Can the Avian Flu (Bird Flu) Infect Domestic Cats?

Image copyright: Petplace The avian flu, also known as the bird flu,  has become an increasingly prevalent topic in the news over the last few years. The bird flu most recently made news in April 2015 when over 5 million laying hens in Iowa had to be destroyed after tests confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza. […]

Young Veterinarian Vs. Old Veterinarian: Which is Best For Your Cat?

Image copyright: Petplace Predictably, perhaps, the answer to the age-old question posed by the title of this post isn’t so straightforward: Young Veterinarian Vs. Old Veterinarian: Which is Best For Your Cat? The most seasoned veterinarians out there have seen it all and they’ve learned from their experiences. They bring a lot to the exam […]

Have Some Fun, Start Playing With Your Cat!

Image copyright: Petplace Playing with your cat is a great way to form a bond with her. Cats, like all mammals, engage in play as youngsters and continue to do so even after they have grown up. Play is a complex learning activity that helps kittens develop social relationships and helps them hone their physical […]

10 Games to Amuse Your Cat

Image copyright: Petplace Games can teach your cat a variety of lessons and help him interact with you and other pets in the household. Some experts, such as veterinarians Suzanne Delzio and Cindy Ribarich, authors of Felinestein: Pampering the Genius in Your Cat, believe that games can even boost your cat’s I.Q. Cats are usually pretty good […]

What’s Your Cat’s Sign?

Image copyright: Professional Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in Nashville TN Ever wonder what astrological sign your cat is? Does your young tabby act wild like a typical Gemini? Is your Siamese a “me-first” Aries? Well, that pet of yours may have a personality that is affected by more than their age or breed. Like people, […]

To Neuter or Not to Neuter – What You Should Know

Image copyright: Petplace Is neutering good for your dog or cat or is it dangerous? Are there adverse consequences to neutering? Most of us have been told for years that neutering is good and prevents many health problems, but are there negative effects of neutering? The answer is yes. We want to tell you what […]

5 Signs Spring Has Sprung, According to Your Cat

Image copyright: Petplace. Have a cat? Chances are you have a feline forecaster at your disposal. Call it a sixth sense or nine-life experience or sheer instincts, but your cat – believe it or not – knows best. Simply by accident, your feline friend can signal the advent of spring like a seasoned meteorologist confidently […]

Coffee, Tea, and Catnip? The Rise of the Cat Cafe

Image copyright: Animal Beahviour Have you ever been hanging out at your favorite cafe or coffee shop and thought, “I wish I had a warm kitty purring in my lap right now”? In many parts of the world, that wish can be a reality. At cat cafes, felines are free to roam about, mixing and […]

Dealing With the Quirky Behaviors That Drive Cat Owners Crazy

Image copyright: Petplace Wouldn’t you love to know what your cat is thinking? You can sit and watch your cat for hours but you never know just what is going on behind those big dreamy eyes. Your cat squints at you, fluttering his eyelids until they almost close. He switches his tail. Is he angry […]

The Evolution of Domestic Cats

Image copyright:Softpedia News Cats don’t always seem to mind the saying, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you.” Their behavior can switch from not caring if you exist to begging for affection — and a snack. It’s common knowledge that cats are descended from wild cats, but the evolution of domestic cats is a bit […]