If you own a cat–or one owns you–you’ve almost certainly heard the hacking sounds and cleaned up the unpleasantness that accompany coughing up a hairball. While hairballs are a common malady among felines, they can occasionally be serious.
On average, cats clean themselves during half of their waking hours. So if your cat has suddenly stopped self-grooming, this can be a sign that something is very wrong, and they may need to go to the vet right away. Here’s what you should know.
We all know that cats are naturally clean creatures. Your favorite feline is skilled in the art of using a wet tongue and paw combo to clean themselves. However, that doesn’t mean you can skip putting a regular grooming regime into place.
Long-haired cats with their luxuriously soft fur and beautiful appearance can be a joy to own. But they also require a little more attention in the grooming department. You’ll need to be prepared to brush them frequently and keep mats from forming.
It can be tough to keep up with replacing and repairing all the stuff that we need to take care of our cats, but it’s important. Old, expired, or worn-out items can be a health hazard for our feline family members.
Winter a time when your cat may be facing some very unique grooming needs. These tips will help you keep your cat happy and healthy in the winter months.
Hairless cats might look a little freaky at first, but there’s lots to discover about eye-catching breeds like the Sphynx and the Elf Cat!
Back to school season can be a time of adjustment for your cat — especially if the household becomes quieter during the day once the kids are no longer running around.
Your cat walks inside their litter box and then on your counters and table tops. How dirty are those paws?
If cleaning up pet hair is part of your everyday life, there are some strategies that can help you reduce the amount of hair in your house, car, clothes and furniture.
With high temperatures and humidity that accompany the summer months, some cat owners are asking if it is a good idea to shave their felines to keep them cool.
Even if you have an older cat who has never been bathed, it can be done without trauma to you or the feline; simply follow these step-by-step directions.
Grooming is essential to providing good care for your cat, and looking after your cat’s ears is an important part of that grooming routine.
Cats tend to shed naturally and though it is normal for cats to shed, excessive shedding should be a cause for concern.
Signs include partial or total hair loss. The skin surrounding the area of hair loss can appear normal or it can have redness, bumps, scabs, and skin loss. Alopecia may appear in a symmetrical form, or it can be random on the cat’s skin.
Gift ideas for the cat lover who keeps up with the latest in technology, trends, and top-notch design.
Some cats have high-maintenance fur coats that require regular brushing; others require little grooming.
With his towel ears and rubber deck all ready to go, this adorable kitty is ready for bath time.
Looking for the perfect miscellaneous item for your cat? Take a look at this high-quality brush, incredibly tall scratching post, and a gel that helps reduce hairballs.