Cats

10 easy homemade treats your cat will totally love

Enter a caption... Dogs will do just about anything for a treat. Cats? Not so much. Even still, it’s nice to have cat treats in your arsenal for birthdays, special occasions (hello, Hug Your Cat Day) or for those moments when your stubborn kitty needs a little extra motivation. But... more

20 fun and easy DIY cat toys that kitties can’t resist

Enter a caption... You have to respect an animal that can make a toy out of an empty cardboard box. Or a bag. Or a simple ball of yarn. Whether they know it or not, cat people constantly try to prove to their felines that they, too, can make something... more

The 20 cutest pet Halloween costumes

While Halloween is typically considered a kid-centric holiday, it’s the perfect time for pets to join in the fun. Chances are your furry family member is already quite a character. Pet Halloween costumes offer cats and dogs an opportunity to show even more personality by taking on a new persona... more

What losing my pet showed me about the power of grief

One of the most difficult things we can go through is the loss of someone we love. But what if that someone is a beloved family pet? The grief is still difficult, but it can also be different and confusing — and, unfortunately, taken less seriously by those around us... more

14 symptoms of distemper in cats

Feline panleukopenia, also known as distemper, is a highly contagious but often curable disease. Not sure how to tell if your pet has caught it? Here's an overview of distemper in cats, including the symptoms you should look out for and what you can do to prevent your furry... more

How to tell if a cat is pregnant: 5 tell-tale signs

It can happen to the best pet parents. Your indoor cat slips outside and now you're wondering if she's expecting kittens. If she isn't fixed, just one single encounter can result in pregnancy. "Cats are incredibly efficient breeders, so if you have an unspayed female cat who... more

Arthritis in pets: signs, treatment and prevention

Your best friend just doesn’t get around like he used to — and your usual, “C’mon Buddy,” isn’t helping in the least. If you’re noticing your pet has decreased mobility or signs of pain, it’s possible he or she could be facing an arthritis diagnosis. If so, what does... more

How microchips can help your missing pets come home

Most pet owners already know the basics when it comes to ensuring their cat or dog is well cared for. It’s important to feed them a well-balanced diet, make sure they get plenty of exercise and never pass up an opportunity to give an extra ear scratch or belly rub... more