7 Essential Cat Toys To Keep Your Kitty Entertained

Exercise is crucial for your cat’s health and happiness. 25-40% of cats in the United States are overweight. Cats suffer many of the same health problems related to obesity that people do, so maintaining a healthy weight is crucial for extending your cat’s healthy years. Exercise is also critical for maintaining your cat’s happiness. Since most cats won’t walk nicely around the block with a leash on, the best way for them to get exercise indoors is to play with … Read more

6 Things You Can Do To Help Your Nervous Cat

Does your cat seem to spend more time under your bed than anywhere else in the house? Are they grooming themselves so much that they have bald spots? Are they refusing to use the litter box? These are all signs that your cat is nervous and unhappy. What can you do to help your cat adjust and be happier? Here are 6 ways to help your nervous cat. #1 – Lower your expectations Trying to force your cat to open … Read more

Our Top 10 Grooming Supplies Picks

One of the reasons we love cats is that they tend to keep themselves tidy and require somewhat less grooming than our canine friends. No cat can keep themselves completely clean and healthy without a little help from us though, so it’s important to know which grooming supplies are the best. With links to each product, here are our top 10 picks for kitty grooming supplies. #1 – Shampoo (wet or dry) or wipes If you have an indoor cat … Read more

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

Discussion: Are Some Shelters/Rescues Making It Too Hard To Adopt Pets?

It has become widely known that millions of dogs and cats get euthanized every year (about 7.6 million, to be specific) due to overcrowding in shelters. As movements and activists urge potential pet parents to “adopt don’t shop,” working to minimize the wasteful death of innocent animals, caring people everywhere have opted to find their furry friends at shelters and rescues rather than pet stores and breeders. Now that “rescuing” is a popular thing to do, animal shelters and rescues may have more say in choosing … Read more

Rescue Denies Adoption To Candidates Who Will Declaw Cats

The Regina Cat Rescue in Canada is serious about its stance against declawing. In fact, they’re so adamant about the issue, they’re going to start refusing potential adopters from taking home a feline friend if they plan on having the procedure performed. According to CBC News, part of the mandatory adoption application asks candidates whether they will have the cat declawed. The story explains:  “If they mark ‘yes,’ volunteers will inform people of the dangers of declawing. If they don’t change their mind, … Read more