"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 Why Are My Cats Ears Hot? Is This an Emergency?
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 … [Read more...] about What Is Cat Grass? Is It Different Than Regular Grass?
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 started drooling anytime I pet him I … [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?
It's not surprising that cats, like humans, like to stay in warm and cozy places. It's a means for survival, especially on those days where the air gets a bit crisper and those where the wind really bites. That being said, on cold nights you can definitely catch our kitten, Kalista, hiding in our laundry and laundry baskets. Warmth, however, is just one explanation for … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Sleep in Laundry Baskets? Do Cats like Dirty Clothes? Does It Mean My Cat Loves Me?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, It can be hard to receive news that your little one is sick, especially if you've recently adopted them. While diagnosis can be scary and often earth-shattering it doesn't have to be that way. One very common diagnoses for cats is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV for short) or often referred to as "Feline AIDS." WHAT IS FIV? FIV is a … [Read more...] about What Is FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) or Feline AIDS? What Can I Do to Help My Cat?
Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers, If you've ever been around cats, I'm sure you've experienced a situation where your cat meows at a closed door incessantly or tries to reach you by pawing under the door. Let me tell you, in our household, it seems like Kalista just can't get enough of us and we can't seem to get even a few minutes of privacy. As soon as she hears a … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Hate Closed Doors? Why Won’t My Cat Stop Meowing?
Over the years, we've noticed that our cats like to spend lots of time with us whenever we're sick. Our cats sleeping with us when we're sick isn't shocking because our cats almost always sleep with us, but when we're sick they never leave our side! On a regular day, I would say that each of our cats spends between 1-2 hours sleeping intermittently in our laps. The time … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Sleep on Me When I’m Sick? Does My Cat Know I’m Feeling Ill?
Do you ever feel like your cat is stalking you? Does your cat follow you around the house and sit in your spot every time you leave it? I remember when I first got our cat, Walker, he used to sit in my mom's cat every time she would get up. She would yell at me saying, "John, look at what your cat is doing! He's always taking my spot!" As you could probably guess, … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Always Sit in the Spot I Just Left? Why Does My Cat Always Follow Me?