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Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

Yet another study has found further evidence that catnip and silvervine (and similar plants) may protect against mosquitoes. As icky as some repellants smell, I’d rather rub catnip on myself. Ha! Of course, I’m sure processing catnip would result in a much more effective & useful application. But still, fingers crossed that one of the . . . → Read More: Catnip Repels Mosquitoes? Yup. New Study Provides Additional Evidence!

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Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

The maker of SportMix cat & dog foods has decided to recall some of its foods because tests of some batches indicate “levels of aflatoxin that exceed acceptable limits”. Aflatoxin is produced by molds that grow on corn and other grains. (Locally, this brand is only sold at Tractor Supply Company, Walmart, & a few . . . → Read More: Recall of SportMix dry kibble cat & dog foods

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Ballet Cat Dances Like Nobody’s Watching

Time for a fun, uplifting post. (Boy have we needed more of these in 2020!)

Meet Mirko, a kitty who seems to be caught on camera ballet dancing! See more photos & learn more about Mirko & his family at http://purrtacular.com/ballet-cat-dances-like-nobodys-watching .

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Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

Tough to resist Lily smooshing her face into my lips!

(Most recent update: February 24 2021.)

As I learn new info about Covid-19 or SARS-CoV-2 regarding our little ones, I’ll share it in the comments below.

I’ve had no known exposure, no symptoms, no clients telling me they have been exposed, and I’ve had . . . → Read More: Safety First (Covid-19 & Companion Animals)

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Caught On Camera: Dementia Patient Gets Robotic Cat

I cried reading this article. https://metro.co.uk/2020/01/16/moment-grandfather-dementia-whose-dying-wish-cat-given-robotic-feline-12070303/

Robert had dementia and lived in a care facility. He had rescued cats all his life and was accustomed to being surrounded by his feline family members. But his home didn’t allow cats. (Also, Robert had lost the abilities to take care of cats.) A family member heard about . . . → Read More: Caught On Camera: Dementia Patient Gets Robotic Cat

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