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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 ... »

Steps to Keep your Cat Lean and Healthy

Steps to Keep your Cat Lean and Healthy

Part 2 in our Pet Obesity Awareness Series   October 8th was Pet Obesity Awareness Day. We wrote a post that presented some of the high costs of having an overweight or obese cat. Today we outline some steps to keep your cat lean and healthy.   The decisions that you make about your cat’s ... »

Up Close & Personal: Sophie

Up Close & Personal: Sophie

If you follow SlimKitty, then you know our friend Bert (the food obsessed cat). You may not know that Bert has a cat sister named Sophie. Sophie is a real beauty, as you can see by her picture and we are lucky that she took time from her day to allow us to interview her. Without further ado, please ... »

Should I hire a pet sitter for my cat when I travel?

Should I hire a pet sitter for my cat when I travel?

Guest Post from Lindsay Stordahl of That Mutt   One of the nice thing about cats is they’re usually able to take care of themselves for a few days while their owners travel. Well, that is, if you have a normal cat who won’t eat all his food immediately like my cat Beamer. But even he does OK ho... »

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Tomorrow is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This day was created by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) to help raise awareness of both the seriousness of and the magnitude of the pet obesity problem we have in the U.S. Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 20... »

Does Dry Cat Food Cause Diabetes | Part 2

Does Dry Cat Food Cause Diabetes | Part 2

SlimKitty was fortunate to have Dr. Lorie Huston, DVM as a guest blogger. Our community mourns the sudden loss of Lorie. Her Pet Health Care Gazette was a extensive resource for all of us and she will be missed. Last week we posted Part 1 of an article Lorie wrote on feline diabetes. We thought it a... »

Mythbuster: Cats Always Land on Their Feet

Mythbuster: Cats Always Land on Their Feet

One of our favorite features on SlimDoggy is our Mythbuster feature where we take a commonly held belief and look at the true story behind it. Today, we’re going to do the same at SlimKitty and look at whether this is true or false – Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet? Judging by this com... »

SlimKitty | Selfie Sunday

SlimKitty | Selfie Sunday

Rosie – Sunday Selfie   »

SlimKitty Up Close & Personal: Cosmo

SlimKitty Up Close & Personal: Cosmo

Today we introduce another of our cat friends from Keep The Tail Wagging: Here’s COSMO   1. How did you get your name? Kimberly says that when I was a kitten, I would race into a room and slide across the floor; it reminded her of the character Cosmo Kramer on Seinfield. She wasn’t ... »

SlimKitty Up Close & Personal: Oreo

SlimKitty Up Close & Personal: Oreo

Today, we continue our Up Close & Personal series with OREO. Oreo is the new kitty sister of our friend Boo who we meet a last week and kitty sister to Buddy & Watson from Collarific Bandanas.   How did you get your name? My rescue group named me Maggie, but it sounded too much like m... »

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