EVERYDAY CAT CARE

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How Not to Pick Up an Uncooperative Cat

A cat who is a new mother may sometimes gently carry one of her kittens by the scruff of the neck to move him...

When Fur Flies

Cats in the wild do a lot of shedding all year round but with seasonal peaks — once during warmer weather and once when...

Dental Care for the Older Cat

There’s never an age at which you can stop caring for your cat’s teeth. If anything, dental health becomes even more important for an...

Feline Fun With Toilet Paper Rolls

Switching out your cat’s toys frequently doesn’t always have to mean purchasing them. You can make his day a lot more interesting if you...

Judging a Cat by Its Cover

A number of years ago, psychology researchers asked almost 200 people to assign personality traits to their cats. Among the choices: aloof, bold, calm,...

Dear Doctor: Safe to clean the cat carrier with bleach?

Q. We have had a wicker cat carrier in the garage for many years and now wish to use it for a kitten we...
A White Cats Paw Lies On A Soft Red Blanket. You Can Clearly See

About That “Extra” Pad On Each of Your Cat’s Front Paws

In back of the small pads on the bottoms of your cat’s front toes, and also well behind the larger pad that sits just...

Have You Bought Your Cat a Toy Lately?

You attached a feather to a string for your cat to chase as you dragged it along the floor, but she didn’t go for...

Dear Doctor: Ear Mites

Q. I acquired a kitten a couple of weeks ago, and she has been scratching at her ears like crazy with her hind paws....
Cat Paws

Take Good Care Of Your Cat’s Paws: 5 Easy Steps

You know to keep your cat’s nails trimmed because otherwise they could curve into the paw pad and cause both pain and infection. But...

Veterinary Visits By Video

Back in December 2019, before anyone had ever heard the term “social distancing,” telemedicine remained largely at the margins of veterinary care. The concept...

Yes, You Really Can Train Your Cat

While cat owners know their pets are bonded to them, felines are often thought of as uninterested in collaborating with people. It’s believed all...