Month: May 2012

Door Darting Behavior in Cats

Door darting is a potentially dangerous behavior for a cat. For a kitty who lives indoors exclusively, escaping through the door to the outside can result in instant tragedy. Even for a cat who is allowed access to the outside, being able to just zip out the front door whenever it’s opened can have very …

Feline Acne

It sounds funny, doesn’t it? It seems rather odd to think of your cat getting acne but it’s a relatively common skin condition where tiny blackheads, pimples or crusts develop on the cat’s chin. In some cases, the comedones can be quite deep and cause significant pain to your cat when he’s touched near the …

Keep Cat Toys Fun and Interesting

You may have purchased countless toys for your cat but when they’re left out all day and all night, it’s easy for them to lose their appeal. Your cat may have a few toys that are his absolute favorites but what about all the others that are left to gather dust on the floor? Are …

Is the Litter Box in the Right Place?

  When a cat stops using the litter box it’s a very stressful situation. It’s obviously extremely stressful for the poor cat but it’s also very stressful for the human family members. Nobody is happy when kitty pees in locations other than the litter box. There are many reasons for litter box aversion and we have …

Summer Safety Tips for Cats

With the arrival of the warm summer weather, people spend more time outdoors, in pools, at the beach, cooking out and in general, having a good time. If you allow your cat outdoors, summer doesn’t necessarily mean good times. Heat and sun can pose a serious risk to outdoor cats.  Here are some basic cat …

Flea Control For Cats

Fleas are the most common parasites found on cats and dogs. Because cats are so meticulous when it comes to grooming, you may never actually see a flea but you may see the debris left behind or you might see the skin problems that result if your cat has flea bite hypersensitivity. Cats with hypersensitivity …

What is the Vomeronasal Organ?

Cats are equipped with a very special piece of equipment known as the Jacobson’s organ or vomeronasal organ. Located in the roof of the mouth, it contains ducts that lead to the mouth and to the nose. This is essentially a scent analyzer. It’s used primarily for analyzing pheromones (scent chemicals) from other cats, especially …