why do cats eyes glow at night?
Questions About Cats

Why Do Cat’s Eyes Glow in the Dark?

Anybody that lives with a cat will be familiar with their nocturnal nature. It’s common for a cat to be active after their owners have retired for the night. If you leave your cat indoors, you’ll often find them staring out of the window at what’s happening outside. A wandering pet’s eyes can give the impression of a pair of torches penetrating the darkness. A cat’s eyes shine due to an additional layer behind the […]

cat mirroring behavior of owner
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Become Like Their Owners?

You will be familiar with the expression, “monkey see; monkey do.” Cat lovers may wonder why the idiom has not been adjusted to accommodate felines. Domesticated cats often imitate other pets – and even humans. Due to their love of routine, cats often imitate their owners. Felines do not enjoy surprises. If they learn what their owner does, and when, they can emulate the action. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll learn where the food is kept, and […]

do cats like summer heat?
Questions About Cats

Why Do Cats Love the Sun?

If you have a cat, you’ll be familiar with its love of sunlight. Outdoor cats enjoy basking in the sun for hours. Indoor cats will find a ray of light coming in through a window and refuse to be moved. Cats draw comfort from the warmth of the sun, and prefer a body temperature of 90-100 degrees at all times. Basking in the sun increases their core temperature, which means they won’t grow cold at […]

how to cope with losing a pet suddenly
Questions About Cats

How To Cope with The Sudden Death of a Cat

Cats are part of our family. This means that, should a cat die suddenly, that it should be treated like any other bereavement. Anybody that loses a pet must be permitted to grieve appropriately. Treat a cat’s demise as you would a human. Hold a funeral, Lean on friends and family that loved your cat, too. Above all, allow yourself to be sad. Eventually, you’ll remember all the good times that you shared. The unexpected […]

can cats eat pork?
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Pork Healthy for Cats to Eat?

As obligate carnivores, cats have a limited diet. They must eat meat, or their bodies will not function optimally. Chicken and fish are well known feline favorites, but is pork good for cats? Pork isn’t toxic to cats, but it’s not a healthy option either. There are leaner, and less salty, meats available to feed your pet. Despite this, if your cat enjoys pork, it’s fine to consume in moderation. Just ensure that the meat […]

what causes stress in cats?
Cat Health and Wellness

10 Things That Stress Out Cats

Cats look like the epitome of cool indifference at all times. Watching your feline, you’d be forgiven for believing they don’t have a care in the world. The opposite is true. Cats are easily stressed, but they hide it extremely well. Just rearranging the furniture can wreak havoc with a cat’s biorhythms. Changes in their living situation such as a new home, owners or house guests can be stress triggers. Insufficient exercise and mental stimulation […]