Brushing a cat's teeth is not something I had ever thought about or considered until my beautiful calico cat Bela developed a tooth infection near the end of her life. She had to get several teeth extracted and go on a wet food-only diet. After talking to my veterinarian and doing plenty of research, I learned that it's actually quite beneficial to help domestic cats with … [Read more...] about How to Brush a Cat’s Teeth in 5 Steps
It's estimated that about 10% of the population have pet allergies, with cats being the most common type. I myself (a generally sneezy person) suffer from seasonal allergies and have always wondered if I'm secretly a little allergic to cats as well. If I am, it must not be very severe and I have never let it stop me from being a cat mom. If you suffer from feline allergies … [Read more...] about I Have Cat Allergies – But I Want a Cat!
When it comes to choosing a cat to adopt from a shelter, most people prefer kittens over older cats. Kittens have an obvious appeal. They are fun and cute and you will be blessed with the maximum amount of time to spend with your new kitty, as she grows from a baby to old age. But many people don't realize that there are benefits to adopting an older cat as well. Adopting a … [Read more...] about Adopting a Kitten vs an Older Cat
If you're considering welcoming a new cat into your home you might be wondering just how expensive are cats, anyway? It's actually a really important thing to think about before you get a cat. You might be able to take in a stray cat or kitten for free or adopt for minimal cost, but remember that's only the beginning. With cat ownership comes an ongoing financial … [Read more...] about How Expensive Are Cats? The Cost Breakdown
Some of you who are new to cat guardianship may not yet be aware of the indoor vs outdoor cat debate. Some people attest that it is good and healthy to let a cat outdoors, while others firmly believe that it is against their own (and the planet's) best interest. Without getting too deep into this heated topic, I'd like to specifically address the question, is it safe to let … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Let Your Cat Out at Night?