Your cat needs to stay warm when it’s cold outside. Not surprisingly, felines are naturally drawn to heat sources, such as radiators and heaters. This potentially leaves your cat at risk of burns and scalds. Cats and high heat can be a dangerous combination if not monitored closely. Cats hate living in a cold house. That’s why safety precautions around heat sources are paramount if you have cats. A feline’s love of heat and warmth […]
Indoor cats vs. outdoor cats is a constant debate for pet owners. Is it cruel to make a feline live inside permanently? Do the risks of letting cats wander outside outweigh the benefits? Every cat owner thinks carefully about these questions. There are pros and cons to keeping your cat inside permanently. On the one hand, they’re likely to live longer. On the other, they may struggle with blunting certain instincts. Creating a stimulating environment […]
Letting your cat outside for the first time can be a very worrying experience. Your pet will be excited, but you’ll likely be deeply concerned about whether your cat will return home. With the right precautions, letting indoor cats outdoors can be made far less stressful for feline owners. Your cat will likely be just as apprehensive as you when you first let them out. If they seem reluctant to stay out, don’t force them. […]
If your cat won’t stop chewing cords in the home, their health is in genuine danger. Electrical cords carry live currents that will eventually shock your cat. Electrocution is also a possibility. It’s vital that you protect cords from pets. Learning how to cat-proof electrical wires and cords may save their life. You also need to understand why your cat is chewing wires, though. This complete guide addresses this high-risk behavioral problem, from cause to […]
Cats are sparing with affection, and often reserve their love for one person. This isn’t always their owner. A cat may gravitate more toward a friend or family member than their primary caretaker. A common mistake that people make is attempting to engage with a pet constantly. Cats desire attention from humans, but they want it to be on their terms. This guide discusses the complex feline-human dynamic, and how cats choose their favorite people.
When your cat’s claws are always out, your relationship with your pet can be compromised. Feline claws are sharp and dangerous, and must be kept to themselves wherever possible. If your cat’s claws don’t retract, you’ll need to take action to address this problem. Retracting claws is a behavior that cats learn as kittens. They need to be trained to remember it, however. Older cats also struggle to retract their claws, so they’ll need help […]