Cats

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

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

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 out of nothing... more

10 easy homemade treats your cat (and Instagram!) will totally love

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. We rounded up 10... 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

How to care for a cat: Tips and tricks for new owners

Many pet owners consider cats to be the perfect living partners. Cats are low-maintenance, reasonably clean, independent creatures—not to mention they can be the perfect cuddle buddies. But it’s important to know the basics before jumping into cat ownership. Your fluffy new best friend is counting on you to provide... more