Cat Tales

Uh-Oh! When Felines Ingest Foreign Objects

Everyone is familiar with the old adage “Curiosity killed the cat.” But as conscientious cat owners, paw-lease ensure that your cherished companions’ natural curiosity NEVER gets the better of them – especially when it comes to their seeing and then swallowing small, strange objects. While some may pass through their intestinal tract without incident, some […]

How DO Falling Felines Land On Their Feet?

Have you ever wondered how many of their legendary nine lives cats use up when they fall from extraordinary heights? Have you ever wondered how they, more often than not, manage to land safely on their feet? known as the righting reflex, this innate ability to reorient their bodies during a fall has been observed […]

Tips for “Tearless” Vet Visits

There are more cats than dogs in American homes and yet they visit a vet far less often than their canine counterparts. Why? Because our prescient pusses can sense what’s coming and both dread and detest the entire process of GETTING to the vet. Some kitties become so stressed that they vomit or defecate out […]

Kitty Hair Here, There and Everywhere!

Does cat hair dominate your world? If so, consider the following seven steps to remedy the situation. Use a lint roller: Roll it back and forth and up and down on your clothing and watch your kitty’s hair disappear. Should your lint roller be empty, however, use either masking tape or packing tape. Simply apply […]

The Downside of “Scruffing”

Are you familiar with the term “scruffing” as it relates to our feline friends? Long considered the most effective way of restraining cats, it involves taking the looser skin on the back of their necks (the scruff) in one hand and holding it – like a handle. This effectively immobilizes most kitties allowing their owners […]

Are Your Feeding Habits Hurting Your Cat?

While felines can be finicky about the food they eat, responsible owners can both improve their pets’ nutritional intake and prevent them from joining the estimated 58 percent of American cats who are overweight or obese.   Never free-feed your cat. The practice of keeping her bowl filled all the time is an open-ended invitation […]

Why Do Cats Follow You EVERYWHERE?

If you think you have a shadow that looks remarkably like your cat, you’re not the only one. Our cherished kitty companions seem to follow us wherever we go. Have you ever wondered why? One reason is safety. It’s common for nursing kittens to follow their mothers everywhere, not only learning from them but also […]

Why Kitty LOVES Sleeping on Top of You

If your cat’s crazy about cuddling, you’re undoubtedly used to waking up and finding a warm, furry body stretched out along your back or chest. Have you ever wondered WHY you’re so often your kitty’s favorite spot to snuggle while she purr, purr, purrs herself sweetly to sleep? If so, paw-lease consider the following: Cats […]

Tantalizing Tidbits about Cat Tongues

Meow about the marvels of engineering! Presenting the miraculous and multi-faceted cat tongue. Every element of a cat – including her tongue – has, through evolution, been designed for utmost efficiency. One of the main reasons for this enviable efficiency derives from the fact that a feline tongue feels like sandpaper. Unlike the papillae (tiny […]

Cats’ Eye Colors Explained

Did you know? The color of a cat’s eyes originates with the iris — the colored area encircling the pupil. Comprised of two layers, the stroma and the epithelium, both layers contain pigment-producing cells called melanocytes. Whereas in the stroma, these melanocytes are loosely arranged, in the epithelium, they’re more tightly packed. The pigment produced […]

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