Why do cats purr?

Why and how do cats purr?

No one knows for sure why a domestic cat purrs, but many people interpret the sound as one of contentment. Most scientists agree that the larynx (voice box), laryngeal muscles, and a neural oscillator are involved. Kittens learn how to purr when they are a couple of days old. Veterinarians suggest that this purring tells…

Simmering potpourri

Potpourri: Hazard to Cats

Simmering potpourri is becoming more popular as a household fragrance. Even though it’s a common object, few pet owners know the potential hazards of the product. If the oil is used in your home, there is always the chance that your cat could be accidentally exposed. Most potpourri liquids contain natural or essential oils, which…