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

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

Little Girl Sends Adorable E-Mail To Vet After Her Cat Accidentally Drinks Strawberry Milk

We’ve all heard that table food can be “bad” for our beloved pets, so when 12-year-old Maggie’s cat, Shadow stole a few licks of her strawberry milk, the poor little girl went into panic mode. Reddit user, ChiefAcorn, an employee at a veterinary office, shared the super-cute e-mail young Maggie frantically sent off in the wake of the incident. Entitled “My Cat’s Health”, the e-mail read: “Hello. My cat Shadow was watching T.V. with me and drank a few sips … Read more

This State May Be The First To Ban Veterinarians From Declawing Cats

Declawing is one of the most hotly debated topics in the cat world. Some people are vehemently against it while others feel it is a necessary evil that allows more cats to find homes rather than languishing in shelters. This week, the state of New Jersey took a monumental first step towards making onychectomy – the medical term for declawing – a criminal animal cruelty offense. Under the law, veterinarians caught performing declaw procedures and pet owners who seek them out … Read more

5 Reasons To Quarantine Your New Kitten

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how amazing kittens are; it’s obvious just from looking at them. They’re furry little balls of overwhelming cuteness, and adopting one into your family can instantly fill your home with sweetness and fun. While you’ll probably want your new baby to be with you immediately and all of the time, it can benefit both you and your kitten to quarantine her for a few days, especially if you live with other animals. … Read more

Keep Your Senior Cat Young At Heart With These 8 Tips

We all want our cats to live as long as possible, but it can be hard to watch them become seniors. Each cat will enter senior-hood in its own unique way. You may notice that your once-spry cat is having a hard time walking up the stairs, or that the laser pointer isn’t quite as interesting as a nap anymore. There’s no stopping nature’s clock, but there are some things you can do to make your cat’s life easier and … Read more

9 Budget-Friendly Cat Care Tips

Many of us are living on tight budget these days, but that doesn’t mean our cats have to be denied great care. Often, finding the best deal can be a matter of knowing where to look and thinking creatively. If you’re on a limited budget, strive to live more frugally, or simply want to have more option, consider these 9 budget friendly tips that’ll keep both your wallet and your cat happy. 1. Look for discounted care Many animal welfare organizations offer … Read more

These Tests Can Help Keep Your Newly-Adopted Cat Happy And Healthy

Most people, especially when adopting from reputable shelters and rescue organizations, assume that their new furry family member has been thoroughly tested for the most common infections and diseases. According to Dr. Peter Kintzer, board certified internist and Field Medical Specialist at IDEXX (a company that provides diagnostic products and services to veterinarians), that assumption could put your cat in danger. “It’s important to identify and establish a relationship with a veterinarian and take the cat in for a comprehensive … Read more

6 Facts About Feline Herpes

Feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) is the most common cause of upper respiratory infections in cats. When an infected cat has a flare-up it can look a lot like a common cold, but may be accompanied by a fever or loss of appetite. A flare-up usually lasts about 4-7 days. When the symptoms go away, though, it doesn’t mean the end of the virus. Once your cat has herpes, it’ll lay dormant in her until another flare-up happens (usually caused by stress). … 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