Latest in Adult Cats

November 23, 2021

Keeping Kitties Safe This Holiday Season

Whoever wrote “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” probably didn’t live with a cat. Especially not a cat who has taken a particular interest in the Christmas tree, climbed up into it, and knocked it over at three in the morning!  The holiday season is a time of joy, good cheer, and…

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September 26, 2021

Caring for Cats with Chronic Kidney Disease

Of all the major diseases afflicting cats, chronic kidney disease is one of the stealthiest. It usually creeps up on cats as they get older, but it can also show up more dramatically and have devastating effects. When your cat’s kidneys aren’t able to do their job as usual, it can lead to renal failure…

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August 11, 2021

Litter Box 101: From Basic Tips to Bad Behaviour

For many cat parents and their feline family members, the litter box is a source of frustration. No one is ever really excited to scoop the litter box or to find litter dragged around the house on kitty’s paws. Worse still is when a cat decides the litter box is not their preferred choice.  Whether…

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May 20, 2021

Scratching 101: Understanding Why Cats Need to Scratch

Though sometimes it seems like cats have a vendetta against soft furniture and carpets, scratching is normal – and necessary.  When a cat stretches and scratches their cat tree, it’s a sign that they are feeling well. You can almost see the bliss they are experiencing while they are enjoying a good solid scratch session….

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August 8, 2020

Feeding Your Feline: Tips & Tricks for Managing Your Cat’s Diet

How much food does a cat need? How do I feed two cats different diets? How do I get my cat to stop crying for food between mealtimes? These are universal questions faced by many a cat caregiver (or servant, depending on your cat’s point of view). When it comes to feeding your cat, it…

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June 30, 2020

Pawsitive Playtime: Why Cats Need to Play Everyday

Why do cats play? Why does anyone play? Sure, it’s fun, but it also has many benefits. Learning Through Play Just like us, kittens play at things that adults do to learn skills needed for survival. In our case, it may be running, or cooking, or driving a truck. For kittens, it’s hunting. Their rough-and-tumble…

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October 17, 2019

Kitty Clues: 8 Signs That Your Cat Might be Sick

Most cat owners know that cats are experts at hiding signs of illness. It’s a good strategy for a cat living in the wild, as predators view an obviously sick animal as easy prey. But for a domestic cat, hiding illness from the people they live with is not always a good strategy, because it…

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December 21, 2018

Tubby Tabbies: Why Cats Get Fat & How to Help

There’s nothing like a snuggle with a ‘fluffy’ feline friend but obesity in cats is a problem. Compared to their previously wild ancestors, the cats we know and love today don’t work nearly as hard for their food, or spend nearly as much time on the move. Wild cats are never lazy – or bored…

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September 27, 2018

All Cats Need Deworming

Ugh! Parasites: inside or out, let’s get rid of them! Parasites are free-loaders. They can be merely a nuisance, but all too often, they are harmful. Whether inside your cat (worms) or on their skin, they affect your cat’s health, and some can affect the people they live with: you! Roundworms can cause blindness, and…

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August 24, 2018

Stress & Your Cat’s Bladder: Understanding Feline Idiopathic Cystitis

Feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) is a condition of the bladder that is thought to occur in connection with stress and anxiety. There may be factors in the home that are causing stress and anxiety, but these may be subtle, or unexpected, as FIC cats often have a low tolerance for even the smallest stressors. The…

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