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How much do cats sleep

How much do cats sleep

Both cats and dogs sleep a lot, I mean A LOT. The average adult cats sleeps about 16 hours per day, a kitten and senior cat even more. In order to understand sleep behavior in cats you need to know a few things: Wild cats have few known predators which affords them the ability to nap often. Even dom... »

Preventing Diabetes in Cats

Preventing Diabetes in Cats

An astounding 1 in 250 cats are diagnosed with diabetes.   Diabetes results from a decrease in the insulin secretion from the pancreas and/or a decrease in the action of insulin, a hormone required for metabolizing carbohydrates. Most cats have Type 2 diabetes where the cat secretes insulin, bu... »

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... »

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... »

The Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation

The Winn Feline Foundation enhances the relationship between cats and humans by fostering improvements in feline health through research and education. Winn has funded over $4.8 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide.   Since its start in 2007, Cat He... »

Why Your Cat Thinks You’re a Huge, Unpredictable Ape

Why Your Cat Thinks You’re a Huge, Unpredictable Ape

I recently read an article with the above title in WIRED magazine.   The author interviewed veterinarian, Dr. Buffington regarding his research into interstitial cystitis, a painful and chronic inflammation of feline bladder tissue. His findings point to stress as a major culprit in the conditi... »

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... »

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Dear Tabby, Why Do Cats Purr?

Do you think cats purr when they are happy and content? Well, you would be right, but they also purr when they are in pain. But WHY do cats purr, where does that sound come from?   According to Pamela Johnson Bennett, author of Why Cats Purr? .   “The theory that experts now believe ... »

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 ... »

Should I hire a pet sitter for my cat when I travel?

Should I hire a pet sitter for my cat when I travel?

Guest Post from Lindsay Stordahl of That Mutt   One of the nice thing about cats is they’re usually able to take care of themselves for a few days while their owners travel. Well, that is, if you have a normal cat who won’t eat all his food immediately like my cat Beamer. But even he does OK ho... »

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