Why do cats knead?

(From is perfectly normal. It’s generally understood to be an expression of comfort left over from kittenhood. It could also be due to a couple other reasons, like marking their territory, which are quite normal as well. If you’re a cat parent, or have spent any time around cats, you’ve definitely seen cats kneading

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Help, I found a kitten!

Finding a stray kitten can be a heartwarming yet challenging experience. These tiny, vulnerable creatures may need your help to survive and find a safe home. If you come across a stray kitten, follow these steps to ensure its safety and well-being: Assess the Situation: Before taking action, observe the kitten from a distance. It

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Bequests to ACWEF

Did you know that you can help Asheville Cat Weirdos Emergency Fund go on helping cats and their humans in need even after you’re gone? Of course, no one likes to think about passing on, but it will happen to all of us at some time in the future. Making a bequest to a local

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When kitty goes outside the litterbox—what can you do?

First, rule out medical issues with a Urinalysis and bladder radiographs (x-rays). According to Dr. Elise Hattingh, the most common medical cause is “idiopathic stress-induced cystitis,” which accounts for approximately 75% of cases. This means that there is inflammation (and therefore pain and sense of urgency) within the bladder, but there is no identifiable cause.

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