Heated cat beds and heating pads can have therapeutic benefits for indoor and outdoor cats. Find out why vets recommend them and the types available here.
While cats may seem passive, there is often an aggressive spirit to them, especialy when they are jealous!
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.
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.
Cats just can't eat everything that we do, and sometimes it can be hard to figure out what it safe without having a list of dangerous foods. Well, below you'll find a list of foods and drinks that you should not let your cat have. Keep in mind...
The gentle giant of all domestic cats, the Maine Coon makes lovable and endearing pets as portrayed in my showcase of our adorable half breed moggies; also part ragdoll, another adorable cat breed.
Nobody wants to even think about their kitty developing cancer, but ignoring the situation won't protect them. Anyone who's owned by a cat should know these twelve feline cancer symptoms.
Is your cat constipated and straining in the litter box? Learn how to rule out a medical emergency and help your cat get well.
Tattoo artists like to create art on bare skin. Now some are using hairless Sphynx cats to ink. It appears that any hairless animal is also subject to their art form .
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.
Cat ear problems can change the way a cat behaves. A cat's hearing is one of their best developed senses and they can hear higher pitched sounds beyond the acute range of a dog. When a cat hears a sound they turn their head in the direction of that sound and rotate their ears to locate the angle of the direction.
Cloudy eyes are usually caused by infection, cataracts, glaucoma, or a corneal scratch. Here are some ways to tell one from the other, but do be sure to have a vet examine your pet's eyes to be sure.
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're getting a new Norwegian Forest Cat or kitten and now you need some really good names to choose from. These cat names come from nature, Norse mythology, color, personality, and more.
Many common household plants are toxic to cats if ingested. This page contains a partial list of poisonous houseplants, as well as symptoms of poisoning in cats and other animals.
An external doorstep for our cat flap made from decking. How to guide on a simple, quick, easy to make and inexpensive multifunctional design to also hide drain pipes with a platform for plant pots.
It can be difficult to tell whether cats are fighting or playing, especially because their interactions involve a lot of wrestling, batting at each other, growling, and biting! Here's how to tell!
If you have the sensitivity to appreciate the subtle, cute quotient of felines, read on to know what makes them the most adorable creatures in the world.
A Hub that is dedicated to the spiritual bond between cats and their owners. It features loving and charming poems about cats, and also provides us with information on cat welfare issues, how we can help cats in our communities, and is a good resource for humane education programs in schools cultivating compassion in children. It also has wonderful suggestions for books about cats for children, teens, and adults. There's also a section on great quotes about cats.
Cats enjoy being outside whether we want them outdoors or not. When forced to be inside exclusively, many cats will find ways to sneak out.
Funny cat names are just not suitable for all cats; sweet cats should have cute names, lazy cats should have plain names, but silly cats need funny names!
Chronic Renal Failure is, unfortunately, an all too common occurrence in cats. CRF means that your cat's kidney's can no longer filter out the toxins the kidneys.
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?
Are you worried that turkey vultures are a danger your outdoor pet? You won't be once you learn about the eating habits of these large meat-eating birds.
Peeing in the house is one of the most common behavioral problems in cats. Learn how to stop it and get your cat back in the litterbox!
While all cats are at risk for certain diseases, Maine coon cats are at higher risk for hypertropic cardimyopathy, hip dysplasia, and polycystic kidney disease. Learn more....
The Meet Your Match program is a program devloped by the ASPCA. Shelters use the Feline-ality assessment to determine a cat's personality -- and match the cat to potential companions.
Cat eye problems should be extremely important to the cat owner. Cat's eyes have special characteristics that set them apart from other animals. Here we help categorize the most common ones.
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.
Mild pink eye, or conjunctivitis, can be treated at home. There are some risks, however, of infection spreading. Find out when it's time to take your cat to the vet.
I had to give up my beautiful cat, and it still breaks my heart. I know where he is, but I cannot see him. Those are the rules of cat adoption.
Ever wonder why there are so many striped cats in the world? This article will teach you the basics of tabby genetics, the correct terms, and how they arise.
Keeping your pet healthy is the most important thing you will ever do for your pet. Here are some great questions and answers you may have to when should they be neutered, to what is feline leukemia.
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.
Using a few home remedies can easily cure your cat's eye problems. A warm compress, eye wash, and green tea may be all you need to get your cat seeing again. See the vet if the methods fail.
Saying "no" is one thing, but getting the cat to listen is another. Here's the best way to communicate with your cat.
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.
If your cat has discharge from their ear or seems to have irritation or infection, you must first discover what the issue is. Find out how to tell the difference between cat ear problems.
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.
If your cat is not using the litter box, there's usually a reason as well as a solution. Learn the most common causes and ways to solve this problem.
Here are forty fabulous names for cats from fashion, film, fiction and stage that celebrate cats’ beauty, style and the mystery of their enigmatic gaze.
Why does your cat lick you? Is it because it loves you? Is it because the cat has jealousy issues? Do you just taste good? Find out here! All cat owners would love to know why their kittens lick them!
The best cat carrier I have found to use on a long trip with one or more cats. Advice for moving across the country with cats, so you will all arrive safely at your destination.
Feline Hepatic Lipidosis, aka fatty liver disease in cats, is one of the most common deadly diseases found in cats, which is noted for the yellow coloring of their ears, gums, or eyes.
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 it to eat.
If your cat is currently missing, or you are worried your cat or cats may go missing, this is the article you need to read. It tells you how to find your missing cat and gives good advice to ensure your cat does not stay lost for long.
Cat owners whose cats urinate on the bed instead of the litter box are often upset and confused. Here are a few reasons why a cat may be urinating in your bed!
Need a great name for your new cat? Here are 15 names from Norse mythology that might be a great fit for your new pet.
Here's how to build a cheap, easy, free-standing or attached dog or cat gate of any height you want. Use practically no tools ; very few skills needed. All supplies easily accessible.
They may be the world's most popular pet, but our furry feline friends have plenty of downsides. Here is my list of reasons why you may not want to own one.
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.
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.
White cats are often loved for their pureness typifying a deep and innocent beauty; they often are associated with spiritual feelings and often have a calming effect on their owners. There are several species of cats that can be white. The following...
Based on the personal experience of a lifetime owner of Siamese cats. Here is the information that you won't find in other articles.
So you've discovered your cat is peeing outside of the litter box but you don't know why or how to stop it. Well, you've come to the right place. In just one click you can crawl into their little kitty minds and figure it all out.
I explain the advantages and disadvantages of a cat litter by the brand "World's Best Cat Litter." Find out if it really works and what you should know about plant-based litter.
Which breeds of cat are hypoallergenic? What is it about cats that causes allergies? What can you do to make your cat less irritating if you have allergies?
Looking for a whimsical Disney cat name for your kitten? Here is a list of all 50 of the ever-so-famous Disney cats, along with which movies they appeared in!
Cats are amazing! Read about some remarkable cats, some who found their owners again despite all odds, some who adopted unlikely babies, some who are just plain silly.
Cats can become injured rather easily. The most common form of injury for a cat is a bite or scratch wound from a fight. Often these bites and scratches become infected causing an abscess to grow. It is very important to have a vet treat your cat's injuries to reduce complications from infection. However, sometimes you cannot afford a trip to the vet's office and you must treat your pet at home.
Over 60 unique magical cat name ideas from Magick, film, TV, literature, history and ancient mythology. Name your kitty a magical name to bring good fortune and prosperity to your household!
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.
Just adopted a furry little redhead into the family? Check out our list of 60 great orange cat names to help you name your new feline friend!
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.
There are many myths, misinformation, and outdated information circulating about this condition in cats. In this article, we will let the truth of the matter be known.
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 included.
How long do kittens' eyes stay blue? Get answers to some common questions about kittens from an SPCA foster parent!
While most deliveries are uneventful, it is never bad to err on the side of caution. There are many things that, as a cat owner, you may do to help your cat, before, during, and after delivery.
Why are cats acting out and becoming suddenly aggressive? Learn potential causes for your cat's sudden aggressive behaviors.
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. We got Milo and Baxter as...
Picking an name for an orange cat isn't easy - hopefully this article will give you some good ideas.
How to give your cat a bath without getting clawed to death! Tips and tricks on how to bathe your kitty.
Looking for a good name for your new black or dark-colored cat? You've come to the right place! You'll find hundreds of unique suggestions here,
Cat scratching ears & shaking head? If your cat is having this issue, it can arise from several problems. Learning about the causes will help you to alleviate your cat from obsessive itching and pain!
If you are allergic to cats, there is still hope if you find that a cat needs to be a part of your household. Find out which cat breeds and cat products will help alleviate your allergies.
How to tell if you have cat allergies, and what to do about it, if you do. Several solutions so that you can find the one that works best for you.
Believe it or not, you can teach your cat to play fetch. It's not a game reserved just for dogs. Here are 6 easy steps to help you and your pet have fun.
Reading cat water fountain reviews it is hard to decide which to buy. If you think pet drinking water fountains are a luxury, read why vets recommend them.
Are you looking to adopt a new pet cat? This article discusses the top 30 breeds of domestic cats, from the elegant Abyssinian to the distinctive Sphynx. Photos and videos included.
Feline distemper or panleukopenia is a very serious and contagious disease that can kill cats. Fortunately, a vaccine can protect cats from the distemper virus.
The Selkirk Rex has a curly coat and an unusual appearance. The cat makes a friendly and often sweet pet that likes to play but has a calm personality.
If you are a cat owner and especially if you have multiple cats, the cost of litter can be high. Here are some ways to save money on litter.
Read detailed cat litter reviews from an experienced pet professional. Discover the best cat litter brands.
The facts about de-clawing cats, presented in no-nonsense, stern language. It's not sugar-coated or "prettied up" in any way; it's just the straight, graphic truth. Please don't do this!
Cats wow us with their affection, fierce independence, hunting abilities, and playfulness. But owning a cat has downsides too. This article looks at the advantages and disadvantages of owning a cat.
Learn what your cat is saying to you when it shows common behaviors like slow blinking, putting its paw on you, purring, and licking its lips.
When picking out a name for a male cat you should always consider the character and actions of the cat. This article provides some ideas on how to choose the right name.
Trying to decide what to name your cat? Check out our hilarious and interesting compilation of funny cat names, unique cat names and cute cat names!
I would not be in favour of de-clawing the kitten, as a cat needs its claws for many purposes other than scratching you and the furniture. However, a cat that has little opportunity to walk on hard surfaces may well need its claws trimmed regularly...
Here is what you can expect as you care for a cat diagnosed with kidney failure including early signs and suggestions. Video showing how to give a cat subcutaneous fluids.
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.
If you've ever wondered what mange looks like on a cat, and how it progresses as it heals, this is a great, short article for you to check out.
What are the signs of cat dehydration and how to treat it? Learn how to recognize signs of cat dehydration, causes and tips from vet how to administer fluids at home.
As a guardian, naming your cat is an important step in his or her life. After all, this will be a member of your family and companion for the next ten or twenty years.
Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of ear mites in cats and dogs, related ear conditions, why home remedies might not be a good idea.
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 at least you can 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.
The Bengal cat is a wonderful domestic cat. If you're looking for Bengal cat information, you've come to the right place. Here, you'll find free impartial advice from a longtime owner.
Some cats hunt, while others just cry by their food bowls. If you live in an area where rodents are a problem, here are a few guidelines you can use to find a cat who will catch those mice for you.
No one likes to cage their cats but sometimes it is for their benefit or safety and we have to do it as good and loving cat owners. Learn in this article how you can use cages as a humane tool for better cat ownership.
Are you looking for black cat names? See our list of good names for black cats and follow these tips when choosing names for your black kitten.
Learn how to get rid of cat urine smell. Stop using products and methods that don't work. I have fool-proof solutions.
If you are not familiar with Devon Rex cats, you are in for a treat. They are energetic and lovable companions that will keep you engaged. Learn more about why they make great pets.
I can't help wondering where on earth 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. So where do your cats go when they leave your home?...
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. Justify your smooching with this list.
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.
An article outlining one pet owner's experience with fleas and how to get rid of the pesky little critters.
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.
Is it possible for a feral cat to become a beloved family pet? Yes, with lots of time, patience, and maybe a few surprises along the way. Read one cat's story and learn how to socialize a wild cat.
It is important to know your options when choosing a pet insurance. Here is a breakdown of the most popular insurance companies, including their programs, prices, effectiveness, and phone numbers.
Learn what a hot spot is on your cat (or dog), what some possible causes are, and what to do about it.
When you're getting a new cat, you'll also want to find just the right name for him or her. Take a look at these names from Greek mythology—their meanings can make them extra special for your pet.
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.
Have you ever had a Eureka moment that produced not one great idea but twins? That is what happened to me when I was pumping off oil from my fuel truck at work. The top of the oil tank is basically a square cement box and with a cut off valve you...
Some cats may be attracted to some small knick-knacks found around the house, causing them serious and often life threatening intestinal obstructions.
If you're thinking of adopting a kitten- DON'T! If someone you love is thinking about adopting a kitten- RUN!
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.
This page includes information about cats that you may not know about. Amazing animal facts! Funny cat pictures, too!
Learn more about the signs of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and how it is treated. Also, learn how to prevent FIV.
Raising an indoor cat can be a hair-raising experience! Here is an unofficial analysis of the indoor cat personality and how to cope with it.
Sometimes sick cats do not eat enough food to help them get better. It may be necessary to give them a high calorie supplement gel to insure they are getting the vitamins they need.
I'm clearly an expert when it comes to taking care of tabby cats. Sure, there are plenty of people who love cats, and decorate their homes with cat-themed decor, and send people cards with cats on them, and will happily talk your ear off about...
Ragdolls are large and gentle cats that are also friendly and affectionate. They can be trained to come when called, retrieve balls, sit, and walk on a leash.
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.
Having problems naming your black cat? Take a look at some ideas on how to find black cat names and see my personal top 100 names.
Losing your cat can be a traumatic ordeal. You need to have a plan and patience in order to locate your missing pet. Here are steps you can take to find your cat and bring it back home.
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.
Learn what cause blood in your cat's urine and symptoms of a urinary tract infection in cats. See your vet. Urinary tract infections in male cats can be life threatening.
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.
Felines are independent, self-assured, and must be persuaded. Some of history's most vile dictators hated them. Other cat haters included surprising historical figures. Karma will settle cats' score.
Wood pellets, sometimes called wood stove fuel pellets or pellet fuel (and brand names like Feline Pine cat litter), can make a great replacement for regular cat litter, and have many advantages over the traditional clay stuff. Why switch over? ...
Here is a list of reasons why your cat may have a swollen stomach. There are many causes and reasons for Ascitis. Remember that only a vet can diagnose and treat your pet.
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.
As your cat gets older it's 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.
Every species of animal has a language it uses to communicate between its own kind, and to learn to understand I think is much easier than trying to learn a different human language! Cats actually have quite a rich language and even a complex system...
Treating eye infections in cats is fairly easy. The prognosis is often good to excellent since viral infections are time-limited while bacterial infections respond to medical treatment
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.
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!
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.
Your calico (or tortoiseshell) cat has to have an original name to match her original orange black and white splodge markings. What about Ta Miu, Marzipan, Loffa - or how about Maryland after the Baltimore Orioles who wear the colors of the calico cat?
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.
Why are cats the best pets ever? Here are some obvious reasons why. They may even be better than people.
It's a desperate time when your cat goes missing. My cat Freddie has gone missing three times, firstly for five days, secondly for 14 days and the last time for ten days. He is normally a cat that will come back home every one to two hours and never...
FIV is a viral disease in cats, causing impaired immune function. It can lead to a wide variety of signs, and is often an underlying factor in other illnesses such as dental disease, cancers, and flu.
Check the ingredients. Cats were not designed to eat carbohydrate-rich fillers like corn, and "meat by-products" means meat found unfit for human consumption.
Exotic cats are unique and rare animals that make outstanding pets, but they are not the right choice for everyone or every family. Here's some important facts you need to know before you make your buying decision.
Gaining a stray cat's trust takes time and patience. Offering food and water is the first step to getting the cat to trust you. There are also ways to capture a cat quickly if it is in danger.
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.
The professional term is "inappropriate elimination" and what cat owner hasn't dealt with it? It's a frustrating problem that, unfortunately, can lead to relinquishment. Here's some information that may prevent you from reaching the end of your rope.
Every companion, especially one who talks a lot, should be referred to by name. Siamese cats deserve names that are unique to the breed because of their distinctive appearance and personalities!
If you're a cat lover you may wonder about t many little quirks your cat has? I have listed 23 fascinating facts about the awesomeness of cats. Delightful little tidbits every cat owner should know.
A summary of the things to know before buying a Persian cat, including car, cost, lifestyle choices, and temperament.
A cat water fountain offers multiple benefits to both you and your cat. Read on as an experienced petsitter reviews what to look for in a cat water fountain...
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.
Newborn kittens are extremely adorable, but they can be a lot of work. If the mother cat is around, you won't have to do much, but if she isn't, then you have all the responsibilities meant for her.
Don't spend lots of money on toys your cats don't even like. Make your own homemade cat toys simply and easily instead.
Cats damage carpet and furniture with their claws. Are cat claw caps a good alternative to declawing a cat? Are they effective at preventing damage? What are alternatives to declawing a cat?
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.
Sometimes, a cat who's been trained for years suddenly starts peeing in random places. Sometimes, cats use urine to tell you something. Read on to decipher your cat's behavior and learn what to do.
It isn't uncommon for cats to suddenly ignore their litter box. Is your cat pooping in the tub or anywhere it's not supposed to? Find out why, and what to do.
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!
Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? This and so many other mysteries answered!
An overview of the origin and development of cat species, and a short introduction to 32 cat breeds including Persian and Siamese.
So, can cats have down syndrome? Technically speaking, cats cannot have Down syndrome. What other anomaly in cats to make their owners think they have Down syndrome is another health issue altogether.
If you would like to pay homage to your new kitty’s killer instincts, these whimsical cat names for females from film and mythology charmingly embrace the killer concept.
Learn about what to look for in a clipper, the importance of clipping your cat's nails and how to do it properly.
If your cat has suddenly developed an odor, it may be a sign that something is wrong. Find out what you can do help your cat smell fresh and clean once more.
Toyger domestic cats have been bred to resemble wild tigers, but they are a friendly, dog-like pet for those that can afford this rare breed
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.
Comfortis has been approved for use in cats. The pill lasts for 30 days. Can also be used with a topical. The pills are large. Here's how to easily get your cat to take Comfortis and other pills.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention!
Are you exuberant, easy going and extrovert? Or are you solitary, a bit aloof and quiet? Chances are the choice of your pet may reflect a bit your personality. It is not a surprise why poets, artists and writers have a history of being cat people...
If your kitten is suffering from a long-term case of diarrhea, dry and canned foods may be the culprit. Learn the causes of runny poop and why a natural, raw diet is better for your pet.
Humping cats are a major nuisance, but there is hope. Find out why your cat may be behaving this way and how to stop it.
Learn all the cat care basics such as choosing the best type of cat food, litter, litter boxes, grooming, dental care, cat carriers, finding a veterinarian and much more.
Preventative treatments for the Siberian Forest Cat to eliminate hereditary disease such as gum, teeth, HCM, heart, cancer, stones, and urinary sickness. Common pet illnesses examined for health.