Month: December 2009

  • What if I Can’t Have a Cat in My Apartment Building?

    You’ve dreamed of becoming a cat owner but there’s one little obstacle – your landlord says you can’t have a cat. Should you just give up or plan to move? For many, moving is not an option but there’s no need to give up yet. Instead, try some of these suggestions to persuade your landlord …

  • Why Is My Cat So Active At Night?

    Feline nocturnal activity is the bane of many a cat owner’s existence. Just as you’re slipping into deep REM sleep, a 10 lb. tabby jumps on your chest, attacks your feet, or yowls insistently to be fed. If you’re like most cat owners, you reward this behavior by feeding the cat or giving her attention …

  • Cat Vaccinations Questions

    The earliest veterinary care your kitten receives is likely to be related to pet vaccines. Kitten vaccinations should begin around eight weeks of age, and are usually given in three rounds about three or four weeks apart. Older cats may require booster shots at set intervals, to extend the protection of vaccines received as a …

  • Do Cat Families Have a Hierarchical Structure?

    If you have more than one or two cats and are an astute observer of feline behavior, you’ve noticed that cats do seem to adhere to established feline social structures. One of your cats may have “Alpha Cat” status, with other cats deferring to him. You may find pairs of your cats choosing to relax …

  • Traveling with Your Cat by Airplane

    Flying with cats is not as hard as it sounds. If your cat can nap, your cat can fly. Learning how to travel with your cat on an airplane helps you to create a safe, predictable, and calm passage for your kitty when the fur flies. Prepare well in advance: For cats that will travel …

  • Top Cat Breeds for Children

    Whether you’re expecting a new baby in your family or adding a cat to an existing family, you’ll probably start your process by researching the best cat breeds for children. Cats And Children Cats and Children are an ideal pairing, especially if you live in an apartment or condo. Playful and energetic cats can get …

  • Tips for Finding Cat-Friendly Businesses

    Shopping with cats, working with cats and traveling with cats present special problems as you try to negotiate retail and business activities with your cat in tow. But for those of us who want our cats to accompany us while we complete everyday tasks, finding cat-friendly retail and professional outlets is a challenge. Some of …

  • Cat Treats: The Pros and Cons

    There’s a dizzying array of options for the feline diet nowadays, and nowhere is that more evident than in the cat treat aisle. But, with as many as 40 to 50 percent of cats suffering from obesity, cat treats should be rationed judiciously. No more than 10 percent of your cat’s caloric intake should be …

  • Should I Get a Short-Haired Cat or Long-Haired Cat?

    If you are in the process of selecting a new cat for the household, one of the first items on your checklist should be whether to get a short-haired or a long-haired feline. Personal preference generally drives this decision. If your dream has always been to own a cat that looks like a living stuffed …

  • Is Cat Fostering Right for Me?

    Becoming a foster provider to homeless cats or kittens can be rewarding and fulfilling, and may offer an ideal situation for families who are unwilling or unable to make a long-term commitment to a pet cat. Many cat rescue groups see finding cat foster homes is a vital part of their work. Sometimes these groups, …