It is not only humans that suffer ingrown nails from time to time and yes, cats do, too. While it can be a painful condition, your cat will rarely complain about it and is even good at hiding the pain and discomfort. However, a cat ingrown nail shouldn’t be dismissed as it could pose risks
Cats are inquisitive and even if they are contented just hang around your home they may also tend to sneak outside and do a little exploring and hunting. There is a great risk your cat may wander off and get lost especially if you’re living in an urban area. Microchipping your cat is a good
Having your cat microchipped gives you peace of mind and gives an assurance that your cat will be returned to you after it has wandered off. But have you noticed that your cat’s microchip has moved? The best thing to do is to have your vet check regularly if the chip is in place. A
Seeing dogs drool is normal. But for cats, drooling is not considered as common. Drooling may be harmless but being uncommon for cats, it’s easy to wonder what could be the reasons why they drool. What causes a cat to drool in the car? Cats drool in the car mostly because of motion sickness, which
If you’re going on a long road trip with your cat she should be secured and preferably placed in a cat carrier throughout the journey. But can a cat ride in a car without a carrier? Yes, it’s possible for a cat to ride in a car without a carrier as long as she should
Can I leave my kitten alone at night? No, it’s not advisable to leave your kitten alone at night especially if she’s still between 8 weeks to 4 months old or younger. If your kitten of this age she should not be left alone for a whole night. Should you need to go out for
You’re getting ready to bring your pet cat to the vet for her regular check-up, however, there’s one problem. Your cat won’t get inside the carrier! How to get an aggressive cat into a carrier? The best way to get an aggressive cat into a carrier is by letting the cat get used to the
Are you worried that your cat may become anxious, aggressive or hyper during your road trip or to visit the vet? There’s no need to panic because you can sedate your cat safely without the fear of having side effects. There are numerous ways to sedate a cat such as the use of over-the-counter medications,
If you notice that your cat is on a peeing spree at in your home you should wipe and clean the pee immediately to prevent the moisture from seeping through the floor or wall. Can cat pee cause mold? The answer is, Yes. Cat pee can cause mold but only if it has been soaked
You’ve been wanting to bring your cat outside and walk him to a nearby park or quiet area in your neighborhood. However, you’re not sure if you should do it because you would have to place a harness or leash on your pet. Is walking a cat on a leash a bad idea? The answer
Cats tend to exhibit strange behavior every now and then. You may observe them meowing loudly, purring with their mouth open, or hiding under pillows and blankets. How about if your cat won’t sit down all the way? Some common reasons why your cat won’t sit down all the way may include arthritis, stress, constipation,
A cat licking its fur is a normal sight for cat owners. Adult cats spend up to half of their waking hours grooming. Aside from taking comfort in self-cleaning, cats lick their own fur to stimulate blood flow. But sometimes this behavior can turn into excessive grooming. Overgrooming happens when a feline starts to lick
Is your pet cat having litter box problems lately? Does she refuse to use it and prefer to pee or defecate somewhere else? Most likely the culprit is the type of litter you’re using for the litter box and you might want to try something different. One option is to use sand as cat litter?
Litter disposal systems take some of the hassle out of pet parents’ hands and offer convenient way to dispose of cat litter properly. Let’s check and compare the Litter Champ vs. Litter Genie and decide which of these two brands is the best. Litter Champ: Features, Pros, and Cons Litter Champ is a convenient cat
Don’t know what type of cat litter pail to buy? If you’ve always wanted to purchase Litter Genie but can’t make up your mind if you’ll go for the standard or plus size no need to worry. Let’s check out and compare the products and find out which one is more suitable for your needs.
Cats have many ways to communicate. Their meow is a very famous and unique sound. They also hiss and chatter. But some cat parents love how their pets purr. It’s soothing and calming. The tiny rumble is relaxing because it’s quiet and subtle. We are so accustomed to cats purring that we may get get
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.