Exercise

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

SlimDoggy Jack is not a big jumper. He weighs 80lbs and can barely get all four feet off the ground at once. But cats have a natural jumping ability and can jump up to five or six times their body length. World record for human vertical jump is 60″, on a 5′ tall person that is only 1X bo... »

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Can Automatic Cat Feeders Help Your Cat Lose Weight?

Guest Post from: Dr.Eloise Bright   Currently there is some amazing technology available to help with pet care. Today Dr. Eloise Bright from Love That Pet discusses whether an automatic pet feeder can help those cats struggling with their growing waistline.   As a vet I have my concerns ab... »

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

When cats explore, they are always watching out for a potential hiding space. The experience of jumping out from or sliding into a box resonates with their instinct to find protected spaces where they are able to see their environment without being seen. Providing boxes and other similar confined sp... »

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 ... »

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... »

Cats and Dogs: Mixed Species Households and Weight Control

Cats and Dogs: Mixed Species Households and Weight Control

Guest Post from Maggie Marton author of OhMyDogBlog.com.   Part 2: The Story of Newt. Read Part 1 here.   Before Newt, neither my husband John nor I had ever had a cat. Between the two of us, our cat knowledge was zilch. Everything with Newt was a learning experience, but none more so than... »

Dear Tabby: Is My Cat Fat?

Dear Tabby: Is My Cat Fat?

Dear Tabby, I have a 4 year old cat that we rescued about 2 years ago. She’s a sweet cat, named Sarah, but I think she is overweight. We’ve never had cats before, but my aunt did and she would just put a big bowl of food out for her cats everyday. We do that for Sarah, but she eats it al... »

SlimKitty Friend: Samantha Part 2 – Losing Weight

SlimKitty Friend: Samantha Part 2 – Losing Weight

Note from Editor: We are adding Samantha’s story to the FitDog Friday Blog Hop today…yes we know it’s about a cat, not a dog, but it’s about getting your cat fit and part of the solution is a dog – so we made an editorial decision that it “fits” in FitDog Fr... »

SlimKitty cat exercise

6 Tips for Exercising an Indoor Cat

Many of you have indoor cats and find it hard to exercise them fully. Getting the proper amount of exercise is just as important for your cat as it is for yourself or your dog.   Here’s a great list from SheKnows.com of tips and ideas for exercising an indoor cat.   What tips can you... »

Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

Fat Cats: Questions and Answers for Getting Your Tubby Tabby Back into Shape

Are you one of those cat owners who has let their cat get fat? We know it’s hard to exercise a cat, most of them won’t go play fetch with you or for a run in the park. But there are ways to exercise your cat. Visit your local pet store and you will see tons of different cat toys – ... »

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