Halloween Safety Tips for your Cats

It’s a busy time for poison control centres. The Pet Poison Helpline sees a 12% increase in calls during the week of Halloween, mostly from pets ingesting candy or decorations. This week may be a fun feast for the senses for you but it’s a danger buffet for your cats and dogs. But there are many ways Read More …

Is Your Cat’s Weight Making Them Depressed?

How linked is a cat’s weight to their mood? If they’re not eating and losing weight, depression could be just one of many medical causes you should discuss with your vet, but I’m thinking of the typical “fat cat,” the Garfield-type we normally associate with self-indulgent, cuddly cats. If you saw 6 Steps to Help Your Read More …

Should You Adopt an Older Cat?

Should you adopt an older cat? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Shelters are overflowing with older cats in need of a loving home. There are many reasons to adopt an older cat, but this story is about just one special guy who will make you think twice if you have your heart set on a Read More …

6 Steps To Help Your Cats Get Along

So you followed all the steps in introducing them to each other but you still can’t get your cats to get along weeks, months, or even years later? Before I get to some solutions, let me tell you that it hasn’t been an easy road around here either. The History Shorty enjoyed Kodi’s aggressive antics as Read More …

10 Do’s & Don’ts of Cat Litter

Cat litter is a controversial topic. In 2012, 2.4 million tons of clay were mined in the US just for cat litter so that up to 96 million American kitties can drench it in pee and poop to dump a total of 4.5 million tons of waste back into the environment and landfills every year. Flushing the flushable kind causes plumbing problems and Read More …

How to Take Great Pictures of Your Black Cat

“How do you get such beautiful pictures of Shorty? My pictures of my black cat turn out like black blobs!” It’s a common frustration of owners of black cats: how to take great pictures of them so look as beautifully in photograph as they are in 3D reality? We can see with our own eyes that Read More …

How to Get Your Cat to Stop Scratching the Furniture

It’s responsible for arguments, relationship problems, anxiety, misunderstandings, and why so many people get their cats declawed: cats scratching the furniture. Contrary to what you may think, they don’t do it to annoy you. Cats need to scratch in order to remove the outer layer of their claws, but also to play, mark their territory, exercise, stretch. Read More …