Feeling anxious and stressed? Your cat can help; spending time with your cat can benefit you emotionally. Research shows that spending time with your cat can reduce their owner’s heart rate and lower their systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In fact, “a study by the University of Minnesota found that cat owners are 30 percent less likely to die from a heart attack'”.
These are foods that cats should never eat and why.
Dairy foods such as milk, cream, or cheese
Despite the pop-culture image of a cat lapping up a bowl of milk or cream – cats are actually lactose intolerant after they are weaned. They can only occasionally partake and you should be warned that it could be followed by gas and diarrhea. [Read more…]
The summer heat can be brutal for you, but what about your cat? When the temperature soars, your cat is at risk for experiencing similar reactions as a human would, including dehydration and heatstroke. These are both severe conditions that can cause illness or death. That is why it is crucial to make sure your cat stays cool during hot temperatures during the summer. [Read more…]
We all know that a bad storm can put your cat on edge. Let’s talk about how and why different types of weather can affect your cat’s mood and behavior.
Noise is one of the main reasons your cats and kittens will freak out when a storm comes. All of the heavy rain, thunder, lightning, and high winds can cause a lot of scary noise. Cats have hyper-sensitive hearing and are good at pinpointing the direction they are coming. However, it can be overwhelming, especially if they are indoors and cannot quite see what is going on. Storms give your kitty anxiety and put them in a very fearful mood.
Cats hate getting wet, mainly because wet fur is very uncomfortable and takes forever to dry. Wet fur is heavy and makes it harder for a cat to naturally move around or run in the case of bad weather! Some cats enjoy playing with water but will stay clear of a rainstorm. [Read more…]