Category Archives: Cat Care

Keeping Cats Inside is Good for Everyone’s Health

Cat on a CouchYour cat might gaze longingly out the window, hoping to roam around the neighborhood—but for Fluffy’s health (and yours), it’s best to keep cats inside.

Pet cats who are allowed to go outside are three times more likely to become infected with harmful parasites and pathogens, according to a recent study from the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University in Alabama. Cats can pick up bugs from other cats, the soil or prey animals including birds and mice.

These bugs, which include single-cell parasites and feline roundworm, don’t just affect cats. Infected felines can also transmit them to their owners.

Interestingly, the study found that cats in areas far from the equator are more likely to be infected by a virus or bug if they’re allowed out of doors.

However, that’s not to say that you should let your cats outside if you live closer to the equator. As Kayleigh Chalkowski, the lead author of the study noted, “Basically, no matter where you are in the world, keeping your cat indoors is a great way to keep them healthy from infectious diseases.”

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Helpful Tips for Trimming a Cat’s Claws

Trimming a cat’s claws might not be the most glamorous aspect of cat ownership, but it’s necessary to prevent painful scratches and damage to your furniture. Fortunately, with a little care and preparation, you can make claw trimming a relatively stress-free process for you and your feline companion. Check out a few of our favorite… Continue Reading

Keep Cats Out of Your Houseplants With These Tips

Having a cat with a taste for houseplants can not only be frustrating; it can be hazardous to the health of your cat as well. Many common houseplants are toxic to cats, including snake plants, aloe vera and jade plants. These toxic plants should always be kept away from hungry kitties, but there are steps… Continue Reading

Keep Cats Comfortable With the Right Kennel and Boarding Equipment

Because cats are territorial animals that typically don’t like to stray too far from home, a stay at a boarding facility or kennel can be a stressful experience for our feline companions. In some cases, the stress of being temporarily relocated can even aggravate chronic health conditions and have a negative impact on a cat’s… Continue Reading

Keep Cats Entertained With Interactive Puzzle Feeders

Do you struggle to find enough time in the day to keep your cat entertained? If so, your cat could start misbehaving as a result of their boredom. Fortunately, interactive puzzle feeders offer a simple way to keep your cat stimulated that doesn’t require much time and effort on your part. You can learn more… Continue Reading

Grooming Your Cat Offers Health and Wellness Benefits

Cats may spend a lot of their free time grooming themselves, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate a little assistance from their human companions now and then. In fact, running a brush through your cat’s fur offers a great opportunity to bond with your cat and prevent potential health issues. You can learn more… Continue Reading

Don’t Make These Common Cat Care Mistakes

Thanks to their naturally independent natures, cats are fairly low maintenance pets that can typically don’t require as much training as their canine counterparts. That said, our cats still depend on us for food, shelter and company, so it’s important to do our best to give them the care they need to live happy, healthy… Continue Reading

Kidney Disease Prevention Tips for Cats

Thanks to their ability to manage blood pressure, remove waste from the blood and produce hormones, your cat’s kidneys play a very important role in their overall health and well-being. Unfortunately, however, kidney disease is one of the most common ailments to affect senior cats. The good news is, there are steps every cat owner… Continue Reading

How to Make Vet Visits Less Stressful for Your Cat

Does your cat hide in the back of her carrier and try to scurry away during vet examinations? It’s not uncommon for cats to get scared during vet visits, but there are a number of strategies you can use to make these trips a little less stressful for your favorite feline. Here are a few… Continue Reading