Cat Food Companies Are Lying To Us About A Vital Nutrient Our Kitties Desperately Need

Following a slew of pet food recalls and exposé documentaries and articles, it’s no wonder that cat parents are taking a more proactive role in learning about their kitty’s diets. Unfortunately, we’ve learned that we can no longer take nutritional claims at face value; but the good news is, our awareness helps us give our feline friends the happiest, healthiest (nine!) lives possible. One essential ingredient that many cat foods claim to contain is omega-3 fatty acids. It’s true that … Read more

Would You Give Your Cat A Video Game Controller Or Sushi To Play With?

While we wish we could share everything with our BFFs (best feline friends), sadly, that’s just not possible. It could be that our kitties are more interested in napping than helping you explore a new hobby. Maybe you’re eating something that’s not safe to share. Or, it’s possible that you’re doing something that cats simply aren’t wired to do. For instance, you may enjoy playing video games or indulging in a fresh sushi roll (or two), but you know that neither … Read more

6 Tips For Helping Your Cat Stay Mentally Stimulated

Every cat parent knows that mental and physical stimulation is imperative for cats to live their happiest, healthiest (nine) lives. Cats are very instinctual creatures, so it’s important for them to be able to tap into their primal side. But sometimes, it’s helpful for us humans to have new ideas on how to entertain our kitties and keep things interesting! Below are 6 tips to help keep your cat mentally stimulated. 1. Try Training We get it: many cats aren’t … Read more

Couple’s Cat Accompanies Bride Down The Aisle On Their Wedding Day

Newlyweds Michael and Courtney Jimenez consider their tuxedo cat, Angel, part of the family. So, it’s no wonder that they couldn’t imagine tying the knot without their furry “son” on their wedding day! “We have two babies, Michael Jr. and our cat, Angel,” Michael Jimenez said in a story by Cleveland.com. “We knew we wanted our cat to be a part of our special day, so Courtney’s dad held him while she walked down the aisle.”   Luckily, they had … Read more

13 Clever “Cat-O-Lanterns” To Light Up Your Halloween

Pumpkin carving is a fun, traditional fall festivity, and some cat lovers enjoy mixing this pastime with their love of the feline kind! This Halloween, there’s no better way to announce your affinity for kitties than by lighting up your home with some cleverly-carved cat pumpkins. (If your neighbors didn’t know you were a “cat person” before, they will now!) In need of inspiration? Scroll on! From simple silhouettes to intricate works of art, check out the 13 “cat-o-lanterns” below: … Read more

This New Cat Litter Is Changing Lives For Owners And Their Cats!

Once we have that special cat in our life, the thought of them becoming sick is something that we never want to think about. Our cats mean more to us than they will ever know, and annual vet exams are something we do for them as a preventative measure. As any cat lover knows, cats are tough creatures. They can withstand pain so that their human doesn’t know that they are sick, and without the means to tell us what’s … Read more

7 Signs That Your Cat Could Have Urinary Issues

We cat parents will do anything to make sure our kitties are healthy and happy. We also know that they tend to be predisposed to urinary issues. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell when there’s a problem – until it’s too late. We at iHeartCats asked Dr. Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP, to tell us about some signs of potential urinary issues in cats. Also known as “The Caring Vet,” Dr. Selmer is a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT) who uses principles … Read more

Woman Finds Lost Cat By Posting His Photo On A Popular Dating App

Twenty-six-year-old Katie Alsop of Northampton, England was worried sick when her kitty, named Peanut,ran out the door. But by thinking outside the box, Alsop was able to reunite with her beloved pet – with the help of a stranger! Knowing that Peanut’s photo would spread further in cyberspace than on neighborhood posters, Alsop decided to use the popular dating app Tinder, instead. “I bought a premium membership, put on a ‘boost’ to get more attention and uploaded a missing poster … Read more

Kitten Is Rescued From Rubble Left By California Wildfire

The devastation in California seems insurmountable following the wildfires that raged through parts of the state. But out of of the ash in the town of Truckee, a tiny miracle emerged. The Truckee Fire Department posted on Facebook that they were sifting through the ruins when they spotted a kitten. “Yesterday, October 17th, while working on the Atlas Fire, the Truckee Fire Crew on Engine 292 noticed a small cat run across a burnt hillside and in to a hole in … Read more

Why Your Cat Needs To Play

Almost all cats love to play. Kittens are bursting with energy, and though senior kitties may not have as much stamina, chances are, they still enjoy a game or two with you. We know that cats like to play… but did you know that they need this type of activity to stay healthy? According to Dr. Kathryn Primm, our go-to vet here at iHeartCats and owner of the Applebrook Animal Hospital, play is essential for a feline’s overall health. It’s mentally and … Read more