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Do cats sweat?

Do cats sweat?

Most of us know that dogs don’t sweat like humans do…they release heat by panting and maybe through the sweat glands in their paws…but what about cats? I never see cats panting – do you? So does that mean they don’t sweat? Cats are pretty cool…so maybe they don... »

Is My Cat Sick?

Is My Cat Sick?

Keeping our pets happy and healthy is every pet owners responsibility. The “happy” part is typically easier than the “healthy” part. A new toy, a yummy treat, a belly rub – all those things help keep your pet happy. We can feed them right, make sure they get exercise, b... »

How much do cats sleep

How much do cats sleep

Both cats and dogs sleep a lot, I mean A LOT. The average adult cats sleeps about 16 hours per day, a kitten and senior cat even more. In order to understand sleep behavior in cats you need to know a few things: Wild cats have few known predators which affords them the ability to nap often. Even dom... »

How Much Should I Feed My Cat: Daily Calorie Needs

How Much Should I Feed My Cat: Daily Calorie Needs

Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 2013 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), almost 53% of dogs and 58% of cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Perhaps even worse, 17% of all dogs and a whopping 26% of all cats are considered obese. Stu... »

Dear Tabby, My cat keeps getting stuck in high places!

Dear Tabby, My cat keeps getting stuck in high places!

Dear Tabby,   My cat Whiskers loves to climb on things, the higher the better. He climbs telephone poles, trees and even the rain gutter. Unfortunately, he can’t always climb down safely. Short of keeping him in the house, what should I do?   Whiskers Mom   Dear Mom,   Havi... »

Preventing Diabetes in Cats

Preventing Diabetes in Cats

An astounding 1 in 250 cats are diagnosed with diabetes.   Diabetes results from a decrease in the insulin secretion from the pancreas and/or a decrease in the action of insulin, a hormone required for metabolizing carbohydrates. Most cats have Type 2 diabetes where the cat secretes insulin, bu... »

Domesticating the Cat – Is it Possible?

Domesticating the Cat – Is it Possible?

I read a few interesting news stories this week on why cats are less domesticated than dogs.   The stories report on recent research at Washington University School of Medicine. The scientists compared cat genomes of domesticate cats with wild cats. They didn’t find much of a difference a... »

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Guest Post from: Dr.Eloise Bright   Currently there is some amazing technology available to help with pet care. Today Dr. Eloise Bright from Love That Pet discusses whether an automatic pet feeder can help those cats struggling with their growing waistline.   As a vet I have my concerns ab... »

This Is How Cats See the World

This Is How Cats See the World

On our sister site, SlimDoggy, we’ve written about a dog’s vision and how it differed from humans. I wondered whether a cat’s vision differed from human’s also, so I did a little digging. I found this interesting article on cat’s vision and their view of the world: &nbs... »

The Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation enhances the relationship between cats and humans by fostering improvements in feline health through research and education. Winn has funded over $4.8 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide.   Since its start in 2007, Cat He... »

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