The Chatter

The chatter is a sound you hear a cat make when she clicks her teeth or jaw together. It is usually thought of as a way that a cat expresses excitement since it it often used while they observe prey. Like many cat vocalizations however, experts differ in their opinion about what the reflexive chattering […]

How To Sex A Kitten

Shortly after birth the sex of a kitten can be determined. The genitalia of a kitten compared to that of an adult is more difficult to see. One should have no problem determining the sex however if you look carefully. Face the kitten away from you and lift the tail to expose the anal region. […]

Causes Of Stress In Cats

Cats can quickly become stressed whenever even the slightest change occurs within their environment. They tend to be creatures of habit and are at their most highest level of comfort with a daily routine. So it’s not surprising that when that routine changes, no matter how small and trivial it may seem, it just may […]

Common Geriatric Cat Health Problems

The following list, in no particular order, are of common health care problems seen in geriatric cats: Diabetes mellitus Kidney Disease (CRF, chronic renal failure) Hyperthyroidism Cardiomyopathy (heart disease) Skin Tumors Periodontal disease (dental disease) Dietary issues (obesity or special needs) Inflammatory bowel disease Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Earlobe Sucking In Cats

Earlobe sucking is when a cat either sucks on her owner’s earlobe, or on parts of her own body. It is a variation on wool sucking which is is a behavior that mimics suckling and cats who do it find it comforting. When a kitten is born, she should remain with her mother and littermates until […]

How To Perform The Heimlich Maneuver On A Cat

Place one hand along the back of the cat and your other just below her sternum or rib cage.  With both of your hands in position, give four forceful thrusts by pressing in and up.  Next you’ll want to check her mouth for the foreign body with a finger sweep.  Follow with two breaths, mouth […]

Schedule Biannual Checkups For Your Senior Cat

Although it is recommended that all cats should be given an annual exam, veterinarians today are now recommending that they should receive biannual (or twice yearly) exams beginning at age seven. Twice-a-year checkups for your aging cat are very important and should be made a top priority in maintaining and prolonging a high-quality life for […]

Why Cats Chase Their Tails

When a cat chases her tail she may be doing it as a way to help her release pent up anxiety or aggression or simply because she’s bored. However if the behavior is new to your cat and becomes repetitive, or frequent and intense, it could be an indication of a behavioral or medical problem. […]