Category: Cat Care Tips

Why Does Catnip Make Cats Go Crazy?

Everyone knows that cats love catnip, but what’s really going on when your cat starts “rolling”? Catnip is a member of the mint family. The stem and leaves contain nepetalactone, an oily substance that seems to emulate feline pheromones. Nepetalactone acts as a stimulant when your cat sniffs it, and they may react by rolling…

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Household Items That Are Toxic to Cats

It’s true, curiosity really can kill your cat. Normal, seemingly harmless materials around your home can be lethal to your beloved kitty. Even small amounts of these substances can cause severe reactions, even death. It’s best to keep these items out of your home, or stored where even the most adventurous cat can never access…

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Are Laser Pointers Good Toys for Cats?

When you have a pet with boundless energy, anything can be a toy, even a beam of light. Laser pointers have become so commonly used as pet toys that they are even manufactured specifically for pets. However, just because you can find them in the toy aisle at the pet store does not mean that…

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A Quick Guide to Bathing Your Cat

Cats typically keep themselves clean, but even a cat that cleans herself obsessively may need a bath sometimes. Cats with long fur, those that cannot reach every part of their body to keep clean, and cats with skin conditions all may need regular baths. If your cat gets fleas, or is ever covered in a…

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Your New Kitten: The First 30 Days

Are you preparing to bring home a new kitten? You’re in for years of love, affection and mischief. During the first month, you’re going to have a lot to get used to, especially if this is going to be your first cat. Here’s what you should prioritize when you have a new kitten: The First…

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Is It Safe for Cats to Hunt Mice?

What could be more natural than a cat hunting mice? Farmers used to –and some still do – keep cats in their barn to keep their grain silos mouse-free. But your cat is not a barn cat. Many barn cats are actually strays that just hang around barns because of the availability of mice, warm…

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