CAT OWNERSHIP

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 irresponsibly. A number of studies suggested that people relinquished their cats largely because of behavior problems, and that if they just stuck it out and tended to the issues more conscientiously, […]
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 a high-traffic area. Cats, like people, prefer a little privacy when they are going to the “bathroom.” They may not want the litter box as far away as the basement […]
Some of Cypress’s million-plus cats lounging in a courtyard.

The Place Where Cats Outnumber People

The Greek island of Cypress has 1.2 million people, but 1.5 million cats! It is believed that cats first arrived on the island in large numbers in 328 AD. Helena of Constantinople sent over 1,000 of them in two boatloads to deal with an infestation of snakes; the venomous animals were interfering with the construction […]
Yup, cats can be taught to do this — and enjoy it!

Agility Training

We’ve all seen footage of dogs navigating agility courses — walking figure eights around cones, jumping over obstacles, flying through hoops, and cooperating with...
Newborn kittens can’t hold their body heat. Their mothers curl around them to keep them warm.

What to Expect When Your Cat Is Expecting

Breeders, people who have taken in a stray who has not been spayed, and those who tend to feral cat colonies may all find...

Declawing Banned from Certified Cat-Friendly Veterinary Practices

It’s official. The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has banned the elective declawing of cats in veterinary offices that receive certification as cat...
She may actually be trying to groom you.

Love Bites, Or Just Bites?

You are gently stroking your cat, and she is clearly enjoying it, when out of nowhere she begins biting you. The bites are not...
Without health insurance for your cat, expect to part with lots of $100 bills over the course of his lifetime.

Why You Should Buy Pet Health Insurance — and How to Choose a Policy

Imagine a member of your household needing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to help diagnose a certain condition so the doctor can be sure of...
St. Louis is one of America’s top 10 cat-friendly cities.

The Most Cat-Friendly Cities in America

It’s official. Birmingham, Alabama, is the cat-friendliest city in the U.S. A website that rates pet products, PetListed.com, made the finding when it evaluated...
She’s enjoying it, yes, but the moment she tells you she’s done, let her go.

The Key to Good Petting: High Frequency, Low Intensity

Perhaps after a day of work or chores you are finally ready to enjoy some down time with your cat and look forward to...
What if the food you fed your cat made you less allergic to her?

Can Cat Food Be Formulated to Make Us Less Allergic to Our Feline Friends?

Imagine if the food we fed our cats could make us less allergic to them. It may sound far-fetched, but at least one company...