Health

5 Tasty Herbs That Are Safe To Feed To Your Cat

While your cat might seem fine snacking on all sorts of greenery, there’s a long, precise list of plants cats can and can’t safely eat. Ahead of More Herbs, Less Salt Day on August 29th, let’s dig into five cat-safe herbs that you can feed to your feline without worrying.

by Phillip Mlynar
August 16th

Summer Pool Safety Tips For Cat Owners

Even if your cat is a strictly indoor cat, a well-timed escape and slip into the pool can quickly become tragic. Or maybe you have an adventurous cat who loves to take a dip! Whatever the case, here are a few tips for keeping your cat safe when you have a swimming pool.

by Maggie Clancy
August 15th

Munchkin Cats: Is Breeding Deformity Animal Abuse?

Controversial Munchkin cats may be trendy to some people who find them cute, but those short legs actually come from a genetic mutation, and some cat breeders intentionally breed this trait into their felines. Is it cruel to breed cats with genetic deformities intentionally?

by CatTime
August 14th

How Dirty Are Your Cat’s Paws?

Every day, your cat goes to the litter box, walks around inside it, and even covers their business up before they leave. Then they may go straight to jumping on your nice kitchen counters, into your lap, or onto your dining room table. Is this sanitary? Have you ever wondered just how dirty your cat’s paws are?

by Stephanie Dube Dwilson
August 13th

5 Easy Ways To Exercise Your Indoor Cat

There comes a time in most indoor cats’ lives when the vet kindly points out that they could do with losing a little weight. Here are a few exercises your indoor cat can do to stay healthy, lose weight, or just fight off boredom.

by Phillip Mlynar
August 9th

Ribbon And Cats: How Dangerous Is Ribbon?

Anything that falls under the umbrella of ribbon-like objects, such as string, yarn, twine, tinsel, shoelaces, and even rubber bands have caught many a curious cat’s eye during playtime. But should you let your cat play with ribbon? Is it even safe? Here’s what you need to know.

by Maggie Clancy
August 8th

How To Reduce Separation Anxiety In Cats

Cats are fairly independent animals, so it may come as a surprise that separation anxiety in cats isn’t all that uncommon. Separation anxiety can be the root of many unwanted behaviors, and reducing your cat’s anxiety will keep them happier, healthier, and less destructive when you leave home.

by Mike Clark
August 7th

5 Diseases Humans Can Catch From Cats

Although most cat diseases only affect other felines, there are diseases you can catch from your cat. While the risk of catching some of these ailments from your cat is low, it’s still helpful to know which illnesses can pass from your cat to you and how to prevent the spread of these diseases.

by Maggie Clancy
August 7th

What Is Caterwauling? Why Do Cats Caterwaul?

Cats purr, chirp, and occasionally, they make a weird sound that seemingly defies description. It is a mix between a yowl and a whine, but cat-like. It is a drawn-out moan that sounds melodramatic. This is called caterwauling.

by Maggie Clancy
July 24th

How To Get Your Cat To Take A Pill

Have you ever tried to get your cat to take a pill, only to have them immediately spit it out on the floor, right in front of your feet? By following a few simple tips and tricks, you might make pill time a lot less traumatic for both of you.

by Stephanie Dube Dwilson
July 18th

Heartworm In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, And Prevention

Heartworm disease is most common in dogs, but it can appear in cats along with more than 30 other species of animals, including humans, though it is rare. While heartworm disease can appear in cats, it is different than the way it appears in dogs.

by Mike Clark
July 11th

10 Foods And Supplements That Can Help Cats With Arthritis Pain

Diet is especially important for cats with arthritis, as excess body fat can put more strain on joints and bones. You should always consult your vet before making changes to your cat’s diet. Discuss these foods and supplements that can help cats deal with the pain of arthritis naturally.

by Mike Clark
July 10th

Is It Dangerous To Let My Cat Lie In The Sun?

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?

by CatTime
July 9th

Constipation In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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 […]

by CatTime
July 5th

6 Summer Safety Tips For Cat Owners From Dr. Ernest Ward, DVM

While long summer days spent frolicking outdoors create priceless memories, it can also pose hidden dangers to your pet. Dr. Ernest E. Ward, Jr., DVM, shares his veterinary safety tips for cat owners to keep their kitties safe in summer.

by Dr. Ernest Ward, DVM
June 28th

How To Throw The Best Cat Party Ever!

We here at CatTime know you are in need of vital information about our favorite kind of celebration–cat parties! They exist, and your cat definitely wants one. But how do you go about throwing a cat party? Here are a few tips.

by CatTime
June 27th
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