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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A summary of the things to know before buying a Persian cat, including car, cost, lifestyle choices, and temperament.
My cat's review of the Sherpa bag we've used for five years, after some trial and error with other carriers. Also, pet breeder recommendations for airline-approved pet carriers and travel accessories.
What causes eye problems in cats? Learn from a list of potential causes and when your cat should see a vet within 24 hours.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever wondered how your cat communicates with you? How does your cat send you signals and what do these signals really mean? Learn the decoding secret.
I love cats, but nothing is more irritating than a cat that constantly meows. It is a sound that can grate almost as much as someone dragging their fingernails across a blackboard. What can you do?
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.
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
Do you know if any of the plants or flowers in your home might be toxic to cats? Learn how important it is to choose cat-friendly plants to keep your cats safe and healthy.
Is your cat straining to urinate? If so, it could be a urinary tract infection. Learn the symptoms and how this illness is usually treated.
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.
Are all calico cats female? Why are they called "Money Cats"? Are they mean? This and so many other mysteries answered!
While cats may seem passive, there is often an aggressive spirit to them, especialy when they are jealous!
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.
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.
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!
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....
Diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of ear mites in cats and dogs, related ear conditions, why home remedies might not be a good idea.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to get rid of cat urine smell. Stop using products and methods that don't work. I have fool-proof solutions.
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.
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.
If you're thinking of adopting a kitten- DON'T! If someone you love is thinking about adopting a kitten- RUN!
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...
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.
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? ...
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.
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?
The protocol for treating the wounds of a stray cat remain the same as treating the wounds of any domestic cat, however it requires an extra ounce of care.
If a stray cat comes around your home, you can use these tell-tale signs to assess its overall health.
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.
Picking an name for an orange cat isn't easy - hopefully this article will give you some good ideas.
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.
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.
Some of the cutest kittens I have seen, Toyger kittens, show off mad skills at roaring, hunting, and being ferocious—or not. This adorable breed is fairly new and first showed up in the 1990s.
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.
What is the best cat litter for your feline companion? Five brands are compared with their advantages and disadvantages listed to help you decide.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I provide step-by-step instructions on how to litter box train a stray cat and explain why this method works.
Why does my cat meow so much? Some cats just love to meow, and some suddenly become vocal superstars seemingly overnight. Here we discuss a few of the main reasons that some cats meow so much.
What do you do when your cat goes missing? This story has a happy ending, along with some helpful tips for finding your lost 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.
Witchy name ideas for cats from historical witches, warlocks and their familiars, as well as fictional witches, sorcerers and wizards.
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!
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.
How to give your cat a bath without getting clawed to death! Tips and tricks on how to bathe your kitty.
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.
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!
Is your cat constipated and straining in the litter box? Learn how to rule out a medical emergency and help your cat get well.
Why are cats acting out and becoming suddenly aggressive? Learn potential causes for your cat's sudden aggressive behaviors.
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.
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.
An overview of the origin and development of cat species, and a short introduction to 32 cat breeds including Persian and Siamese.
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.
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.
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.
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?
How long do kittens' eyes stay blue? Get answers to some common questions about kittens from an SPCA foster parent!
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.
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.
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.
Read detailed cat litter reviews from an experienced pet professional. Discover the best cat litter brands.
Cats are generally fastidious and clean, but what happens if your cat has a problem pooping outside of its litter box?
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.
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 what a hot spot is on your cat (or dog), what some possible causes are, and what to do about it.
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!
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.
Learn more about the signs of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and how it is treated. Also, learn how to prevent FIV.
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.
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.
Did you just get a bird or are you thinking about getting one? Here's a list of names for all types of birds. Some are cute, some are funny and there are even some famous ones thrown in.
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.
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!
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.
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 article outlining one pet owner's experience with fleas and how to get rid of the pesky little critters.
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.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention!
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.
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...
Feline Leukemia Virus, FeLV, affects 3 out 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.
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.
Saying "no" is one thing, but getting the cat to listen is another. Here's the best way to communicate with your cat.
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.
Learn what to look for when shopping for the best automatic cat litter box on the market, straight from a person who should know... a pet sitter!
Simple DIY guide on how I insulated our cat flap to keep out cold wintery draughts to keep our home warmer and save on our energy bills; with the insulator doubling up as a cat bed when not in use.
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...
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.
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.
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?...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If your long haired cat gets tangles that you can't comb out, try these ideas to minimize the problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 health and lifespan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is your cat scratching your furniture? Here are some solutions that will make your kitty happy and save your furniture from damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Quick and easy recipe! Learn how to make a birthday celebration cake for your pet cat with healthy coconut flour.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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?
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Here is a list of the best cat carriers for airline travel, car travel or just short trips to the vet or groomer. You’ll also find helpful tips and advice on how to choose the right type and size carrier for your cat's comfort and safety.
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.
Based on the personal experience of a lifetime owner of Siamese cats. Here is the information that you won't find in other articles.
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.
Have superstitions about Black Kitties? Leave the all behind after you meet Libby...a one of a kind kitty.
Cats love to climb and exercise their claws, this page shows a simple design for a cat tree, instructions how to make it, and more cat tree ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Feline stomatitis is a painful disease for cats. The good news is it can be treated and even cured with proper nutrition and some dietary changes.
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.
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.
If you're asking yourself, why is my cat sneezing, find the most common reasons why. Learn when you need to worry and when it's perfectly normal. Includes suggestions for minimizing feline sneezing.
Keeping your cat indoors can add years to it's life, with the good nutrition and exercise, your cat can be happy and healthy living indoors. Below you will find valuable tips to a happy cat.
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.
This page includes information about cats that you may not know about. Amazing animal facts! Funny cat pictures, too!
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.