Have you ever come home to find that your cat has left you a half-eaten mouse, bird or other dead animal which is now lying on your kitchen floor? Or worse, they’ve dragged this critter into your bedroom, and left their ‘gift’ at the end of your bed. Angel Polly (a stunning grey calico cat) was an outdoor cat and a prolific hunter who would go on adventures and not be … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Bring You Dead Animals as Gifts?
If you’re a cat parent and a plant lover, you may have experienced the frustration of finding your beloved plants dug up or half-eaten by your feline friend. In this article, we’ll explore practical strategies to keep cats out of your plants and keep your indoor pot plants safe. I love my indoor plants, but so do my cats. When I first started collecting them, I would wake up … [Read more...] about How to Keep Cats Away from Indoor Plants
Cats are prone to many of the same mental health problems that humans suffer from, including depression. Sometimes, the signs that your cat is not happy can be very subtle. You may just think that your cat is being ‘grumpy’. But if your cat has become withdrawn and less sociable, it could be a sign of depression. Keep reading to discover how to tell if your cat is … [Read more...] about Depression in Cats: How to Recognise the Signs
My cats love laser pointers, especially Ava. It's our go-to game in the evenings and great exercise too. But, there’s something counterintuitive about shining a bright red laser light in front of my cats’ eyes. So, I started to wonder if laser pointers are truly safe, or if (like many other toys on the market) we really shouldn’t be using them. After a few hours of … [Read more...] about Cats and Laser Pointers: Are They Safe?
If you suddenly notice your cat drooling, it can be an alarming sight. Your cat may be drooling for a perfectly innocent reason, or it may be a sign of something more sinister. So, if your cat starts drooling, is it anything to worry about? If you notice your cat drooling, it is important to investigate it further. Drooling is a common symptom of several health problems, but … [Read more...] about Why Is My Cat Drooling? When to Be Concerned
When I first heard about online vet consultations, my initial reaction was – what a great concept! I was relieved at the thought of being able to ditch in-person consults and see a vet from the comfort of my own home. Anyone who struggles with getting their cat into a carrier or has to listen to them sing the song of their people during car rides, will know … [Read more...] about How Do Online Vet Consultations Work?
Unfortunately, as our cats grow older, they become more likely to develop age-related health conditions. Some of the health issues experienced by older cats can be easy to diagnose and treat. Others, such as dementia in cats may have more subtle signs and symptoms and go undetected for some time. Perhaps you've noticed that your senior cat has … [Read more...] about Dementia in Senior Cats: What You Need to Know
Have you ever glanced up from reading a book or making dinner and found your cat staring at you from across the room? It might look like your cat is staring you down and planning your demise. Or, as if your cat had just asked you a question and is waiting for an answer, expectant and focused. There may be other times when you've observed your cat staring at a wall or with their … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Stare at Me?
How do you know if your kitten is teething? If they are suddenly biting you and chewing everything in sight, there’s a good chance they’re teething and need a little help from you to ease their discomfort. What age do kittens start teething? Kittens first start teething at around 2-4 weeks. By the time they’re 5-8 weeks old, they will have all 26 of their baby teeth (also … [Read more...] about Signs Your Kitten is Teething and How to Help
In May 2017, a popular cat food was withdrawn from the Australian market amid fears it was causing cats to become seriously ill with symptoms of thiamine deficiency.This wasn’t a one-off incident. In recent years, there have been several recalls of commercial cat food around the world, due to insufficient levels of thiamine. In the wake of cat food recalls, pet owners … [Read more...] about Thiamine Deficiency in Cats: Everything You Need to Know