All About Cats

Tortitude: Definition, Behavior & How To Deal With It

As a veterinarian, and proud owner of a lovely little tortoiseshell cat, I’ve probably heard every warning, joke, assumption, and fact about torties that exists. In fact, when my colleagues saw the fur color of my newest little rescue, they all laughed at me! Tortoiseshell cats are known as the "divas of the cat world," due to their feisty natures,...

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Do Female Cats Get Along?

One of the big decisions cat owners have to make is which sex of cat to choose. If they decide they want more than one cat (which has many benefits), they then have to decide whether a male or a female companion would be better. This is a tricky decision and a lot does depend on the individual cats and...

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How Often Should You Brush Your Cat?

Cats often take care of their grooming themselves as they are very meticulous and hygienic animals. However, it is still good practice to brush your cat regularly especially if they have medium or long hair. This is especially important in the shedding season or if your cat isn't able to groom themselves well due to illness, lack of flexibility, or...

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10 Ways To Calm Hyperactivity In Cats

Most cat owners prefer their cats to be calm, relaxed companions, soothing us as they purr in our laps. We also want our cats to be active when appropriate, entertaining us at playtime as they run and jump around our homes. But sometimes this activity can become excessive. When a cat is meowing and vocalizing, running around at top speed,...

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10 Affordable & Eco-Friendly Cat Litter Alternatives

If you are looking for affordable and eco-friendly alternatives to clay cat litter, you are not alone. Choosing the right cat litter for you, your pet, your wallet, and the environment is an important aspect of being a responsible cat owner. Alternatives to typical clay cat litter are made from all kinds of materials, such as corn, paper, walnuts, wheat,...

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How To Safely Keep Cats Out Of A Room

Cats are well known for their inquisitive nature. They love to explore and investigate things, particularly areas within their territory—and that includes your home. However, you might want to keep your cat out of a certain room for various reasons. It could be that you don’t want your cat in the kitchen where food is prepared, or you might want...

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How To Socialize A Kitten: 6 Vet-Approved Steps

The best time to socialize a kitten is from birth, with their mother. So if you have a cat that has had a litter of kittens, well done for thinking about getting them socialized nice and early. In most cases though, by the time you get your new kitten, they might have been separated from their mom for some time,...

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Should I Talk To My Cat Through A Camera?

Have you ever wished you could talk to your cat when you’re not at home? Pet cameras are growing in popularity among pet owners who want to do just this. These systems are a great way to keep a close eye on your cat while you’re out for the day or away on vacation. Many of these camera systems come...

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Are Cats’ Noses Supposed To Be Wet?

As a veterinarian, I am commonly asked by cat owners if a dry nose means that their pet is sick. Although cats' noses are usually cool and wet, it can be normal for some perfectly healthy cats to have warm dry noses. Healthy feline noses can even vary from wet to dry several times throughout the day.   It is...

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Is Burning Incense Bad For Cats?

The sense of smell is a mystical sense, with the power to evoke strong memories and intense emotions. Using scented products in the home is a popular practice, and it is easy to light an incense stick without thinking too much about it. However, whether you use incense for meditation, to relax, or just to make your home smell nice,...

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