why does my cat zig-zag ahead of me?
Questions About Cats

Why Does My Cat Try to Trip Me When I Walk?

Cats have a habit of walking in front of you, so it may appear as though your cat is trying to trip you over. The tripping is a side effect of instinctive behavior rather than any wilful intent on the part of your cat. A cat constantly underfoot wants your attention, or to herd you in a particular direction. Ensure the cat’s food and water bowls are full and its litter tray is clean. The […]

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Questions About Cats

How to Introduce a Kitten to an Older Cat

Domesticated cats are creatures of habit and routine. Your senior cat will like things exactly as they have been for years and will fear change. This means that introducing an elderly cat to a kitten can be problematic. Kittens can be a little too noisy and boisterous for an older cat’s tastes. The introduction of a senior cat to a kitten must be done gradually. Keep the two cats separate and allow them to learn […]

can apple cider vinegar hurt cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe for Cats to Drink?

Apple cider vinegar for cats is often thought of as a natural cure-all. In small, diluted doses, drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV) is safe for healthy felines. However, there are caveats to its safety and efficacy. A quarter of a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water is safe for healthy cats to drink. Never exceed this dosage in a 24-hour period. ACV can help with constipation, urinary tract infections (UTIs), respiratory infections, and intestinal […]

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Questions About Cats

How to Reduce Shedding in Long-Haired Cats

Owning a cat with long hair means being surrounded by fur, seemingly constantly. This can be a nuisance as the fur shedded by long-haired cats clings to clothing and fabrics. Dander can also cause cat allergies. Reduce shedding in long-haired cats by brushing your cat regularly. This will proactively remove fur that would have fallen to the ground. Keep your cat’s skin from getting overly dry as this causes hair loss. Feed your cat a […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

How Do Cats Act When They are Dying?

All things must come to an end, including the lives of our beloved pets. A cat reaching the end of its life will display certain behaviors. Recognizing these obvious signs will help you to prepare for the inevitable. Dying cats become withdrawn and irritable, unprovoked aggression may become more common, the cat’s appetite will change, and it will spend more time hiding or become clingy. Heavy breathing, seizures, and an unkempt appearance are also more […]

Ringworm healing process in cats
Cat Health and Wellness

Ringworm Healing Process in Cats (Explained)

Ringworm is a fungus that affects the superficial layers of a cat’s skin. The fungi that cause this fungal infection are called dermatophytes. Any feline can get ringworm, but senior and longhaired cat breeds are most at risk. Cats usually recover from ringworm on their own in 6 weeks or less. However, the ringworm recovery process can be expedited with a prescription topical ointment or shampoo. Anti-fungal oral medications may also be needed to clear […]