Should I Be Worried About My Cat’s Hairballs?

Ahhh, hairballs… the bane of cat ownership. My cat deposited one in my shoe a while back. I’m still having trouble believing that her aim wasn’t intentional.   Technically speaking, hairballs are not normal. Cats have been grooming themselves for thousands of years and their digestive tracts are built to handle the hair that is […]

8 Things You Should NEVER Do To Your Cat

Don’t Ever Do These Things to Your Cat By Kathy Blumenstock   With a cat or two around the house, even the most dedicated pet parent may slack off and take Kitty’s presence for granted. Even the simplest oversight may have big consequences on your cat’s well being and quality of life. Here are 8 […]

5 Cat Food Storage Mistakes You DON’T Want to Make

How to Safely Store Dry Cat Food “How you handle [cat] food once you have it at home can make a big difference in how long it remains fresh and maintains its ideal nutritional profile,” says Dr. Jennifer Coates. The following are five mistakes you don’t want to make in order to best keep your […]

5 Things That Could Help Prevent Cat Food Recalls Today

The last thing you want to hear is that there is something wrong with your cat’s food — that a recall has occurred. In fact, for many pet owners, the news of a pet food recall brings up bad memories of the giant melamine recall of 2007 that killed so many pets. While that type […]

10 Great Reasons to Adopt a Cat from a Shelter

If you’re considering bringing a feline companion into your home, and wondering where to look, an animal shelter is a great option. There are so many reasons to adopt from a shelter, but here are 10 of my favorites. 1. You’ll save more than one life by adopting a cat According to the ASPCA, 3.2 million cats […]

5 “Silent” Killers of Cats

When it comes to caring for your cat, I have a few simple recommendations: Maintain A safe environment (keep him indoors) Feed a high quality food (e.g., a meat-based protein) Think about preventative care (e.g., an annual physical examination, laboratory tests, and the appropriate vaccines) Provide lots of affection and exercise By following these basic tips, you can help keep your four-legged, […]

Here’s How to Train a Cat to Do 5 Life-Changing Things

Yes! You can train a cat to come on command, use a toilet, and more—and it’s all much easier than you thought. Cats simply won’t learn from what some owners would consider “discipline.” Worse yet, “punishing” your cat can induce stress, leading to behavioral and health problems. Remember that patience and positive reinforcement are essential […]

Top 9 Things That Cats Like

Bonding with Their Humans  Woman Bonding With Cat. photo © Getty / Lewis Mulatero Cats are intelligent creatures, sentient, and quite aware of the things they like and dislike. For the most part, we can tell which things cats like the most, by the amount of time they spend with those activities. However, time isn’t always […]

15 Purrfect Halloween Costumes for Your Cat

Happy Halloween!  J. Sibiga Photography/Flickr. Fun costumes. Scary movies. Candy corn (may or may not be a good thing, depending on who you talk to). There’s a lot to love about Halloween. But the hands-down, absolute best part? Cats in Halloween costumes. Check out our 15 favorite Halloween costumes for cats. They’re pawsitively hilarious. Pizza Cat  MissMaddyMakes/Etsy. Did […]