CAT OWNERSHIP

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...

Should Your Next Cat Be a Senior Citizen?

It’s hard to resist the adorable friskiness of a kitten. Furthermore, what infuses a home with good feelings better than a new life? People...

Dear Doctor: No mascara for kitty

Q. I’ve noticed that my cat doesn’t have eyelashes. Does that mean she’s at greater risk than other cats of getting dirt in her...

A Second Cat For Your Home?

It’s no secret that cat adoptions have soared during the pandemic, especially in its early months. Of course, if you’re reading Tufts Catnip, you...

Safe Travels!

You have to take your cat to the vet’s office, so you put her in her carrier, place it on the back seat, and...
It’s often more of a cat nap than a deep sleep.

Is Your Cat Sleeping Too Much?

A number of our clients have expressed concern that their cat sleeps too much. They worry all that sleep means their pet’s health is...
A cat is more than 95 percent tiger, genetically speaking.

6 Cat Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know…

A house cat is genetically 95.6 percent tiger. Cats can run up to about 30 miles per hour (but only over short distances). ...

How Long Can a Cat Live?

Imagine getting a cat when you’re 20 and having the pet until you’re 52. That’s just what happened to Michelle Heritage of Exeter, England....

Halloween Costume for Kitty?

Very soon youre going to start seeing adorable pictures of cats in costumes popping up on Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere. We understand the appeal. But the appeal is really for people, not cats, so were not big fans of dressing up your pet. Along with objecting to having something pulled over their heads and wrapped around their necks, a lot of cats simply are afraid of being dressed in a costume. Some will even stop moving when dressed; they crouch down and freeze in place because they dont know what theyre supposed to do or how theyre supposed to move about. Why put a cat through that severe stress?

Dear Doctor: Feral cats indoors?

Q. Why does my cat stare at me and then slowly blink and look away? Is she showing disdain, or boredom with me? Judah Jensen Cleveland,...

Dear Doctor: What’s with the blinking?

Q. Why does my cat stare at me and then slowly blink and look away? Is she showing disdain, or boredom with me? Judah Jensen Cleveland,...

5 Cat Facts That Aren’t

You know the cat doesn’t really have anyone’s tongue, nor does it have nine lives. (Leave it to a line in Shakespeare’s Romeo and...