do cats fatten up for winter?
Cat Food and Hydration

Do Indoor Cats Eat More in the Winter?

Cat owners often question whether their cats grow hungrier when the weather changes. Cold weather and the winter months seem to lead to an increase in the appetite of cats. When the temperatures outside drop, cats grow hungrier. This was confirmed in a study from the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool. The study found that cats need to eat around 15% more during the winter months. Nobody wants their pet to […]

Do cats scare away mice?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Deter Mice?

They may be slightly less offensive than rats, but mice are still unwelcome in the home. An infestation of mice can be unhygienic and destructive. This is why many people look to adopt cats to control their rodent population. Mice have enough self-preservation instincts to avoid your cat. This means they’ll stay out of open, communal areas. They could still congregate in basements, attics, crawlspaces and other areas inaccessible to your cat, though. Bringing a […]

interesting facts about black cats
Questions About Cats

27 Interesting Facts About Black Cats (with Pictures)

Few pets are as misunderstood as the humble black cat. Myth and superstition have surrounded these animals for centuries. Are you aware of what black cats symbolize? Were you aware that there is only one genuinely black cat in the world, the Bombay? Did you know that cat shelters will not rehome black cats during October? Do you have August 27th circled in your diary for Black Cat Appreciation Day? These are some of the […]

are strawberries good for cats?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Safely Eat Strawberries?

It’s sometimes hard to resist wide eyes and nudging paws from a cat while we’re eating. Felines don’t understand that some human foods are dangerous, and assume that we’re not sharing. We are always tempted to cave in and hand something over. Strawberries do not have any toxic properties, and are safe for cats in moderation. However, they also have minimal health benefits. Strawberries are essentially vitamin-neutral, and packed with sugar. There’s a lot to […]

foul smelling cat urine
Questions About Cats

Why Does My Cat’s Urine Smell Strongly of Ammonia?

It’s sometimes a relief that cats don’t need to go outside late at night or in the rain to urinate. Unfortunately, cat urine can leave a strong smell of ammonia in their litter box. This can leave your home smelling horrible, especially if you live in a shared house or small apartment. Often, dehydration or urinary infection is to blame. If there’s not enough water in the body to dilute chemicals, foul-smelling cat urine follows. […]

where is the best place to put your cat's litter tray?
Questions About Cats

Where to Put a Cat’s Litter Box in Small Apartment

In many respects, cats are the ideal pets for apartment living. They are small, clean, and won’t go stir crazy in smaller surroundings. However, there is bound to be a problem with the placement of the litter tray. Nobody wants to sit too close to their cat’s leavings. You’ll need somewhere that isn’t humid or loud, and that your cat always has access to. If you don’t have a spare room, the lounge fits these […]