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Lisa Selvaggio

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Lisa Selvaggio is a freelance writer and editor, and our resident cats-pert, with certifications in pet nutrition and pet first aid. An advocate for better treatment of all animals,...
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Why Do Cats Try to Cover Their Food?

Has your cat ever pawed around her food dish, acting as though she wanted to cover the dish and whatever was in it, just like she’d move litter in her litter box? It turns out that this peculiar behavior is quite common amongst felines. But what’s it all about? Here are some of the reasons why a cat would try to cover her food.

What Is Smurgling in Cats?

A lot of cats smurgle, so you might have already seen your kitty exhibiting this behavior, even if you didn’t know what it was called.

These Apps Can Help Detect Pain in Cats

September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to learn the signs that your cat might be experiencing pain or discomfort. But, in addition to keeping an eye on your kitty’s posture, body language, and behavior, consider using some of the latest apps that can help you determine if your pet isn’t feeling well.

New Study Reveals More About Cats’ Sense of Smell

Cat parents know that their kitties have a strong sense of smell. You might have watched your feline sniffing something, such as a spot on the floor or an item in your home, wondering what she could possibly be smelling there. Or, if you’ve ever tried adding something like a probiotic or enzyme supplement to her food, you might’ve seen her reject the entire meal because she picked up on the slightest odor.Sure, you can learn a lot by observing your cat, but new research has revealed even more about your kitty’s sensitive nose, how it works, and how complex it is. Here’s a brief summary of what experts discovered when they took a closer look at the domestic cat’s nasal airway.

Meet Pearl, the World’s Shortest Dog

Good things come in small packages, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to a tiny dog named Pearl. Irresistibly cute, she’s a 3-year-old Chihuahua who was born on September 1, 2020 and named the world’s shortest dog by Guinness World Records in 2023. Here’s a bit of information about her and what makes her so special.

Missing Cat Found After 10 Years -- And a Custody Battle Ensues

Last week, we told you about a cat who was reunited with his owner after 8 years. And now we have a story that’s even more incredible: a 14-year-old kitty who went missing a decade ago has been found very far from home, in a different state.

How to Help Your Cats Get Along

Sharing your home with more than one cat can be a beautiful thing, as long as everyone gets along. When you have kitties who can’t stand being around each other or, worse yet, get into terrible fights all the time, daily life can be frustrating for them and for you.

Missing Cat Reunited With Owner After 8 Years

No pet parent wants to lose their furry best friend, especially since many lost dogs and cats never find their way back home. But rest assured that there are also plenty of lost pets who are found and reunited with the people they love. This story is one example. Even though it took a whopping eight years, a man was finally reunited with his missing cat.

Ferris State University Lets Students Live on Campus With Their Pets

Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan is allowing students to live on campus with their pets for the 2023-24 academic year. For students who hate leaving their furry companions behind, this pilot program is an exciting change, but it does come with some limitations.

Ways to Include Your Pet in Your Wedding Festivities

Planning a wedding, and thinking about how you’ll include the most important people in your life, is exciting. But if pets are a part of your family, you might be wondering if they can be a part of your celebration, too. The answer is yes!

Fall Activities You Can Enjoy With Your Dog

Autumn brings cooler days filled with sunshine, so it’s a great season to spend more time outside with your dog, especially if you were mostly indoors with the air conditioner on during the summer.

Liquid Biopsy Helps Detect Cancer in Dogs

Dogs of all ages can develop various cancers, with roughly 6 million new cases in the United States every year. And according to dvm360, cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs who are over 1 year of age.Though treatment options are available, catching the cancer too late could lead to a poor outcome, so early detection is critical. The harsh reality, unfortunately, is that pet parents might not realize there’s a problem until the cancer has advanced and their dog is showing serious signs of illness. Enter: liquid biopsy.