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Licorice root may soothe your sore throat, curb your hot flashes and relieve inflammation. But is it safe to have licorice plants, licorice tea, licorice hydrosol, licorice essential oil, or black licorice candy around your cat? Licorice root is safe for most cats in low doses for a short time. We spoke with Melissa M. Brock, a board-certified veterinarian, a full-time veterinarian and an animal welfare expert at Pango Pets. She explained what types of licorice are safest for your cat.

The Maneki Neko, or beckoning cat ( 招き猫), attracts wealth and prosperity. Are you feeling down on your luck? Need a powerful good luck charm for the cat lover in your life? From traditional to kawaii, here are 10 Maneki Neko gifts that will turn the wheel of fate in your favor.
Chamomile might lower your blood sugar, boost your immune system, and help your wounds heal faster. But is it safe to have chamomile around your cat? We spoke with Dr. Iram Sharma, a full-time veterinarian and feline welfare expert at Happy Whisker, to find out what forms of German chamomile are safest for your cat.
Have you fallen in love with a panther-esque cat? From classic to magical, here are 200+ names that will match your black cat’s slick dark fur. 
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Cats are a pure shot of serotonin. They're unabashedly cute, whip-smart, and sometimes downright devilish. Don't have a cat in your line of sight right now? These 6 Japanese manga will help you embrace your inner cat person.

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massage with essential lavender oils may soothe your anxiety, beat away your blues, and improve the quality of your sleep. But is it safe to have lavender oil and lavender flowers around your cat?

We spoke with Amber LaRock, a licensed vet tech and animal welfare expert at Pet Worshiper, to find out what types of lavender are safest for your cat. 

Rebecca Metz is best known for playing Tressa on FX’s Better Things and Melinda on Showtime’s Shameless. But she's landed supporting roles in everything from Scrubs to Criminal Minds. But behind the scenes, she’s an outgoing and open-minded cat mom. We spent an afternoon chatting with Metz about her cats: Gabi, Harper, and Tallulah. 

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For proud cat parents (or cat ladies and dudes, BFFs, fans, staff — whatever title you prefer), we've rounded up 19 purrfect (Sorry again!) cat-themed gifts for under $20.  With no litter boxes to clean or hairballs to pick up, your cat-loving friends and family might enjoy them just as much.
While the cat food choices are endless, there is another snack for your little meat-eater…cat grass. Why would my finicky feline eat grass, you may be asking? What is cat grass, and is there more than one type? Are leafy greens safe for my kitty? Here is what you need to know about cat grass.

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