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  • Why Do Cats Lick Plastic?

    Why Do Cats Lick Plastic?

    After a shopping trip, you may have noticed your cat paying special attention to your plastic bags. They may bat at the bags and try to play with them, but you may also Read Article
  • The Origin of Cats' "Nine Lives"

    The Origin of Cats' "Nine Lives"

    Have you ever heard the saying that "cats have nine lives" and wondered where this saying came from? In this article, we're going to dive into the history behind this phrase Read Article
  • 5 Simple Tips to Make Sure Your Cat Drinks Enough Water

    5 Simple Tips to Make Sure Your Cat Drinks Enough Water

    Ensuring your cat stays hydrated is important, but it can be challenging since many cats don't drink enough water. Dehydration can lead to kidney disease and other health issues. Fortunately, you can encourage your cat to drink more with a few simple changes.  Read Article
  • How to Keep Your Cat Busy at Night (So You Can Sleep)

    How to Keep Your Cat Busy at Night (So You Can Sleep)

    For many cat owners, the quest for a good night's sleep while keeping their feline friends content and engaged can seem like a never-ending battle. Cats, naturally more active at night or early in the morning, often disrupt your sleep schedules with nocturnal activity, whether through playful nature or seeking attention. Read Article
  • Should You Bathe Your Cat? Everything You Need to Know About Cat Hygiene

    Should You Bathe Your Cat? Everything You Need to Know About Cat Hygiene

    When it comes to cat hygiene, a common question among cat owners is, "Should you bathe your cat?" Understanding how to care for felines, especially bathing cats properly, is crucial for maintaining their overall health. Most cats are fastidious groomers, but specific scenarios like long-haired cats getting dirty or skin irritations, might require a bath.

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  • Best Pet Insurance in 2024

    Best Pet Insurance in 2024

    In 2024, pet insurance is indispensable for those who cherish their pets as family. Since 1982, when Veterinary Pet Insurance issued the first policy for Lassie, the industry has advanced, covering everything from routine check-ups to emergencies. With the global pet insurance market projected to surpass $10 billion by 2025, it's crucial to choose wisely, considering coverage, deductibles, and premiums. This guide empowers you to make informed decisions to safeguard your pet's well-being. Read Article
  • Dog Getting Ready To Travel On An Airplane

    Flying With A Pet

    Airline travel is a safe, convenient way to travel.  It is among the fastest and most efficient ways to travel. However, flying can sometimes not be the easiest way to travel. From security checks to baggage claims, airline travel can be a complex way to travel. Add in flying with a pet and things get even more complex. Read Article
  • The Pros of Catnip for Cats

    The Pros of Catnip for Cats

    Catnip has many pros for cats. It is an herbaceous plant that has fascinated cat lovers for hundreds of years due to its effects on cats. The active compound in catnip, called Nepetalactone, triggers a unique reaction in most cats, leading to behaviors that range from excitement and playfulness to being content and relaxed. In this guide, we will explore the pros and cons of catnip and its impact on our feline companions. Read Article
  • Adopting A Senior Cat

    Adopting A Senior Cat

    Adopting a senior cat can be a rewarding experience. When you’ve identified an older cat that seems just right for you, it’s time to take him home. The American Association of Feline Practitioners says there are three easy steps to successfully integrating your new cat. Read Article
  • How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

    How To Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

    Summertime means sun, beach, and lots of play outdoors with your dog or cat. Summer can be a great time to bond with your pet. But higher temperatures also mean higher risks for our pets – more injuries, more ear and skin infections, and even the possibility of heat stroke. Read Article
  • Cat playing with a bee

    What to Do If Your Cat Is Stung by a Bee

    If your kitty gets stung by a bee it’s important to take appropriate steps to minimize their discomfort and potential allergic reactions.  Read Article
  • Useful Cat Items You Didn't Know You Needed

    Useful Cat Items You Didn't Know You Needed

    What if we told you that there are a few items that could enhance the lives of both you and your cat? While it sounds like a gimmick, there are numerous items that are designed for this very purpose. You may not have thought about using them before, but after giving them a try you’ll appreciate just how practical and beneficial they are. Check out some useful cat items you never knew you needed. Read Article
  • Is Your Cat Overheating?

    Is Your Cat Overheating?

    When you feel hot or even warm, chances are your cat does too. Our feline friends can be susceptible to overheating, heat stroke, dehydration, and other heat-related illnesses just like us. The risk of these things happening increase as the temperature starts climbing. To help your feline friend, learn the common signs of cats overheating, common behaviors, and what to do if you think your cat is overheating. Read Article
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Catnip

    The Do's and Don'ts of Catnip

    We all need time to unwind. A little treat after a full day is well deserved, sometimes necessary. Hey, it's not easy to run a household and find time for yourself. Just ask your cat. While you're at work, your cat is busy at home, reigning over her kingdom, hunting down pests and marking her territory. She deserves a treat, too. For most cats, it gets no better than a few minutes with some fresh catnip or a favorite catnip-infused toy. Catnip is a plant related to mint and contains an essential oil called nepetalactone that is known to cause euphoric, almost hallucinogenic feelings in cats. Don't worry, catnip is natural, completely safe and nonaddictive fun for cats. Read Article
  • Cat Toys - Importance of Play for Cats

    Cat Toys - Importance of Play for Cats

    Most house cats sleep around 16 hours a day. Must be nice, right? But during the remaining hours of the day, cats play to stay sharp mentally and physically. Don't let that cute innocent look fool you. OK, cuteness wins, but don't forget that cats are natural hunters and need to be engaged on this instinctual level through play. Playtime helps counteract destructive boredom and provides valuable bonding time for you and your cat. Consider all the ways to play when choosing the right cat toys! Read Article
  • From Kitten to Cat

    From Kitten to Cat

    Caring for Your Feline Throughout His 9 Lives. Bringing home a new pet is one of the most exciting things you can do. It's so thrilling to have a precious, cuddly new pet to bring joy to your home. And kittens? They?re pretty much the best. But getting a kitten isn?t just for a week or a month. It is a lifelong commitment, and cats can live up to 18 years when well cared for at home. Cats are famously easy pets, but there?s still much to know about caring for your new cat through his life. Here are some of the highlights you need to know to keep your cat happy for life. Read Article
  • Cat Grooming: What You Need to Know Before Attempting to Brush Your Feline

    Cat Grooming: What You Need to Know Before Attempting to Brush Your Feline

    No doubt while going about your day, you've noticed your cat grooming herself. It's what cats do, several times a day. That makes some pet owners think their cat doesn't need grooming but a little help from a kitty parent can keep your pet looking her best. Just a few simple cat grooming tips can keep your feline in tip-top shape. Read Article
  • Herding Cats: How to Potty Train a Cat

    Herding Cats: How to Potty Train a Cat

    Did you know owning a cat can lower psychological stress and anxiety, and even lower your risk for a heart attack? There's a reason they are one of the most popular pets. Their calm natures and easy trainability make them ideal. Read Article