Health

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 ... »

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... »

3 Reasons Cats Resist Switching to Healthy Food

3 Reasons Cats Resist Switching to Healthy Food

Almost every cat owner has experienced it. You find out about a healthier type of cat food, purchase it, and excitedly give it to your cat. Then the cat just stares at you like “what on earth is this? Where is my food?” You try it a few more times and feel completely baffled. Why wouldn’t your... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Skin Parasites

SlimKitty Health Check: Skin Parasites

Next up in our SlimKitty Health Check Series are skin parasites. Since we covered the most common, fleas & ticks in our SlimDoggy series, I will refer you to that post. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for your cat will be similar.   There are a couple of skin parasites you are more like... »

What To Do If You Have Cat Allergies

What To Do If You Have Cat Allergies

I have to admit, I’ve never had a cat mainly because I have pretty severe cat allergies – much worse than my dog allergies I had when I was a kid. My dog allergies are pretty much gone now, but my cat allergies are still pretty strong. I remember once, several years ago now, we went to v... »

Essential Amino Acids for your Cat

Essential Amino Acids for your Cat

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   The ingredients in your cat’s food could be more important to your cat’s health than you think. A cat’s body uses the foods he/she eats for energy and to create and replace cells within the body. Essential amino acids are critical... »

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