Feral Cats In Shelters Are Getting Employed Instead Of Euthanized

Animal shelters around the country have found a way to help reduce the number of feral cats that are euthanized every year. After being vaccinated and spayed or neutered, cats who are too wild to be adopted are given to businesses, warehouses, and farms to catch and deter rats and mice. The cats don’t even need to catch any rodents to earn their keep. The presence of cats and their droppings is enough to keep rodents away since they don’t … Read more

Forget The Myth – It’s Actually Healthy To Be A “Crazy Cat Lady” (Or Gent)

Despite the cliche of the “crazy cat lady,” studies are proving that cats don’t make you crazy; in fact, they’re actually good for your health. Research published in the journal Psychological Medicine showed no correlation between having a cat and developing psychosis. While the CDC estimates that around 60 million people in the United States may be infected with toxoplasmosis (a parasite that can be found in cat feces that can affect how people think), very few people show any symptoms. … Read more

The Best And Worst Spots In Your Home For Your Cat’s Litter Box

Certainly cats have preferences about what types of litter and what styles of litter box they prefer, but did you know that the location of the litter box can have a big impact on whether or not your cat decides to use it? Some cats are good sports and will use it wherever you put it, but if your cat has litter box issues and a clean bill of health, you may want to try moving it to see if … Read more

Ever Wondered What The World Looks Like To A Cat?

Have you ever wondered how your cat sees the world? Are they color blind like dogs? Maybe you already know that cats have good night vision, but just how good is it? Cats possess something called the tapetum lucidum, which acts like a mirror to reflect light back through the retina. That means cats can see with 1/6 of the light that humans need! Cats have a higher rod count in their eyes, which also helps with night vision, but … Read more

8 Scientific Benefits Of Being A Cat Owner

You already know that cats improve your life. But did you know there are actually many scientific benefits to being a cat owner? For example, multiple surveys and studies have shown that cat owners tend to be smarter and more educated than dog owners. Here are 8 scientific benefits of being a cat owner. #1 – They fulfill a need for companionship This may seem obvious to cat owners, but studies show that having a cat in the house is … Read more

The 3 Most Common Types Of Cancer In Cats

We love our cats to the fullest, and sometimes we force ourselves to forget that they have a much shorter lifespan than we do. We may refuse to acknowledge that our cats can develop health problems as severe as cancer. Cancer is less common in cats than dogs, but about 1 in 5 kitties will develop cancer in their lifetime, and early detection is key in any treatment plan. Here are the 3 most common types of cancer in cats. #1 – … Read more

Cat Decides It Has A New Home & A Custody Battle Ensues

Some people say that cats choose the humans they want to be with. So when a person adopts a cat, but the kitty decides to start spending time in a new home, who’s the rightful owner? According to The Telegraph, an incident like this recently occurred in Italy and lead two neighbors to court. The 4-year-old black and white cat named Fiocco was living with a woman in Genoa and after two years, it began spending more and more time at a neighbor’s house. … Read more

Should Pregnant Women REALLY Avoid Scooping The Litter Box?

We’ve all heard that pregnant women shouldn’t clean out the litter box. But is that really true, or is it just an old wives’ tale? According to PetMD, cats are the only mammals that can pass Toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection, through their stool. This is the parasite behind the warning because it can cause birth defects when pregnant women are exposed. How concerned should you be about catching Toxoplasmosis from your cat? Here are 4 things you should know. #1 – You’re more … Read more

Woman Accuses United Of Kicking Her Off A Flight Due To Cat Allergy

United Airlines just can’t seem to stay out of the news. Its most recent public complaint is from Donna Wiegel, a woman who was flying from Baltimore to Chicago. When Wiegal noticed a passenger with a cat at the gate, she says she approached an agent and asked for them to make sure her seat was far from the pet.   “I have a lot of respiratory problems and asthma,” she said in a story by NBC Chicago. “And cats are a … Read more

8 Common Causes Of Sudden Weight Loss In Cats

Many people want to lose weight and many pets should lose weight. But what can cause your cat to lose weight when you haven’t changed what or how much you feed them? Should you be concerned? Only the vet can determine the reason for your cat’s unexpected weight loss, but here are 8 common causes of weight loss in cats. #1 – Cancer This is potentially the scariest thing on the list, so let’s get it out of the way … Read more