We all know cats have claws. These sharp nails are used to mark territory, aid in climbing and even for swatting at an offending person or another animal. But even though these claws are a natural part of the cat’s physical and mental makeup, they do need to be trimmed. Read on to discover the
Does it seem like you spend more time cleaning up cat litter granules outside of the box, then you do with your feline friend? This is a common occurrence among pet parents and a huge complaint for those of us that can’t tolerate the mess. In this post, we will take a look at the
If you’re looking for the best cat bed to give your feline companion (or yourself) some space, we’ve chosen the top five to make our list. Plus, we’ve even got some fun and fascinating facts about the different types of cat beds (there’s a lot) and some suggestions on how to create a cozy spot
There comes a time in every cat’s life when she will need to be transported safely. As much as most felines detest a cat carrier, having one is paramount in getting kitty from point-a to point-b without incident or harm. If you are about to get your first kitten or are just looking for an
With many veterinarians suggesting we keep our feline friends indoors, as pet parents we may feel that our cats are missing out on their true “call-of-the-wild.” However, you can give your cat the best of both worlds by getting a cat harness, so he/she can still explore nature, but do so safely while ensuring that
Kittens and cats are oftentimes depicted as being all tangled up in a ball of yarn or string. But what these adorable images don’t show us is the potential problems that could arise if your feline friend decides to swallow bits of it. This nightmare has happened to many pet parents with a feline at
Have you taken in a stray cat? Is your local rescue group unsure if that precious female fur baby you have your eye on has been altered or not? This is not an uncommon problem. Once the fur grows back in on Kitty’s tummy, it can be difficult to determine if she has been “fixed.”
If you’re anything like me, you want to snuggle and cuddle with your best feline friend. But if Kitty smells like poop, the unpleasant aroma is a real nose-pincher. In this post we are going to discuss the reasons that may be causing the smell and what you can do to rectify the situation. Matted
Why does my cat smell like urine? If you found yourself asking this question or are in this predicament, don’t despair, there are some very common reasons for a feline to emit this odor and some simple solutions. In this article we will cover the science behind the stench, reasons why your cat may smell
Anyone that has ever had their heart stolen by a pet, knows there comes a time to say goodbye. But the loss of a beloved companion can set even the steeliest of humans into a grief-stricken spiral. Sure, we are told the old adage of “time heals all wounds” but what about the immediate emotional
Just like humans, some cats can develop allergies. Unfortunately, they may even be allergic to cat litter. Although, this isn’t a pleasant problem for you or your feline friend, there are ways to conquer this problem. Here are some tips and hints that may help your itchy kitty. Look to the Litter There are many
Are you a kind soul that has been feeding a stray cat (or a few)? This is a noble deed, but can become quite costly if your feral cat feeding station becomes a free buffet for your local wildlife. Possums, raccoons, squirrels and fox will all dine on cat food if they can find a
Although, the thought of our cats carrying around a belly full of worms is very unappealing, worms in cats are not uncommon. However, left untreated, various types of intestinal parasites can cause other health issues for your feline buddy. Read on to discover the basics of intestinal worms in cats and to find out how
No one wants to think about the day when their beloved feline friend passes away. Unfortunately, every pet parent will most likely have to face this situation at some point in their life. Although it may be a difficult task to ponder over, it’s best to plan ahead while your pet is young and you are clear-of-mind, not jumbled-up with emotions and off-the-cuff decisions making skills. Let’s explore your options when it comes to the death of your feline and how much is may cost to cremate a cat.
Do you have a cat that hates to be brushed? Does he run away at the very sight of a grooming tool or swat at the offending object if you even try to approach? It’s not uncommon to have a cat that hates to be brushed. However, if your cat goes outside, or has a longer coat, then you will need to groom him at some point in his life to free his hair of dirt, debris and possible matts.
Unfortunately, fleas happen. Especially if you’ve rescued your kitten from a barn or a homeless situation or if the mother cat herself has fleas. These itch-inducing, blood-sucking parasites can cause anemia, flea bite dermatitis and other health issues in your new fur baby, so you will want to remove them as soon as possible. Plus, once fleas have entered into your home, they are even more difficult to eradicate. Don’t despair, there are safe and effective ways to get rid of those nasty pests.
The Savannah cat is a relatively new breed and has only been recognized by the International Cat Association (TICA) since 2012. This unique cat is considered to be exotic because of its distinctly patterned coat and its resemblance to its wild ancestor the African Serval. However, as with any domesticated animal, there are very specific
Every child should have a furry companion to cuddle with, tell secrets to or just hang out with around the house. Some parents may be reluctant to bring a cat into their home because of their tendency to use their claws. However, there are many different feline breeds that will do just fine with a child.
Although, there are plenty of dogs that get along just fine with their kitty counterparts, there are some breeds that just seem to have a higher tolerance (or even love) for the feline species. If you have a cat (or two) and want to add a canine companion to your home, the following breeds, have been “proven” to do better with cats than most other breeds.
Want a pet, but can’t decide between a dog and a cat? Who says you have to? There are several cat breeds that are decidedly great companions for dogs, so if you’re “in the market” for a dog-loving cat, read on.
No one wants to think about death, but if you have pets, planning for their future after you’re gone may be a wise decision. Too many animals end up at the mercy of animal shelters after their owners have passed. If your pet is also advancing in years, it becomes even more difficult for them to find a good home.
This cat breed is one of the youngest to be developed and was actually started by a stray kitten named Shulamith. According to Cattime, this little female kitten not only had long silky fur, but ears that curled backwards. In 1983, cat fanciers began breeding these odd cats to make its own unique breed, the American Curl.
They say that bigger is better but when it comes to cats, bigger is not only better, it’s beautiful! What are some of the more robust felines, the cats that may have their canine counterparts rethinking that game of chase? In this fun article we’re going to be detailing 7 of the largest cat breeds that have won the hearts of cat lovers all over the world.
There’s been a vicious rumor circulating for decades that cats are not affectionate. This simply is not so. In fact, there are many breeds of felines known for their cuddly, want-to-be-near-you-attitude. Don’t believe us? Read what feline experts and fanciers claim are the 9 most affectionate cat breeds.
Are you a cat person or a dog person? Ever wondered which pet would be the perfect match for you? Read this infographic to find out.
Cats may come up as sedentary creatures, but they do need their exercise. Find out how to get the kitty moving.