If your dog happens to be fat or obese, the problem is not only with your dog’s looks; extra weight also leaves a significant, negative imprint on your dog’s health. What’s worrying, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, is that more than half of the dogs in the United States are obese or fat. The good thing is that you have the power to change the situation.
Our colleague veterinarian recently asked for Maris’ opinion as a cat behaviorist because she was invited to sell cat toilet training kits in her clinic. She already had her doubts and, after a short phone conversation, she was convinced. Selling toilet training kits would sure bring in some extra money, but it would not be the best for her clients and patients.Read more...
Is your cat having fun indoors? While most people agree that cats are safe indoors, one should not force a cat to live inside four walls without providing a stimulating environment. Cats need the outdoors, and, if the outdoors has become dangerous, the best part of it must come inside. In this article you are going to learn how to make your cat’s surroundings more appealing, fun, stimulating, and a closer match to life outdoors.Read more...
Dry cat food was invented by the pet industry as an alternative with longer shelf lives, lower costs of ingredients and logistics and greater convenience for cat owners. No wonder it sells well, because people are the ones who make buying choices, not cats.Read more...
In the previous article, we talked about the most common reasons why cats become overweight or obese. Some of the feedback we’ve received was in the spirit of, “So what if my cat is chubby? He isn’t gonna die because of it, right?”. Well, actually, cats do die of obesity.Read more...
Are you planning a baby (or has one already arrived), and you wonder how to keep your cat out of the crib? It definitely is a matter to which to pay attention, because, as much as we do love cats, we agree: your baby’s crib is a no-go place for your cat.
Do you have a cat who is shy? One who is timid and insecure and constantly hides under the bed? Maybe among your several cats there is one who never interacts with others? In this article, you will learn to communicate with a shy cat effectively and how to boost confidence in insecure cats.
There are many myths surrounding the field of cat nutrition, such as: your cat can receive balanced nutrition only from commercial cat foods, meat-by products are evil, and cats love to drink milk and eat fish. We will talk about milk sometime soon, but, in this article, you are going to learn why raw fish is not safe for your cat, if cats should eat tuna in oil, and finally, whether or not fish is a safe food for cats at all.
Why are cat urine stains so hard to clean? Many cats use the same corner of the room again and again, and over time the urine odor is noticeable as soon as you walk in the door. Can you ever get rid of that smell? Yes!
Grooming is a natural behavior of cats, but should a cat be licking its skin and perhaps even losing hair because of it? Of course not, that isn’t normal. In this article, you are going to learn about the most common causes of excessive grooming in cats, and several ways to prevent your cat from overgrooming itself.
If you have a cat, traveling might be a problem, no matter if you’re gone for just a couple of days or the whole summer. Not knowing what to do with your cat while on vacation may even become a reason for you to cancel your plans altogether. But it shouldn’t be that way.
Our colleague veterinarian recently asked for Maris’ opinion as a cat behaviorist because she was invited to sell cat toilet training kits in her clinic. She already had her doubts and, after a short phone conversation, she was convinced. Selling toilet training kits would sure bring in some extra money, but it would not be the best for her clients and patients.
What is the most daunting task in caring for your cat? For many cat owners, the answer is cleaning the litter box. It has to be done regularly because, if it isn’t, it can create litter box avoidance or smell badly. And don’t forget that litter box cleaning can also be hard. But does it have to be?