5 Ways Your Cats Are Telling You They’re Unhappy

Our cats live with us and make us smile. We want to do the best we can for them, but since they don’t exactly speak the same language we do, sometimes it is hard to tell if they are truly happy. Here are some tips to help you “speak cat” and check the mental health of a cat in your life. 1. Cats that do nothing but lie around. Seems normal, right? Well, not exactly. Cats in a home can be … Read more

Stray Cat Recovers, Surprises Rescuers With Fluffy Coat & Stunning Eyes

When poor Cotton was found as a stray, the mangey cat with inflamed eyes was pitiful to look at. He was discovered in Royal Palm Beach, Florida by a man named Joe, who said that the kitty just “came out of nowhere.” Joe had gone outside to set down a plate of food for his own cat when Cotton approached and hungrily devoured it. Joe was concerned for the sickly stray, but knew he couldn’t take in another pet, as his cat was … Read more

This Crucial Information About Your Cat’s Kidneys May Save Her Life

Kidney failure is one of the top causes of death for cats, especially older cats. Nearly 1 out of 3 senior cats suffer from chronic kidney disease. While kidney disease is more common in senior cats, it has been diagnosed in cats as young as 3 years old, so it’s never too soon to take measures to try to prevent your cat from developing kidney problems and to make sure she is diagnosed as early as possible; with an early … Read more

What All Cat Parents Should Know Before Giving Or Receiving Flowers

If you’re a cat parent, you may already know that certain plants pose a threat against our beloved felines. Although friends and family members may send us beautiful bouquets out of love, it’s imperative for us to know if these well-intentioned gifts may be poisonous to our purring pals. Our cat’s safety is our number one priority, so gently informing loved ones which flowers are safe — or saying that you’d prefer to get no blooms at all — may … Read more

The Ingredients You Want & Don’t Want To See On Your Cat’s Food Label

Every loving pet parent wants to make sure their beloved companion lives the longest, healthiest life possible. This, of course, means that you probably want to feed them a high-quality diet. Then comes the hard part: deciding what kind of food to get them! There are thousands of different pet brands and products out there, and reading the ingredient panel can be even more confusing than sifting through the promises plastered on their packages. So, what do you choose? While … Read more

Omega Fatty Acids And How Your Kitty’s Body Uses Them

Chances are, you’ve heard of Omega Fatty Acids (including 3, 6, and 9) and their role in a healthy, balanced diet. But you may be less familiar with the concept of incorporating these essential nutrients into your kitty’s diet, too! Many cat foods claim to contain omega fatty acids, and they do; but what these companies don’t tell consumers is that most of these nutrients have been destroyed during manufacturing. This is why it’s important for pet parents to evaluate … Read more

This New Cat Litter Is Changing Lives For Owners And Their Cats!

Once we have that special cat in our life, the thought of them becoming sick is something that we never want to think about. Our cats mean more to us than they will ever know, and annual vet exams are something we do for them as a preventative measure. As any cat lover knows, cats are tough creatures. They can withstand pain so that their human doesn’t know that they are sick, and without the means to tell us what’s … Read more

7 Signs That Your Cat Could Have Urinary Issues

We cat parents will do anything to make sure our kitties are healthy and happy. We also know that they tend to be predisposed to urinary issues. But sometimes, it’s hard to tell when there’s a problem – until it’s too late. We at iHeartCats asked Dr. Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP, to tell us about some signs of potential urinary issues in cats. Also known as “The Caring Vet,” Dr. Selmer is a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT) who uses principles … Read more

5 Subtle Signs That Your Cat Is Secretly In Pain

Cat owners know that their kitties are masters at hiding discomfort. So, how do we know when something is amiss and a trip to the vet is needed? In order to get more insight, we spoke with Dr. Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP. Also known as “The Caring Vet,” he offers traditional, holistic, integrative medical, surgical, and wellness care to his patients. In the words of Dr. Selmer: “When your dog is sick, he’ll typically make it obvious that something is wrong, but your … Read more

5 Things Every Cat Owner Should Have

We pet parents want the best for our cats, and we always try to be prepared. From nutritious food, to safe toys, to daily play sessions and beyond, it’s important to us to make sure that our felines are as happy and healthy as can be. But have you ever wondered whether something was missing in your home or in your kitty’s routine that may improve their well-being? We spoke with Dr. Michel Selmer, DVM, CTCVMP, to find out the top 5 … Read more