Havahart® Launches Nationwide Shelter Helpers Contest. Vote For Your Favorite Shelter!

Havahart®, the leading manufacturer of humane live animal traps, has recently announced the launch of the Havahart Shelter Helpers contest. This nationwide contest seeks to recognize local animal shelters that go above and beyond in their feral cat trap-neuter-return (TNR) efforts. A TNR program is the caring approach to reducing feral cat overpopulation. It involves humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated and then returned to their cat colony to live out their lives in the outdoors. The Havahart Shelter Helpers … Read more

BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT – Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Recalls Frozen Food Due To Health Concerns

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products for possible contamination of Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) third party contracted lab found that two lots of Grass-Fed Beef tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, one lot of Free-range Chicken tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and one lot of Free-range Turkey tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. As a precautionary measure, the company is voluntarily recalling three products produced in four lots. Affected … Read more

8 Tips For Keeping A Clean Litter Box

I doubt there has ever been a person who has enjoyed scooping the litter box. Its a chore we do because we must, but many of us do it begrudgingly. Litter boxes have such a bad rap that they often get neglected or hidden away in closets or basements. Unfortunately, our negative feelings about litter boxes can manifest into behavioral problems in cats who don’t want to use a messy box or can’t see well enough to feel safe in a … Read more

In The Market For A New Cat Carrier? Here are 5 Tips For Choosing The Right One

Many of us choose our cat carriers quickly and without much thought. After all, they all do the same thing, right? Not exactly. Carriers have advanced over the past few years and many have features that can make travel a safer and calmer experience for your cat. Choosing the right carrier can make a huge difference. Here are 5 factors to consider. #1 – Right size When it comes to carriers, many of us think bigger is inherently better. It … Read more

7 Tips For Transitioning An Outdoor Cat To Indoors

Cats who live indoors live longer and healthier lives since they’re exposed to less threats like aggressive animals, cruel humans, toxic or poisonous substances, and diseases. Whether you’re attempting to rescue a neighborhood stray or you’ve decided to keep your indoor/outdoor cat indoors for good, the change won’t be easy. Cats are creatures of habit, after all. Here are 7 steps you can take to get on the road to success and make the transition easier for both of you. … Read more

10 Easy Ways To Help Your Cat Stay Cool This Summer

Cats are good at regulating their body temperatures, but they can still become uncomfortable on hot summer days. Since you care about your cat and her comfort, you may find yourself looking for ways to help. Here are 10 simple things you can do to keep her cool and comfortable. If the heat is extreme, make sure to keep a close eye on your cat. Heatstroke is very dangerous and can happen quickly. Read about the warning signs and dangers … Read more

7 Budget-Friendly Ways To Give Your Cat The Purrfect Home

Indoor cats require our help to create environments that are interesting and engaging. Cats who stay physically active and mentally stimulated are happier and healthier than bored cats and have an easier time avoiding health issues such as obesity and depression. A great, nurturing environment will include plenty of perching space, hideouts, scratching posts, toys, and beds… the expense of which can add up very quickly if you’re not careful. Luckily, you don’t have to break the bank to keep … Read more

5 Interesting Facts About Your Cat’s Belly

Having a basic understanding of how your cat’s stomach and digestive tract works is an essential part of raising a healthy cat. Many of us know, for instance, that dairy can give our cats diarrhea. But how much do you know about the outer part of your cat’s belly? Here are five interesting facts about your cat’s belly, some of which can even help you understand her quirky behaviors. #1 – An exposed belly doesn’t always mean “touch me” Has your … Read more

QUIZ: Test Your Cat Knowledge

Do you fancy yourself a ‘cat whisperer’? Are you just starting to learn what makes cats tick? Or are you somewhere in between? The reality might surprise you! Take this quiz to test your knowledge of our mysteriously aloof feline friends!

Roo The ‘Kangaroo Kitten’ Doesn’t Let Physical Challenges Slow Her Down

Roo got her name because she looks a bit like the kitten version of a kangaroo. “Her legs are the right size,” says Marnie Russ, co-founder of the National Kitten Coalition who helped rescue her, “they just don’t have balls in the elbow joints.” Because of Roo’s birth defect, she is unable to walk like other kittens and instead spends more time sitting on her haunches. (Photos and videos courtesy of Marnie Russ) Roo was delivered to the National Kitten Coalition … Read more