The percentage of cats over six years of age has nearly doubled in just a decade, according to the Cornell University Feline Health Center. This seems reasonable because just as humans are living longer lives, our cat’s indoor lives combined with advances in veterinary medicine may be contributing to longer lives for our furry friends.
Did you know that 33% of Americans own a cat? And that there are 86 million owned cats in the U.S. (more than the 78 million owned dogs, since 52% of cat owners own more than one cat). (source) Over the years, my family has owned many cats. Combined with my own two and my experience working at a cat sanctuary, I feel well qualified to present my list of 10 products that every cat owner should own and use regularly to have happy and healthy felines.
An animal’s death can be the toughest thing for us. For our pets, many of us identify as their caregivers and just as losing a close family member, the loss of our animal can be devastating.
After losing my best friend when I was a teen, I experienced my first encounter with depression. Her name was Mew-Mew, she was a beautiful long hair calico cat who passed away suddenly and in front of me from what I believe was a heart attack. Her loss left me shattered for many weeks and forever changed. I had experienced my first encounter with death and had lost my best friend from when I was 5 years old.