ideal room temperature for cats in winter
Questions About Cats

How Cold is Too Cold for Cats in a House?

Cats enjoy the warmth of the sun and hate being cold. Leaving a cat to grow cold for too long leads to a risk of hypothermia. A cat that is too cold will show a range of signs and symptoms that warn you of the problem. Do not let the ambient temperature of your home drop below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This way, your cat will maintain its ideal body temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Provide […]

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Cat Food and Hydration

Why Do Cats Drink Dirty Water? (Puddles, Pools + Plant Pots)

Your finicky cat refuses to drink clean water from its bowl, preferring to drink from dirty puddles, barrels, ponds, bathtubs, pools, and sinks instead. Some cats will even drink water from the toilet bowl. It makes you wonder why cats find these unclean sources of hydration so appealing. The most common cause of cats refusing their water bowl is keeping the water too close to the food. In the wild, cats don’t like to drink […]

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Questions About Cats

Why Won’t My Cat Use the Cat Flap?

Cats can develop a sudden phobia of using a cat flap. Others may never have been trained on how to enter or leave the home this way. To coach your cat into using a flap, you need to understand its reluctance to do so. Some cats won’t use the flap as an act of dominance. It wants you to let it into the house. Overweight cats may find the flap too small, or it may […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

How to Heal Cracked Cat Paws

Cats spend a lot of time on their feet a lot, especially if they’re allowed outdoors. Cat’s feet can harden and dry over time. Dry and cracked paw pads aren’t only painful, they can also get infected. The easiest way to keep your cat’s paws moisturized is by rubbing some Vaseline on them every day. Natural paw moisturizers that are safe for cats include, fish oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil, and coconut oil. You […]

will a cat get rid of mice in my house?
Questions About Cats

What Cats Make the Best Mousers? (10 Breeds That Catch Mice)

If you have a rodent problem, cats can be invaluable additions to your family. An effective mouser will hunt and kill mice for pleasure. This will entertain your cat and resolve your infestation. Just be aware that not all cats are natural mousers. Some cat breeds are likelier than others to enjoy hunting live prey. These include Maine Coon, Siamese, Manx, Burmese, Abyssinian, Chartreux, Turkish Angora, Persian, Japanese Bobtail, and American Shorthair cats. Before committing […]

teeth grinding in cats
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Do Cats Grind Their Teeth? 12 Causes of Bruxism in Cats!

Teeth grinding is different from the up and down motion cats make while chewing their food. It’s easy to spot because it sounds like a clicking or chattering sound made by the side-to-side movement of a cat’s jaw. Teeth grinding in cats (bruxism) is often a symptom of dental issues. Any teeth problems that cause oral pain or jaw dislocation is likely to lead to teeth grinding, along with excessive salivation. Other painful issues that […]