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Houseplants Poisonous to Cats

Houseplants Poisonous to Cats

Curiosity killed the cat, or so they say. Cats are curious creatures, they love to climb, explore, squeeze behind or into things and probably get into just as much (or more) mischief as dogs.   But with that curiosity comes some risk. Especially when they are curious about some of your housepla... »

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Cats Hate Water

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Cats Hate Water

It’s accepted conventional wisdom that cats hate water…but is that really true? Actually, the answer is NO. There are many cats taht actually love water as can be seen in this video. So why the belief? Well domesticated cats have developed this aversion over time and probably as a result... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Bacterial Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Bacterial Diseases

In our first post in our SlimKitty Health Check series, we cover Bacterial Diseases. As in our SlimDoggy Health Check Series, we will cover Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention. This isn’t meant to replace the advice or direction of your veterinarian, but rather to help educate you pa... »

Cats and Carbs

Cats and Carbs

We read a lot about “carbs” and how much you should have in your diet. We also see lots of fad diets promoting “low carb”, or “high carb” come and go. It’s hard to keep track of how much carbohydrates is good in your diet.   It’s even harder for o... »

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

Over 57% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s a lot of cats carrying around extra weight and living shorter lives as a result. Taking weight off dogs is a little simpler than cats because you can exercise dogs more easily. It’s not too often you see someone running or hiking... »

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Grumpy Cat or Are Cats Loners?

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Grumpy Cat or Are Cats Loners?

Is it true that cats are solitary creatures and the prefer to be alone? That’s part of the conventional wisdom isn’t it – cats are crabby and don’t want to interact with you or with other pets. I mean look at Grumpy Cat as an example.   But is it true? Are cats grumpy lo... »

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

SlimDoggy Jack is not a big jumper. He weighs 80lbs and can barely get all four feet off the ground at once. But cats have a natural jumping ability and can jump up to five or six times their body length. World record for human vertical jump is 60″, on a 5′ tall person that is only 1X bo... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Cat Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Cat Diseases

Over on our sister site, SlimDoggy, we recently introduced a new feature called SlimDoggy Health Check. We knew that kitty’s have just as many health problems as our canine friends so we decided to run a similar series on SlimKitty about feline health and wellness. Our goal is to educate cat o... »

What to do About Hairballs?

What to do About Hairballs?

What are hairballs anyways? We don’t own cats – I’ve been severely allergic my whole life, so I’ve never been exposed to them. I’ve heard of hairballs and always assumed it’s hair swallowed by the cat when they are grooming that doesn’t get digested properly... »

Do Cats Need Fat in their Diet?

Do Cats Need Fat in their Diet?

The simple answer is, of course. Just as with humans, fat provides energy or fuel and aids in the breakdown and absorption of certain fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E & K. In addition, it provides a layer of insulation and protection for the internal organs. Good sources can be foun... »

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