Behavior

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 –... »

Can you Teach a Cat to Play Fetch?

Can you Teach a Cat to Play Fetch?

Dear Tabby,   We have two dogs and recently rescued a cat from the shelter. We live in a farm community and was hoping for some help with the rodents! Our two dogs love to play fetch and we know it is great exercise for them. We were wondering if we can teach the cat to fetch too? She loves to ... »

Do You Consider Yourself a Cat Parent or Owner?

Do You Consider Yourself a Cat Parent or Owner?

Today’s guest post is from Denise van Lent, a Dutch biologist specializing in feline behavior.   Research shows that people have the same kind of feelings towards their dogs as for their children. Cat owners also tend to refer to themselves as “cat mom or cat dad”. As such, we subconsciou... »

Dear Tabby: Should I Declaw my Cat?

Dear Tabby: Should I Declaw my Cat?

Dear Tabby,   My cat scratches me all the time, sometimes even breaking the skin. She started to go after the furniture too – what should I do? Declaw her?   Cat Scratch Mama     Dear Mama,   Declawing is a serious procedure. It is known as Onychectomy, and is an opera... »

Cats…How Many is too Many?

Cats…How Many is too Many?

Now that’s a loaded question, isn’t it?   When does “cat lover” cross the line to “cat hoarder”? We’ve all heard and read about “crazy cat ladies”…how much truth is there to that? Aside from being offensive to females, is there such a ... »

Should you Give your Cat a Haircut?

Should you Give your Cat a Haircut?

Last week we shared a post on SlimDoggy.com about a German Shepherd who had been given what’s called a “lion’s cut” by their groomer. There was a bit of controversy because the owner was claiming she never approved the buzz cut and the groomer stating she had. Either way, the... »

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 Mythbuster | Cats Hate Water

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Cats Hate Water

It’s accepted conventional wisdom that cats hate water…but is that really true? Actually, the answer is NO. There are many cats taht actually love water as can be seen in this video. So why the belief? Well domesticated cats have developed this aversion over time and probably as a result... »

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