The weaning period (transitioning your kitten from its mother’s milk to solid cat food) is one of the most critical phases in the life of a cat. During this time, kittens often need extra care to make sure they receive the proper nutrients in proper quantities, and to keep them on track for gaining independence.
Worm infestation in your cats is a scary thing so you always make it a point to visit the vet for your cat’s regular deworming medication. Having a large number of worms could even be life-threatening especially for kittens and senior cats. How long can a cat live with worms? So how long can a
Cats like warmth and like to lie in the sun or stay near the fire or a radiator. In spite of this, cats do not tolerate excessive heat any better than people. This is why temperature regulation is important. Because cats are not able to cool themselves as well as humans, we have to provide
As a pet parent you may be happy that the cat family is expanding while at the same time it also means additional responsibilities for you. So, how to stop the cat from moving kittens? You should handle the newborns as little as possible, leave mama cat and the kittens at peace, and make sure
Fleas can be devastating for your pets as they are not just annoying but can lead to serious health issues as well. Fortunately it is usually possible to get rid of this nuisance quite easilu with flea medicine. It usually takes around 30 to 45 minutes for topical flea medicine to dry after its application.
Why does my cat bite his tail until it bleeds? The most common reasons a cat may bite his tail until it bleeds are fleas, allergies, injuries, stress or an illness like arthritis. Sometimes it may be something that’s more serious and complicated. Why does your cat bite his tail until it bleeds? Tail biting
A cat’s tiny nose is fascinating. There’s a lot more to its cuteness – the sense of smell is the most important sense for them. Cats have around 200 million odor-sensitive cells in their noses, compared to humans having only 5 million odor-sensitive cells. Aside from that, the entire nasal organs of cats are much
So why do cats lay next to the water bowl? It can be just her natural habit or she may do it because she is always thirsty, she is feeling ill, or worse, it could be a symptom of diabetes or kidney disease if she is doing it for hours on end and regularly. Senior
You may like the calming scent of incense but this poses a problem if you’re also a cat owner. Cats have lungs that are more sensitive than humans and incense may be harmful for them. Incense is bad for cats because it emits smoke which may lead to issues such as respiratory infections and asthma.
After a hard day’s work we look forward to having some bonding time with our furry babies. Stroking your pet’s soft fur is nice for both you and your cat. So, it would be very distressing to discover that she has matted fur and white flakes all over. The most common cause of matted cat
Like most dedicated pet parents, you probably make sure that your furry baby is comfortable and well-fed. You only give her the best cat food, provide her with cozy beddings, shower her with treats. Most importantly, you always see to it that her litter box is clean and well-stocked with fresh, clean litter. But what
If you’re thinking that your fuzzy and affectionate pet cat doesn’t have one single bit of “predator tendencies” in her system then surprise! Even domesticated cats can still hunt and kill their prey, thanks to their sharp claws. But then what happens if they are declawed? Can declawed cats catch mice? Yes declawed cats can
A cat’s weight speaks a lot of its health, well-being and overall quality of life. A difference of a pound or two can make a major difference. Thin and malnourished cats can end up developing health issues while overweight cats have significantly shortened life expectancy. If you are raising a kitten you may be curious
These tame-looking marsupials might look cute and harmless but they are known to invade houses and yards. They tear up trash, overturn garbage cans and can also eat food that you have left for cats or other animals. Possums are successful opportunists. They forage food from trash bins and even may chow down cat food
It’s natural for pet parents like you to worry endlessly about your furry pets especially when you leave them at home alone to go to work or to travel. You can prepare both wet and dry cat food, hire a cat sitter, request your neighbor to look after your pets, or you can purchase an
Cats are sticklers for warm and cozy nooks. They love to hide in boxes, slither through narrow spaces, and hide in piles of toys or pillows. These playful felines spend their days with calm composure and rarely does anything bother them at all. However, they can be fussy, restless, and, irritable during extreme cold weather
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.
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.
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.
We all want our pets to stay cozy and warm during wintertime. We keep them indoors, turn on the heater, and put clothes on them to ward off the cold. But is there an ideal room temperature for cats in the winter? The answer is no. There is no ideal room temperature for cats in
Every pet parent knows that odor control can be the toughest part of living with animals. Keeping your home fragrant and fresh requires some dedication, but sometimes you need a quick fix. This is when we use air fresheners. While air fresheners serve us well, they can have adverse effects on our furry friends. Over
Baking soda is generally safe for cats. However, ingesting it in large quantities may be toxic and very dangerous for a cat or other pets. What is baking soda? Baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is a salt-based and non-toxic chemical compound. It is generally safe to use in your home but it can be dangerous
Taking care of a cat can be a lot of work. They shed a lot of hair, scratch stuff and of course, there is the litter. Fortunately there are countless options for cat litter these days. One of the best choices is the Purina Tidy Cats Breeze Pellet. The Tidy Cats Breeze Pellet is good
Summer can be a very uncomfortable time for your pet cat especially if she has long fur. So, you may decide to shave and trim her fur. But, is it safe and recommended to shave your cat? Let’s check out the pros and cons of shaving cats. Shaving cats pros and cons Aside from overheating,
If you’re a pet parent of a tuxedo cat you may be wondering what breed your tuxedo cat is. The short answer is, it could be any breed because tuxedo cat is not a specific breed. Are you kinda confused? A tuxedo cat is not a breed but a coat pattern A tuxedo cat has
If there is one creature we hate roaming around the house, that would be the cockroach. Seeing one skittering across your counter, sink or floor automatically sends you running for a broom, shoe or a can of insect repellent. Not only are these pests a major eyesore but they can contaminate your food, transmit dangerous
The use of cat nail caps is becoming increasingly common these days. They can protect our pets as well as things around our house that our kitty friends love to scratch like furniture. But, are they really necessary and safe? What are cat nail caps? Cat nail caps are small plastic caps that are glued
If you are a new pet parent being anxious is understandable especially if your new furry baby is a kitten. Regardless if she was from a breeder or a pet shelter, there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to get he acclimated to your household. After all, the only things she has
We love our cats because they’re so frisky and affectionate. They like to hop, jump, and chase each other all over the house. Watching them do their crazy antics is always heartwarming. However, it’s another story when they start to extend their playground to your flower garden, fence, or backyard. So you start to ask
Cats are very particular with scents and just as they can become finicky with particular smells the same rings true when it comes to their litter box. Once they don’t like its smell they’ll scurry off and relieve themselves somewhere else. Keeping the litter box nice and fresh is essential for ensuring that the cat
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.
Whether you are fed up with the excessive shedding or scared that your cat might overheat due to hot weather, you need to groom your cat every once in a while. Shaving has its pros and cons but in general it is important especially for long haired breeds as hairball prevention and due to matt
Cats are curious creatures and may investigate every nook and cranny of your home and may end up finding garlic or foods containing garlic. Sometimes a pet parent not aware of the potential harmful effects of garlic may even give their cat foods containing garlic on purpose. But how dangerous is garlic to cats? Can
As pet owners, we always like to pamper our furry babies. We like to give them treats or toys to play with and we make sure that their food bowl is always full. Most of all, we tend to become over-protective and rarely want them to go out of the house. But what if we
One of the things that endear us to our cats is their playfulness. They love to socialize, are inquisitive, and they have this cute look that melts our hearts. They also tend to be too active and frisky at times. This is perfectly fine but it can be dangerous if they have long and overgrown
Has your cat suddenly started gagging when offered food? This kind of behavior is more common than you might guess. There are several reasons why this might happen, some of which are related to health issues and may be a cause for alarm. Why do cats gag when they smell food It is important to
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 attracted to affectionate cats that are pudgy and healthy. But sometimes it can be deceiving as a cat can look big but it’s actually mostly fur. If our pet cats start to get thin especially at the back it is best to try to find the cause for the loss of weight as
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. Pheromones are 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 is
Tooth extraction for performed to cats by typically to manage pain coming from damaged teeth, gum disease, or trauma. She will need 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 to the cat while it recovers.
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
You notice 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 surgery? Was she recently sick? Read below for more information
Being a doting pet parent, you can not just brush off seeing your cat winking and rubbing her eyes constantly. Upon checking closely, you found out that the cat has hair in its eye. This may become an issue if not addressed. You may feel like licking your finger and removing the hair in her
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 and not all cats mind claw trimming, but it can be a huge problem if your cat hates it and gets aggressive. You may even have to restrain your
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.