10 Helpful Ways to Calm Your Cat

Article by Maura McAndrew | Found on Pet MD

Cats are something of an enigma—intelligent, sometimes inscrutable animals whose sensitivity and perceptiveness make them fascinating and lovable pets. But as most cat owners can tell you, cats are also creatures of habit and comfort. They can become stressed or scared by a range of . . . → Read More: 10 Helpful Ways to Calm Your Cat

My Cat is Perfectly Healthy: Why Should I See a Vet?

Post by Dr. Ruth MacPete, DVM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Whether healthy or not, all cats should see their veterinarian at least once a year. Why, you might ask? Why not! We go to our doctor for our regular checkups. We take our kids to their pediatrician for their well-child visits. We don’t like . . . → Read More: My Cat is Perfectly Healthy: Why Should I See a Vet?

Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some. It is performed electively to stop cats from damaging furniture, or as a means of avoiding scratches. Previous research has focused on short-term issues following surgery, such as lameness, chewing of . . . → Read More: Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats

Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

Article Found on Pet Poison Helpline

Do you have a cat in your household? Please use EXTREME caution when bringing in flowers, bouquets, and new plants into your cat-friendly household. Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result . . . → Read More: Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

Combating Cat Car Sickness

Article by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM | Found on Pet Health Network

Dogs and humans aren’t the only ones who can suffer from car sickness or motion sickness. Cats can also develop gastrointestinal distress while traveling in the car, and for some, traveling by air or boat can induce the same reaction.

Symptoms . . . → Read More: Combating Cat Car Sickness

Solving Cat Litter Box Problems

Article by Julie Edgar | Featured on Medicine Net

Cats are fastidious creatures, and nowhere is that more evident than in their litter box habits. When your cat won’t use the litter box — and at least 10% of all cats develop an elimination problem — the cause could be anything from an unclean . . . → Read More: Solving Cat Litter Box Problems

Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Article Found on CatHealth.com

Cats inside cardboard boxes . . . it’s so common that it’s become cliché. Why do cats like boxes so much?

There has been some research into this issue, and it seems likely that there are multiple reasons for cats to go crazy for cardboard boxes.

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9 Warning Signs You Should Take Your Dog to the Vet

Article by Eloise Porter | Medically Reviewed by Steve Kim, MD | Featured on Health Line

When to Worry About Your Pet

Your dog is part of the family: He’s your best friend, eats your leftovers, and accompanies you on morning walks. But your dog can’t complain, so how do . . . → Read More: 9 Warning Signs You Should Take Your Dog to the Vet

Can Cats and Christmas Trees Co-Exist?

If you have a cat, you don’t need us to tell you how challenging it can be to keep your cat out of restricted areas of the house. Cats are slinky little creatures. So, even though you have set up a nice little perimeter around the Christmas tree to keep small creatures out, cats . . . → Read More: Can Cats and Christmas Trees Co-Exist?

Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog

Article featured on Paws

It’s important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social than other cats. For example, an eight-year-old cat that has never been around other animals may never learn to share her territory (and her people) with other pets in the household. . . . → Read More: Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog