Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, we've noticed she has an obsession with our feet. Anytime we take off our shoes she's immediately sniffing them and sometimes we find her sleeping in our shoes throughout the day. Kalista seems to find enjoyment playing with shoelaces, sticking her full face into our shoes and kicking the shoes around the apartment. Sometimes … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats like Feet? Do They like the Smell?
There comes a time in every pet parent's life where one of their cats gets themselves in a mess. Your cat knocks over a container of food that you were trying to put away, your cat comes back extremely dirty from being outside, your cat just underwent surgery and is currently... well... incontinent. While cats are usually extremely cleanly, making sure to clean … [Read more...] about Can You Use Human Shampoo on Cats? Is It Safe?
Whether you work for a shelter, recently adopted a cat, your cat has become an elder or your cat has developed a condition that causes them to lose a lot of weight, almost everyone has been in a situation where they have had to ask how they can make a frail or skinny cat gain weight. Weight control can feel like one of the most daunting tasks to take on, especially if … [Read more...] about How Do I Make My Cat Gain Weight? What Are the Best Foods?
Since adopting our youngest cat, Kalista, no cardboard box that enters our apartment is safe. For example, we've had a box of floorboards in our living room since we moved in and Kalista has chipped at the box slowly finally exposing what the planks look like. I swear, if we didn't open our packages immediately, she would open them for us like a kid on Christmas … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Chew Cardboard Boxes? Is it Normal?
It's no secret that our youngest, Kalista, is a big attention seeker. Although Kalista is not much of a cuddler or a cat who likes to be held, she does love lots of belly rubs and every so often wants... well no... demands to sit in your lap even if you're busy working. Throughout the day Kalista will follow me around the apartment, come into a room and headbutt me. and if I … [Read more...] about My Cat Wants Too Much Attention. Is That Normal? Is It Okay?
"Wouldn't it be amazing if cats could talk?" It's something my mom always says when she can't understand what her cat, Walker, is saying. I agree with my mom, it would be really cool if cats could talk to us in our native language! Though that being said, cats are actually fairly communicative in other ways and some of these ways become fairly obvious when we take the time to … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Growl? Is My Cat Angry? Does My Cat Hate Me?
Checking your cat regularly for abnormities or illness is a great habit to get in, especially so you can establish what is normal for them and what isn't. I know a few years back we found a lesion on our cat Beau and I'm confident in saying, we wouldn't have noticed it if we didn't check/pet Beau's fur daily. I specifically remember petting Beau and feeling a bump on … [Read more...] about My Cat’s Ears Are Warm/Hot, Is Everything Okay?
Back when I used to live with my parents I used to take our cat, Walker, out for walks fairly regularly. Well, I can't really call them walks since it was pretty much me taking Walker out on a harness and him lying in the grass. I wish I had videos, but my sister would be more than happy to confirm that Walker would take a bite of grass, lye down then moments later get up walk … [Read more...] about What Is Cat Grass? Is It Different Than Regular Grass?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, Our cat, Beau, has always been a sucker for attention, which is surprising since when we found him he was a stray. Within the first few weeks of getting to know Beau, I noticed that he loved belly rubs and would often begin to drool if we rubbed his stomach for long enough. At first, I wasn't very concerned about the drool, but when Beau … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Drool When I Pet Him? Should I Ever Worry About Drool?
Ever been in a situation where the stores are closed and you're running out of cat food, but you still have some dog food left? Well, what do you do? Should you feed your cat any of the dog's food or should you try to find a recipe to cook for your cat? Which is healthier and most importantly, which is safer? Every so often I get asked what I would do in this situation, and … [Read more...] about Is It Ok for Cats to Eat Dog Food? Will It Make My Pet Sick?