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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

Catnip and Cats

Catnip: Wonder Plant Catnip is a rather remarkable plant. It produces a euphoric state in two out of three cats, it’s safe, non-addictive, has no harmful side-effects, and is relatively inexpensive. Here are some other interesting catnip facts: Catnip is an herb that is a member of the mint family. It grows in semi-arid regions. […]

Pica in cats

Pica in cats is a term used to describe the consumption of non-edible materials. It is most frequently seen in certain breeds, such as Siamese, Burmese, Tonkinese and other Oriental types, leading to the suggestion that there may be a genetic component with the trait passing down particular family lines. However other domestic cats with […]

Cat’s Body Language

Does your feline curve her back to meet your hand when you pet her? This implies she likes this contact with you. Learn your cat’s body language with this essential (however at times conflicting) tips: Ears Forward: ready, intrigued or happy Back, sideways, leveled (“plane ears”): touchy, furious or intimidated Swiveling: mindful and listening to […]