Cats

Do Cats Hate Water?

My dog, Griffin, views being sprayed by the backyard hose as the greatest game of all. I can’t water my flowers without spending at least 10 minutes allowing Griffin to run back and forth through the water spray. Try that with a cat? I don’t think so! Cats are known for their dislike of getting …

7 Reasons Why Cats Lick Their Lips

You’ve seen your cat licking her lips countless times. Cats are known for their fastidious grooming habits so it’s perfectly logical to assume frequent lip licking is just a normal part of feline hygiene, right? Is there ever a reason to be concerned about this behavior? Lip licking is normal in most cases but there …

7 Benefits of Interactive Play for Cats

Cats at play. It’s an image many assume cats do all by themselves quite easily and frequently, without the need for our interference. Sadly, cats aren’t getting enough playtime. This is due to factors such as boredom, stress, fear, no environmental enrichment, the human family’s busy schedule, and the list could go on. Cats need …

Pam’s Litter Box Reminders

  Here’s a quick checklist with some of the important things to remember when setting up and maintaining your cat’s litter box. Remember, it’s about what’s best for the cat and there are few things on this list you may not have realized could make a difference in the success or failure of the litter …

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  Cat vs. Cat (updated and expanded version) NEW!  This completely revised and updated edition of Pam’s best-selling book on multicat households covers everything from introducing a second cat into the home to helping long-time feuding feline companions develop a more peaceful relationship. Cat vs. Cat helps readers understand the importance of territory, the specialized …

Why Your Cat Loves Cardboard Boxes

Cardboard boxes are a beneficial addition to your cat’s environment. Sure, they’re fun to jump in and out of, but they also serve multiple valuable social and emotional functions. Environmental enrichment is important for a cat’s mental, emotional and physical well-being, and something as simple as the addition of cardboard boxes can be an inexpensive …