Increased activity, no doubt, is the single most effective method to treat dog behavior problems. But what does this really mean? Do I have to play with my dog, talk to him, go to the zoo with him? How often should I do it?
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...
Spaying or neutering a cat seems a very responsible step for pet owners to take, and pet owners are increasingly viewing this surgery as an obvious thing to do. That’s good.
But have you ever wondered whether there are two sides to the story? In this article, you are going to learn not only the benefits of spaying or neutering cats but the disadvantages as well.Read more...
Does your daily schedule look like this: “Wake up, have breakfast, work, work, make dinner, do the laundry, watch TV, put kids to sleep, have fun, shower, brush teeth… oh shoot, I forgot to play with my cat. Okay, I’ll do it tomorrow… Wake up, have breakfast…”Read more...
Recently, we listed a number of benefits from regular playing with your cat. Most of these benefits exist because play increases your cat’s activity level. With regular physical activity, your cat’s health improves and boredom-related behavior problems fade away. But, hey, there are many ways to keep an indoor cat active.Read more...
Obesity in dogs and cats is among the most common problems in veterinary medicine. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, more than half of cats living in the United States are overweight or obese. Observation in our and our colleagues’ veterinary clinics reveal that it’s not much different here in Europe as well.
In recent weeks we talked a lot about weight loss in cats, ending our discussion with a guide for creating and managing your cat’s weight loss. But there are several more things you can do to make your cat’s diet more effective and healthy. Find out about those in this article.
Although pine pellet litter is relatively new in the commercial cat litter market, sawdust has long been used as a bedding in horse stables. Pine absorbs moisture very well and may be easily scooped out and replaced with fresh bedding/litter.
Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week old kitten and says he’s old enough to be rehomed right after you make the payment, would you believe him?
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.
Do you hate it when you pour dusty litter in a pan, and a large cloud of dust bursts into your face? We do, too. It’s irritating and makes you sneeze, cough, or at least flinch. The same thing happens when you scoop and dispose of the litter, and even when your cat digs in the litter.
The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention has released the latest results of its annual survey, and as of now, they say that “cats carry the largest share of the obesity burden with 57.6 percent of the population recorded as overweight or obese.” This is alarming, but to be totally honest, it’s not very surprising. Here are, in our opinion, four of the most important causes of obesity in cats. If you deal with these, your cat will once again be fit, thin, and healthy.