Posts Tagged ‘cat care’

Obesity and Cats


Obesity is a common problem in cats. The extra weight can stress the body and increases the risk of diabetes, liver problems and joint pain. Obesity happens when cats take in more calories than they burn, like humans. The extra calories become fat. In many cases, it seems this is because of overfeeding or the [...]

5 Cat Adoption Tips


Like any decision, adopting a new cat is a choice that needs to be thought out and everyone in your house should agree to the idea of bringing a new cat home. There are a number of things that you need to consider such as your needs, time you can dedicate to a cat, money, [...]

Cleaning the Litter Box: How Often Is Best?


Your indoor cat has been kicking litter out of the box and onto the floor for a few days and now has finally gone to the bathroom on the floor right next to the litter box. What gives? Your cat isn’t showing signs of illness and has been playing, purring, and doing the usual cat [...]

9 Ways Your Cat Shows Love


Cats have that reputation for being aloof, for not being able to express companionship like a dog, and for not being as responsive as dogs. But, despite these old stereotypes, many people know that cats cuddle, purr, and do show affection for their owners. It’s just not in the same way as dogs. Next time [...]

February is National Pet Dental Month: Keep those fangs shiny!


February is National Pet Dental Month. The American Veterinarians Medical Association is working in conjunction with several clinics and companies around the country to educate and promote dental health to pet owners. It is estimated that about 1 in 10 pet owners make sure their pet’s teeth are cared for and brush them on a [...]

Reduce the Stress of a Trip to the Vet


I just dropped off my old cat to the vet for some dental work. He was denied food and water this morning and was very unhappy this morning. When I put his blanket in the carrier, which had been out in the living room for the last 5 days, he started to slink away. I [...]

How To Figure Out If Your Cat Has Food Allergies


Many cats with skin allergies will develop red sores and bald spots that look like hot spots on dogs. Often times it seems to appear on their back in the middle of the shoulder blades. Sometimes the sore might ooze and if left untreated it can get infected. While there are a number of reasons [...]

Pet Tips 101: Do Not Let Your Pet Near Marijuana


Now that the laws regarding marijuana (pot) are becoming more relaxed in some states, the ASPCA and Pet Poison Hotline have noted there is a rise in emergencies regarding dogs who have ingested marijuana. The Pet Poison Helpline reported a 200% rise in cases of marijuana ingestion. So, what does marijuana do to pets? It [...]

Cat Grooming Tips: It’s Not a Tribble! It’s a Hairball.


When I wake up in the morning the last thing I want to do is step on something cold, wet, and mushy. However, that’s how this morning started and it made me jump! I looked down and saw that I had perfectly placed my tired, un-caffeinated right foot down onto a hairball. I’m sure I’m [...]

Keep Your Pet Happy: 6 Tips


It may seem our pets don’t need as much stimulation as us. They don’t need tv, movies, sports, or lots of social time to be happy. However, they do get bored like us and boredom can lead to destruction, whining, or depression. Aside from needing food, water, shelter, and love, our pets also need play [...]

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