April is a time of renewal, in both the environmental and spiritual meaning. As such, it's a wonderful time to celebrate shelter cat adoption. There is nothing more rewarding that the knowledge that you have made a difference to another being. Adopting a shelter cat or rescuing a cat makes a bi
Adopting a kitten is exciting, but it comes with several responsibilities. Before you adopt one, you must understand the basics of feeding, medications, grooming, training, exercise and sleep.
Does this sound familiar...you have had a cat for a number of years, and in all the time that you have had her, she has always used her litter box. Now all of the sudden, she is going in places other than her litter box, such as on your furniture or even on clothes that happen to be lying around.
Since the pet food recalls several years ago, cat owners are more interested in high quality cat food. High quality ingredients especially proteins and few preservatives and artificial ingredients are most desirable.
Persian cats are the classiest pet someone can own, however proper care is so important.Learn how to keep your cat happy and healthy today.
While many cat breeds are popular among their aficionados, my favorite "breed," and that of many of my readers, is the so-called domestic cat, also known affectionately as moggie, alley-cat, house cat, or what is called in cat shows that include them, "household pet." You may sub
Cats often do not require food supplements.cats image by vb_photo from Fotolia.comMost cats do not need any supplementation for their diet, according to cat behaviorist Anne Moss. If they are receiving a balanced diet of a nutritious cat food, they may not need any supplements. If your...
The "cat flu" is actually caused by two different viruses that can infect a cat's upper respiratory tract--feline calicivirus (FCV) and feline herpesvirus. Both of these viruses are highly contagious, and spread easily through direct cat-to-cat interaction, or via exposed food, litter or bedding. Sy
While it is generally acknowledged that cats are safer indoors, there are situations that arise, such as neighborhood strays or feral colonies are managed by caring cat lovers. Extremely cold weather can be a killer for these cats. A reader is concerned over a young stray she's caring for but c
One day, there was a kitten that came to my door. I'm a pet lover, so when I saw that it was pretty malnourished I took care of it. I took the little kitten to my veterinarian for a check up.
Cats are usually consistent with using the litter box if it is kept clean. However; cats will start urinating elsewhere and this can eventually lead to a cat spraying problem. To prevent a cat spraying problem you should follow these guidelines.
March marks the first month of Spring, when the earth is rich with promises of things to be. Tabby cats are almost as old as Mother earth herself, and are the epitome of Catness in all its wonder and glory. This month we salute our Tabby Cat friends as the cats for March's Cat Picture Calendar
Urinary tract infections are extremely common in cats.Black Cat image by Chris Kincaid from Fotolia.comThere are many common ailments that can affect the common domestic cat. One of these is a urinary tract infection, or simply UTI. Urinary tract infections are extremely common, and in...
Many people send carnations as gifts during the holidays or for other special occasions and even more have carnations growing near their homes. While carnations are a nice gift between humans, the plants are harmful to cats. Cat owners should be aware that carnations are toxic to cats and kittens, a
Recently, I wrote an article that included several ways to "NOT" transport a cat... Well, they were ideas best not to use--especially for long trips--since one of the mentions included letting a cat have the run of the vehicle. So how do you get from here to there with a cat in tow?
Cigars, like cheese or wine, require a carefully controlled climate if they are to be stored and aged long-term. They prefer a temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, and approximately 70-percent relative humidity. If a cigar is subjected to dry air for even a short time, it can become desiccated and
One of the most rewarding aspects of living with a cat is watching him play. Gary Loewenthal, former forum host and a good friend, wrote an article on how to join in with the fun, to maximize your human-feline bond while giving kitty a good exercise workout.
The About.com Cats site has a Cat Picture of the Week feature posted on the main page each week. This gallery is starting fresh for the year 2008, and my intent is to post subsequent galleries each year. Other Cat of the Week galleries are linked here. I do not accept photos submitted directly for &
Cats love to climb, explore and scratch. Without options, cats may only exercise these behaviors on your furniture. High prices are usually the main drawback of cat furniture found at pet or department stores. You can save your money and create your own cat furniture with a little creativity, some t
Cats are often found sleeping, but when awake, they spend about a third of their time grooming. It is important, however, to observe your self-cleaning family friend, understand her behaviors and know when something is wrong.