Why Do Cats Purr, Hiss, Chirp, or Meow

We all know the basics of cat communication; purrs are generally welcoming while hisses mean back off. But cat communication has different layers. Often, cat communication is non-verbal. However, when they become vocal, we should pay attention to what they are trying to communicate. Many studies have been conducted on how cats attempt to communicate … Read more

7 Signs of a Dying Cat

As distressing as this topic is for owners, it’s normal for our feline friends to eventually grow old, sick, and pass away. When your pet is too ill to recuperate from illnesses, it may be an indication that they are entering the final phase of life. Although specific signs will depend on your cat’s condition, … Read more

How To Keep Your Cats Clean And Healthy

If you want to spend a longer time with your cat, you should exert time and effort to ensure that they’re clean and healthy at all times. You should look into keeping a pet cat healthy and disease-free; otherwise, they can be susceptible to common illnesses, such as skin problems, urinary tract infections, feline leukemia, … Read more

Controlling Feral Cat Populations Using Trap-Neuter-Return Programs

Trap-neuter-return, or TNR consists of the capture, sterilization, and release of feral cats in order to control the population of feral cat colonies. Either local animal control or a caregiver who has been feeding the cat will use a live cat trap with food inside to procure the animal. Then, the cat is transported to … Read more

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Catnip is the abbreviated name for Nepeta cataria, a perennial herb of the mint family originally from Europe and Asia. Interestingly enough, the Latin-derived word, cataria, is translated as “of a cat.” However, it wasn’t always a feline treat – its leaves were once used to brew tea for treating an upset stomach. It is … Read more