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Tips for Traveling with Your Four-Legged Friends

A family vacation isn’t truly a family vacation if you don’t bring your fur-babies along for the ride! Some pets enjoy road-trips and other excursions, while others would prefer to never leave the comfort of their favorite chair or pet-bed. If your pets enjoy travel, and if you’re going to a pet-friendly destination, sojourning with […]

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Helping Your Outdoor Cat Avoid Bug Bites This Fall

Most pet owners worry about their dogs getting stung by a bee, bitten by mosquitos or coming home with a tick attached. But dogs aren’t the only animals affected by bugs. Cats are also susceptible to bug bites and stings, especially when they live outside most of the time. If you own an indoor-outdoor cat […]

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What Kinds of People Foods Are Safe for Cats?

Although dogs are typically known for being the pets begging for table scraps when your family sits down to a meal, cats can also be expert beggars, eager to try human food. As cat owners, we love to spoil our feline friends, so we may decide to slip them a little treat now and then. […]

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Take Your Meds! How to Get Your Cat to Accept Medication

When you were a child, it’s likely that you refused to take medicine that your parents tried to give you, even though it was designed to help you. Now, as an adult who owns a cat, you may be experiencing the same sort of frustration your parents did years ago. Cats that get prescribed medication […]

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If Your Cat Has Started Hiding, It’s Important to Understand Why

Cats aren’t always the most social creatures. They often spend most of their days lounging around in sunny spots or curled up in small places within your home. Your cat probably hides for a while during the day, out of sight, either napping or observing the world around it. However, if your cat is starting […]

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Motion Sickness Keeps Your Cat from Being a Road Trip Companion

Anyone with a pet knows how fun it can be to bring our beloved furry friends on the road with us. Traveling with a cat sounds like a great time. Unfortunately, though, many cats have a strong aversion to traveling and will usually get sick in the car, turning a fun road trip into a […]

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Clip Your Cat’s Nails to Prevent Paw Pad Punctures, Infections and Swelling

Cats are active creatures, running and pouncing on their paws at all hours of the day. The pads of their feet, made of cushioned layers of fat and keratin, are sensitive, though, and can be easily injured by scrapes and sharp objects. If you notice your cat is limping or in pain while walking, there’s […]

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Have You Ever Wondered Why A Cat Scratch Itches and Swells?

If you own a cat, you know that scratches can happen when you least expect it. They might be accidents, such as when your cat’s rear claws scratch your legs when it leaps off of your lap, or they could be intentional, often a product of your cat feeling stressed and needing to protect itself […]

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Can You Brush a Cat’s Teeth?

Oral hygiene is a priority for most pet owners—most of us brush our teeth twice a day to minimize the risk of cavities and gum disease. Despite this being part of our everyday routine, a lot of pet owners fail to also keep up with their pet’s oral hygiene. If you own a cat, you’ve […]

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What Is it About Catnip that Makes Cats Crazy? And Is it Safe?

If you venture down the cat toy section of a pet store, you’ll notice that a lot of the toys will be branded with the word “catnip” on them. Catnip is a familiar term to pet owners, as it is well-known to produce a “high” effect in cats, but the reason for the effect is […]

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