Month: November 2011

Protect your Pet from Antifreeze Poisoning

Antifreeze (ethylene glycol) is a product added to car windshield wiper reservoirs and in car radiators to prevent freezing. Antifreeze poisoning occurs when pets lick or drink any of the substance that may have spilled or leaked onto driveways, garage floors or parking lots. You can usually recognize it by the bright green color. While …

Clicker Training

  When you think of clicker training, you probably think of dogs. If you’ve heard of clicker training, chances are you’ve seen it being done in the middle of your local pet product store during puppy training classes. What about the idea of doing clicker training with a cat? You’re probably giggling right this very …

Why Your Cat Needs a Cat Tree

Verticals and Horizontals We live in a horizontal world but cats aren’t limited to the horizontal side of life. Cats make use of horizontal and vertical aspects of the environment. In fact, they rely on vertical areas for safety, comfort and certainly for fun. Providing your cat with vertical options in his territory isn’t just …

Caring for Older Cats

  Our companion cats are living longer thanks to constant advancements in veterinary care, more awareness concerning high quality nutrition, and better attention paid to their emotional, physical and mental needs. Every cat is unique though and age-related issues may start to show up in one cat at the age of seven while his feline housemate …

Fuzzy Feline Alarm Clocks

It’s 3am and your cat is sitting on your chest and pawing at your nose. Wake up, wake up, it’s time to play! Well, it’s time to play if you’re a cat but if you’re a sleeping human this is probably last on your list. So why does this pattern repeat itself every time? Why does …

Cats Can Be Trained

  If you’re going through a behavior issue with your cat or if you’re on the threshold of becoming a brand new cat parent, it’s important to learn about behavior, training, and health. If you have a kitten, socialize him right from the very beginning. Puppy socialization classes have long been popular but did you …

How Do I Keep My Cat Off the Counters?

Listen to the audio version of this article In happens in homes all around the world… food mysteriously disappears off the counter. Who’s responsible? In many cases it’s probably a child or husband who sneaks off with the freshly baked cookies, but then again, it could be a furry feline thief. In addition to the …