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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... »

Nine Myths About Black Cats

Nine Myths About Black Cats

This Halloween, we thought it might be wise to help dispel some of the myths surrounding black cats or any cats for that matter. We found a great article offered by the RSPCA (UK’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) that busts nine of those myths. Here’s the cat myth... »

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Do you think cats purr when they are happy and content? Well, you would be right, but they also purr when they are in pain. But WHY do cats purr, where does that sound come from?   According to Pamela Johnson Bennett, author of Why Cats Purr? .   “The theory that experts now believe ... »

Does Dry Cat Food Really Cause Feline Diabetes? Part 1

Does Dry Cat Food Really Cause Feline Diabetes? Part 1

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   Part 1 of a two-part article. The link between food and feline diabetes is a subject that we’ve talked about before but it keeps coming up so I think it’s a good idea to revisit the subject.   One of the concerns surrounding dry ... »

How long do cats live?

How long do cats live?

We’ve written about dog longevity on SlimDoggy and provided charts on expected lifespans. In dogs it varies greatly depending on the breed, with larger dogs tending to have shorter life spans than smaller dogs in general. The average life span of a cat is 12-15 years. But just like with their ... »

Bert – The Slimmed Down Version

Bert – The Slimmed Down Version

Guest Post: Emma, MyGBGV Life   Life with Bert is never dull and when it comes to food and his weight, it is a 24/7/365 battle. Bert is obsessed with eating. The cat doesn’t even bother chewing, if possible he just swallows his food so he can eat faster. He not only steals from the other cat, h... »

Pet Food Labels Explained Part 1

Pet Food Labels Explained Part 1

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   Pet food labels can be really confusing. With all of the government regulations you would think that it would be as easy as reading a human food label, but it isn’t. How can you choose a good food for your pet? This post is the first of 2 posts tha... »

How to take your cat outside safely

How to take your cat outside safely

Guest Post from Maggie Marton author of OhMyDogBlog.com.   Before I get into sharing our strategies for taking Newt outside, let me start this post with a quick disclaimer: I know there is a wide and varied spectrum of opinion about whether cats should or shouldn’t go outdoors. Personally, I be... »

How two lifelong, committed dog people – and their three dogs – ended up with a cat named Newt

How two lifelong, committed dog people – and their three dogs – ended up with a cat named Newt

Guest Post from Maggie Marton author of OhMyDogBlog.com.   My husband, John, spent most of his life afraid of cats. When he took a job in Louisiana, he moved down months before I could follow with our three dogs. He found an apartment, settled in, and started his new job.   Then, one night... »

Do Cats Smile?

Do Cats Smile?

Dear Tabby, We always see lots of posts about dogs smiling or laughing. But what about cats – do they smile?   Smiler   Dear Smiler, Good question. Since we don’t have a lot of experience with cats, we looked to the internet for some evidence. We found a lot of Grumpy Cats̷... »

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