Cats are natural climbers and jumpers and excel at these two tasks. But how high can cats jump? Are they better than us at jumping? Let's find out. There are several studies that needed cats to perform maximum height jumps for different purposes (for example: here, here, and here) and we can extract numbers from them. With a little practice, an average cat can jump up … [Read more...] about How high can cats jump?
When answering what size litter box does a cat need, most sources use statements like, “it depends on your cat’s preferences,” “it depends on your cat’s size,” “the larger, the better if you're to avoid litter box problems”, and similar. Of course, they are right, it does depend on many things, yet there is also a straightforward approach. In most cases, the desired … [Read more...] about What size litter box does your cat need?
There is no doubt that cats do recognize us, their owners. You've likely noticed that cats greet and have different attitudes towards certain family members. They also tend to beg food from the exact person who is in charge of feeding them and no one else. Many cats are fearful of people in general, except their owners. Besides, cat owners, without doubt, experience all … [Read more...] about How do cats recognize their owners
One of the most common problems, when we suggest that people switch their cat to wet food, is that their cats don’t like it. Cats who have been eating dry food their whole life may be like: “Are you serious? What is that? Bring back my kibbles!” Many cats are very loyal to their current food brand and will not even look at anything else. Familiar? This may be … [Read more...] about How to switch cat food to a new type or brand
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