The diagnosis of diabetes in veterinary medicine is widespread and climbing. It affects both cats and dogs: in the United States, one in 400 dogs and one in 150 cats are affected. Results are similar in the UK and Australia. Even more so, numbers are climbing and there is little doubt that the cause is our lifestyle, and the lifestyle we impose upon our pets. In this … [Read more...] about Why is diabetes so common in cats
Purring is one of the most famous sounds that cats make. After constant, loud meowing, that is. Usually, we think of purring as a sign of calmness and contentedness. But what is going on, and why do cats purr? Let’s find out! From an evolutionary perspective, purring may appear wrong on the surface. Animals need to survive. To survive means to find food and not to become … [Read more...] about Why do cats purr?
Safety first! Before even your kitten arrives home, you should re-evaluate and kitten proof your home. We know, it's a bit of a trap, because reality is different from expectations. We ourselves previously have had overlooked several things for a simple reason than a kitten in our mind was larger than it actually was. That ting gap between wall and fridge had to be blocked, … [Read more...] about Is your house safe enough for your kitten or adult cat?
When you adopt or buy a kitten, you want to pick a good one. Foremost, you want to check if the kitten is healthy. Is it possible to do so without bringing a vet with you? It certainly is, but you have to pay close attention and know what to look for. Remember, there is no guarantee that a cat will grow up healthy or be a show winner. However, the kitten must be well at … [Read more...] about How to choose a healthy kitten
Have you decided you want a cat in your life? We already discussed good places to get a kitten, however, have you considered adopting an adult cat? There are several advantages to choosing an adult cat, as you will see in the list below. At the same time, getting a kitten is the obvious choice for most cat owners. Let's find out which is better: getting a kitten or an … [Read more...] about Adult cat vs kitten: things to consider when getting a cat
Male tortoiseshell and calico cats are rare. They are extremely rare, at the same time, not everyone is aware of it. We have a female tortie cat, but because of her decent body size, many of our visitors often assume it's a boy. One of our friends even has nicknamed her Mr. Tom. However, her name is Jersey, and she's a girl, just as all tortoiseshell cats are female. Or are … [Read more...] about Why male tortoiseshell cats are rare
During walks with our dog, we are amazed at her visual performance in the dark. She is a relatively old Newfoundland and we are not confident that she can see brightly in the daylight. However, when in the woods late in the evening she always leads and drags us to places where we don't find quite comfortable. So, it got us wondering, do dogs see in the dark. We all know that … [Read more...] about Do dogs see in the dark?
Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week-old kitten and says you can take him home right after you make the payment, would you believe? Well, this isn't really a good breeder. In standard conditions, a kitten can leave its mother at 12 weeks of age; it should never leave its mother before it is 8 weeks old. Wondering … [Read more...] about At what age can a kitten leave its mother and littermates
How do you know if you are ready for a cat? Getting new furniture or just changing a carpet sometimes may be challenging, but we are talking about a living being here. Getting a pet affects both sides: the pet and the new owner. You can't throw a kitten away if it does not satisfy you, and many cats live up to 20+ years. Besides that, the cat is going to change the way … [Read more...] about Six things to ask yourself before getting your first cat
In our previous article, we encouraged you to ask several questions before making your decision to get a kitten. Hopefully, you have made up your mind and are ready. But before that, you must learn what are the places where you could get a good and healthy kitten. Are shelters right places to go, are reputable breeders only ones who can guarantee that their kittens will be … [Read more...] about Where to get a good and healthy kitten?