CAT OWNERSHIP

Cat Color Code

You know what a tuxedo cat is — a black cat with white on its belly, paws, and sometimes its face. But do you know what a “Van” is? Or a “Harlequin” or “Mackerel?” Here’s a rundown of just some of the terms that describe various cat coloring. Harlequin. A mostly white cat. Van. A […]
If a cat stops using his favorite scratching post, it may mean he’s in pain.

Old Cats: Three Vet Visits Yearly

If your cat is older than 15, you should be taking him to the veterinarian for a wellness exam not twice a year but...
TRIXIE Fun Board

Feeding By Food Puzzle

You do your best to make sure your cat is pampered and enjoying the good life. But you may be overlooking her innate prey...
Whatever you do, don’t tell your child you had to “put the cat to sleep.” That could make him scared for himself come bedtime.

An End-of-Life Toolkit

Should other animals in the home be present for the euthanasia of a cat or see the deceased cat’s body one last time? This...
They may look creepy, but they’re delightful.

Werewolf Cats: Not Just for Full Moons

There’s nothing scary about werewolf cats, a rare breed whose moniker is attributable to their sometimes hairless faces surrounded by tufts of fur. In...
It’s actually better if you just keep the cat out of the room.

If You Think You Find the Home Renovation Stressful…

Home improvement projects have been steadily increasing. Even during the pandemic, the surge continued and actually accelerated in some locales. It’s understandable. As people...
Senior Woman and her Pet Cat

Q. Can the cat move into the senior living facility, too?

Q. At age 87, my mother simply cannot live on her own anymore, and she has agreed that she’d be better off in a...
If the banana is overripe, he may recoil.

Household Odors Your Cat Doesn’t Like

The uplifting scent of flowers, the rejuvenating odor of lemon, or the kitchen-cozy aroma of cinnamon may seem the perfect note to add to...
A White Cat Sits On The Balcony Of An Apartment Building And Loo

During the Dog Days of Summer, Cats Fall from Windows

Veterinary practices report that during the summer months, they see significantly more cats who have injured themselves falling out of windows. These emergencies occur...
No need to put on a fan. He will find a shady spot to keep cool.

How Warm Is Too Warm?

Cats are okay with indoor temperatures significantly higher than what we might like, even though fur usually covers their entire bodies. Some may even...
No one wants to relinquish a cat to a shelter, but sometimes it’s the best thing.

Stigma-Free Pet Surrender

As recently as the 1980s and 1990s, there was a prevailing notion among animal advocates that people who gave up their pets were acting...
If he balks at using the litter box, it may be the litter that she objects to.

Litter Box Don’ts

If you want your cat to maintain good litter box habits, here are a few things not to do.Don’t put the litter box in...