There are instances when we may need a cat sedative for example if we take our cat along with us on a long out-of-town drive or to our travels abroad. However, we don’t want to take chances because we’re not sure how she will handle or react to a change in their environment. The solution:
Cats are independent animals with a mind of their own. However, being independent does not mean you can leave them alone for too long. If you are wondering what will happen to your cats if you leave them for 3 days, read below to find out! Do cats like to be alone? Sure, they like
We’re all easily attracted to affectionate cats that are pudgy and healthy. But sometimes it can be deceiving because a cat can look big but it’s actually mostly fur. If our pet cats start to get thin especially at the back end we may start to worry. How to determine if your cat is thin
A healthy and affectionate pet cat never fails to give joy to their human parents. Cats may seem aloof at times but they’re playful, loyal, and special. But what happens when they have a health condition or a physical issue like sunken hips? Physical abnormalities among pet cats are a cause for worry and should
Cats are experts in grooming and keep their fur clean by licking themselves or other cats, but they still need to be bathed every once in a while. Unlike dogs, many cats dislike water and the sight of an impeding cat bath, even with nice warm water, may make them run away fast. There are
You found your favorite piece of wood furniture wet and there was an extremely strong smell of cat urine on it. Before loosing your calm, assess if the wooden piece is still salvageable and research ways to eliminate the pungent smell. Remember though, that punishing your cat is a big NO-NO and may lead to
When everything is going well for your cat, she may happily pee at her litter box. On the other hand, where she is rebelling, she can be a very bad kitty peeing on the concrete whether it is in the garage, basement, pavement or yard. Cat urine is highly concentrated compared to the urine of
Generally, cats don’t like to take a bath because they don’t want to get wet, except of course for the Bengali breed that adores water. Also, contrary to common beliefs, they are not afraid of water and some are even strong swimmers just like dogs. However, there are instances when there’s a need to bathe
Cats are lovable and gentle animals and many of us love them as endearing pets and house companions. However, one major disadvantage is the strong smell of their urine which can be quite intolerable. Even worse if the cat pees on material such as carpet or on floor that is made of hardwood because urine
There are many reasons why cats urinate outside the litter box including stress and health issues. Some cats simply like to mark their surroundings and that leaves our homes with that distinct, undeniable pungent scent. Even more so if our they decide to urinate on our carpets, couch cushions, hardwood floors or other porous material
Feliway is a synthetic pheromone that copies the exact familiarization facial pheromones of cats which they use to mark objects, people or surroundings. Pheromone is a species-specific, meaning that the Feliway pheromones will only affect cats and will have no effect on humans or other animals. The most convenient and popular way to use Feliway
Tooth extraction for cats is performed by veterinarians typically in order to manage pain coming from damaged teeth, gum disease, or trauma. She will be needing complete general anesthetic to complete this procedure and proper care after the extraction. The vet will give you instructions on how to care for and what to feed them
Revolution is a flea and parasite medication that is applied to the skin of a cat, at the back of her neck. It is effective for many parasites such as adult fleas, flea larvae, ear mites, heartworm, roundworms, and bookworms. But what happens if the treatment that was supposed to kill parasites was licked by
Cats are fluffy bundles of energy but sometimes the adventurous part of them may lead to an unexpected accident including a broken leg. They typically break their legs while landing, fighting with other cats, accidents, or because some heartless person attacked them. A broken leg is not a small thing but by providing basic feline
As heartbreaking as it is, a mother cat can abandon her kittens. A mother cat has very keen senses when it comes to the health of her kittens, and she may reject them for example if she perceives that they are weak or unhealthy. On the other hand, she may also leave her kittens alone
It was supposed to be just an ordinary day until you noticed your kitty walking with lopsided back legs. When you take a closer look, the other leg is thinner, stiff, or weaker. First thing to think about is whether your cat is old or young? Did she just experience an injury? Did she undergo
Being a doting pet parent, you can not just brush off the uncomfortable feeling seeing your cat winking and rubbing her eyes constantly. Upon checking closely, you found out that the cat has hair in its eye. Though it does not necessarily bother cats at all, it may become an issue if not addressed. You
After returning your cat home from a surgery, you are eager to return to normal with your cat, but she may not be up for it. On top of being weak and disoriented your cat may not want to eat anything. In case your cat is not eating do not panic. Normally, cats who have
If your cat is a busy hunter, it might catch a bee from time to time. Cats have quick reflexes as well as sharp senses on fast-moving things that pique their curiosity. Sometimes your cat will eat the insect whole. Bees don’t exactly belong to their natural diet, but can eating a bee be dangerous?
Trimming your cat’s claws may be necessary, but it is not an easy task for all cats or for all cat owners. It may look easy since there are some cats that do not mind claw trimming, but it can be a huge problem if you have an aggressive cat. There are many reasons why
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.
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 do not 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
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, do not despair as there are some very common reasons for a feline to emit this odor and some simple solutions to get rid of it. In this article we will cover the science behind the
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. 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 much
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.
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
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.
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.