If you’ve just moved or recently adopted a cat, and you’re looking for some vets to take them to for their checkups and medical emergencies, there are some surefire ways to determine if a vet is good for you and your feline.
We’ve compiled this step-by-step guide to help you look for a new vet.
Feral cats are not a breed, but rather cats that have had very little to no contact with humans and have reverted to their wild instincts. Feral cats can live in all sorts of environments, ranging from rural areas to cities and suburbs. While these cats may seem unapproachable at first glance, the attitude of feral cats towards humans is not always one of instinctive fear and distrust. Feral cats can, in fact, become friendly, although it will take a lot of time, patience and understanding on the part of the caregiver to bring out the best in them.
Our feline friends can sometimes engage in pretty odd behaviors. One of the most well-known unusual cat behaviors is their tendency to sit in squares. In fact, in 2017, the entire internet spent a significant amount of time watching all kinds of cats decide to sit in taped squares on the floor (#CatSquare).1
But why do cats like sitting in squares so much? Is there an actual reason, or is it just one of those cat things? While more research needs to be done into the phenomenon of square sitting, it seems that much of it has to do with a sense of security, while sometimes (as in the case of taped squares) it has to do with what’s known as the Kanizsa illusion.
Cat parents know that their felines are adventurous and always willing to get up to shenanigans at all times. Sometimes kitties get in silly, ridiculous situations that make us laugh. But other times, they get themselves stuck in a precarious situation that can be alarming for everyone involved.
Climbing things is a cat favorite, but if your cat loves climbing trees, you’ve probably noticed that they often have trouble getting down again. Why is that? And how can you help your pet get down from a tree safely? You’ll find these answers, the six safe ways to get your cat out of a tree, and more below!
Most of us love licks from our cats, but it might not be as welcome when it comes to our feet—toes can be particularly ticklish. But what exactly prompts this behavior? The answer, unfortunately, isn’t a simple one. Your cat might be licking your feet because they taste good, or it feels a little anxious.
Maybe you have a feline in your life that likes to lick your feet, and you’re curious, or you want to stop the funny behavior. Below, we’ll discuss why cats lick their owners’ feet and how to stop it.
If you’ve ever owned a cat, you’ve probably noticed them staring at you unwaveringly at some point or another. Cats are unique creatures with several unique behaviors, so their staring isn’t surprising in the least.
We don’t know exactly why cats stare, but there are many different theories. You can rest assured that most staring is normal. However, there are some underlying illnesses that can cause excessive staring, like neurological problems.
Let’s look deeper into why your cat may be looking at you and when you might want to be concerned.
Pregnancy can be one of the most joyful, stressful, and disruptive times of a person’s life. In all the excitement, it might take you a little while to notice your cat acting strangely. Once you do, you might wonder, can a cat tell when you’re pregnant?
While cats probably don’t recognize the specific condition of pregnancy, they may be able to tell that there’s something different about you. Some cats, like the mellow kitty I owned before my daughter was born, take these changes in stride and simply enjoy snuggling in all the comfy new baby gear. Other cats may display obvious behavior changes.
In this article, you’ll learn some specifics about how cats may be able to tell you’re pregnant and ways to help prepare them for the new baby.
My childhood is filled with memories of watching poor Tom’s never-ending pursuit of clever Jerry and Speedy Gonzales outsmarting Sylvester’s every new hunting trick. These iconic cat-and-mouse duos have contributed to the enduring idea that cats will do anything to catch their precious prey. But as a fervent cat lover, I know that in real life, cats can be quite lazy and even indifferent to the presence of rodents.
But what about mice? Are they really resourceful, persistent creatures that can invade your home at will, or is the smell of cats enough to keep them at bay? Unfortunately, the mere scent of your cat may not be enough to deter mice from entering your home. Indeed, these tiny rodents can still infest your house even if they sense the presence of your feline companion.
Read on for an explanation of these animals’ intriguing behaviors.
Some cats love to cuddle and may eventually get in the habit of sleeping on their owners’ faces. For the most part, you can take this behavior as a compliment, as it’s often a sign of trust and affection. After all, cats that feel unsafe will never try to sleep on someone’s face.
There are several reasons why a cat may choose to sleep on their owner’s face. As cats aren’t able to verbally explain why they do this, we can only speculate why they engage in this behavior.
As a cat owner and frequent motorcycle rider, I often wonder if I can have my cat join me on a ride. Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can take to make a motorcycle ride safe for cats, but keep reading for factors to consider before you strap a helmet on your cat and hit the road. I also discuss whether cats even like to travel and the tools and equipment that you will need. In short, yes, cats can ride on motorcycles with the right safety precautions.
Determining whether cats or dogs are faster will largely depend on the breeds you’re talking about. However, dogs generally have an advantage over cats, as many are bred specifically for their hunting or athletic abilities.
To get the most accurate answer, we’ve measured the fastest cat breed against the fastest dog breed, and dogs are indeed faster than cats. However, cats can still outrun dogs! So, clearly, there’s more to our answer, but let’s take a look at the contenders.