• Cat with a view

    There’s no question that cats who live indoors-only live longer, healthier lives.  Since we want them to live long, healthy, HAPPY lives too, it is up to us cat caretakers to add hunting, watching, chasing, pouncing, sniffing, hiding, and listening enrichment to their indoor environment. One way to add a bunch off that checklist is […]

  • Why Water is So Important for Cats

    Cats, as the story goes, don’t like water. If you’ve ever tried to give a cat a bath you might have told that story! But water is critically important to a cat’s good health, just as it is to humans and other mammals. The challenge with cats is that they evolved from desert carnivores, who […]

  • Cat Basic Care

    Here are some articles about basic cat care to help you prepare and for when you’ve just adopted a cat or kitten! Bringing Home Your New Cat or Kitten Your New Cat or Kitten’s First Day Cats agree: bigger litter is better Litter Box Training Saves Lives Cat with a view Making Your Home More […]

  • The Miracle of Cat Nail Caps

    It still amazes me how many cat owners, soon-to-be owners, fosters, and even rescuers are unaware of the miracle of cat nail caps. Then I remember that I too was once unaware of these scratch-preventing innovations. They now rank on my top 5 list of world’s best inventions along with electricity and hot running water! […]

  • Making Your Home More Cat Friendly

    Here, kitty kitty.  Adopting a cat sure can turn you house into a home!  If you’re ready to adopt a feline friend, you may first want to make certain that your home is cat friendly.  By taking a little inventory and double checking your set up, you can make any necessary changes and then rest […]

  • How to Exercise You and Your Cat

    Just like for humans, exercise is important for cats too! You probably already know the importance of getting enough exercise for yourself, but did you know that regular exercise can significantly improve the physical and emotional health of your cat as well? About 40% of cats in the United States are considered obese, a risk […]

  • Fun Cat Games to Keep Your Kitty Active

    Our friends over at Petcentric.com put together these great ideas for games to play with your kitten or cat! All but one use common household items like paper bags, string, paper, and tin foil, so they require no expensive purchases. (We have even more free DIY cat toys here too.) Your cat needs activity to […]

  • How to trim your cat’s nails

    Ideally, cat nail clipping is something you start at very young age, always trying to make it as pleasant an experience as possible – often just doing a nail or two at a time. This gets them used to the sensation, and then as they grow up, they continue not to mind having their nails […]

  • Top Reasons to Spay or Neuter your Dog or Cat

    For those of us who understand the benefits of spaying and neutering our dogs and cats, it can be hard to comprehend why anyone wouldn’t get their their pets fixed. Those in the know can help by sharing knowledge of the benefits, and debunking the all-to-common myths that are still believed by too many pet […]

  • Litter Box Training Saves Lives

    Did you know that the #1 reason that cats are returned to the shelter is improper use of or refusal to use the litterbox? It’s sad, but true. Luckily, it’s also avoidable. If your cat is having litter-training trouble, don’t despair. There are many resources out there to help. If you’re thinking of adopting a […]