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…]
Have you ever noticed your cat “kneading” with its paws? It sort of looks like they are about to make biscuits with this prevalent cat behavior.
What is cat kneading?
You may notice your cat making this rhythmic motion called kneading. Usually, they do this on something soft such as their bed, a pillow, the coach, a blanket, or perhaps your lap? Cat kneading is not something every cat does, but the ones that do create a pushing motion with their paws. [Read more…]
If you are a cat lover, chances are a few more people in your life are too! Whether you are looking to find the purr-fect gift to spoil your favorite cat lover or want to spoil yourself – these a sure to delight. [Read more…]
Each year during June is considered “kitten season,” and most of these adorable kitties end up in animal shelters. The American Humane celebrates June as Adopt-A-Cat Month to encourage people to adopt kittens and cats in animal shelters. Unfortunately, millions of cats are living in shelters right now. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has considerably decreased the foot traffic, funding, and supplies that covers have made it even harder to find these vulnerable cats their forever homes.
2021 is the 46th year of the American Humane’s “Adopt-A-Cat Month,” and they help you find all the resources you need to add a kitten or cat to your family. It is a sad statistic, but the reality is 70% of cats that go into American shelters are never adopted and are euthanized – according to the ASPCA, that equals 860,000 cats per year. Adopting a cat is saving a life. [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…]