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... »

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... »

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... »

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