Cats are fascinating animals, not only because of their silly antics but also how close they are to their wild counterparts. Domestication has only influenced 13 genes in our pets. Selective breeding has had a greater impact, yielding the 73 breeds accepted by The International Cat Association (TICA). They come in a broad spectrum of […]
If you’re a cat lover and video game enthusiast, you might wonder what games are available to bridge your love of both. We compiled a list of the best video games about cats for various platforms, including PCs, consoles, and yes, even smartphones! Read on to learn more about these feline games and find your
Getting your cat to and from the vet can be a difficult task if you don’t have a cat carrier. Some people opt to wrap their cat in a blanket or towel to stop them from breaking free and running off, but this can intensify the cat’s anxiety and escalate the situation. Of course, a
Appearing in over a third of U.S. homes, domestic cats are so well-accepted that most of us don’t realize that they become one of America’s most impactful invasive species once they leave the house. For decades, stray and feral cats have presented animal welfare groups with several ecological, economic, and ethical problems. Yet, the issue
Most cats and dogs today eat commercial pet food, but when was pet food invented, and at what point did it become popular? Dry biscuits for dogs were first sold around 1860 in the UK and were the creation of James Pratt, a businessman who lived in Ohio but spent lots of time traveling. He
While countless studies tout the physical and mental benefits of pet ownership, it can still be nerve-wracking for immunocompromised people to welcome an animal into their home. Don’t let the fear of contracting infections from cats deter you from adopting one, though. With the right precautions, cats and immunocompromised patients can live together harmoniously. Read
As much as we love our feline friends, they can often send us into confusion with their curious behavior. Whether it’s disruptive nighttime activities, being woken by a hungry cat pawing at your face, or an attention-seeking cat being disruptive while you work at your computer. These issues can affect your relationship, but if you
While shopping for cat food you may have noticed that many recipes include fish oil in their ingredient list, especially higher-quality recipes. You may have even seen some fish oil supplements on the shelves of your local pet store. Fish oil is one of the more common supplements recommended for cats. It’s thought to work
A lick mat is a flat silicone or rubber mat with ridges and bobbles designed to slow your cat’s eating and provide mental stimulation during mealtimes, as pets have to work to free their food. They’re incredibly easy to use; just put food on the mat, smear it, and let your cat go to town.
If you’ve just moved or recently adopted a cat, and you’re looking for a vet to take them to for their checkups and medical emergencies, there are some surefire ways to determine if a vet is good for you and your feline. We’ve compiled this step-by-step guide to help you look for a new vet.