Cat Tales

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Kitty’s Birthday

There’s no better time to show your favorite feline how important she is than by putting on the proverbial “Ritz” for her birthday. Why not consider “wrapping” these suggestions in festive ribbons of love and making her big day one to remember? Purchase a cat-safe cake. What’s a birthday without a birthday cake? As close […]

7 Outdoor Threats to Cats’ Safety

Notoriously inquisitive, known for nosing around indoors and out, cats continuously court disaster and it’s incumbent upon their conscientious owners to keep them safe from harm. That said, consider these seven outdoor threats to your own kitty’s health and wellbeing. Toxic Plants: Famously fond of chewing on plants, curious cats should never find these toxic […]

“Go Orange” in April for the Animals”

“Every sixty seconds, an animal is abused.” This is according to the ASPCA. And so, they have designated April as “Prevention of Cruelty to Animals” Month. They have also urged their supporters everywhere to “Go Orange for Animals” to increase public awareness. The following are ways YOU can help. START A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN Using your […]

When Cats Chase Their Tails: Play or Problem

While many felines, like their canine counterparts, chase their tails as a form of amusement or pleasure, it’s a sight seen less often in cats than in dogs. How many times have YOU witnessed your cherished pussycat companion circling round and round in an effort to capture her own tail? According to animal experts, if […]

Deciphering Kitty’s Distinctive Sounds

Did you know that cats are capable of making more than 100 sounds? Did you know that every year veterinary behaviorists discover even more sounds as they attempt to decipher exactly what those sounds and combinations of sounds mean? Curious about the most common sounds that kitties make? Consider the following:   Short mew: Not […]

The Feral Fix Challenge Challenges Us All

Alley Cat Rescue of Maryland has marked March 3rd as the start of the Feral Fix Challenge, an annual global event that brings together veterinarians and communities throughout the word in an effort to save the lives of feral cats. The Challenge, currently in its 11th year, asks veterinarians to get involved with trap-neuter-return (TNR) […]

Fascinating Facts about Pussycat Paws

Did you know? Cats have dominant paws: While studies differ as to what percentage of cats are right, left or ambidextrous, they all show that our feline friends do indeed have paw preferences, particularly when it involves performing difficult tasks. One Irish study even correlated gender with paw dominance, indicating that males prefer using their […]

Does Your Cat Drink From the Sink?

Picture this: you’re brushing your teeth or preparing a meal and your kitty hops into the sink. Competing for the same stream of water from the tap inevitably goes from amusing to annoying. Why, you ask, does your finicky feline prefer the sink to her water bowl? Is it by choice or by something more […]

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 […]

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