How to Save an Abandoned Kitten [The Story of Olive]

In late August, a newborn kitten was abandoned by his mother. He was only 3 days old when she abandoned him. She took away her other four kittens but left him. I had no option but to adopt him and do whatever was necessary to make him live. Now, six months later, Olive (the name …

25 Things You Should Never Do To Your Cat!

As any devoted cat parent knows, our feline companions aren’t just pets; they’re members of the family. Yet, while their independence can make them seem low-maintenance, cats have specific needs and sensitivities. Making mistakes in their care, even with the best intentions, can lead to stress, illness, or even life-threatening conditions. Unfortunately, some of these …

Behavioral Signs of 10 Common Cat Illnesses: What to Watch For

Cats are known for their independent and mysterious nature, which can make identifying when they’re under the weather a challenging task for even the most observant owner. Despite their stoic facade, cats do exhibit behavioral changes when dealing with common health issues. This article aims to shed light on those subtle yet telling signs that …

12 Things to Consider Before Adopting a Cat

Adopting a cat can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, filling your life with companionship, joy, and even a few hilarious antics. However, bringing a feline friend into your home is not a decision to take lightly. Before you dive into pet parenthood, there are several factors you’ll need to consider to ensure a harmonious …

Feline Footfalls: The Quiet Elegance of Direct Registering in Domestic Cats

Ever watched your domestic cat silently prowling around the house? Its graceful, smooth, and almost soundless movement might have intrigued you. This feline ballet is due to a specific walking pattern known as “direct registering.” All felines, including our domestic friends, perform this intricate dance of footsteps as naturally as we breathe. It’s sometimes referred …

Managing Pica in Cats: How I Kept My Cat Safe from Harmful Cravings

Pica is a condition that involves animals, including cats, eating non-food items. This unusual behavior can lead to serious health complications such as intestinal blockages, which can necessitate surgery. Objects such as threads, strings, or other small items are particularly problematic as they can become tangled in the intestines, causing significant damage.

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Cat Sleeps With You

As a cat owner, you might have found yourself settling into bed only to have your feline friend saunter in, inspect the area and promptly decide that your head is the ideal place to sleep. Despite the variety of comfortable sleeping spots available throughout your home, your cat appears to prefer your company. But why …

World’s smallest cat: the Rusty-spotted cat

The rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) is the smallest cat species in the world. The species is native to the Indian subcontinent, with populations also found in Sri Lanka. Despite its petite stature, typically weighing between 0.8 to 1.6 kilograms (1.8 to 3.5 lb), this captivating cat embodies the fierce independence and agile adaptability synonymous with …

Do cats eat their fleas?

Cats have a remarkable grooming instinct that involves meticulous cleaning of their fur, and this behavior often includes removing any unwelcome guests like fleas. While grooming, cats may inadvertently ingest a considerable number of fleas that have infested their coat. Surprisingly, most cats can consume these fleas without experiencing any noticeable consequences, as fleas do …

How to rescue a kitten from under a car? [Useful tips]

Discovering a frightened kitten under a car can be an alarming experience. The little creature may be cold, scared, and unable to navigate the hazards of the urban jungle on its own. As a compassionate bystander, you might feel compelled to help but aren’t sure where to start. In this article, we’ll guide you through …