It’s official! Did you know that therapy cats exist and they’re officially good for us? When you think about it, this makes sense. We all know how soothing it is stroking a cat when she purrs like a motor, so why not use the purr power to help others? OK, so one argument is that cats are often fussy about who they snuggle up to but surely this makes it all the more special … [Read more...] about What Is a Therapy Cat and What Do They Do?
Don’t you love it when a problem is self-explanatory? ‘Cat scratch fever’ is one such condition as, ‘It does what it says on the label.’ This is people run a fever as a result of being scratched by a cat. Simple. However that simplicity belies a more complex condition so let’s take a look in more detail to see if this is something to worry about? (Spoiler alert: It isn’t… … [Read more...] about Cat Scratch Disease: What You Need to Know
Cats are carnivores, right, so why do they eat grass? We all know cats like to be contrary, but do they just eat grass to confound us, or is there a reason for their compulsion to chow down on greens? No-one truly knows the answer, but that doesn’t stop us having an educated guess at why grass can look greener than cat biscuits. Here are six pawsible reasons cats … [Read more...] about Why do Cats Eat Grass?
Water is essential to life, but is tap water harming your pet? To a certain extent the answer depends on where you live. Simply put, if the tap water isn’t fit for human consumption then it shouldn’t be given to pets. However, even for water that is certified for human use this question has a deeper implication because of water additives, such as fluoride. Chocolate, … [Read more...] about Is Tap Water Safe for Your Pets?
With a wild cat appearance, the California Spangled cat has an affectionate, social, and playful personality. These ‘house leopards’ love to actively engage in family life and enjoy interactive play sessions where they can show off their sharp hunting skills and burn off excess energy. California Spangled cats make gentle, loving pets, bringing joy and companionship to any … [Read more...] about California Spangled Cat: Breed Information and Personality
As a cat guardian, one of your jobs is to figure out what’s best for your cat. This means making tough decisions that have the potential to be life-changing for your fur-friend. A classic is example is the indoor vs outdoor argument, and which is the best way of life for your cat. On the one hand keeping a cat indoors has the potential to limit natural … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to Keep your Cat Indoors
Cats are notoriously fussy eaters so what does it mean when they develop a taste for something really odd, like wool or rubber bands? This is so ‘not normal’ that it has a name: Pica PICA: A craving or abnormal appetite for non-food substances Indeed pica in cats is an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but before labelling the problem as purely down to odd behaviour, … [Read more...] about Unusual Things Cat Eat – Understanding Pica
With an affectionate, yet not overly demanding personality, the LaPerm cat is a great family cat. They are equally happy in your lap or exploring their surroundings. Appearance The LaPerm is a medium sized cat with a wedged shaped head that is slightly rounded. The coat is where the LaPerm derives its name as it resembles a soft and curly perm. The coat can be … [Read more...] about LaPerm Cat: Breed Information and Personality
In today’s world, pet theft is a sad reality and opportunistic people steal cats and dogs from their own homes. The American Humane Association estimates that more than 10 million cats and dogs go missing every year. It's difficult to know though, exactly how many pets are stolen, versus being lost or missing. If you're a cat parent with an outdoor cat who has a tendency to … [Read more...] about Why Do People Steal Cats? How to Prevent Pet Theft
Spread the love on February 14 and enjoy your romantic celebrations, but take extra care to keep dangerous items out of your cat's reach. We discuss Valentine's Day safety for cats, and how to avoid potential dangers for your cat. Lilies are potentially fatal to cats If you want to enjoy many more years with your cat, know that lilies have no place in a cat … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for Cats