Non-clumping clay cat litter, often referred as an absorbing litter, is the oldest commercial cat litter on the market. It was invented back in the late 1940s, and due to its great absorption capabilities compared to sand or ash, which were the alternatives back then, it gained in popularity quite rapidly.
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...
Do you have a fearful cat? It’s natural to be afraid—it’s what keeps us alive—but problems arise when fear is expressed too often or if your cat is scared of objects that are not life-threatening. In this article, we are going to focus mainly on how to calm a scared cat.
Transitioning an outdoor cat to become an indoor cat is not as hard as many think. We have previously said that indoor life is much safer, but is that kind of lifestyle suitable for any cat? At some point, with all the meowing, sneaking around, and even spraying urine, it may seem your cat will never adapt to life indoors. That is not true!
Earlier, we talked about the possible actions to take if your cat does not drink enough water, as well as how to avoid and treat dehydration in cats. A less common (but still dangerous) situation occurs when a cat begins to drink more water, but this additional drinking goes unnoticed by the cat’s owner. Do YOU know how much water your cat drinks?
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?
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?