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My Pet World: Distract and treat for timid dogs afraid of cars

By Cathy M. Rosenthal, Tribune Content Agency on

Dear Deb,

Basically, your mom created a low-profile litter box for her arthritic cat. The rug captures a lot of the litter, which probably requires only a broom for quick clean-up and daily maintenance. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully, it helps another arthritic cat.

Dear Cathy,

Each week, I read your column and rarely find postings about cats. Your column is mainly about dogs. I love dogs, but I have a cat and would like you to post more information about cat behavior, medical information, problems, etc. -- Gloria, New York

Dear Gloria,

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Over the last few months, I have answered dog and cat questions fairly evenly. But thanks for keeping me on my toes and making sure I don't play favorites. You don't have to wait for someone else to ask a question about cats though. This is a question-based column, so let me know your questions or concerns about cats or any other pets, and I will be happy to respond.


(Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet expert who has more than 25 years in the animal welfare field. Send your pet questions, stories and tips to Please include your name, city, and state. You can follow her @cathymrosenthal.)



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