Category: Information about Cats

Avoid a Christmas Cat-Astrophe

With December comes the Christmas season, and many families will soon be putting up their trees to celebrate the season. However, not all members of the family may understand that the tree is a decoration – not a climbing post or new toy. Cats and Christmas trees have been the punch line of countless holiday… Read more »

Black Cats and Bad Luck

Beyond ghosts and specters, another symbol of the Halloween season is the black cat. A mixed sign of both good and bad luck, black cats mean different things to different cultures depending on the context. For example, here in the U.S., a black cat crossing your path means bad luck is coming, but British and… Read more »

Color Changes in Cats’ Gums

Damage to your cat’s tongue, teeth, palate and gums can lead to many health risks. Color changes in your pet’s mouth can indicate dental and other medical issues. Your cat’s gums should be firm and pink, says WebMD’s pet section, not white, black or red, and should show no signs of swelling. The teeth should… Read more »

Cat Scratch Fever – What Is It, Really?

Sixteen years ago this month, the movie “Detroit Rock City” landed in theaters, bringing with it Ted Nugent’s classic “Cat Scratch Fever” as covered by Pantera, reviving the 1977 classic and bringing it a new following at the turn of the millennium. While the song’s themes are a bit risqué, the song’s name does relate… Read more »

When to Spay or Neuter

The decision to spay or neuter your pet is one that is often easy to make. As Bob Barker always closed out each episode of “The Price is Right,” having pets spayed and neutered can help control the pet population, but beyond that it can also be beneficial for your pet’s health and eliminate “bad”… Read more »

Why Do Cats Like Catnip?

Most cat lovers know that catnip is a special treat for cats that often makes them act out of character. For some, they get hyper, others get super affectionate, and some just roll around wherever you sprinkled it. While catnip doesn’t affect all cats – somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of cats have no… Read more »