Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an infectious disease found in cats that’s often compared to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It weakens the immune system of infected cats and makes them susceptible to infections and diseases that don’t normally attack healthy felines. Here’s what you should know.
According to VCA, about 25 percent of vet visits for dogs are due to skin problems. When nutrition issues are at the root of those problems, they are often due to unbalanced diets, either due to their being poorly homemade or poor-quality commercial foods.
We all loving having two-way chats with our cats from time to time. However, at three in the morning, the calling, meowing, and howling can be a bit much. Here are a few ways to stop the cat noises from getting out of control.
March is National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to go over some safety tips and prevent accidental poisoning in cats and other animals. Here’s a list of plants that could poison your cat.
The cat playing on ice in this video doesn’t seem to mind that the water is frozen. In fact, he probably likes staying dry more than getting wet fur, even though the frozen stuff is a bit slippery.
Outdoor cats face many dangers lurking outside that can harm — or even kill — our beloved felines. Here are a few reasons indoor cats tend to be safer and live longer, and why you should keep your kitty inside your home if at all possible.
We’ve collected 50 of the most memorable cat quips spoken or put to pen by famous people from all walks of life. Read the funny, heartwarming, and profound quotes about cats below, uttered by such luminaries as Albert Einstein, Emily Dickinson, and Ernest Hemingway!
World Spay Day is observed on the last Tuesday in February every year. It’s a day to promote awareness and encourage pet owners to have their female animals spayed — as well as neutering their male pets — to keep the pet population under control.
One of the more stressful parts of cat parenting is bringing a new cat into a home with a resident cat. But there are some steps you can take to help make the transition a peaceful one. Here’s a week-by-week guide to a good first impression.
Kittens are endlessly fun and impossibly cute, but it’s also important to know exactly what you’re getting into when you adopt. Here’s a checklist for when you bring home a new kitten, including essential play, biting, and litter box tips.
Periodontal disease — or gum disease — is one of the most common diseases your cat might suffer from. About 70 percent of cats over the age of three have some form of oral disease. Here’s what you should know.
Vaccination is a medical procedure, and the decision to vaccinate is made based on the risks and benefits for each individual cat. To not vaccinate our pets is not an option. Here’s what you should know.
Next to giving a cat a forever home, there’s nothing more enjoyable or rewarding than fostering an animal from your local shelter or rescue group. Unsure if you’re the fostering kind? Here are some things you should know before fostering.
Aggressive pet cats can be a serious cause of concern for cat parents. Vets define aggression as threatening behavior towards other cats or humans. It’s a very common problem. Here’s what causes it.
While White House dogs get plenty of media attention, cats have also been running the show at times, comforting — and probably secretly influencing — our country’s leaders. Here’s a list of all the US Presidents’ cats and their names.
It’s February, and that means that Valentine’s Day is on our minds again. Of course, we want to spend this special day with our one true love — cats! Here are some kitties who would like to wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day just in time for the big day on February 14th!
Looking for a little romance on Valentine’s Day? Make sure and look out for your pet’s safety, too, as items that show affection can be deadly for dogs and cats. Here are some tips for keeping furry family members safe on this holiday.
What games do cats enjoy the most? Ones that harness the true hunter inside them, says Joan Miller, a veteran all-breed cat judge and vice president of Cat Fanciers’ Association, the world’s largest registry of cat breeds. Here are a few kinds of games that will bring out your cat’s hunter instincts.
Teaching your cat to use the toilet is a bad idea for so many reasons. Ender, the cat in this video, demonstrates one — or all — of them. Send this video to someone who could use a laugh today, but make sure they don’t get grossed out too easily!
Cat sounds are a part of our vocabulary in the form of analogies and expressions. Just think of “the cat’s meow” or a car engine that “really purrs.” But those sounds don’t always mean the same thing, and cats are capable of making a lot more vocalizations.
Your new kitten is adorable and cuddly. But sometimes, at night, they transform into a violent wolverine, attacking your hands and feet with wild abandon. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your kitten from sinking their little fangs into your ankles every time you turn away.