How to Make Homemade Cat Food

Wholesome meals for your cat can be made at home using many of the same food humans eat. The cat’s diet can include human-grade products such as chicken, vegetables and brown rice, but it should also meet your cat’s special dietary needs. There are two schools of thought when it comes to homemade cat food: […]

Can Cats Eat Peanut Butter?

Your cat hovers as you assemble a tuna salad sandwich, but what about that other lunchtime staple, peanut butter? Dogs are enthusiastic peanut butter fans, so it’s natural that multi-pet households may wonder if it belongs on feline menus too. Nutritionally, peanut butter is a combo of protein and fat, as well as salt and […]

Keep Your Cat Safe for Halloween

Keep your cats inside If your cats aren’t already indoor-only cats, be sure to keep them inside on Halloween night, so they are not terrified by all of the scary Halloween trick-or-treaters. With lots of scary noises and children in costumes shouting “Trick or Treat,” even indoor cats can become frightened. Many pets are lost […]

Keep Your Dog Safe for Halloween

You may love watching neighborhood kids dressed up as their favorite characters, but your dog may not. Seeing all those trick-or-treaters could stress your dog out. Not to mention, Halloween is full of candy that’s definitely not part of your pet’s diet. Before the ghosts and ghouls of All Hallow’s Eve begin their haunt, take […]

Safe and Dangerous Cat Toys

Be mindful when selecting and/or making cat toys; they need to be safe as well as appealing to your cat. Here are some points to consider when choosing hazard-free toys for your little companions: Size of Cat Toys Cats typically will use their mouths and teeth to grab, chew, carry, and generally maul toys. Toys […]

Wet or Dry Dog Food?

Does your dog come running at dinnertime because you’re shaking his kibble out of the bag? Or is it because you’re stirring his wet food in the can? Or do you shake a little, stir a little? When choosing a dog food, there are many comparisons to make. Wet Versus Dry Food Deciding between wet […]

Why Do Cats Knead?

If you have a contented feline lap warmer, you’ve no doubt been the beneficiary of the bonus kitty massage known as “kneading.” It’s as though your cat is practicing to bake bread. The way she rhythmically alternates her paws, pushing in and out against your lap, you’d imagine she’d actually be good at it too… […]

Is It Safe for Your Cat to Eat Bugs?

It doesn’t take a devoted cat or dog person to let you know just how different these two species are—the signs are all around us. While dogs are considered “man’s best friend” and have been domesticated, the social contract between cats and people has a few gray areas. It’s as if cats considered our offer […]

Dog-Friendly Furniture

Who doesn’t love nice furniture? If you’re a pet parent, though, you may opt for less expensive pieces out of fear that your dogs (or cats) will ruin them. Before you give up your dream of a Pinterest-worthy home, know this: You can combine style with pet friendliness. Here are five tips to help you to buy […]

How Much Water Should My Cat Drink?

Hydration is an extremely important part of your cat’s overall health. Exactly how much water should my cat drink every day? How can you make sure your feline is getting enough? The amount of water consumption depends on a variety of factors, including the size of your cat, the time of year and whether your […]