how long can a cat survive in a tree?
Questions About Cats

How to Get a Cat Down from a Tree (without a Ladder)

Getting a cat down from a tree without a ladder requires patience and guidance. Talking to your cat in a gentle tone and coaxing them to follow your instructions with food can work well. How you act and what you say is crucial during this time as cats can be really stubborn creatures. You may have found that your cat has gone missing for days and then you spotted him/her stuck in a tree. In […]

How Do You Know if a Cat Bite is Infected?
Questions About Cats

How Do You Know if a Cat Bite is Infected?

Intense pain, redness, and inflammation are the common symptoms of a cat bite infection. Being bitten by a cat can be serious and should be regarded as such, but never take any chances with potentially infected bites. They will typically worsen if not treated promptly. Just because you do not see external damage to the skin does not mean there is no cause for concern. Infections are due to bacteria entering the body rather than […]

what to do when a cat scratches your eye
Questions About Cats

Why Does It Itch When a Cat Scratches You?

A cat scratch on a finger, hand, arm or face hurts a lot. Just a quick swipe of your cat’s claws can lead to cuts, bleeding, itchiness, stinging, puffiness, and bacterial infection. The core difference between a minor scratch and a painful infection often has little to do with the cut itself, but rather the state of the cat’s claws that inflicted the wound. Felines aren’t always as clean as we’d like to think. This […]

diseases humans can get from cats
Questions About Cats

Can I Get Sick from My Cat?

While the vast majority of diseases that affect cats cannot be spread to humans, there are some diseases can be transmitted from cats to people. Although many are minor, some can be severe if your immune system is compromised. As a cat owner, you have a great responsibility. Not only is it your job to provide the best quality of life possible for your cat, but you are also responsible for protecting your home and […]

older cat not using litter box to poop
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Has My Older Cat Stopped Covering Poop and Urine?

Elderly cats may stop covering their poop and urine due to physical limitations, territorial behavior, and laziness. Although this can be frustrating, senior cats rarely do things without intent. If proper bathroom behavior was taught years prior, failure to cover up leavings during the senior years is most likely not an accident. Territorial issues can also be a factor. If a cat is trying to flex some alpha muscle, he will leave his urine and […]

Do Cats See in Color or Black and White?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats See in Color or Black and White?

Cats can see in color, but their world is not as rich and vibrant as ours. Extremely near-sighted, cats view the world in a somewhat foggy haze and are only able to see a minimal amount of color. The color vision of a cat is similar to a person who is color blind. A cat’s view of the world is defined by what is found in the retina. The properties involved (cones and rods) that […]