How easy it would be if our cats could tell us when their teeth, gums or mouth hurt? In reality, cats are experts at hiding pain. This instinctive behavior stems from their wild ancestry when any sign of weakness could mean the difference between life and death. While this is a great survival mechanism, it…Details
According to scientific studies, feline body language has six main forms of emotional response. Cats have specific types of posturing that indicate emotions like fear, anger, happiness and excitement. So what is your cat really trying to tell you? I’m Relaxed Sitting or lying down with a loose tail and extended legs; normal pupil dilation and ear…Details
What’s normal? What’s not? Because most indoor cats have a fairly steady diet, on a daily basis you’ll likely have very uniform-looking Tootsie Roll-shaped poops. Should you abruptly switch up that food, don’t be surprised if your cat’s stool gets runny or loose for a little while afterwards. A cat’s digestive tract can be a…Details
The key point is hydration. The goal is the increased longevity of your pet. The better your cat’s hydration status, the less an organ like the kidney has to “work” to do its job. And, the resulting goal is that your cat would live longer by not having this disease process (renal failure) occur so…Details
When summer sets in, heat-related illnesses are usually seen affecting humans. But many people ignore the fact that intense heat gravely affects pets, as the number of abandoned pets increases during summer, animal welfare advocates have warned.
While it’s a great idea to give your cat fruits with all their nutrients, not all fruits are safe for cats to eat. You don’t want the wrong snack to make your cat vomit, upset his stomach or worse. The following fruits are safe for your cat to eat. Be sure to wash all fruits…Details
The first thing to consider is whether your cat really needs to wear a collar. Some people need to attach magnetic or electronic keys to a collar in order to give the cat access through the cat flap. Others wish to have some form of visual identification (rather than just microchipping) in case the cat…Details
Cats, and especially kittens, are known for eating things they are not supposed to. This can be a dangerous combination when there is chocolate around. Also, cats have an excellent sense of smell, making it fairly easy for them to find secret hiding spots for the chocolate.
Lilies can cause life-threatening renal injury to cats. The Veterinary Poisons Information Service (VPIS) in the UK have identified lily intoxication amongst the top five serious intoxications of cats, and indeed it currently generates the greatest number of feline toxicological enquiries.
Historically, there is a strong connection between women and cats. While cats, which were domesticated 10,000 years ago, are excellent natural hunters, they are also savvy enough to hang around where they will get fed. A mutually beneficial relationship developed. Cats, while social and playful, are more like the Simon Cowells of the animal world–getting…Details