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.
Cats are notoriously hard to read, but their body language can be an excellent indicator of what they're thinking to the informed pet owner.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is your cat scratching your furniture? Here are some solutions that will make your kitty happy and save your furniture from damage.
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.
An in-depth look at the science and culture surrounding the topic of cat domestication and wild animals.
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.
Cats do unusual things, and sometimes that makes us wonder why. Find out more about cat behavior and why cats do the things they do.
Read detailed cat litter reviews from an experienced pet professional. Discover the best cat litter brands.
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.
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).
In this article I review some great cat websites that contain interesting and useful information. I also include photos, videos, and quotes about cats.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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 share simple tips and pictures to help you grow fresh wheatgrass to benefit your cat's health and the health and well-being of your houseplants.
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.
Caring for “senior” cats can sometimes be a challenge, but your furry family member is depending on you. Love your kitty!
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.
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.
Ever spoken to a cat and been surprised by their reaction? Cats can hear you when you speak to them, but they don't understand your words necessarily. Learn how to get them to understand.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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 gentle giant of all domestic cats, the Maine Coon, makes a lovable and endearing pet, as portrayed in my showcase of our adorable half-breed moggies (also part Ragdoll, another adorable cat breed).
In this article, we examine how to positively impact your puppy's behaviour through training and how to curb negative qualities and undesirable habits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to get rid of cat urine smell. Stop using products and methods that don't work. I have a foolproof solution.
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.
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!
If your cat is missing, this is the article you need to read. It tells you the best ways to find your missing cat and gives good advice to ensure your pet does not stay lost for long.
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.
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.
Is your cat constipated and straining in the litter box? Learn how to rule out a medical emergency and help your cat get well.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FIV is a viral disease in cats that causes impaired immune function. It can lead to a wide variety of signs, and it is often an underlying factor in other illnesses such as dental disease, cancers, and flu.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the signs of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and how it is treated. Also, learn how to prevent FIV.
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.
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.
If your cat is scratching your furniture, it is possible to train them away from this habit. However, it's important that you provide them with an alternative object to scratch—like a scratching post—in order to redirect the behavior.
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.
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.
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!
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?
Here are some unique names for gray and orange striped cats that celebrate their connection to their bigger cousins of the tiger family, as well as cute names from history, literature, and striped items.
Pet lovers have long debated whether cats or dogs make the best pets. Here are ten reasons why cat lovers prefer their feline friends.
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.
Finding a unique cat name for your new friend doesn't have to be difficult. Does your kitten have specific personality traits? Do you like history and movies? Here is a list of good cat names you can use.
In this article, I will talk about the causes of tapeworms in cats and how to treat them. I have also included photos of tapeworm segments as well as ways to prevent your cat from getting them in the first place.
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.
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.
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!
What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Seven brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.