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Food Puzzle Today, the Kitty Ivy League Tomorrow
The hot product in cat accessories these days is the food puzzle. Yes, it’s a toy and a feeding device. And not just any toy—it’s a toy your cat has to figure out in order to get a treat. Food puzzles make cats work for a snack while simultaneously building their brainpower. In short, the
Undertreated: Signs Your Cat Has Arthritis
September is National Animal Pain Awareness Month. It’s a time to raise awareness about pain and pain management in our furry friends. We’ve decided to focus on one of the most common types of chronic pain in cats, arthritis. The signs and symptoms of arthritis are better known in the canine community, which leads many to assume
Why do cats purr?
Everyone knows that cats purr when they’re happy, but did you know they also do it when they’re sick or frightened, when they’re giving birth, and even when they’re dying? And not just practicing feline masochists—it’s regular, normal cats, too. Even your cat. Not Just Because They’re Happy Our sense that a purring cat is
The Skittish Kitty: How to Help Your Shy or Fearful Cat
Hiding, scrambling, freezing in place. If you have a skittish kitty, you know how heartwrenching it can be; you think you’ve created a safe environment for your cat, but Kitty just won’t come out of her shell. Why is your cat so fearful,...
Allergies in Cats
Usually when we talk about cats and allergies, we’re talking about runny-nosed humans with itchy eyes. But cats can have allergies too, even serious ones. How do you know if your cat has allergies? And how do prevent and treat them? If you’re concerned about your pet and think it may be allergic to something, read on! Common
The Truth Behind Whisker Fatigue
Does your cat drag you to the kitchen and announce, in impeccable cat English, that he’s starving—but then refuse to eat the meal you have lovingly prepared? Alternatively, does he nudge his food out of the bowl and then devour it off the floor? Does he leave a mess in his wake, without tipping you
Take Your Cat to the Vet Day: More Purr, Less Panic
  Guest post by Kristen Levine   If, like me, you share your life with one or more feline companions, you know what lovable and interesting creatures they are. My own cats, Turdie and Olivia, are sweet, loving, and affectionate, and they...
Dry Food vs. Wet Food: Which Is Better For Your Cat?
It’s an age-old debate. Whether you should feed your cat dry food or wet food. This can cause cat owners to begin spinning in circles, but before you get all worked up about it, here are some basics to consider when trying...
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