Certain cat breeds act more canine than feline with traits like sociability, increased need for affection, an affinity for water, playing fetch, greeting their owners, and even learning basic dog-like commands–all things that most cats just don’t seem to have the time for!
Some cats weren’t well socialized as kittens, or they may simply have a genetic predisposition to shyness. If your cat is shy, you probably won’t ever turn them into a social butterfly, but you can take steps to help them feel more comfortable in their own skin.
If you can’t take your cat with you and can’t find a cat-sitter on short notice, it’s good to have a reputable boarding facility on standby in case you need it. Here are some tips for finding a good boarding facility that will care for your cat while you’re away.
Is your feline feeling a bit cramped? Cats can really benefit from a few simple additions to their homes, such as well-place cat beds and blankets, boxes and condos, ramps, walkways and steps, and cat doors. Here are a few inexpensive changes you can make to give your cat more space.
Wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters can occur without warning. Evacuation procedures have improved in recent years, and more plans are including pets. As a pet parent, your disaster plan should includes all of your family members, including non-human ones.
Did you know that the first Monday in December every year is officially recognized as Walt Disney Day? While Mickey Mouse might be Disney’s most recognizable calling card, the company’s animation vaults are also littered with beloved felines from iconic movies and cartoons. Here are the best Disney cats!
Although holidays often buzz with fun and commotion, they can be scary, or even downright dangerous, for cats. However, a host can make a Thanksgiving Day celebration safe for cats relatively easily with a few simple precautions.
The table is set and the turkey is cooked to perfection–and somehow your cat has turned your intricately folded napkins into a new scratch toy. Cat owners have a unique Thanksgiving experience; no question about it. Here are five Thanksgiving traditions that cat lovers are all too familiar with.
Thanksgiving is a holiday to spend with friends and family, and that includes our cats. But some parts of our Turkey Day celebrations just aren’t safe for our feline friends. Before you defrost the turkey and welcome guests, read these Thanksgiving safety tips all cat lovers should keep in mind this holiday.
November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month, and you may want to celebrate by bringing home an older kitty. Here are some concerns you might have about adopting a senior cat along with a few things to consider that will put your mind at ease.
Are you ready for World Toilet Day? This esteemed celebration of porcelain bowls and advancements in flushing technology takes place every November 19th, although some cats don’t need a hashtag holiday as an excuse to tamper with their humans’ toilets.
November is National Adopt A Senior Pet Month–a month dedicated to helping older pets find loving forever homes. If you care about sweet senior animals, help spread the word throughout November. We can help older pets find homes together. Here’s what you should know about older pets.
It’s our duty as pet parents to keep our fur babies safe on Halloween. The following tips can help you protect your animal family during this holiday, which is one of the most dangerous nights of the year for pets.
Halloween marks the beginning of the holiday season for us humans, but did you know that next to the 4th of July, this October holiday is the most dangerous time of year for our pets? Here are some things to watch out for and safety tips to guarantee your cat stays out of danger
Black cats have never had it easy. In some cultures–and for many individuals–they represent bad luck or misfortune. Perhaps most disturbingly, black cats are also sometimes targeted around Halloween for teasing and abuse–or worse.
Telling people that you love your cat while showing them an endless stream of camera phone pictures is all well and good. But to what extent have you really bonded with that special feline in your life? And how can you strengthen the connection between you and your cat and take it to the next level?
Even the sweetest cat might nip or bite if the occasion arises. The reasons for this behavior make sense to the cat, even though it may seem unprovoked to you. Here are a few possible explanations for your cat’s biting, along with a few possible solutions for curbing the unwanted behavior.
Cats can become overly stimulated with too much pent-up energy and no good way to release it. Causes range from boredom to feeling insecure and even to stray cats getting too close to your property. Whatever the cause, these five solutions to aggression can make a huge difference in calming your kitty.
October 14th is Be Bald And Free Day, and it’s a perfect time to celebrate our hairless kitty friends. They’re rockin’ the bald look, and the results can be very entertaining! Here’s a roundup of seven standout hairless cats from Instagram that you won’t be able to stop staring at.
October 9th is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, but I get angry when someone shows me a picture of an obviously obese cat at any time of year. It’s because the root cause of the problem is the cat’s owner, and feline obesity says more about that owner than the cat.
Just like black dogs, black cats can also have a hard time getting adopted. Many shelters refer to this as “black cat syndrome.” During Black Cat Awareness Month in October, it’s especially important that we dispel myths and encourage people to adopt black cats.