Month: January 2013

Thunderstorm Fear in Cats

  Thunderstorms can be very unsettling. Typically, when it comes to our pets, we think of dogs as the ones who end up shaking, crying or hiding when Mother Nature displays a sound and light show, but many cats also become nervous. If thunderstorms cause anxiety to your cat, here are nine tips to help …

How to Change Brands of Litter

Cats don’t like change and if you want to avoid creating unnecessary stress in your cat’s life, it’s important to keep that in mind when you’re planning on introducing anything unfamiliar. You may think I’m only referring to major changes but for many cats, even a minor change can be upsetting. The type of litter you …

Redirected Aggression in Cats

This common type of aggression is the result of a cat becoming agitated by something and then lashing out at the nearest human, cat or dog within reach. Redirected aggression is frequently misdiagnosed as idiopathic aggression because the cat can stay reactive for quite a while and by the time the human family member sees …

Ringworm in Cats

What is Ringworm? Although it’s called ringworm it’s not actually a worm. Ringworm is a fungus. It gets its descriptive name from how it appears on the skin as a raised, round ring, although not all infections look ring-like. The medical name for ringworm is dermatophytosis. This highly contagious fungal infection affects both pets and humans. …