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.
Allergies don't necessarily bar you from being around cats or even having a cat of your own. The hypoallergenic breeds on this list produce very little of the allergen-causing protein FEL D1 so you can enjoy cuddles and sweet meows without congestion.
Up until two years ago, I had never heard of a Siberian Cat and would not have been able to pick one out of the crowd. In that amount of time, however, a lot has changed, and they are now an everyday fixture in my life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cats are wonderful pets and can bring great joy to your life, especially through their odd behavior. So why do they do such oddities as self-pet or knead on a blanket?
You can teach your cat to talk. If you are looking for information on how to teach your cat to do something truly awesome, this article is for you. Find out more about your cat's verbal communication and how they talk.
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.
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.
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.
Is your cat scratching your furniture? Here are some solutions that will make your kitty happy and save your furniture from damage.
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!
Here are some insights into one of the oldest cat breeds. The Persian cat is a great, friendly indoor cat. This breed requires regular grooming and care, but it's a genuine, lovely friend to have.
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.
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.
Why would your cat attack you while you're petting him? Understanding the reason for this type of cat behavior can change your relationship with your furball for the better.
When a cat bites us it can seem to come out of nowhere, and it's not a pleasant surprise! Here is an explanation of the types of cat bites as well as some of the reasons your cat may be biting you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the signs of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and how it is treated. Also, learn how to prevent FIV.
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!
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.
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 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.
Why are cats acting out and becoming suddenly aggressive? Learn potential causes for your cat's sudden aggressive behaviors.
What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Five brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.
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.
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.
If you're a cat owner, you probably know all about catnip. It's that herbal magic that gets your cat all kinds of funky and funny. Cats are said to get "high" on catnip—interpret that as you like. Let's discuss the biology and chemistry behind catnip.
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.
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.
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.
Here are forty fabulous names for cats from fashion, film, fiction and stage that celebrate cats’ beauty and style and the mystery of their enigmatic gaze.
There are differences between tortoiseshell and calico cats, but they are not two separate breeds. The differences lie in their color patterns. I'll show you exactly how they differ with pictures.
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.
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.
Is your cat constipated and straining in the litter box? Learn how to rule out a medical emergency and help your cat get well.
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.
Caring for “senior” cats can sometimes be a challenge, but your furry family member is depending on you. Love your kitty!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Over 60 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bicolor (or piebald) cats have a coat with one primary color and any amount of white. They come in a variety of forms, some of which are well-known—like tuxedos—and some that are more obscure, like cap-and-saddle.
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 Bengal cat is very playful and active. This breed is for people who enjoy playing with cats and like to give them the attention they deserve.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), affects three of every hundred cats. Kittens are the most susceptible to the disease. Although it cannot be cured, there are treatments that can help your pet live longer.
Pet lovers have long debated whether cats or dogs make the best pets. Here are ten reasons why cat lovers prefer their feline friends.
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.
Does your cat have reoccurring hairballs? Do you find a new one every week in a strange place in your home? Find out what causes them, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them.
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.
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.
If you've never had a cat before, here are the things you need to think about and the things you need to get.
Do you spoil your cat? Are you simply looking to give them something special for the holidays? Here is a list of the top-rated toys for cats.
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.
Odd-eyed cats, or cats with two different-colored eyes—termed heterochromia—are absolutely stunning. From gold eyes to green eyes to blue eyes, odd-eyed animals are literally one of a kind. Looking for a perfect name for your special friend? Here are 150+ creative names to choose from for your cat.
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.
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.
In this article I review some great cat websites that contain interesting and useful information. I also include photos, videos, and quotes about cats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to get rid of cat urine smell. Stop using products and methods that don't work. I have a foolproof solution.
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!
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.
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.