Nature naturally prepares a cat's coat to become thicker and denser to fight off the cold, however, a thick coat doesn't always mean a whole lotta warmth. Why? In cold temperatures, your cat will feel much colder than we do therefore, we need to take some action to help kitty get some warmth.
Take some time to think about the kind of food you will feed your cat. Making careful choices can help your cat to lead a longer and healthier life.
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.
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.
What is your cat saying? A cat's meow is iconic. Every children's book will tell you that a cat says "meow". But cats have a wide vocabulary and they don't just employ their voice to use it.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), affects three of every hundred cats. Kittens are the most susceptible to the disease. Although it cannot be cured, some treatments can help your pet live longer.
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.
Cats are the most popular pets worldwide with a population that is three times larger than dogs. Some cats have become quite popular and even overnight internet sensations. Besides being about cats, this article is about some of the most famous cats in history. Meow . . . meow . . . meow!
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.
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.
What can you do when your beloved kitty starts to act out and be naughty? Here are some excellent tips and tricks to help you train your cat and discipline them the right way.
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.
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.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How are cats in cold weather? Cat's don't like the change in weather, therefore, we mustn't forget that if the seasonal change affects us, it certainly will affect them.
Is your cat urinating inside your home? Discover why they do it and learn about the simple methods you can take to stop the smell and clean up their messes.
This article will cover some of the best ways to keep outdoor cats—whether domesticated or feral—warm in winter. It will also provide detailed information on how to build your own feeding stations and cat shelters.
Cat flu and similar conditions responsible for sneezing, conjunctivitis, and discharge from the eyes and nose are extremely common in cats. Learn how to differentiate the causes and help your cat recover from illness.
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.
Learn what a hot spot is on your cat (or dog), what some possible causes are, and what to do about it.
Getting your resident cats on board with the idea of a new kitten can be tricky. With these tips, however, your resident cat and new kitten can be best friends in no time.
Cats can impart lessons about emotional wellbeing, motivation, and health and hygiene. They may have nine lives, but they can teach you about how to get the most out of the one life you have.
So what if your cat uses its tongue as a washcloth? A little kiss won't kill you! Besides, you're already doing some pretty gross things in your everyday life. Use this list to justify your smooching.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The five methods listed here have, after extensive research and field tests, been found to be extremely effective in getting under a cat's skin. Read on for creative suggestions for annoying your cat!
Tuxedo cats are classy and sleek and their coats are velvety-soft and silky to the touch. It's important to note that "tuxedo" is not the name of an actual breed of cat—it’s a term that is used to describe the characteristic bicolor patterning of various cats (like the black and white tuxedo cat).
Cats of all types can be sweet and cuddly. Lovey feline companions come in all shapes and sizes and breeds. Maybe you are a looking for a purebred cat that is affectionate, or your current cat is cuddly and you are wondering what the parents are. Discover which breed gives out the most cuddles.
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.
Looking for the purrrfect name for your gray cat? Gray cats are absolutely beautiful—they're intelligent, social, and easy-going. They tend to have striking blue or green eyes and white accents on the paws or chest. Sometimes they are solid. Find the perfect name for your feline companion.
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.
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.
Witchy name ideas for cats from historical witches, warlocks, and their familiars, as well as fictional witches, sorcerers, and wizards.
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.
Coming up with a great name for your cat isn't always easy, but if you are into rock music and are thinking about a musical name for your new feline friend, this list has you covered. You'll find over 150 ideas from classic, hard, Southern, punk and folk-rock.
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.
Over 65 unique, magical cat name ideas from magick, film, TV, literature, history, and ancient mythology. Choose a magical name for your cat to bring good fortune and prosperity to your household!
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.
Kittens bite and scratch while playing, purring, and cuddling, but how do you know if this behavior is normal, and how do you make your kitten stop? Learn about your kitty's developmental stages and how to help them mature into a gentle and loveable feline companion.
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.
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.
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.
This article will help you determine if you have cat allergies, and includes several possible solutions if you do. Find the one that works best for you!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to get rid of cat urine smell. Stop using products and methods that don't work. I have a foolproof solution.
Why do cats sleep so much? If you have an adult cat—2 years or older—you may notice that they nap a lot during the day. Although this is no cause for alarm, sometimes over-sleeping can be due to underlying illness. Know what's normal and what's not normal.
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.
If you're a cat lover, you may wonder about the many quirks your cat has. I have listed 23 fascinating facts about the awesomeness of cats that every owner should know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caring for “senior” cats can sometimes be a challenge, but your furry family member is depending on you. Love your kitty!
Is your cat scratching your furniture? Here are some solutions that will make your kitty happy and save your furniture from damage.
If you've never had a cat before, here are the things you need to think about and the things you need to get.
Cats can sometimes stop eating because of stress or health issues. If your cat stops eating, it is important to find the cause and get them to start eating again. Here are tips for getting them to eat.
An in-depth look at the science and culture surrounding the topic of cat domestication and wild animals.
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.
For seven years, the Egyptians stored huge amounts of grain that attracted rodents and the wild cats that hunted them. Many people marveled at how these cats made a difference and kept the rodent infestation at bay. This article explains the history of cat domestication.
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!
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.
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.
There’s a difference between blind cats that are born blind and cats who suffer from sudden blindness caused by disease or accident. My cat was born blind and this is how we coped with that fact.
What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Seven brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.
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?
Learn all the cat care basics such as choosing a cat food, litter, litter boxes, grooming, dental care, cat carriers, finding a veterinarian and much more.
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 all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? In this article, these and so many other questions are answered!
Read detailed cat litter reviews from an experienced pet professional. Discover the best cat litter brands.
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.
In this article I review some great cat websites that contain interesting and useful information. I also include photos, videos, and quotes about cats.
Mother cats eat their kittens' feces for grooming purposes to keep their bedding nice and clean. This is normal behavior known as coprophagia—so don’t be alarmed if your cat does this. Find out what other feline behaviors are normal or abnormal when it comes to eating things that aren't food.
Cats and Christmas decorations can be a disaster. Sometimes it's funny, but often, it's just a mess. Here are tips to protect your tree, ornaments, and food during December and how to keep your cat safe, too.
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.
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.