Categories for Cat Tips

How to Wash an Adult Cat for the First Time

January 18, 2022 9:59 pm Published by

Cats are born with the ability to bathe themselves; however, some circumstances require owners to wash their cats, such as when they have fleas or get covered in a toxic, sticky substance. There might come a day when a pet parent must wash their cat for the first time. When that day comes, help the process go a lot smoother with this guide for cat washing. Gather supplies, and fill the tub The first step in any guide for cat washing is to gather all your supplies. You will need special cat shampoo, towels, treats, toys, a hair dryer and... View Article

Reasons Why Your Feline Friend Needs a Cat Tree

January 4, 2022 9:59 pm Published by

New cat owners make sure they purchase all the essentials: food, bowls, bedding, toys and a collar. Plenty of other cat products dominate the market, making it hard to decipher what’s necessary and what’s a luxury. This leads many pet parents to ask, “Do cats need a cat tree?” They sure do! If you’re on the fence about these carpet towers, the following benefits of a cat tree for your cat will sway you to purchase one. Cat trees provide high perches Cat trees are tall structures that provide platforms at various levels. While these are fun to explore, cats... View Article

Seven Fun and Safe Ways to Play with Your Cat

December 21, 2021 8:25 pm Published by

Cats have a reputation for being “lazy,” since they sleep all day, but they need more activity than that reputation implies. All cats need play for mental and physical stimulation. If you want to make sure your cat doesn’t mistake 3 a.m. for the perfect playtime, it’s a good idea to give them plenty of dedicated play during your waking hours. Most of us have seen cats play with small stuffed catnip toys, or bat around feathers on a string. However, they can also play more structured games. Here are seven different ways you can play with your cat, without... View Article

Cat Nail Clipping Tips: How and When to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

December 7, 2021 8:25 pm Published by

The pitter patter of little cat feet is a lot less adorable when those same feet (and claws) rip up your furniture or dig into your legs. Trimming your cat’s nails is a good way to ensure they’re able to do less damage. How and when should you trim your cat’s nails? While some cats loathe the nail trimming process, getting them used to it early in life can help. It’s certainly better than declawing, which is essentially surgical amputation. (It may also cause behavioral and health issues.) Generally, you should plan to trim your cat’s nails every few weeks.... View Article

Weighing the Options: Wet vs. Dry Cat Food

November 23, 2021 2:56 am Published by

One of the biggest questions we get from cat owners is, “Should I feed my cat wet or dry food?” Unfortunately, the answer isn’t always cut and dry (no pun intended). This post will cover everything a cat owner should know about canned or dry food for their cat. Benefits of wet food Cans of wet food have a moisture content of at least 60 percent. Here are a few reasons to feed a cat wet food: Urinary health: Because they have high water content, wet foods make a cat’s urine more diluted. The more diluted a cat’s urine, the... View Article

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