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November 4, 2013
We have two cats, ages 13 and 17. One or both of them (we believe the older one) is leaving both urine and feces outside the litter box on an almost daily basis. We try to keep the litter clean and have no idea why he keeps on doing this. How can we retrain him?  This is a fairly common problem in cat households. Cats will go outside the litter box for several reasons. Visit your veterinarian to make sure there are no underlying medical problems, such as kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections or other issues.
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November 4, 2013
We have two cats, ages 13 and 17. One or both of them (we believe the older one) is leaving both urine and feces outside the litter box on an almost daily basis. We try to keep the litter clean and have no idea why he keeps on doing this. How can we retrain him?  This is a fairly common problem in cat households. Cats will go outside the litter box for several reasons. Visit your veterinarian to make sure there are no underlying medical problems, such as kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections or other issues.
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By Mary Ann Grossmann and Mary Ann Grossmann,Knight-Ridder News Service | August 6, 1991
Go ahead, laugh when Paul Kunkel says he can teach a cat to use the toilet. Snicker at the image of Fluffy banging on the bathroom door.Just remember that when you're through sneering, you're going to have to clean the litter box -- and Mr. Kunkel isn't."
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
As steeped as he is in the data linking cat parasites and mental illness, Robert Yolken still owns two cats. He's Toxoplasma-positive, too, but he has no plans to get rid of his family pets. "I don't want anyone to be too hard on cats," he says. But like anything else, he adds, "there are safe ways of dealing with things, and unsafe ways." The first advice he offers cat owners is to keep their animals indoors. It's access to wild rodents and birds that poses the highest infection risk for your cat. "Unless you've got a lot of mice inside your house, the chance of [an indoor cat]
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By Dolly Merritt | August 13, 1994
Around the house* Keep foods cooler for a longer period of time. Fill several balloons halfway with water after partially blowing them up; freeze, then peel away the balloon while still frozen. Place ice balls in cooler.* Remove unpleasant odors in kitchen. Place 2 tablespoons coffee grounds in a pan with no water and heat briefly on top of stove.* Once a month, remove front panel of room air conditioner; wash filter in tepid water and mild detergent. Vacuum dust from surfaces before reattaching panel.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Staff Writer | April 1, 1992
A toy Manchester terrier is the breed of dog Jim Burrows fell in love with when he was young. ''A neighbor in Upper Marlboro raised them and I always looked across the street and really wanted one,'' he recalls.In his home in Ellicott City, Mr. Burrows, 26, now owns a toy Manchester terrier named Brittany and says she is everything he wants in a dog.''After I graduated from Loyola College, had a job and was semi-settled, I began looking for the breed but couldn't find a breeder in this area,'' he says.
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By Laura Barnhardt | January 21, 1996
A roundup of new products and servicesFor Kitty's CarePruitt and Associates has created the ultimate bathroom -- for cats. Its Spot-O-Kitty is a custom-designed, odorless litter box house. The plexiglass shell with reinforced wood frame is 2 feet high and wide and 18 inches deep. Inside, you place your cat's litter box. A clothes-dryer type venting system from the Spot-O-Kitty to an outer wall will keep the area smelling fresh. An automatic motion sensor turns the vent on when the cat enters the box and stays on for 5 minutes after the cat exits.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1996
Now that the Anne Arundel County Division of Licensing and Enforcement is geared up to enforce a year-old cat-licensing ordinance, the County Council may send the law to the litter box.Two council members who own unlicensed cats are proposing to repeal the law. In addition, several council members are considering amendments to the councilmen's proposal that would cut the licensing fee for unspayed or unneutered pets from $30 to $15.The 1994 legislation added...
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | December 19, 1999
* Here's a perfect present for a proud papa of puppies or that yuppie puppy in the BMW window: Gourmet Cigar Treats for dogs from Bow Wow Bistro. They're not real stogies, of course; they're all-natural dog biscuits tipped with creamy yogurt. They're packed in boxes of three ($4.99) or 10 ($14.99). Available at retailers nationwide, or call 877-4BOWWOW or visit the Web site at www.bowwowbistro.com.* Two and a half percent of every sale of a new premium pet food, High Hopes, will go to the Pet Life Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers grants to animal-welfare agencies battling pet homelessness.
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By Gina Spadafori and Gina Spadafori,McClatchy News Service | July 17, 1993
Being a responsible pet-owner requires both common sense and common courtesy. Are you doing all you can to be considerate? There's room for improvement if:* You keep a cat, but don't own a litter box. If you don't know where your cat is relieving himself, how can you be sure he's staying in your yard?"
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By Julie Klavens and Julie Klavens,Sun Staff | August 5, 2001
If cats had credit cards, they might order Hidy Tidies. These attractive, solid-pine cabinets are built to conceal cats' litter boxes while blending in with other home furnishings; they're particularly useful for cats whose guardians live in smallish dwellings. Windows in both side panels allow a cat easy access to the litter box within (and ensure that a dominant cat in a multiple-cat household can't trap a more submissive cat inside); and the hinged front door allows the guardian easy access to clean or empty the litter box. The cabinet is sealed to prevent permeation of stains and odors, and contains space to store supplies and accessories.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | December 19, 1999
* Here's a perfect present for a proud papa of puppies or that yuppie puppy in the BMW window: Gourmet Cigar Treats for dogs from Bow Wow Bistro. They're not real stogies, of course; they're all-natural dog biscuits tipped with creamy yogurt. They're packed in boxes of three ($4.99) or 10 ($14.99). Available at retailers nationwide, or call 877-4BOWWOW or visit the Web site at www.bowwowbistro.com.* Two and a half percent of every sale of a new premium pet food, High Hopes, will go to the Pet Life Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers grants to animal-welfare agencies battling pet homelessness.
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By Mike Burns | November 22, 1998
I AM NOT a cat person. Never have been, never will be.Well, strike that last declaration, as of last month. That's when the mewlings of my 7-year-old finally produced the mewings of a 2-month-old calico kitten in the household.After several name changes, the aforementioned feline is now dubbed Skittles by her would-be mistress, an amusing word play that encourages hopes that she may pass second-grade "language arts" after all.While everyone has endured the infantile scratches of the animal as it learns how to climb and when to retract its claws, the curious kitten has quickly become an accepted member of the family.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | February 2, 1996
Now that the Anne Arundel County Division of Licensing and Enforcement is geared up to enforce a year-old cat-licensing ordinance, the County Council may send the law to the litter box.Two council members who own unlicensed cats are proposing to repeal the law. In addition, several council members are considering amendments to the councilmen's proposal that would cut the licensing fee for unspayed or unneutered pets from $30 to $15.The 1994 legislation added...
FEATURES
By Laura Barnhardt | January 21, 1996
A roundup of new products and servicesFor Kitty's CarePruitt and Associates has created the ultimate bathroom -- for cats. Its Spot-O-Kitty is a custom-designed, odorless litter box house. The plexiglass shell with reinforced wood frame is 2 feet high and wide and 18 inches deep. Inside, you place your cat's litter box. A clothes-dryer type venting system from the Spot-O-Kitty to an outer wall will keep the area smelling fresh. An automatic motion sensor turns the vent on when the cat enters the box and stays on for 5 minutes after the cat exits.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 4, 1996
WHEN WE moved to Carroll a few years ago, we were lonely for the old neighborhood and friends we had left behind. Day after day, we lamented the move to the country, an hour away from the people we loved and who loved us.Starting over would be harder than we thought.Then, the September miracle happened. A stray kitten found her way to our doorstep and became attached to us. And we became fond of her -- no small feat for a family that previously had been opposed to cats.We'd heard all sorts of stories about feline behavior, such as cats' nastiness toward unfamiliar situations, the mischief they could get into, the scratching and clawing that could ruin carpets and upholstery.
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By Frank D. Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
As steeped as he is in the data linking cat parasites and mental illness, Robert Yolken still owns two cats. He's Toxoplasma-positive, too, but he has no plans to get rid of his family pets. "I don't want anyone to be too hard on cats," he says. But like anything else, he adds, "there are safe ways of dealing with things, and unsafe ways." The first advice he offers cat owners is to keep their animals indoors. It's access to wild rodents and birds that poses the highest infection risk for your cat. "Unless you've got a lot of mice inside your house, the chance of [an indoor cat]
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By Dolly Merritt | August 13, 1994
Around the house* Keep foods cooler for a longer period of time. Fill several balloons halfway with water after partially blowing them up; freeze, then peel away the balloon while still frozen. Place ice balls in cooler.* Remove unpleasant odors in kitchen. Place 2 tablespoons coffee grounds in a pan with no water and heat briefly on top of stove.* Once a month, remove front panel of room air conditioner; wash filter in tepid water and mild detergent. Vacuum dust from surfaces before reattaching panel.
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