All About Cats 

Signs a Cat is Pregnant & What To Know

"Is my cat pregnant?" It's a question concerned cat owners ask a surprising amount. When you haven't gotten your cat spayed and she's gone unsupervised for a time, chances are that your cat might...

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Can You Train a Cat?

When folks think about training a pet, dogs typically come to mind first. Rarely is cat obedience training discussed, leaving many cat owners wondering, "Can you train a...

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How to Treat Gum Disease in Cats

Gum disease is a common ailment among adult cats, but its widespread occurrence doesn't make it any more bearable for your pet. Left untreated, cat gum disease can cause significant discomfort and...

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Top Cat Breeds for Your Household

If you've spent hours watching cute cat videos and scanning local shelters for new kittens, you're probably ready for a kitten or cat of your own. Cats are amazing pets that...

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Why Is My Cat Sneezing a Lot?

Everyone loves to hear a cute cat sneeze - the sound can bring an instant smile to your face. But if your cat's sneezing is suddenly constant, it could be a sign of a larger problem with your...

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What Is the Best Way to Bathe a Cat at Home?

Cats famously hate water—so much, in fact, that some cats can develop kidney stones and other ailments because they aren't drinking enough water. Most of the time, cats are great...

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What to Feed Kittens That Have Been Abandoned

If you ever stumble across kittens that are meowing for help and have no mom in sight, any cat lover's first impulse will be to take over care for those kittens and provide for them until they're...

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How to Manage and Update Your Pet’s Microchip Information

Who knew that your dog's life and well-being could be protected by a device the size of a grain of rice? While pet microchips are usually unseen and unheard, they can be your best tool to rescue...

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Should I Adopt an Older Cat?

When you decide you're ready to adopt your first cat—or to bring a new cat into your home—most pet owners weigh their options between young kittens and adult cats. But among adult...

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Should I Board My Cat or Leave at Home?

Traveling always requires extra planning and preparation when you have pets in your home. Many cat owners prefer to leave their cats at home when they go on vacation, saving themselves the stress...

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Cat Obedience Training 101

When you think about cats, the image of a solitary animal who does whatever it wants comes to mind. And while it is true that most cats are independent creatures that can range from nuzzling,...

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How Often Do Cats Need Shots?

Even the most diligent cat owners may not realize the amount of care needed to keep your pet healthy and happy. One important element in your pet's overall wellbeing is the regular regimen of...

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How Hot Is Too Hot for Cats?

Most cat owners have a good gauge of how their cat is feeling. However, even the most observant cat lovers can find themselves wondering, do cats get hot? The answer is yes. But one complicating...

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How to Pet a Cat: Dos and Don’ts

If you've ever owned a cat or tried to pet a friendly cat, you may have experienced moments when the cat seems wary of your touch, and possibly threatened by your efforts to pet them. This is...

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Cat Skin Conditions, Causes and Treatment

Compared to the hair and skin maintenance required by dogs, cats tend to have low-maintenance hair and skin. But they aren't immune to developing skin conditions that can cause discomfort and hair...

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What is Cherry Eye in Dogs and Cats, and How Is It Treated?

Even if you've never heard of cherry eye, named after the bright red mass that develops around the edge of a dog's eye, its development is unmistakable. This condition can also develop in cats and...

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New Kitten Checklist: The Things You’ll Need

For cat lovers, few days are as joyful as the day a new kitten enters your home. A brand-new kitten brings new energy into any home and marks the start of a lasting relationship as this pet...

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Is It Illegal to Declaw Cats in Florida? 5 Considerations

The notion of declawing cats is a controversial one. Pet owners may wish to stop their feline friends from scratching and destroying furniture and other objects, but many veterinarians and animal...

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8 Common Questions About Pet Microchips

Losing a pet is a nightmare scenario for pet owners. Every year, 10 million pets become lost, according to the American Humane Society. But what if you could turn the odds in your favor and help...

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What You Need to Know about Allergies in Cats and Dogs

An allergy occurs when our immune system reacts to foreign substances called allergens. When the body tries to get rid of these substances, it triggers a variety of symptoms, such as itching,...

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Top Concerns about Cat Hyperthyroidism

Your cat has two thyroid glands in their neck, one on each side of the trachea. The thyroid gland produces a hormone that regulates your cat's metabolic rate, and that affects organs throughout...

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Recognizing the Symptoms of Eye Infection in Cats

While people often wink at each other to show affection or camaraderie, if you notice that your cat seems to be winking, blinking, or squinting at you, it could be a sign that something's wrong...

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Diseases That Are Common in Cats

If you've ever served as the caretaker of a cat, you know there's a litany of conditions that can affect the health of your feline friends. Cats, even those that are usually confined to the home,...

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Everything You Should Know about Cataracts in Cats and Dogs

Cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. It's the most common cause of vision loss in both humans and their pets. They may be as small as a pinpoint or cover the entire lens, causing...

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Adopt A Cat Month!

 Did you know that June is a special month for our feline friends?The American Humane celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month® each June! June is known for the top month which also marks the height of...

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