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

Cat Mom Builds A “Kitty Playhouse” So Her Felines Can Enjoy The Outdoors In Safety

When Bernie, who lives in Fallon, Nevada, realized that her cats were in danger by roaming outside, she was determined to solve the problem. The cat mom knew that coyotes, cruel humans, and even her neighbor’s unleashed dogs were constant threats to her beloved pets’ safety. So “out of desperation,” as she explains, Bernie came up with a genius solution: she built a huge “Kitty Playhouse” that her pets could access any time of the day or night!   Using … Read more

9 Safety Items Every Pet Parent Should Have

You love your pets because they’re your family, so in addition to their health and happiness, their safety is your top priority. You feed them the best food you can, make sure they’re as comfortable as possible when you’re not home, and only give them toys you trust. But have you ever considered what precautions you can take to prevent emergencies – or what you’d do if one happened? Luckily, the solution to staying safe may only take a few … Read more

Cat Parents: How To Prepare For A Disaster

Next month is Disaster Preparedness Month, a reminder that if you aren’t already prepared for an emergency, it’s a good time to get organized. Having a pet is definitely good incentive to have a plan. So many pets end up lost or injured during a disaster. Don’t let your cat be one of them. These tips will help you get your pets and home ready to hunker down in case of emergency – in case of ANY emergency. Prepare Identification … Read more

How To Plan Care For Your Cat In The Case Of An Unexpected Absence

Do you know what would happen to your cat if you were suddenly away? Maybe you end up in the hospital or have a family emergency that requires immediate travel—in these types of moments the cat can easily slip your mind, or maybe you can’t think and those taking care of you (an EMT for example) does not even know you have a cat.  Here are a few tips to make sure your cat is provided for in the case … Read more

Ask A Vet: Are Bed Bugs A Risk To My Cat Too?

Bed bugs are parasites infesting an environment. A single adult bed bug can live for 6 to 12 months, feeding on blood every 3 to 4 days. Females lay eggs continuously, and the critters can be found in the United States and Canada. Bed bugs usually prefer to bite humans, making itchy red bumps, but they can bite domestic pets as well. The bugs emerge at night to feed. Depending on the individual bitten, sometimes the bites do not produce … Read more

15 Common Plants That Are Safe For Cats To Be Around

Our cats have minds of their own! Felines love to explore and roam, so it’s important to make sure that any plants they can access are non-toxic, even if they choose to give them a nibble. Whether you’re a gardner or enjoy having fresh flowers in your house, make sure that any vegetation that your feline may come in contact with – whether in your yard or in a vase on your table – is non-toxic to them. Here are 16 common plants that … Read more

15 Common Plants That Are Toxic To Cats

Whether you’re a gardner or enjoy having fresh flowers in your house, if you live with animals, you should be aware of the plants around them. Make sure that any vegetation they may come in contact with – whether in your yard, on a walk, or in a vase on your table – is non-toxic to them. Here are 15 common plants that are toxic to cats, based on information provided by the ASPCA. The list below is by no means exhaustive, and … Read more

6 Ways Your Cat Can Enjoy The Outdoors In Safety

When the weather gets warmer, almost everyone wants to enjoy it – and that may include your cat! If you feel bad while your kitty stares yearningly out the window, yet you’re too afraid to let her free-roam outside, don’t worry – there are several solutions! Our cats’ safety and happiness are our top priorities, and letting them explore the outdoors could expose them to lots of threats: diseases, cat fights, predators, poisonous animals, and cat-nappers, to name a few. If you choose to … Read more

8 Household Items That Could Be Dangerous To Your Cat

Our cats are our best friends and we always want them to be happy, healthy, and safe, especially in our homes. You may be surprised to find out that your home may be filled with things that are putting your cat at risk. Learning how to see your home from your cat’s perspective will help you understand how to create a safer environment for your cat. Here are 8 common household dangers and some steps you can take towards safety. … Read more