors Can Keep Their Home Safe for A Pet  (02-10-17)

Household Planning:  Four Steps to a Pet Friendly Home  (05-22-17)

Hiding Cat:  5 Ways to Help a Hiding Cat  (01-31-17)

Holidays:   Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards (12-08-16)

Hot Car:  Don’t Leave ANY Pet in a Potentially Hot Car  (07-30-14)

Interpret Cat Moves:  What Is Your Cat Telling You By Its Moves  (04-30-16)

July 4th Safety:  9 Safety Reminders For Your Pets This 4th of July!  (06-30-17)

Kids:  Cats and Kids (02-14-14)

Kneading:  Scratching and Kneading – A Means of Communicating  (09-02-12)

Laser Pointers:  Why Are Cats Obsessed with Laser Pointers?  (04-29-17)

Longevity:  Tips For A Pet’s Long Life

Marijuana:  Marijuana Intoxication in Pets Is on the Rise  (03-28-17)

Marijuana  Marijuana and your Pet  (05-28-14)

Medical Costs:  Medical Care for Cats  (08-27-17)

Medications:  Medicating A Grumpy Cat You Love  (09-30-16)

Medications: Olfactory Kick Start, Emotional Handling and the 80% Rule  (10-02-16)

Moving; House Agents:  Find real estate professionals taking care of your pets’ needs  (08-04-17)

Multiple Pets:  How To Manage A Large Pet Family In A Small Home  (03-11-17)

Moods:  If Your Cat Could Speak  (02-14-14)

Moods Illustrated:  Understanding What Your Cat is Saying  (11-4-14)

Myths:  10 Common Cat Behavior Myths Decoded  (02-21-17)

Nails:  Clipping Your Cat’s Nails  (06-29-12)

Napping:  Napping with Cats (04-25-17)

Orphaned Kitten:  Caring for an Orphaned Kitten  (11-02-16)

Own A Pet:  Pet Ownership is a Healthy Thing  (01-05-13)

Ownership:  Differentiating Between Pet Parents and Pet Owners (09-07-17)

Pain:  Is Your Pet in Pain?  (10-16-16)

Personality:   Which Personality Does Your Cat Have?  (07-03-17)

Pet Care:  Learn to Take Proper Care of Your Pet  (09-07-15)

Petting:  Why Cats Bite During Petting!  (06-09-17)

Photographing:   Successfully Photographing Pets  (12-20-14)

Photographing:  Photographing kittens and cats  (02-14-14)

Pool Swimming:  Is Chlorine Toxic for Dogs and Cats  (08-06-16)

Pregnancy:  How to Tell if Your Cat is Pregnant and More  (06-25-16)

Purring:  Why Does A Cat Purr?  (11-18-16)

Recycle Items:  Upcycle for Pets  (11-09-17)

Responsibilities, Chores:  When Can Your Child Handle Pet Chores?  (07-30-13)

Scratching:   Understanding Why and What To Do  (04-03-14)

Scratching Post:  Cat Scratching    (10-19-13)

School:  Pets In The Classroom  (11-04-17)

Scruffing:  How to Restrain a Cat the Right Way    (11-27-13)

Second Hand Smoke:  FDA: Be Smoke-free and Help Your Pets Live Longer, Healthier Lives (12-02-16)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Selling Home:  Selling A Home That Has Pets  (04-18-17)

Shelters:  Who, What, and Where are the Nation’s Shelters?  (12-15-16)

Sleeping With Pets:  Pets and the Family Bed  (01-15-16)

Sleeping With:  Should You Share Your Bed with Your Cat?  (02-21-15)

Sleeping:  Sleepless Cats (At Night)  (01-30-13)

Stress,Whisker:  Whisker Stress in Cats is Real!  (09-15-16)

Stress Relief:   5 Stress Relieving Herbs for Cats  (02-26-16)

Substance Abuse:  How Can Having a Pet Prevent Kids from Using Drugs or Alcohol?  (12-04-16)

Summertime:   How to help cats beat the heat in summer  (04-19-17)

Tales of the Tails:  9 Ways That Cats Talk to Us With Their Tails  (06-01-17)

Tax Deductions:  Pet Expenses That Are Tax-Deductible  (01-19-17)

Teething:  Kitten Teething: What You Need to Know!  (07-29-17)

Toxic Plants:  Plants Toxic To Cats and How To Protect Them  (12-01-17)

Training:   Cats Can Be Trained  (01-08-15)

Two Cat Harmony:   When Cats Don’t Get Along  (08-07-14)

Urine Cleanup:  How To Clean Up Cat Urine and Eliminate the Smell  (04-24-16)

Vet Cost:  Why Are Vet Visits So Costly?  (11-11-17)

Vet Costs  Low Cost Vet Care Options You Should Know  (10-07-16)

Vet Overnight Stays:  What Your Pet’s Overnight Vet Visit Is Like  (06-03-17)

Volunteer to Work:  Do You Want To Work At A Rescue?  (03-09-15)

Water Bowl:  What Type of Water Bowl is Best for Cats?  (12-09-15)

Weight:  Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet  (03-02-17)

Whiskers:  Why Cats Have Whiskers  (06-20-15)

Winter:  8 Tips For Caring For Your Pet This Winter (12-22-16)

Winter Safety:  Thousands of Dogs and Cats Killed Each Year By Salt and Antifreeze  (12-29-16)

 

Pet Insurance/Estate Planning

Cautions:  The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance    (10-26-13)

Definitions:  Why Do We Need It and What Is It All About  (07-12-16)

Pets and Break-ups:  What Happens to the Pets in a Break-up? (07-09-14)

Pet Trusts:  Pet Trust Funds  (07-02-12)

Planning For Your Pet:  What are your plans for your pets if something happens to you?  (01-04-16)

Prolonged LifeCost of Prolonging Your Pet’s Life  (04-10-13)

Reviews:  Choosing The Best Pet Insurance For Your Cat/Dog/Bird/Rabbit  (06-16-17)

Traveling: 7 Tips on Getting Pet Travel Insurance  (05-23-12)

 

 

Pet Loss

 

Euthanasia:  An Euthanasia Alternative  (03-05-13)

Euthanasia Preparation: Pet Euthanasia: How to prepare  (06-06-12)

Loss:  Dealing with the loss of a beloved companion  (03/03/10)

Kids and Pet Loss:  How This Groundbreaking Children’s Book is Helping Families Cope With the Loss of a Pet  (02-22-17)

Nature:  Letting nature heal you after pet loss  (06-12-12)

Rainbow Bridge:  The Story

 

Pet Sitter

 

Qualified Sitter:  Finding a Qualified and Professional Pet Sitter (03-27-12)

Volunteer Sitter:  Volunteer Pet Sitter  (08-09-13)

 

Safety

 

Anti-Freeze:  Antifreeze Just Got Safer (But Not Safe)  (02-14-13)

Bugs:  Can Your Cat Eat Bugs?  (10-28-017)

CPR, improved:  Improvements in Pet CPR  (07-25-12)

Dog Flea Treatment Dnagers:  Potential Treatment for Cats Given Dog Strength Flea Prevention Products  (12-26-12)

Electronic Cigarettes:  E-Cigs and Other Hazards  (10-13-16)

Emergency Planning:  Plan Before the Emergency  (08-02-16)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Food  (06-07-14)

Heatstroke/Hypothermia Prevention:  Keeping Ambient Temperatures For Healthy Pets (06-18-15)

Holidays:   Keep Your Dogs and Cats Safe From Holiday Hazards (12-08-16)

Home Safety – Fire:  Smoke Kills (07-08-16)

Home Safety-Pet Protection:  WHY “PLEASE HELP MY PET” WINDOW STICKERS DO NOT WORK  (07-15-16)

Hot Car:  Don’t Leave ANY Pet in a Potentially Hot Car  (07-30-14)

Human Medication Dangers:   Your Pain Relief Cream Could Kill Your Cat (12-16-15)

Indoor vs Outdoor:  Should cats live indoors or outdoors?  (03-13-12) (10-11-11)

Injuries, common:  The Most Common Sources of Pet Injury  (02-24-13)

July 4th Safety:  9 Safety Reminders For Your Pets This 4th of July!  (06-30-17)

Kittens:  Kitten Safety  (02-07-13)

Laser Pointers:  Why Are Cats Obsessed with Laser Pointers?  (04-29-17)

Lost Pet:  Finding a Lost Pet  (07-07-12)

MarijuanaIncreased Risk in Colorado  (05-17-15)

Pet Safety Postings:  It’s Always the Season for Pet Safety  (09-16-16)

Poisons, Control Center:ASPCA Poison Control Center (09-18-15)

Poison Control: Pet Poison Helpline®

Poison:  Overview of Poisoning in Cats  (11-16-12)

Poisons, Rat:  EPA Changes the Rules on Anti-coagulant Rodenticide and  Changes May Actually Endanger More Pets  (03-16-13)

Safety GuidePet Home Safety Guide (08-09-15)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Storage of Food and Meds:  How To Safely Store Pet Meds and Foods  (11-15-14)

String cautions:  Your Cat and a Ball of String – Be Careful!  (01-09-13)

Summer Threats: Summer Time Dangers For Your Pets  (06-19-13)

Surgery:  Pet Surgery – Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work  (07-31-12)

Toxic Plants:  Plants Toxic To Cats and How To Protect Them  (12-01-17)

Winter Care:  Letting your cat outside when it’s cold  (01-10-17)

Winter:  8 Tips For Caring For Your Pet This Winter (12-22-16)

Winter Safety:  Thousands of Dogs and Cats Killed Each Year By Salt and Antifreeze  (12-29-16)

Wound Treatment:  Wound Treatment for Cats (Overview)  (09-17-11)

 

Spay and Neuter

 

Best Time:  Why/When Spay/Neuter is So Important for Cats  (04-13-17)

 

Travel

 

Crates:  How to Move or Travel with a Cat   (08-05-16)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

Moving; House Agents:  Find real estate professionals taking care of your pets’ needs  (08-04-17)

Moving:  5 Smart Principles For Moving Our Pets  (09-25-15)

Moving To Manhattan:  Moving pets Into Manhattan  (02-27-17)

Pet Travel:  7 Tips for Pet Travel (09-20-12)

Travel Safely:  Traveling with Your Cat (12-1-14)