If you’re looking to adopt a feline companion, you have a lot of choices to make. One of the most important is whether to get a kitten or adult cat. Both kittens and mature felines have their pros and cons. Here’s what you should consider.
Looking for a Star Trek-inspired name for your cat? Your cat should sport a name that supports their continuing mission–to explore strange new scents and to seek out new catnip and new treats! So let’s boldly go into the best Star Trek cat names in the universe!
Mark this year’s World Rabies Day, September 28th, by making sure your pets are up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations, and encourage friends and family to do the same for their pets. Help us spread the word to promote prevention and raise awareness around the globe.
High powered world leaders need friends too, and who better to listen to your troubles and woes than a furry feline friend? Here are 5 world leaders who loved cats.
Obesity is a growing problem in cats. It’s estimated that ten to 30 percent of the cats seen by veterinarians are overweight. There’s a good chance their life span will be shortened because of it! Here are some tips to get your cat in shape and keep them that way.
Cats love–and need–to scratch. That’s just a fact. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to say goodbye to claw-mark-free furniture. The first and perhaps most important item in your anti-furniture-scratching arsenal is a proper cat scratching post.
The death of a pet is the first loss that many of us can remember. As a parent, knowing the best way to assist your child in this loss can be overwhelming, especially when you are also trying to deal with your own grief. Here are a few words of advice.
The solitary cat myth persists despite stories of cats following their humans to the bathroom, pushing their way onto their people’s computers or laps, spooning under the covers at night, snuggling with each other, or grooming their friends. So what’s the deal? Why does it persist, and is it deserved?
It’s always fun to learn new and interesting facts about cats, and even kids love random trivia about their animal pals. So take a look and learn with these cat facts. Test your knowledge, share with friends, and dish out some tidbits to a young cat lover in your life!
Want a friendly, confident cat? The way you raise a feline during early kittenhood plays a huge role in achieving that goal. Here are a few things you should know about kitten socialization.
If you’re the kind of person who has visitors in your home often, you’ll probably want a cat who’s calm, cool, and friendly with strangers. While almost all cats can be socialized, certain breeds have a natural friendliness to strangers that might help them take to unfamiliar faces with ease.
My best friend offered to stay at my home and take care of my cat for free while I’m gone for the weekend. My friend’s boyfriend, though, is a little off. Am I crazy to turn down my best friend’s offer based on sheer speculation about the guy she’s dating?
Cat proofing your house can be tricky. Some kittens can get into everything. If you’re bringing home a new cat or kitten make sure you’re ready! Here are seven steps you should take to make your home a little safer and more cat proof!
Socialization is the process of exposing a kitten to new experiences, sights, sounds and people.
With the summer weather here again, your kitty might be taking full advantage of the sunshine. Longer days means more time to lie in the sunny spots next to the window. But is it safe to let your cat lie in the sun all day?
A feline can accidentally escape even the safest of homes. Even the most diligent cat owners make mistakes. If that does happen to you and your beloved pet, here are some tips to help you find your lost kitty and bring them back home.
Constipation is a relatively common problem in cats. It is most frequently seen in older cats but can occur at any age. Even though it is common, you should take it seriously if your cat shows symptoms. When cats suffer from constipation, their colons absorb water from the feces stored there. This makes their stools […]
Despite the cliché about fighting like cats and dogs, it’s perfectly possible for the two species to live happily under one roof. To keep your home a peaceable kingdom, you’ll want to arm yourself with some know-how before introducing a new dog to your resident feline.
The 4th of July is on the way, and that means backyard barbecues, fireworks, and party guests dressed in red, white, and blue. Unfortunately, it also means dangers for our cats that we need to watch out for. Here are some safety tips.
Cats are savvy communicators, using nearly every part of their bodies to “talk.” They express their needs and wants in a variety of ways, especially through their body language. Here are a few things your cat may be trying to communicate to you.
So you’ve made the decision to adopt and bring your first cat into your home. That’s great! Of course, when you bring a cat into your household, you can expect a few things will change–both for your cat’s safety and for their comfort. Here’s what you can do.