Archives for : Adult/Elderly Cats

5 Tips To Keep Your Cat Off The Counter

Counter CatCats are naturally curious, agile jumpers, and many love to be the center of attention. This leads to some less than ideal situations when it comes to the counter and other undesirable surfaces for a cat to walk on. Some cats are naturally timid and don’t explore areas that they shouldn’t be in, but for majority of cat owners, jumping up is a common problem. If you have some spots that you don’t want your cat exploring, we’ve got the definitive guide to keeping kitties away right here.

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Cat Nip 101

Orange Cat Sniffing Dried CatnipMany cat owners are familiar with catip, the stuff that might make your cat bounce off the walls, meow like crazy, or take a long nap. However, many cat owners don’t know exactly what’s happening when they give their furbabies the green substance, or what it is exactly. Here, we’re going to explore everything there is to know about the harmless stuff that makes your cat so crazy.

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Is Your Cat Overheated?

Red kitten cat sleeps on a bench in parkIt’s the summer season, and many cat owners don’t know what to look for in an overheated cat. It is important, especially if you don’t have central air, to help keep your cat cool. Even though cats are mammals and regulate their own body temperature, this doesn’t mean that no situation is too hot for your cat. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of an overheated cat so that you can prevent your cat from heat stroke, also known as hyperthermia. Here, we’re going to talk about some of the symptoms to keep an eye out for on hot days, and ways that you can remedy a hot cat.

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How To Have A Cat In College

Smart Cat Writing With Books On WhiteSo, you’re in college, and you desperately miss your cat from home. If you’re used to having pets, going from a fur-filled household to a college campus can be a huge change. It’s important to get that animal interaction that you’re so used to, and there are a variety of ways to make it happen. If you are in desperate need of feline affection, we’ve got some great ways to have a cat in college right here.

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Is Your Cat Fat?

Persian Harlequin Cat, 6 Months Old, Sitting In Front Of White BAh, fat cats; it seems as though Garfield started a trend. Many food-motivated cats are just fine, but other overweight cats may be at risk of some serious medical conditions. It is important to keep track of your pet’s eating habits along with any weight changes that you might notice. Here, we’re going to talk about some ways that you can help your cat get in the best shape possible and how to further prevent weight gain.

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The Truth About Fostering Cats

Being a cat foster-parent is a great service that benefits both the foster parent and the foster animal. This mutually beneficial relationship offers a home to an otherwise homeless or worse, euthanized, kitty while providing the foster home with some welcome visitors. Another great reason to foster is so that you can “try out” a pet before committing to being its forever home. Lots of people are curious about fostering, but not everyone knows how it works.

Many people don’t know why a cat would require foster care. Animals that require foster care are normally animals that will be perfectly ready for adoption, but need some time before they can be back in the shelter for a variety of reasons.

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100 Creative Cat Names By Category

This guy looks like a real Carl, if you ask us.

This guy looks like a real Carl, if you ask us.

Can’t think of a name for your new furry friend? We’ve compiled a list of 100 quirky, cute, and unique cat names by category right here for you to select from. Get funky and combine two, or simply get inspired and make up your own! You’ll never know the perfect name for your cat until you get to know them and what they look like, but our list can certainly get you started.

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How To Introduce Cats To Each Other

Kitten PortraitsMany cat owners would agree that cats are more like humans than their furry counterparts. They talk to us, have distinctly different personalities, and are overall more picky than other animals. Just like with humans, cats don’t all automatically like each other. It takes time, patience, and open mindedness in order to have two quarreling cats get along.

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Why Does My Cat Have Bad Breath?

Yawning catCats are clean and tidy creatures, known to meticulously groom and bathe themselves. Most cats have their self-grooming practice down pat, but there’s one part of their body that cats simply can’t clean on their own; their mouth. A cat’s mouth produces bacteria just like humans’ do.

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8 Most Common Reasons To Take Your Cat To The Vet

Cat Check-upWhen something goes wrong with your kitty, a veterinarian can help your cat get back to good health and living a happy daily life. New cat owners and veteran cat owners alike sometimes have a hard time knowing when the appropriate response is to take your cat to the veterinarian, or if the problem can be remedied at home. If your cat is exhibiting any of the following behaviors for more than a day or two, you should see your veterinarian. Although some of the symptoms may be subtle, they could each point to a much larger medical issue.

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