Category Cats

Cats in Art - Pretty Faces, Cultural Gauges
Cats

Cats in Art - Pretty Faces, Cultural Gauges

“No self-respecting cat wants to be an artist's model.” - Anonymous Throughout history, the cat has endured a precarious relationship with humanity. Sometimes feared, more often revered, cats have neither been ignored by humans nor regarded with indifference. These erratic attitudes transcend into visual culture as well.

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Minoxidil® Toxicity in Cats

Did you know that Minoxidil® is very poisonous to cats? Minoxidil® is a topical solution used to promote hair growth in people. These medications have become very common and popular over the past 5 years. According to the fall ASPCA newsletter, six cases involving Minoxidil® exposure were reported since 2001.
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Ancient Egyptians: the First Cat Lovers

One does not own a cat; one simply inhabits the same space as a cat. Even the most cuddly of cats will take any opportunity to exhibit their independence and will. Cats have a long and varied history commingling with humans before obtaining their “domesticated” distinction. But even now, some argue that can't still aren't domesticated animals.
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Does a Kitten Make a Good Gift?

You've probably heard the sad stats about pets who are adopted at Christmas in a bid to surprise loved ones only to be abandoned in the weeks that follow by couples who were not prepared to provide for their new family member. Because that's what pets are; family members. Living things are not gifts; they deserve a home and a family who are prepared for their arrival and who are able to provide them with the love and care they need.
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Can I use a baby aspirator on my kitten's cold and stuffy nose?

Our question this week was: Our new kitten has a cold and has a stuffy nose. Constantly sneezing and drippy nose. Can I us a baby aspirator on his nose? Connie Myers Answer Hi Connie- thanks for your email. You wrote that your kitten has a “cold” and stuffy nose. Many cats will be born with or acquire an upper respiratory infection.
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My boyfriend is allergic to my cat - what can I do?

Our question this week was: Doctor - My name is Tiffany and my boyfriend Roger is allergic to my cat. He is fine when he comes over but then gets all red eyed and stuffy. If he says all night - by morning he is miserable. What can I do? Tiffany, Roger and Muffin Answer Hi - thanks for your email. You wrote that your boyfriend is allergic to your cat and you would like some tips on what you can do to help the situation.
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Cats in Art - Pretty Faces, Cultural Gauges

“No self-respecting cat wants to be an artist's model.” - Anonymous Throughout history, the cat has endured a precarious relationship with humanity. Sometimes feared, more often revered, cats have neither been ignored by humans nor regarded with indifference. These erratic attitudes transcend into visual culture as well.
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