Month: December 2011

Playtime Mistakes That Cat Owners Make

  Playtime with your cat may seem like a no-brainer but there are actually a few mistakes you can make that can be counter-productive to your cat’s enjoyment of the game. Some mistakes in your playtime technique can even contribute to behavior problems. That may be surprising to learn but when you think about the …

Feline Cognitive Dysfunction

If you’ve been feeling as if your older kitty is getting senile, there may be more to it than you realize. Age-related Feline Cognitive Dysfunction, also referred to as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome, is the feline version of human Alzheimer’s disease. More than just the typical behavioral changes associated with age, cats with CDS can display symptoms …

How to Give a Pill to Your Cat

Pilling a cat who doesn’t want to be pilled is often a frightening experience for a cat parent. Here are some tips to make the process easier. Find out About Potential Options Regarding Cat Medication If you know from previous experience that it’s easier to administer a liquid medication to your cat, ask your veterinarian …

Does My Cat Drink Enough Water?

Adequate water intake is important to the health of your cat. It’s vital that you monitor your cat’s water intake so that you’ll be alerted to any potential medical problems.  A change in water consumption (either an increase or decrease) could indicate an underlying medical problem and the sooner you’re aware of a change in …

Understanding Cat Aggression

When it comes to having an actual physical altercation, cats do everything they can to try to avoid it. The cat who feels backed in a corner with no other option is the one who will engage in a tooth and nail battle. In general, a cat’s first choice is to take the escape route. …

Is Your Cat a Finicky Eater?

We’ve discussed cat feeding habits in several other posts, but we’ve all heard cats referred to as finicky eaters. You might even be living with one yourself. No matter what food you bring home from the store your cat just turns her nose up at it and gives you a look that says “is that …