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Herding Cats: Not An Expression – It’s What We Do.

July 1, 2024

The phrase “Herding Cats” conjures up images of chaos, hilarity, and the sheer impossibility of managing a clowder of independent-minded felines. While the origins of this saying are as mysterious as a cat’s fascination with cardboard boxes, it was catapulted into pop culture fame by the EDS Superbowl commercial. Fast forward a few years to…

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Keeping Dogs and Cats Safe Over the 4th of July

June 24, 2024

The 4th of July is a time of celebration, filled with fireworks, barbecues, and festivities. While this holiday can be a blast for humans, it often poses significant risks to our furry friends. Loud noises, unfamiliar guests, and potentially dangerous foods are just a few of the hazards that can cause stress or harm to…

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Pet Safety in the City

June 17, 2024

The other week I attended a webinar “Pet Safety in the City” presented by The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City.  The presentation focused primarily on issues associated with having a pet (dog, cat, and even rabbits were discussed) in NYC, but many of the issues apply to life as a pet parent…

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Cats and Your Mental Health

June 11, 2024

Pawsitive Vibes: The Mental Health Benefits of Having a Cat in a Dense Urban Environment In the hustle and bustle of a dense urban environment, where the streets are crowded and the pace of life is relentless, finding moments of calm and solace can be challenging. Turns out that even in the mean Streets of…

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Why Does Pet Camp Still Require the Dog Flu Vaccine?

May 31, 2024

In February 2018 Canine Influenza (also called Dog Flu or CIV) came to San Francisco for the 1st time.  CIV had been floating (literally) around the country since 2004 when it was detected in greyhounds in Florida.  There were outbreaks up and down the East Coast and as far west as Chicago, but until February…

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One Cat is Great – is Two Even Better?

May 24, 2024

At Cat Safari we’re used to taking care of lots of cats.  We suspect that Brittany and her team have cleaned about 300,000 litter boxes in the 10 years that Brittany’s been the Cat Safari manager.  Now we don’t suggest you go to this extreme, but if you love having one cat in your house,…

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