Shelter Comes Up With Purrfect Solution For Senior Cat Who Loves Being Held

Dougie is a 15-year-old ginger cat who LOVES to be held. According to a post on the Facebook page of Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland: “When he’s not being held, Dougie’s meow can be heard from galaxies far away.” The shelter needed to think creatively to allow Dougie to be held while the staff still got work done around the shelter. According to the Facebook post: “We thought creatively and decided a baby bjorn allowed Robert [Weimer] to both hold … Read more

One Important Nutrient That Helps Your Cat’s Body Reduce Inflammation

If your cat suffers from any inflammation-related problems, such as arthritis, itchy skin, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, or various skin diseases, then you’re probably desperate for anything that might help your kitty feel better. Luckily, there is one particular nutrient that may be lacking in your cat’s food that may help reduce inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids, commonly found in fish oil, are a well-researched supplement for reducing inflammation. According to VCA Animal Hospital: “Fish oil supplements are among … Read more

Why Does My Cat Knead Me With Her Front Paws?

Have you ever wondered why your cat kneads you with her front paws when she’s feeling particularly relaxed? Some people think cats only knead when they’ve been taken from their mother at too young of any age. It turns out, most cats knead regardless of how much time they spent with their mothers. So what’s the explanation? Scientists have uncovered the real reasons why cats knead, and they’re very adorable. Be prepared to say “Awwww” at the two main reasons … Read more

10 Reasons Why Being A “Crazy Cat Person” Is A Good Thing

Being called a “crazy cat lady” used to be a negative thing, usually reserved for single women with a house full of cats. But it turns out there are plenty of good reasons to actually embrace being a “crazy cat person.” Where did that expression come from, anyway? According to NBC News: “Besides medieval hysteria about witches and their trusty black sidekicks, some of this fear may have stemmed from the notion that toxoplasmosis — an infection caused by a parasite … Read more

Potentially Deadly & Highly Contagious “Cat Plague” Is Spreading Across Australia

Feline Panleukopenia (FP), otherwise known as the “cat plague,” is causing problems in Australia. This is 40 years after the virus was thought to have died off in the country, since a vaccine was developed in the 1970s. The virus has re-emerged in the last couple of years and has the potential to spread quickly since cats may take up to 2 days to show any symptoms. This means that cats can spread the virus while still appearing perfectly healthy. The … Read more

This Crucial Information About Your Cat’s Kidneys May Save Her Life

Kidney failure is one of the top causes of death for cats, especially older cats. Nearly 1 out of 3 senior cats suffer from chronic kidney disease. While kidney disease is more common in senior cats, it has been diagnosed in cats as young as 3 years old, so it’s never too soon to take measures to try to prevent your cat from developing kidney problems and to make sure she is diagnosed as early as possible; with an early … Read more

Belgium Becomes First Country To Require Most Cats To Be Spayed Or Neutered

Thanks to a new law, Belgium will require almost all of their 2 million cats to be spayed or neutered by the year 2020. This is an effort to curb the country’s growing population of stray cats. While some cities, states, or provinces have implemented similar laws, Belgium is the first country to require it  nationwide. In a country of just over 11 million people as of 2016, people abandon nearly 30,000 cats every year. Half of these euthanizations are due … Read more

10 Top Tips For Helping Your Cat Live Her Best Life

You want your cat to live a long, healthy, and happy life. Are you doing everything you can to ensure you cat is living her best life? Here are our top 10 tips for helping your cat live all 9 lives with the best quality of life. #1 – Keep her inside It used to be assumed that cats needed the opportunity to go outside to explore and hunt to be happy. Now, we know better. There are an infinite number … Read more

Why Won’t My Cat Drink From A Water Bowl?

It’s a sad fact that our feline fur kids are extremely prone to kidney stones and other kidney problems. According to Pet Health Network, 1 in 3 cats will experience kidney problems in their lifetime. Most cats don’t drink enough water, and that’s one theory as to why so many cats are having kidney problems. But maybe your cat refuses to drink out of her water bowl. Why? What can you do to help your kitty drink enough water to … Read more

How One Unexpected Ingredient Can Help Ease Dry Skin In Cats

You know how uncomfortable dry skin can be. You probably use plenty of hand or face lotion on yourself to prevent flaky, scaly, itchy, dry skin. Unfortunately, helping a cat’s dry skin usually isn’t as simple as just applying lotion. As with humans, cats can get dry skin for a variety of different reasons. Let’s look at the possible causes for dry skin in cats before talking about one unexpected ingredient that can help with some causes of dryness.   … Read more