Your Cat Wants to Kill You?

If you’ve been watching the headlines lately, you’ll be convinced your cat wants to kill you. USA Today and The Telegraph are among big publications that pounced on this study recently that compared the personality traits of domestic cats to clouded leopards, snow leopards, African lions, and Scottish wildcats. The researchers unexpectedly found that certain personality factors were shared Read More …

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 …

How Much Should Your Cat Weigh?

Let’s get to the bad news right away. The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) estimates that 58% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s 55 million fat cats sprawled in the sun, sleeping on our sofas, and parked next to the food bowl increasing their chances of type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high Read More …