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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... »

Does Your Cat Like You?

Does Your Cat Like You?

It’s easy to tell whether your dog loves you – they are pretty demonstrative. But cats are not – they can be loners and they can be standoffish – they can even be grouchy cat…   So how can you tell if your cat likes you – what does their behavior tell you? &n... »

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... »

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... »

How Old is My Cat?

How Old is My Cat?

Both cats and dogs age differently than humans. It used to be said that a dog aged seven years for each human year. That’s not exactly true as dogs age much more rapidly in their early years. The same is true for cats. The following provides a good guideline for estimating your cat’s age... »

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... »

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... »

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Cats certainly aren’t the only mammal with whiskers, hamsters, rats, dogs, even some sea mammals such as seals and manatee have whiskers. They are called Vibrissae (derived from the Latin “vibrio” meaning to vibrate) and aid the cat in sensing their surroundings. They are highly se... »

Dietary  Diseases in Cats

Dietary Diseases in Cats

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   There are a variety of diseases seen in cats that are strongly related to diet. These are a few of the most common. Feline urologic syndrome (FUS). Also commonly known as feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), diet is a major con... »

Nutritional Supplements to Boost Immunity in Cats – Do They Work?

Nutritional Supplements to Boost Immunity in Cats – Do They Work?

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   Many cat owners use various supplements to help boost their cat’s immune system, believing that boosting the immune system can be quite effective in keeping their cat healthy. I often recommend products such as fish oil or other sourc... »