Health

Q: Why does my cat suck on and knead blankets? “When cats engage in the behaviour of suckling and/or kneading on soft items such as blankets, it’s a holdover from kittenhood when they would nurse on the mother cat,” explains pioneer cat-behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett and star of the Animal Planet UK series Psycho Kitty. “It’s not
More cats are donning a secure harness and leash and safely going outside to explore the sights and sounds of the great outdoors. Is your cat game for an adventure? An outdoor cat adventure is very different from taking a dog for a walk. While cats can be trained to walk well on leash, big
Kittens are a lot of fun… or a lot of trouble, depending on how you look at it. They are full of energy and eager to practice their predatory behaviour all day and all night! Without a plan, this could mean your hands and feet become prey and your temper becomes short. Directing this energy
When kittens Cassidy and Aura made their appearance on a live stream of rescue cats, no one at TinyKittens, a Langley, BC-based rescue group, expected them to become Internet famous. But the duo’s incredible story, perseverance and, yes, super-cuteness made them instant stars. The adorable pair have racked up over 2.7 million views on YouTube
According to the ASPCA, there may be more than 100,000 venomous snakebites that occur in cats and dogs every year. The most important thing you can do regarding snake bites is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Keep your cats inside, keep your dog leashed on your walk, keep to worn trails,
Toronto-based freelance writer Paul Lima, recently diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, struggles to stay awake and finish his story. But a wave of fatigue submerges his will, and he collapses onto the couch seconds before passing out.  When Paul awakes, he registers a deep, content purr vibrating throughout his rib cage. As his eyes flutter open,
Ah the litterbox, bane of many a cat person’s existence. The good news is you can greatly improve the litterbox situation for both you and your cat by choosing the right cat litter. Choose the wrong cat litter and you can create elimination issues and a stinky house. Choose the right litter and you’ll have
Cats undoubtedly love exploring outside, stretching in the sunshine and enjoying the fresh air. But allowing your cat to roam freely can have a detrimental effect on lifespan. According to UCDavis Veterinary Medicine, cats with free, uncontained access to the outdoors live shorter lives on average and are in danger of being hit by vehicles