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Sex, Glitters and Genetics

Sex, Glitters and Genetics

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Genetics is the science of heredity. It is about the transfer of hereditary characteristics from parent to child. Most articles on this topic are technical, tough and complex which doesn’t mak... »

Do Cats Really Get Stuck in Trees?

Do Cats Really Get Stuck in Trees?

There’s a common cat behavior you used to read about a lot – cats getting stuck in trees and not being able to get down. Not ever having cats in my life, I can’t claim any knowledge or expertise in the situation, but I did my research and do have some tips and suggestions for cat p... »

The Price You Pay for not Going to the Vet

The Price You Pay for not Going to the Vet

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   American research1 shows that cats visit veterinarians less frequently than dogs. The number of owned cats however, keeps increasing. Why do more and more people refuse to go the vet? This phe... »

Do Cats Fart?

Do Cats Fart?

I’ve never had cats, so I don’t really know the answer to this question. I KNOW my dogs do – Jack is particularly adept at this bodily function. But cats seem so proper and refined, maybe they don’t?     Cats have the physiology that would allow them to fart –... »

Cat Food Fairytales: A Completely Untrue Story about Canned Food

Cat Food Fairytales: A Completely Untrue Story about Canned Food

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Every day I am confronted with the feeding habits of cat owners while I offer consultations about weight loss. A weight loss plan always includes advice about what and how to feed your cat so ... »

Can you Teach a Cat to Play Fetch?

Can you Teach a Cat to Play Fetch?

Dear Tabby,   We have two dogs and recently rescued a cat from the shelter. We live in a farm community and was hoping for some help with the rodents! Our two dogs love to play fetch and we know it is great exercise for them. We were wondering if we can teach the cat to fetch too? She loves to ... »

Do You Consider Yourself a Cat Parent or Owner?

Do You Consider Yourself a Cat Parent or Owner?

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Research shows that people have the same kind of feelings towards their dogs as for their children. Cat owners also tend to refer to themselves as “cat mom or cat dad”. As such, we subconsciou... »

Why Your Cat Needs a High Moisture Diet

Why Your Cat Needs a High Moisture Diet

Today’s guest post is from Robin Mudge from Playful Kitty Everyone knows that it is important for humans to stay hydrated, but what about our cats? The debate over the whether or not a dry food diet is appropriate for cats continues throughout the pet food industry. Is a high moisture diet rea... »

Dear Tabby: Should I Declaw my Cat?

Dear Tabby: Should I Declaw my Cat?

Dear Tabby,   My cat scratches me all the time, sometimes even breaking the skin. She started to go after the furniture too – what should I do? Declaw her?   Cat Scratch Mama     Dear Mama,   Declawing is a serious procedure. It is known as Onychectomy, and is an opera... »

5 Ideas to Recycle an  Old Cat Scratching Post

5 Ideas to Recycle an Old Cat Scratching Post

Today’s Guest post is from Melianie Cho   Cats love to scratch. It’s their favorite past time. This is what makes cat scratching posts an important addition to the home furnishing of every cat owner. Scratching posts however, wither with time, and cats usually stop going near them anymore... »

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