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Oscar, the cat who rules the dementia ward

Therapy cats are especially valuable when interacting with Alzheimer’s Disease patients, by stimulating both memory and forgotten emotions. One of the most astounding cases of cats assisting Alzheimer’s patients is Oscar, the cat who rules the third floor dementia ward of Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Oscar has the almost mystical…

Therapy Cats

Therapy Cats

Our cats give us unconditional love and sharing that love with others in need can be a special gift. One way to do this is by having your cat certified as a ‘Therapy Cat,’ one that provides love, comfort and confidence to people who are shut in, lonely or sick. Once a cat has been certified…

Cats are quieter than Dogs

5 Ways Cats Can Cure Depression

Cats are known to be incredibly independent creatures. But they also make excellent companions and offer superb therapy on many levels. Various studies have proven that a pet can actually help reduce stress and even lower blood pressure. For those living with depression or anxiety, pets can really become a great way to get through…

Natural Cat treats

Natural Cat Treats

It’s a good template for biscuit treats for cats; feel free to substitute your cat’s favorite ingredient (say, tuna or bonito flakes) for the catnip. 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1-1/2 tsp. organic catnip 1/3 cup dry milk 1/2 cup milk 2 Tbs. melted butter 1 Tbs. honey 1 large egg Instructions: 1. Preheat the…

Free choice feeding, not the choice!

‘Free choice’ feeding, not the best choice

The main reason for feline obesity (as well as obesity in other mammals) is the consumption of too much food. Deny it all you want but it is a fact. What we do… Many cats are fed “free choice,” which means there is food available all the time and the cat eats whenever it wants.…

Look who's talking too!

Look who’s talking too!

Although it can be tricky to communicate with a purring cat, animal behaviour experts claim they have ‘decoded’ up to 24 different meows. Vet Gary Weitzman, author of How To Speak Cat, said: ‘Cats only vocalise to people. There are probably one to two dozen different vocalisations per cat that we would classify as “meow.”…

Does your cat ‘slow blink’ at you?

Cats do a lot of talking with their eyes — the eyes are part of a feline’s communication system. Slowly blinking at you is a sign of pure love. — one that says, “I feel really comfortable with you.” All cats (yes, even feral cats) tend to have the “slow blinking eyes” thing going on. When other…

Cat Tail Language

It’s helpful to think of a cat’s tail as an indicator of its emotional state. While both dogs and cats “wag” their tails, felines’ movements are much more nuanced, thanks to a greater range of motion. An upright tail indicates your feline is feeling friendly; a droopy tail tip indicates skepticism, while a twitchy, almost…