Friendly Felines: Cats Like People (Really!), Study Says

Do cats like being around people, or are they only using humans to open doors and operate can openers? A new study suggests that human contact is more important to cats than previously suspected (though, arguably, cat owners knew that all along).While it is commonly accepted that dogs enjoy and seek the company and attention of people, there is less of a consensus about felines. Cats — which typically need more sleep and less daily maintenance than dogs — have earned a reputation (particularly among dog lovers) for being standoffish and nonchalant, and less interested in the affection and approval [ ... ]
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Cats Care About People More Than Food, New Study Finds

Cats may have a reputation of being standoffish creatures who show their owners affection merely to fill their tummies. However, a new study carried out by scientists from Oregon State University has determined that felines actually prefer human social interaction to food, making them no less loving than their canine counterparts. For the study, which was published in the journal Behavioural Processes, scientists examined what happened when domestic pets and shelter cats were given a choice of stimuli. The creatures were offered a choice between food, toys, scent, and social interaction with humans, to see which their preferences were. Although there was clear [ ... ]
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Hilarious photos show sneaky cats stealing these dogs’ beds from right under their noses

LOOKS like these cats have never heard of letting sleeping dogs lie. The sneaky moggies have been stealing the beds of their fellow pets — and their owners snapping the moment the mutts find out. While some did leave a little room for their canine counterparts, it’s clear most of the dogs haven’t got a cat in hell’s chance of getting the feline squatters hounded out. This dog is in for a ruff night on the floor Cop a load of stretching cat stealing rival’s bed Kitten leaves some space but Maltese is cross Ginger moggie’s not in the mood for sharing Haughty cat shows dog [ ... ]
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Train your cat to use the toilet, just don’t expect it to flush

By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post The apartment Daniel Freudberg shares with his girlfriend has two bathrooms. One is used by the couple and visitors. The other is used by their 7-month-old kitten, Kal, who does all his business in there — on the toilet.“We never bought an actual litter box,” said Freudberg, 27, an Arlington, Virginia, retail store manager who so strongly believes in cat toilet-training that he has encouraged his boss to try it. “I love it, honestly.”Many people treat their pets like furry children. But within that demographic is a small minority of cat owners who have taken pet [ ... ]
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The NUTRO™ Brand Sets A New Standard For Pet Food With Its New Food Philosophy

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The NUTRO™ brand, a pioneer in natural pet food, has relaunched its brand with a new pet food philosophy:  NUTRO. FEED CLEAN.™ Tapping into the human trend of “clean eating,” the NUTRO™ brand has announced its commitment to making recipes that are simple, purposeful and trustworthy, made with real, recognizable, non-GMO ingredients† as close to their native form as possible. In line with the new philosophy, the NUTRO™ brand is introducing a new Limited Ingredient Diet product line of dry food for dogs, new recipes in its WHOLESOME ESSENTIALS™ and Grain Free dry [ ... ]
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Colorado Springs area pet adoption fairs and events starting March 28, 2017

Four Paws Rescue – 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Wag N’ Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St.; 475-9274, wagnwash.com. Look What the Cat Brought In – 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 2129 E. Boulder St.; lookwhatthecatbroughtin.org. New Hope Rescue Inc. – Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 1650 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.; new hoperescue.homestead.com. SAINT Animal Rescue – For dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and small caged animals, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 3060 N. Powers Blvd.; 541-3099, saintanimalrescue.org. SLV Animal Welfare Society – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Petco, 5020 N. Nevada Ave.; 587-9663, woof@slvaws.org. Wild Blue Animal Rescue Sanctuary – Noon-4 p.m. [ ... ]

Chamber award nominees named

LIMA — The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the finalists for its 15th annual awards gala. The winners will be announced during the awards gala at 5:30 p.m. May 3 at the UNOH Event Center, 1450 N. Cable Road. Tickets are $45 each and $320 for a table of eight for members and $50 each and $360 for a table of eight for future members. Black tie attire is optional. Three finalists were chosen from among a list of nominees for each category. Finalists in the Young Leader of the Year Award are Jason Stolly, Alexa Miller, and Jessika [ ... ]

Nutro Launches ‘Clean Eating’ Dog Food

by Tanya Gazdik, 9 hours agoOne of the pioneers in natural, Mars Petcare’s Nutro brand is relaunching its product portfolio and introducing a limited-ingredient diet product line that taps into the human [ ... ]
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