Do you have a cat that constantly begs you for food? Or perhaps your cat suddenly seems hungry all the time? While this may just be a sign of a healthy appetite, constant hunger and overeating can be a sign of an underlying medical issue. Let’s look at some of the reasons which could explain why your cat is always hungry, including when this may indicate a more serious … [Read more...] about Why Is My Cat Always Hungry? 10 Possible Reasons
Few things make you feel more helpless than a sick kitten, especially a struggling newborn. Sadly, when fading kitten syndrome strikes, that’s exactly how you feel – helpless. When all goes well, a mother cat (queen) giving birth is a special experience for everyone. But sometimes that elation turns to despair, when the newborn kitten fails to thrive. But what is … [Read more...] about Fading Kitten Syndrome: How To Recognise The Signs
While litter boxes are an invaluable addition to a cat household, unfortunately, some cats may develop allergies to their litter. A cat allergic to litter may experience various allergy symptoms, which can impact their overall health and wellbeing. Signs and symptoms of a cat litter allergy It can be difficult to spot if your cat is allergic to litter, as the symptoms … [Read more...] about Is Your Cat Allergic to Litter? How to Tell
Have you noticed your cat sneezing more often than usual? Cats can sneeze for various reasons, just like humans. Persistent or severe sneezing though, can be a sign of an underlying health issue that requires medical attention. As a cat parent, it's important to know the causes of cat sneezing and how to care for your feline friend. In this article, we'll discuss the … [Read more...] about Why Is My Cat Sneezing? 10 Possible Reasons
Cats in the garden are a universal issue, whether it’s your own cat or a wandering neighbourhood stray. There are a lot of outdoor cats in my community, and I’m constantly finding the little gifts they leave behind for me in my veggie patch. Why do cats like to dig, pee, and poop in gardens, flower beds, and veggie patches? Cats are instinctively drawn to go to the toilet … [Read more...] about How to Keep Cats Out of Your Garden and Flower Beds
Salmon, tuna, and ocean whitefish are some of the most common ingredients in commercial cat food, but are they safe for your cat to eat? Given the fantastic marketing that seafood receives, you wouldn’t be alone in assuming it’s a nutritious food source for your cat. And it’s partly true; fish is a great source of omega 3 and 6 (and it doesn’t hurt that most cats go wild for … [Read more...] about Can Cats Eat Fish (Like Tuna, Salmon, Prawns, and Sardines)?
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. Our cat Polly (a stunning grey calico cat) was an outdoor cat and a prolific hunter who would go on adventures and not … [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?