Cats and Kitty Tips


Comfort and Prayers for the Loss of a Beloved Dog or Cat 16

Believing in heaven or an afterlife doesn’t erase the intense pain of a dog or cat’s death, but it can help. These prayers for pet loss will comfort and help owners cope with the death of their dogs or cats. “No one can say how long we will mourn pet loss,” writes Gary Kowalski in Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who […]

Spiritual Ways to Survive Pet Loss

How to Cope With the Pain of Missing Your Cat 699

You may be surprised at the depth of pain you feel every time you think “I miss my cat.” These eight ways to cope with the grief of your cat’s death will help you through your loss. I also share advice from cat owners who understand the sorrow and sadness of losing a beloved pet. “Grieving the loss of a beloved […]


Help Surviving the Loss of Your Pet 5

Losing your dog or cat is deeply painful, and you’ll miss the unconditional love and loyalty your pet gives. Here’s help for surviving the loss of a pet, inspired by a reader’s request. In How to Survive the Loss of Your Pet, I share a wide variety of coping strategies from veterinarians, grief experts, and people who survived the loss […]

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12 Gifts for People Who Love Animals

These gift ideas for animal lovers range from beautiful hummingbird pendants to a hands-on day at a horse therapy ranch. I’ve also included animal print duvet covers, Grumpy Cat gift ideas, and other gifts for animal lovers that will help you choose something perfect and meaningful. A Sterling Silver Multicolored Dragonfly Pendant Necklace with Swarovski Elements is a beautiful gift for an animal […]


How Veterinarians Decide if Euthanasia is the Right Decision

You don’t feel qualified to decide to put your pet down, so you talk to a veterinarian. How does the vet know it’s the right decision? “One great myth of veterinary practice is that the veterinarian somehow knows ‘the right time.’ Part of that belief, I’m sure, is the client’s understandable urge to escape the responsibility for taking the life […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe on Halloween 1

This is our first Halloween with our dog; when I received these tips from the SPCA on how to keep pets safe on Halloween, I knew right away that I had to share them! “Loud noises can cause animals to panic putting both pets and children in danger,” says Lorie Chortyk, general manager of Community Relations for the BC SPCA in […]

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Should You Adopt a Cat After Your Cat Dies? 45

After your cat’s death, you may wonder if you should get another kitten or cat right away. Here are a few things to consider when deciding to adopt a cat. In Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, John Bradshaw describes the fascinating quirks cats have. He helps us with understanding their […]

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