10 Tips To Survive Bath Time With Your Cat

While cats don’t need baths often, when they do it can be quite the ordeal. We’ve all been scratched from elbow to wrist by a cat trying to get them into the water, and you may be thinking it’s pointless. Nancy Bailey, animal behaviorist and author of “My Best Cat: A Furry Murder Mystery,” has trained cats for film work and shows. She has given us ten tips to survive bath time with your cat. #1 – Stay Calm Any … Read more

7 Grooming Tips For Long-haired Cats

While long-haired cats may be beautiful, sometimes people are apprehensive to have one because of the extra work they might think will be involved. Long-haired cats have a certain appeal to them and if you look past the grooming, they can make a great choice for a companion. Here are some helpful tips to keep those long-haired kitties looking marvelous 24/7: 1. The softer the coat, the more grooming required This is a general rule of thumb that you can … Read more

5 Things You Need To Know About Caring For Your Cat’s Teeth

Although cats can groom their fur, they don’t have the ability to groom their teeth. Aside from the natural resources they may find to clean their own teeth it’s important as their owner to implement some techniques and establish good dental hygiene for them. They may not be too fond of the idea initially, but it will save a lot of money and the potential for painful dental surgery down the road. Here are 5 things you need to know … Read more

As New York Assemblywoman Moves To Ban Declawing, Vets Scratch back

Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal (D) has introduced the nation’s first legislation to ban cat declawing, except for when necessary for tumor removal or other medical reasons. “It’s like taking off your first knuckle,” Rosenthal told NY Daily News. “(Cats) are born with claws and they are meant to have claws. It’s cruel to remove them for the sake of human convenience and saving your furniture.” The bill is backed by the Humane Society of New York and the Paw Project, whose … Read more

5 Most Common Health Problems In Cats

We love our cats and want nothing more than to keep them happy and healthy. Knowing what can happen to our cats will help us keep them safe and is important as a pet parent. Below we’ve provided a list of the most common illnesses cats experience. #1 – Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease Also known as FLUTD, this disease actually covers a variety of issues and isn’t just one single ailment. Bladder stones, urethral blockages and urinary tract infections … Read more

ALERT: 2014 Pet Food Testing Reveals High Risk Contaminants

Association for Truth in Pet Food (ATPF) recently published the results of an unprecedented pet food testing project conducted by U.S. labs late last year revealing serious concerns for pets and the human families that purchase and handle the pet food. Funding for the project came solely from consumers, who raised nearly $16,000 via an Indiegogo donation campaign. ATPF’s Susan Thixton led the testing effort with the assistance of numerous industry experts who volunteered to aid consumers on the project. … Read more