3 Tips For Caring For Your Cat’s Paws

Our cats are constantly on their feet and unlike us, they’re running around barefoot all the time. While foot care is often an afterthought for most cat owners, it’s something that shouldn’t be ignored. Our kitties need some tender loving care when it comes to their feet just like we do, so make sure you’re doing what you can to keep those paws healthy and comfortable. #1 – Trim Nails Nail care is very important for your cat’s overall paw … Read more

5 Reasons Grooming Your Cat Is Important

While most cat owners get their cat groomed to keep their cat looking their best, many overlook just how important proper grooming is. Grooming is an integral part of your cat’s health and well-being and even a short-coated cat can suffer from a lack of grooming. The amount of grooming your cat will need will depend on their coat type, but adequate grooming is important for all cats. Whether you take your feline to the groomer or tackle the task … Read more

9 Tips For Keeping Your Long-Haired Cat Mat-Free

As a proud mama to two long-haired cats (one of whom has no teeth for working knots out of her coat), I know a thing or two about how much work can go into grooming. Sometimes it can feel as if shaving a long-haired cat is the best option– why not just get rid of the problem altogether, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Your cat’s coat plays a huge role in her ability to regulate her body temperature; it … Read more

15 Tips For Bathing Your Cat

Cats are well known for their impeccable grooming habits, but every once in a while they need a little help, especially if your cat sometimes goes outdoors, has long hair, is elderly, or has special needs. As much as cats are known for their grooming habits, they’re equally well known for their hatred of getting wet. Taking the time to prepare and to learn some tricks in advance can go a long way in helping to minimize your cat’s anxiety, ward … Read more

The 6 Most Essential Cat Grooming Products To Keep On Hand

One of the many things that makes cats so great is that they’re generally very good at grooming themselves. But even the best self-cleaning cats will occasionally need our help with an unruly knot or a nail trimming. Other cats, like ones with thick, long hair or a mobility challenge, may require more frequent help. Your cat may fall anywhere on that spectrum. No matter which kind of cat you have, there are some grooming products that may come in … Read more

Tips For Stress-Free Grooming At Home

Cats are notorious for being impeccable groomers, but sometimes they need a bit of extra help. Some of the most useful aspects of grooming– water, restraint, etc.– can make your cat anxious and desperate to escape. Seek out a professional groomer if your cat puts up a real fight when you attempt to groom her since grooming an angry or thrashing cat can cause injuries to either or both of you. For more amicable kitties, here are some tips to … Read more

This Cat Ended Up Loving Bath Time!

Some cats are really well-behaved when it comes to bath time. If you have one of these cats, consider yourself a lucky owner! Check out this video of a beautiful Sphynx hopping in the tub after a little bit of coaxing with one of her favorite toys. Sphynx cats need to be washed frequently to wash away the oil that accumulates on their hairless skin, since they do not have any fur to spread or absorb it. If they aren’t bathed properly or often enough, they … Read more

“No More” Bath Says This Cat!

If your cat doesn’t mind getting wet and is intrigued with the whole idea, consider yourself one lucky owner! A lot of cats tend to fight it with all of their energy, leaving you scratched and struggling. This little guy submitted but is begging this bath-giver to take him out of the sink. It would be hard to keep him in there after hearing that sweet voice! If your cat isn’t anything like the one in this video.. You probably want … Read more

What Are Hairballs? And Can You Prevent Them?

Hairballs are gross. The hacking, the gagging, the long, squishy ropes of hair left for you to step on as you stumble through the dark to the bathroom at 3am– none of it is good. Image Source: anaa yoo via Flickr.com If there is any plus side to hairballs it’s that they actually signify that your cat has a healthy and regular grooming routine. Hairballs start when your cat grooms herself. Her tongue has tiny hooks on it that help … Read more

Ask A Vet: What Should I Know About Bathing Cats?

We as humans bathe or shower every day (and sometimes more in my job) and we wonder about hygiene for our pets. Cats are unique and sensitive creatures by nature and many cats resent the overstimulation required by a bath. There are novel sounds (running water) and different feelings (temperature and water flow). Cats instinctively fear things that are new and different. Our feline friends often tend to begrudge things being forced upon them as well. They feel powerless and … Read more