Why spend lots of money on toys your cats don't even like? Instead, learn how to make your own homemade cat toys from stuff you already have around the house.
An in-depth look at the science and culture surrounding the topic of cat domestication and wild animals.
Cats love to climb and exercise their claws. This article shows a simple design for a cat tree, along with instructions on how to make it.
Looking for a great name for your new cat? These 15 astronomy and astrology-inspired names may be just what you are looking for when picking a name for your new pet.
You might think your cat is untrainable—they are very stubborn creatures! But it is possible to train them and even walk them on a leash. Here's how.
If your cat regurgitates partially digested food every now and then, you need not worry, but if your cat is throwing up persistently and you notice blood, bile or foreign objects, take them to the vet. Find out why your cat is vomiting, how to get them evaluated, and how to care for them at home.
What causes eye problems in cats? This article includes a list of potential causes. Generally, if eye issues persist for more than 24 hours, your cat should be seen by a vet.
Feline Pine cat litter claims to be an environmentally safe, healthy alternative to traditional clay-based litter box products. How does it stack up? Your intrepid cat-loving reporter fills you in on the Feline Pine scoop.
So, you're a cat lover. Whether you have a tabby, tortie, or a black and white tux, you may be wondering what breed or breeds your cat or kitten is. Some cats, even mixed breeds, present with the dominant traits of their parents. Here's how to determine what your cat is.
This article explores the top ten smartest cat breeds in the world. It examines each cat's characteristics, traits, and behavioral patterns that make them unique in the feline world.
What can possibly be said about an article that tells the story of ten of the most famous cats in history? There is only one answer: Meow…meow…meow.
Is your cat not using the litter box? Learn the most common possible causes for this frustrating problem and some simple solutions you can try that might help solve it.
Felines are independent, self-assured, and are not known for listening to their owners. Some of history's most vile dictators hated them. Other cat haters included surprising historical figures. Karma will settle cats' score.
Here is a list of reasons why your cat may have a swollen stomach. There are many causes of ascites. Remember that only a vet can diagnose and treat your pet.
Cats are amazing! Read about some remarkable cats—those who found their owners again despite all odds, who adopted unlikely babies, and who are just plain silly.
What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Seven brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.
Learn what a hot spot is on your cat (or dog), what some possible causes are, and what to do about it.
If you have a cat who is spraying due to stress, will the pheromone collar help him to calm down? Read my real life review.
They may be the world's most popular pet, but our furry feline friends have plenty of downsides. Here is an eye-opening list of reasons why you may not want to own one.
Learn how to get rid of cat urine smell. Stop using products and methods that don't work. I have a foolproof solution.
Ragdolls are large, gentle, and affectionate cats. They can be trained to come when called, retrieve balls, sit, and walk on a leash. My ragdolls get on well with my dogs.
Need a name for a tortoiseshell cat? Here is the list for you. With over 130 names to choose from, you're sure to find one that is just right for your furry friend. You'll find names based on fur color and personality, and even some sweet names are included.
Pet lovers have long debated whether cats or dogs make the best pets. Here are ten reasons why cat lovers prefer their feline friends.
Though cats are often described as being aloof and unaffectionate, they can be just as loving as dogs. It might seem difficult to know if your cat really loves you, but there are actually many signs if you know what to look for.
A domestic Bengal cat is a unique breed. While it can be easier to care for with respect to medical issues, you must be prepared to entertain and engage with this cat more than you might expect compared to other domestic cat breeds.
Cats can develop depression, just like humans. It is important for cat owners to recognize these 10 signs and symptoms of depression in their cats so that they can get the veterinary care they need.
There is a spiritual bond between cats and their owners. This article features charming poems, information on cat welfare issues, how we can help cats in our communities, and good resources for humane education programs in schools.
While they are extremely popular, here are some reasons why wire frame cat carriers are not for every cat. Find out why they don't work for some cat owners.
With the dog dubbed “man’s best friend”, just where does that leave the cat? We must admit some felines that come to mind, such as Sassy, the smug, whiney Himalayan from Homeward Bound or “Grumpy Cat”, a famous multi-breed feline who became an internet sensation for her permanently angry expression, do not exactly seem the altruistic type.
What are the signs of cat dehydration and how do you treat it? Learn how to recognize the signs and causes of dehydration in cats, as well as some tips from a vet on how to administer fluids at home.
So, you've discovered that your cat is peeing outside of the litterbox, but you don't know why or how to stop it. Well, you've come to the right place. In just one read, you can crawl into their little kitty minds and figure it all out.
Treatments you can give your cat for its upset stomach at home. These remedies are only for mild digestive problems, however. For cats that are lethargic or not eating, you should see your vet.
This article will provide information on why cats behave the way they do, what their body language means, and what they're trying to say, along with a photo gallery of my own babies.
Keeping your pet healthy is the most important thing you will ever do for your pet. Here are some great questions and answers on common cat medical issues, from the color of their tongue to eating habits, neutering, feline leukemia, and more.
Did you know that the leading cause of death in older cats is feline cancer? As our kitties are living longer, they're becoming more susceptible to cancer. Here's what every cat-lover should know about this dreaded disease.
DIY cat trees, homemade towers, cat condos, and other play structures are easy to make, even if you don't have a lot of building experience. Here are all the supplies and instructions you need!
Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (fatty liver disease) is one of the most common of deadly diseases found in cats, which is recognized by the yellow coloring of a cat's ears, gums, or eyes.
Moving to a new house is stressful for all involved, including your beloved kitty. If you have an outdoor cat, you need to take extra care to make sure they don't try and go back to their old house.
Feline distemper, or panleukopenia, is a very serious and contagious disease that may kill cats. Fortunately, a vaccine can protect cats from the distemper virus.
When I started looking for something to hide the cat litter box in our new apartment and didn't like any of my options, I decided to make my own by hacking an IKEA wicker box!
Anti-social behaviour, particularly when it is out of character for your cat, can be particularly worrying. Discover 5 simple steps to help reduce your cat's anxiety and stress.
A cat water fountain offers multiple benefits to both you and your cat. As an experienced pet sitter who also happens to live with three cats, I know what to look for in a cat water fountain.
Choosing the perfect name for a new cat is always an adventure, but naming a black one is a little more interesting. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you decide.
Why are cats acting out and becoming suddenly aggressive? Learn potential causes for your cat's sudden aggressive behaviors.
Is it possible for a feral cat to become a beloved family pet? Yes, but only with a lot of time, patience, and maybe a few surprises along the way. Read one cat's story to learn how to socialize a cat in your area!
Explore what causes epilepsy in cats and some of the treatments that can be used. The author has been through it with a cat of her own. Helpful tips on forestalling an imminent seizure are included.
Do you need some ideas for naming your cat? Read through this complete list of funny cat names for females inspired by popular movies and TV series.
Are you missing the love and affection of your cat who passed away recently? Here are some of the things I learned about pet loss and grief when my cat died. I hope they can help you too.
Hairless cat breeds make unique pets. While lack of fur is a result of a natural mutation in some cat breeds, others have been developed by creatively crossing interesting breeds. This article lists seven cat breeds that are hairless plus one additional breed.
Here is what you can expect as you care for a cat diagnosed with kidney failure, including early signs and suggestions. Included is a video that shows how to give a cat subcutaneous fluids.
The right cat food can make a big difference in your cat’s health and quality of life. Learn the five most important things to consider when choosing the best cat food for your cat.
With a little time and patience you can teach your cat-chasing dog to accept and even enjoy having a kitten as a member of the household.
Traveling with a cat can be a good experience for both the cat and his owner if a few commonsense guidelines are followed. We learned to make some special travel preparations for our cats and they have adapted well to travel by car and by RV. Here are some tips that should help you and your cat have a safe and enjoyable trip.
The Bengal cat is a beautiful and intelligent breed, but what is it really like to keep them as pets? All I can say is it's a wild ride! Here is my personal story about caring for Bengals.
Is your cat constipated and straining in the litter box? Learn how to rule out a medical emergency and help your cat get well.
Humans, animals and birds can be born with a rare genetic condition that causes them to have two faces. Here is the 'Janus' two-faced cat.
Here are 88 majestic names for cats from fabulous fashion, film, fiction and stage that celebrate cats’ beauty and style and the mystery of their enigmatic gaze.
Just like humans, cats can live longer, healthier lives with proper care, exercise, and nutrition. Learn a few practical ways to naturally extend your feline companion's lifespan.
Do you know which are the five most popular cat breeds? Some of the names of the winners may take you by surprise. Includes photos, videos and trivia about celebrity owners of these top ranking felines.
Cats are wonderful pets and can bring great joy to your life, primarily through their odd behavior. So why do they do such oddities as self-pet or knead on a blanket?
Cats are prolific. They are hardwired to produce offspring for as long as they remain fertile. If you ever find a baby animal in your neighborhood, chances are that it will be a kitten.
Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? In this article, these and so many other questions are answered!
Learn how to take care of kittens. Includes everything you will need to know week by week, including weaning, feeding, development, and what supplies you'll need.
Finding the right cat food for your feline friend can be quite the task, especially if you have a cat with a picky palate. This list is based off of personal experience and feedback from friends.
Are your cats not getting along? Find out the many reasons why new or existing cats are fighting and try some of these techniques to bring peace back to your home.
What do you do when your cat goes missing? Read on for some helpful tips for finding your lost cat and a personal story with a happy ending.
Cat flu is a virus which can be passed on to any cat, and most cats are carriers. There are 3 different strains. Most cats can recover from cat flu but are susceptible to secondary viruses.
Do I get the clay one, the scoopable one, or do I go by brands? Here are the pros and cons for each type along with my recommendations.
How can you stop a cat from attacking a dog? Yes, you read it right, some cats do attack dogs. Learn why cats may do this and some strategies to stop the attacks and break up fights.
Yes—cats can walk on leashes. Training your cat to walk on a leash or harness comes with its advantages. Learn how to acclimate your adult cat or kitten to the process so you can get out there and enjoy nature together.
Trying to control or get rid of fleas on your cat can be tricky. Here are some economical tips for treating your cat and your home. You don't have to break the bank to find effective treatments.
The Selkirk Rex has a curly coat and an unusual appearance. The cat makes a friendly pet that likes to play but has a calm personality. Pompous Albert is a famous example.
Are you dealing with a bully cat? If your cat is attacking another cat or dog within your household, here are some ways to stop the behavior. Let's start by understanding behavioral triggers and move on to proactive ways to remedy or lessen the problem.
I can't help but wonder where on Earth my cats go when they head 'through the cat flap'. Quite often, they are gone for days at a time, and when they do return, they are frequently not hungry and seem pretty content with life.
If you've never had a cat before, here are the things you need to think about and the things you need to get.
We got our first Savannah kitten in March 2017. At the age of 14 weeks, Luna was diagnosed with feline infectious peritonitis, a fatal and incurable disease. After some fast research, phone calls, and pure luck, we flew her to the University of California, Davis, for a brand new FIP drug trial.
No one likes to cage their cats, but sometimes this is necessary for their benefit or safety. Caging can be a useful and humane tool for better cat ownership.
Over 155 unique, magical cat name ideas from wiccan magick, film, TV, literature, history, and ancient mythology. Choose a magical name for your cat to bring good fortune and prosperity to your household!
Inadequate diet, diseases, and drugs can cause weight loss in an otherwise normal cat. This article includes a list of reasons for cats losing weight and what can be done about it.
For owners facing the dilemma of your cat having cancer, I hope this article helps to reassure you that it is possible for your cat to survive even an aggressive form of cancer.
Cats amaze us with their affection, fierce independence, hunting abilities, and playfulness, but owning a cat has downsides, too. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of owning a cat.
Does your kitten or adult cat bite you? Do they bite you for no reason? Cat bites big and small can be pretty nasty depending on the severity, but sometimes our feline friends are just trying to tell us something with a little love nip. Find out why they do it.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention.
Read detailed cat litter reviews from an experienced pet professional. Discover the best cat litter brands.
Did your cat run away? Maybe your cat disappears for a few days at a time but returns home shortly after? You may be wondering what causes this behavior. It can be quite distressing for the pet owner. Sometimes we are left with unanswered questions.
Heated cat beds and heating pads can have therapeutic benefits for indoor and outdoor cats. Find out why vets recommend them what types are available.
Cats make loving, playful, and fascinating pets. Here is a list of more than 400 cat names for male and female cats. One of these ideas might be perfect for your adorable feline friend.
As your cat gets older, its needs begin to change. They need exercise in a different way, better nutrition, and overall attention a young cat may not require. Senior cats need a little extra care.
Here's how to build a cheap, easy, free-standing or attached dog or cat gate of any height that requires few tools and materials and very basic carpentry skills.
Comfortis has been approved for use in cats for a 30-day period. The pills are large and can also be used with a topical. Here's how to easily get your cat to take Comfortis and other pills.
In this article I hope to list most of the more common houseplants that are dangerous to cats so that you can either ensure you don't bring them into your home or keep them out of the reach of your pets. I am guessing that many of the plants on this list will come as quite a surprise to you.
In this article I review some great cat websites that contain interesting and useful information. I also include photos, videos, and quotes about cats.
Earning a stray cat's trust takes time and patience. Offering food and water is the first step to get the cat to trust you. There are also ways to capture a cat quickly if it is in danger.