6 Life Skills Kittens Learn By Playing With Each Other

There’s probably nothing cuter than watching kittens play with each other. What you may not know is that kitten play is more than just fun and games. When kittens play with their litter mates or other kittens, they’re learning valuable skills that’ll help them grow into happier and healthier cats. Here are 6 important life skills kittens learn as they run and tumble with their friends. #1 – How to hunt Kitten play is full of stalking, chasing, and tackling … Read more

9 Budget-Friendly Cat Care Tips

Many of us are living on tight budget these days, but that doesn’t mean our cats have to be denied great care. Often, finding the best deal can be a matter of knowing where to look and thinking creatively. If you’re on a limited budget, strive to live more frugally, or simply want to have more option, consider these 9 budget friendly tips that’ll keep both your wallet and your cat happy. 1. Look for discounted care Many animal welfare organizations offer … Read more

Queen Of The Bottle Babies: One Woman’s “Tail” Of Fostering Kittens

You may remember a story we shared back in February about a kitten named Chloe, who was rescued by a team of fast-acting people just moments before she was to be euthanized. A critical member of that team was a woman named Cheri Friedman. One of the reasons Cheri was able to act so quickly to rescue little Lily was because it wasn’t the first time she has saved a kitten. In fact, rescuing kittens has been the focal point … Read more

These Tests Can Help Keep Your Newly-Adopted Cat Happy And Healthy

Most people, especially when adopting from reputable shelters and rescue organizations, assume that their new furry family member has been thoroughly tested for the most common infections and diseases. According to Dr. Peter Kintzer, board certified internist and Field Medical Specialist at IDEXX (a company that provides diagnostic products and services to veterinarians), that assumption could put your cat in danger. “It’s important to identify and establish a relationship with a veterinarian and take the cat in for a comprehensive … Read more

6 Facts About Feline Herpes

Feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is the most common cause of upper respiratory infections in cats. When an infected cat has a flare-up it can look a lot like a common cold, but may be accompanied by a fever or loss of appetite. A flare-up usually lasts about 4-7 days. When the symptoms go away, though, it doesn’t mean the end of the virus. Once your cat has herpes, it’ll lay dormant in her until another flare-up happens (usually caused by stress). … Read more

Herman The Scaredy Cat Is Turning Heads With His Huge Eyes

Herman “The Scaredy Cat”, as his human lovingly calls him, isn’t scared at all. But you wouldn’t know it from the perpetual expression on his face. Herman was born with large, bulging eyes. At nearly six months old, he hasn’t yet grown into his disproportionately-sized eyeballs. A photo posted by Herman the Scaredy Cat (@exoticherman) on Aug 13, 2016 at 11:06am PDT A photo posted by Herman the Scaredy Cat (@exoticherman) on Aug 3, 2016 at 11:17am PDT A photo … Read more

Piglet The Super Cat Will Leave You Squealing With Joy

If you think the average kitten is cute, wait till you see Piglet the Super Cat! Lil’ Piglet has a cleft upper lip, which makes her nose look like a teeny snout. One of the greatest things about the internet is that it allows us to follow along with the stories and lives of cats like Piglet who are a little different than the cats we may see every day.   Piglet was rescued along with her orphaned littermates when they … Read more

6 Free Ways To Help Your Local Feral Cats

Feral cats, by definition, are wild and unsocialized. If you have them in your neighborhood, chances are good that they won’t let you very close to them. If you’re anything like me, you worry about them. You worry about if they have enough food, whether they’ll be able to get medical care for the wounds you noticed, or whether they’ll be able to stay warm enough out there once winter hits. And, if you’re like me, you don’t necessarily have … Read more

9 Tips For Keeping Your Long-Haired Cat Mat-Free

As a proud mama to two long-haired cats (one of whom has no teeth for working knots out of her coat), I know a thing or two about how much work can go into grooming. Sometimes it can feel as if shaving a long-haired cat is the best option– why not just get rid of the problem altogether, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Your cat’s coat plays a huge role in her ability to regulate her body temperature; it … Read more

5 Big-Hearted Companies That Give Back To Cats

We support pet companies every day, whether it’s when we’re buying cat food, choosing a new toy, or investing in pet insurance. What you may not realize is that many of the companies you love do a lot to give back to the animal community. Here are five companies that go above and beyond to make sure the work they do and the products they sell help animals get fed, adopted, and cared for in the way they deserve. #1 … Read more