You never think about the day you will lose your pet when you decide to adopt one. It’s all about excitement, commitment, and responsibility at first. During that time you are probably worrying about how you are going to take care of them. You learn the basics, find the right food, gather all the essentials, and buy the fanciest food bowl, etc.
If your cat is acting a little unusual regarding their bathroom routine, and they seem particularly uncomfortable and grumpy, then there's a chance they're suffering from a urinary tract infection. If you're not sure whether or not your cat has a UTI, there are a couple of more specific signs you should keep an eye out for. These include:
Marcel was truly a unique cat with a unique story: The one of a traveling cat.
Of all the feline fleaflickers that I had, my huge Bombay, Kabuki, was undoubtedly the most independent. Trying to train him was nearly impossible. But God bless him; if the rest of my cats were the Real McCoys, he was "Grandpappy Amos." Sadly, he's no longer with me—but one fateful day could've made his demise a lot earlier in his illustrious life.
Here is our list of the top 10 things you can do to make sure your cat is grinning like the proverbial Cheshire day in and day out, all year round.
Have you ever had trouble trying to find your cat? If so, you're not alone. I have trouble finding my cat all the time.
If you love animals, and more specifically cats, then the prospect of kittens is an exciting thing. Well that was how it was with my little orange and white fur ball, Mary. She was always a playful little monster and got into trouble more often than once. We adopted her and her sister while they were kittens. Mary and Martha became their names. Bloodlines? If I had to guess I would say they are obviously mixed, but I believe Turkish Van is prominent in their breeding.
The cats of my adult life have been varied in breed, personality, and longevity. Here’s the rundown of each one and something that they taught me.
An old friend said goodbye today, and, the funny thing was, I never knew what buds we were. But Grace knew, and that's all that mattered.
Save a six year stint following the death of our first family dog, and a six month gap after losing our second one, I had never lived without a pet. I never identified as a cat or dog person—always just an animal person. That being said, if I HAD to choose, I would always pick dogs. I never owned a cat of my own, yet I would go out of my way to pet neighborhood strays, track down barn cats, and crawl under beds at my aunt’s to find her elusive cats. However, when the time came to move out of my parent’s house, I was forced the face the fact that I didn’t have the time nor space for a dog of my own, so I kept it in the back of my mind that I was going to get a cat once I was settled in.
If you have ever experienced your cat having a seizure, you know how serious and upsetting this situation can be. During this period of time, your cat may foam from the mouth, fall over, loose its ability to control its bowels, or have uncontrolled movement of its limbs. After the seizure has ended, your cat will typically be very confused for a few hours. They may pace, trying to figure out what just happened. They may also wish to be very close to you until they are feeling like themselves again. If you know that a seizure has occurred, you can check with your vet to see if any tests should be run. If your cat is prone to seizures, you may just be told to keep a close eye on your cat as long as the seizure has passed. Prescription medications can be used in order to prevent and treat seizures, but these medications target certain chemicals in the brain. Because of this, some pretty nasty side effects can take place. Natural alternatives are available for treating seizures in cats. CBD is one natural supplement that is very safe and effective for seizures in both humans and pets.