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  • Feline photo fun from Fresh Step

    Feline photo fun from Fresh Step

    Admit it: you’ve often wondered what’s going on inside your cat’s furry little head, right? Maybe she’s thinking of distant lands… posing in front of the Eiffel Tower, a bowl of crème at her paws. Or he could beon safari, communing with long lost ancestral family members. Well, now’s your chance to give your cat […]

  • Trap-Neuter-Return: Part I

    Trap-Neuter-Return: Part I

    Dedicated cat lovers across the country are saving cats lives by giving care to colonies of feral cats and using a process called Trap-Neuter-Return, or TNR for short. What Are Feral Cats? Feral cats are the cats that live outside without a human-home to return to when the day’s work and play is done. Or, […]

  • Man walks into a rescue… and walks out a Dogfather

    Man walks into a rescue… and walks out a Dogfather

    Dogtime is honored to be a part of Petside’s Pet ‘Net adoption event. Click here for ways you can make a difference… I’d never thought of my dad as a dog person. Not anti-dog, of course — we’d had two purebred Cocker Spaniels when I was growing up. But Buffy and Coco lived outside year-round, […]

  • Dear Tabby: My cat is PHAT!

    Dear Tabby: My cat is PHAT!

    Dear Tabby, I have the most adorable, gray cat (certainly no bias). I am fully aware that he (name not disclosed for privacy reasons) is a “large” cat. I don’t intentionally overfeed him, however, I do believe he partakes from the food bowls of the other two cats in the house when he can get […]

  • Moving or traveling with cats? Here’s help.

    Moving or traveling with cats? Here’s help.

    Thorough guidelines and useful tips to keep you and your cat sane during one of the most stressful life events: Moving into a new home or a new apartment.

  • Zanesville animals to be returned to residence? Here’s how to help protect them

    Zanesville animals to be returned to residence? Here’s how to help protect them

    Just when you thought the story couldn’t get any more tragic or bizarre: The Columbus Dispatch reports this morning that the six surviving animals of the Zanesville, Ohio, massacre are now in danger of being relinquished to the wife of their former owner. As of this writing (10 a.m., PST) the leopards, macaques, and grizzly […]

  • Top Pet Costumes for Halloween 2011

    Top Pet Costumes for Halloween 2011

    Planning to dress up your pup or costume your cat this Halloween? If so, you’re not alone. According to a recent DogTime survey, 57% of readers will be outfitting their pet on October 31 — perhaps only part of what makes that day the scariest of the year. Not surprisingly, the majority of pet dresser-uppers […]

  • Animals on loose in Ohio; woman on rampage at gym

    Animals on loose in Ohio; woman on rampage at gym

    I was that lady on the stair-master at the gym this morning. As in, Whoa — what’s up with that lady on the stair-master? I understand why I was getting the sidelong glances. Every so often I’d yell at the TV, “Are you kidding?” and throw up my hands. Eventually I stopped stepping altogether, saving […]

  • Trimming your cat’s nails

    Trimming your cat’s nails

    Cats scratch. Sharpening their nails is an instinctive behavior for them. Discouraging your cat from doing so is not advisable, though it is perfectly acceptable to redirect your cat’s scratching activities away from your valuable carpeting and furniture to a more appropriate scratching post, cat tree, or other scratching device. The more your cat scratches, […]

  • The catio: Safely giving your cat the outdoors

    The catio: Safely giving your cat the outdoors

    Catios are one way to give your cat a taste of the great outdoors without letting the feline outside and susceptible to predators, cars, and other dangers.

  • Dear Tabby: Help me say “this stinks!”

    Dear Tabby: Help me say “this stinks!”

    Dear Tabby, I love cats. I have one myself, along with a dog and three fish. I also love my Aunt Betty and her two cats. We’re all very close and we spend a lot of time together. Whenever possible, I suggest we go out for coffee or I invite her to my home for […]

  • If you don’t know anyone like this woman, you probably ARE this woman

    If you don’t know anyone like this woman, you probably ARE this woman

    This spot hits home in a way that is so painfully and embarrassingly accurate, I almost didn’t share it. But it’s too funny not to.

  • Dear Tabby

    Dear Tabby

    Got cat etiquette queries? We’ve got answers. CatTime’s own Dear Tabby can guide you and your felines down the most polite path, without even a scratch to speak of. So whether your Himalayan is coming between you and your husband, you don’t know how much to tip the cat sitter, or you just need advice […]

  • Take a chance on an animal — and its shelter

    Take a chance on an animal — and its shelter

    DogTime editor Leslie Smith examines the mentality of people who claim they could never work at a shelter because they "love animals too much" and other excuses.

  • Cat carriers

    Cat carriers

    If there’s one purchase every cat family needs to make even before bringing home their cat, it’s a cat carrier. These portable kennels make it easy to transport your cat safely, whether that’s for a trip to the vet, a move, or a vacation. The least expensive type of cat carrier is the cardboard carrier. […]

  • Children’s Book Review | “Tumford the Terrible” by Nancy Tillman

    Children’s Book Review | “Tumford the Terrible” by Nancy Tillman

    Author and illustrator, Nancy Tillman,takes us on a delightful journey of oopsesand oh noes brought about by the mischievous antics of Tumford,an adorable, roly-poly, tuxedokitty. Little Tumford is always making messes but has the hardest time saying “I’m sorry.” Tsk, tsk.Will he ever learn the value of owning up to hismistakes, and thepeace of mind […]

  • Interview with Petties Winner: Angie Bailey

    Interview with Petties Winner: Angie Bailey

    DogTime interviews Angie Bailey of Catladyland, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Funniest Blog. Congratulations, Angie! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Angie Bailey: Catladyland is a cat humor blog so my inspiration has always been my cats and the silly things they do to entertain me every day. When […]

  • Interview with Petties winner: Stephanie Harwin

    Interview with Petties winner: Stephanie Harwin

    DogTime interviews Stephanie Harwin of Catsparella, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Social Media Integration Blog. Congratulations, Stephanie! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Stephanie Harwin: My blog was inspired by my 10-year-old tuxedo cat, Priscilla. Before she came into my life, I was a crazy cat lady without […]

  • Interview with Petties Winner: Be the Change 4 Animals

    Interview with Petties Winner: Be the Change 4 Animals

    DogTime interviews Be the Change 4 Animals, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Cause Blog. Congratulations, Be the Change! What is BTC4Animals? Be the Change for Animals (BtC4Animals.com) highlights one cause per week, providing calls to action that ultimately help animals in need. These actions require no monetary donations and take mere moments […]

  • Interview with Petties Winner: Sparkle

    Interview with Petties Winner: Sparkle

    DogTime interviews Sparkle of SparkleCat.com, winner of the 2011 Petties Award for Best Blog Post. Congratulations, Sparkle! DogTime: Who or what is the inspiration for your blog? Sparkle: My human has been online since 1993 and building websites since 1997. So when I came along in late 2002, she already knew she was going to […]

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