Month: July 2012

How to Use Cat Tunnels

Cats usually love to play by hiding in things. Whether it’s an open paper bag or a box, your playful cat will find a way to make a game out of jumping in it or will use it as an opportunity for an extra napping place. It’s an important part of environmental enrichment to be …

Older Cats Need Blood Pressure Readings

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is common in older cats and is usually the result of another medical problem. It’s commonly associated with medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, renal disease, diabetes and obesity. When high blood pressure is the original condition it’s called primary hypertension. What causes primary hypertension is not known. High blood pressure as a result of …

How Cats Show Affection

Listen to the audio version of this article If you talk to people who don’t like cats or who aren’t familiar with them, they’ll probably be quick to tell you cats don’t show affection. They may praise the way dogs show affection but refer to cats as snobby or aloof. I think a big part …

12 Reasons to Keep Your Cat Indoors

1.  Indoor Cats Generally Live Longer In general, a cat who spends his entire life indoors will live many years longer than a cat restricted exclusively to the outdoors. If you cat has indoor/outdoor access, chances are he’ll live longer than the exclusively outdoor feline but he still faces increased risks to his health and …

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, is responsible for regulation of metabolism. The thyroid affects almost every organ in the body. Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is a high amount of thyroid hormone in the blood. This generally occurs in middle-aged and older cats and typically appears at around 10-13 …