Exposure To This Over-The-Counter Product Could Be Deadly For Your Cat

Spring has officially sprung, and with the warm weather come the parasites. Even kitties that stay strictly indoors should be protected against fleas, but choosing the right product can mean more than preventing the itchy rashes and tapeworms that come along with these creepy crawlies. It can be a matter of life or death. Many of the topically applied flea preventatives made for dogs contain an insecticide that’s extremely toxic to cats. A post shared by Pars Kimia Shimi (@pars_kimia_shimi) … Read more

6 Reasons Cats Drink From The Faucet & Shower

Cats sure can be finicky when it comes to their water! We’ve all seen kitties come running to sip from the kitchen tap or wait patiently outside the shower to lap the fresh droplets from the tub. It turns out there’s some very good evolutionary reasons that cats prefer running water over the supply in their bowl. Plus there is a simple, healthy solution that kitties love! Our domestic felines’ oldest ancestors hailed from desert climates and were able to … Read more

5 Ways To Make Your Cat Comfortable Using The Litter Box

Do you dream about buying a robotic litter box so you don’t have to clean it yourself, but you wonder if it’s worth the money? Or, does your cat choose to go anywhere but the litter box? What’s the best kind of box? Is the type of litter important? If you’re not sure what’s best for you and your cat, check out these 5 tips for finding litter box bliss. #1 – Bigger is better.   Your cat doesn’t want to step … Read more

3 Ways To Help Your Cat Stay Active

Keeping cats active is a little bit more difficult than keeping other pets active, like dogs. If your cat is indoor only, you might feel like there isn’t a lot of room for your cat to move around. But that doesn’t mean they can’t maintain an active lifestyle. Cats need exercise just like humans do, and for all the same reasons. Physical health is important to a long, happy life. There are many ways to safely provide enough exercise for … Read more

Pros And Cons Of Wet And Dry Cat Food

If you’re like most cat owners, you’ve probably wondered what’s better for your cat: wet food or dry food? There is no clear-cut choice; each has advantages and disadvantages. In the end, only you can decide what’s best for you and your kitty. With information from PetMD, Homes Alive, and Love Meow, here are some pros and cons to each.   Dry Food Pros -It’s convenient. It can be left out all day for cats to graze on, it’s easy to … Read more

9 Tips To Help Your Cat Live A Long, Healthy Life

Cats seem like such low-maintenance pets that it’s easy to wonder if you’re doing everything possible to keep them happy and healthy. Is there something else you could be doing to enrich their lives? With information from WebMD, PetMD, Health, and WikiHow, here are 9 tips for helping your cat live all 9 of his long, healthy lives.  #1 – Keep them inside. Cats that spend time roaming outside only have an average lifespan of 2-5 years, while an average indoor … Read more

5 High-Maintenance Cat Breeds

Cats are known for being relatively low-maintenance pets, but that isn’t always the case. They’re often much more affectionate than many people expect them to be, which means they don’t do well when left alone for long periods of time, like one may think. Others are prone to health problems or require extensive grooming. Granted, if you know what to expect when adopting one of these breeds, they make very rewarding companions. #1 – Norwegian Forest Cat The Norwegian Forest Cat … Read more

Ask A Groomer: 4 Tips For Grooming Your Cat At Home

Sometimes your cat’s too dirty for just a tongue bath. It’s also up to you to trim their nails and clean out their ears, and regular brushing cuts down on hairballs. With information from ASPCA, Love That Pet, and Petfinder, here are 4 tips for grooming your cat at home. #1 – Nail trimming   If your cat has never tolerated having their nails trimmed, you may need to start from scratch. (Get it?!) When they’re calm, such as after … Read more

5 Benefits of Feline Massage

The benefits of massage have long been studied in humans and the results in animals are proving to be the same. Massaging your cat might sound a bit strange to some, but it can greatly improve the quality of life for both of you. Not only can it be used as a natural treatment for certain ailments, it can provide a relaxing way of life if you implement it into your daily routine. There are several benefits of massage that … Read more

3 Ways To Spoil Your Cat This Winter

Winter is upon us and when the weather gets cold, we tend to hunker down with our families and loved ones – both two- and four-legged. Our cats are just as much a part of our families, and we want them there with us; that’s why we have them as companions! While we can get them material things like toys and treats, there are other ways we can treat our kitties this season that’ll leave them fulfilled. 1. Extra Play Cats are known for being independent, … Read more