do cats forgive and forget?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Hold Grudges or Forgive Easily?

Questioning if cats hold grudges is akin to asking the same question about humans. Every cat has its own personality. Some cats are laid-back and playful, others are more cautious, unforgiving and cantankerous. If your cat trusts you, it won’t hold a grudge. An apology/treat after stepping on a cat’s tail will mean that your actions will soon be forgotten. Cats have long memories when it comes to repeated mistreatment and abuse. A cat will […]

how to clean a cat's paws
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Keep Your Cat’s Paws Clean

Cats are fastidious groomers, but there are times when they need your assistance. Every day, your cat uses its litter box, kills vermin/prey, and walks on filthy surfaces. So, making sure your cat’s paws are clean will help to prevent painful injuries and bacterial infections. Wiping your cat’s paws daily with a wet cloth will keep them clean. Check between the toes and around the paw pads for stuck litter, dirt, garden waste, and stones. […]

do cats recognize siblings?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Know They’re Related?

Cats have big litters, so kittens have lots of brothers and sisters. And mothers care for their kittens for a long time. But whether they recognize each other once they are separated is less clear. Cats understand that they’re related based on their scent. Mothers treat their kittens differently to kittens of other cats, and siblings get along well even once they grow up. That’s why adopting littermates is a good idea. But, if the […]

can cat littermates have different fathers?
Questions About Cats

Can Kittens from Same Litter Have Different Fathers?

Cats in the same litter can have different colors, patterns, sizes, and even breeds. The only explanation is that the kittens have different fathers. Cat litters can have more than one father due to superfecundation. Female cats’ egg production is induced by mating. When the female produces multiple eggs, and mates multiple times, the eggs can be fertilized by different fathers. The kittens are born in the same litter. What makes this possible is the […]

Gum health of cats and kittens
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Have My Cat’s Gums Turned Black?

Have your cat’s gums turned black, or were they always a dark color? Black cats, in particular, will often have black or dark-colored gums. This is only a concern if the color of the gums has changed suddenly. A common explanation for black gums in cats is lentigo simplex. This is a harmless condition, most commonly associated with older, orange felines. The darkness on the gums is just freckles. Be sure that your cat’s gums […]

do cats like bearded dragons?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Get Along with Bearded Dragons?

You want to get a bearded dragon, but aren’t sure if it’ll get along with your cat. Provided that precautions are taken, cats and bearded dragons can coexist, and are even known to show affection towards each other. Cats and bearded dragons can become friends. They play together, sit next to, and chase each other. However, they can also get into fights, so they shouldn’t be left unattended. You must keep your bearded dragon in […]