07 Oct '11, 12am

Should I Keep My Cat Indoors? | Care2 Healthy Living

Should I Keep My Cat Indoors? | Care2 Healthy Living

I have been a cat owner my entire life living in the country and have never been able to keep a cat as an indoor pet. All of them found ways to break out and enjoy the outdoors. Cats have not been domesticated nearly as long as dogs and I believe that their primitive instincts have a bigger place in their everyday lives than most people realize. Just last month my husbands and my first cat Opie passed away at 21 years of age and he was an outdoor cat for his entire life. Right after breakfast he would head outside, come back for dinner and go back out until he returned to sleep. He was a big hunter bringing his kills home to share his love for us. In fact the day before he passed he gifted us with a mouse at the back door. He went to the vet yearly for his shots and check ups. Opie was never sick a day in his life until his thyroid became over active in his 20th year. I kn...

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Green Halloween Events | Care2 Healthy Living

Green Halloween Events | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 06 Oct '11, 9pm

I’m already starting to see ghosts and goblins, spider webs and tombstones, orange lights and witches, which can only mean...

Senior Cat Care | Care2 Healthy Living: Caring for a senior cat is really no more difficult than caring for a ki...

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care2.com 10 Oct '11, 2am

While cats aren’t going to need Botox or face-lifts as they grow older, they will need you to keep caring for them the way...

6 Herbs for Your Mind | Care2 Healthy Living

6 Herbs for Your Mind | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 6am

When it comes to brain health and mental acuity, few people think of herbs. While Mother Nature’s herbal medicines humbly ...

3 Cat DIY Projects That Think Outside The Litter Box | Care2 Healthy Living

3 Cat DIY Projects That Think Outside The Litte...

care2.com 02 Oct '11, 4pm

My pets are often the recipients of DIY projects. So, I was elated to discover Moderncat . Let’s face it, there’s tons of ...

Your Daily Chill Out | Care2 Healthy Living: Ch...

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 1pm

Chillout: The way ahead never goes in a straight line; always there are diversions and unplanned events. Appreciate the sc...

Budget-Friendly Cat Food Guide | Care2 Healthy Living: When considering the cost of feeding your cat, it can be

Budget-Friendly Cat Food Guide | Care2 Healthy ...

care2.com 03 Oct '11, 1am

When considering the cost of feeding your cat along with all of your other expenses, it can be difficult to find that bala...

Naptime Activism | Care2 Healthy Living: I'm struck by how much we buy to keep our babies safe from harm–the rig...

Naptime Activism | Care2 Healthy Living: I'm st...

care2.com 04 Oct '11, 9pm

No one knows busy better than a mom. I’ve got dear friends who have just had twins, and after a day with the infants, I’m ...

Dogs Can be Vegetarian?: Verona Rebow is a dog lover, and vegetarian who has written a book about dogs living on...

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care2.com 09 Oct '11, 2pm

Verona Rebow is a dog lover, and vegetarian who has written a book about dogs living on vegetarian diets. Many people may ...

Millions of Bees Die in Florida | Care2 Healthy Living

Millions of Bees Die in Florida | Care2 Healthy...

care2.com 06 Oct '11, 9pm

Four hundred beehives were lost by one beekeeper in Florida. Several others have lost not just beehives, but whole colonie...

10 Ways to Green Your Halloween

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care2.com 07 Oct '11, 3pm

Over the last four years, we’ve tested the theory with a display board with dozens of alternatives—everything from beautif...

Two-Faced Cat Celebrates 12th Birthday | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 30 Sep '11, 6pm

Frank and Louie, a fluffy grey ragdoll, is not your typical cat. He likes to ride in cars, walk on a leash and he is two-f...

National Feral Cat Day

care2.com 07 Oct '11, 11pm

How are you planning to celebrate National Feral Cat Day? Will you attend an event? Sport a National Feral Cat Day 2011 sh...

Pedal On: Bicycles as Decor | Care2 Healthy Living: We know that our bikes provide a responsible (and not to men...

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care2.com 07 Oct '11, 5pm

We know that our bikes provide a responsible (and not to mention healthy!) way to get around , but who knew they could als...

Two Species Go Extinct in Florida | Care2 Healthy Living

Two Species Go Extinct in Florida | Care2 Healt...

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 2pm

The South Florida rainbow snake and Florida fairy shrimp are likely to have gone extinct according to the U.S. Fish and Wi...

Funny Goat Voice (video) | Care2 Healthy Living

care2.com 08 Oct '11, 8pm

Melissa Breyer is the Senior Editor for Healthy Living. She is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living...