In one week alone, eight cats were injured after falling from high rises when warming weather in 2015 resulted in more people leaving their windows open. In fact, cats fall from windows so often that veterinarians have given it a name: “High-Rise Syndrome.”
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The common theory is that cats are just picky about food.
They turn their noses at their bowls for no other reason than to drive their people to an early grave or insanity — or both. If you’ve ever dealt with a cat that seemingly refuses to eat, it’s easy to feel like their only pleasure in life is to psychologically torture you and waste all of that expensive food you were sure they’d love.
And you are certainly not alone in feeling a little crazed and helpless sometimes. As for that theory about cats just being picky, it’s somewhat true, but there’s a whole lot of nuance.Read More
Nearly one in five lost pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, according to the ASPCA. Considering 4th of July fireworks and the uptick in summer thunderstorms, it’s no wonder that summer is the time of year we all start to notice more lost cat posters adorning neighborhood poles and street signs.
Add in the fact that cats tend to spend more time outside in the summer months along with the increased likelihood that something will spook them, and it all equates to an unfortunate flight risk.
If you’ve ever had any concerns about mosquitoes, know that this year (2017) is expected to be a doozy — and it’s probably only going to get worse from here. But did you know that mosquitoes and heartworms are intimately linked? What’s more, a single mosquito carrying a single worm is all it could take to result in serious health problems for your cat.
The 2017 mosquito season, fueled by a historically warm and rainy year, is anticipated to be worse than years past and the future outlook is about the same, with experts predicting ongoing mosquito-friendly weather conditions. Just look at articles like “Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse” for a glimpse of what’s to come.Read More
Rising temperatures mean rising health and safety risks for our pets. You’re likely (hopefully) to be seeing lots of warnings regarding the dangers of heat and cars for dogs, but you may be wondering if your cats are at risk of heat stroke.
The answer is a firm yes(ish).Read More
Cranberry products — are they good for pets?
Go to many of the popular pet blogs or pet supply stores these days and you’re likely to see cranberry-containing products touted and marketed with terms such as “urinary health” or “urinary care." But what’s the real deal with cranberry—is it really a “cure all” for your cat or dog’s urinary issues? Or does cranberry just have a good publicity agent? Let’s cut through the clutter (and fancy marketing terms) and explore the truth about the benefits of cranberry to urinary tract health for cats and dogs.Read More
What is catnip?
Though many cat owners are aware of catnip (sometimes called catmint), they don’t actually know what it is. So I thought I’d take a second to “pull back the curtain” and also share a couple of great uses for catnip with you.Read More
Does your cat have enough litter boxes?
Litter boxes are like good friends… you can never have too many of them. Well… maybe you could have too many litter boxes for your taste, but not for your cat's.Read More
Do You Have A Stressed Out Kitty?
The days are long. The weather’s warm. And the kids are out of school. The middle of summer is often a great time to break out of your old routine and burn off some of that pent-up stress. But for most of our feline friends, routine is everything. And all these conditions that sound so ideal for you, can have quite the opposite effect on your cat. Heat, travel, and increased house traffic (especially younger children) can all lead to increasing their anxiety and stress levels. And a stressed cat can easily become an unhealthy cat.Read More