Cats require specialized care, which is a fact even many cat lovers don't realize. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes I see cat owners make.
Somehow, my fur-baby can always gets me to smile, no matter how miserable or stressed I feel. I am not alone. It turns out that all pets, not just therapy pets, can help your mind, body, and spirit. Here are a dozen reasons why.
The story of Mickey the mama cat is a testament to a mother's instinct and love for her children. There are so many stories of pregnant cats and dogs winding up at the shelter, and the horrors all animals, especially vulnerable newborns, face in that environment.
Do not fall victim to a boastful flea and tick advertising campaign by the manufacturer. Choose the best product for your pet based on your concerns and the advice of your veterinarian.
The problems associated with owning a pet could fill volumes. As a relatively new cat owner, I did not expect my life (and my house) to be turned upside down with the invasion of flea eggs and flea larvae.
Back in 2000 when I was still living in the UK, I was involved in a terrible car accident. I was driving on a highway when all of a sudden a rabbit da...
Unlike us humans, who value face-to-face introductions, dogs prefer some latitude and movement when they meet. Meeting nose-to-nose may seem the most polite way to us, but it's the least preferred approach.
On National Hairball Awareness Day, on April 26, 2013, cat lovers around the world will gather to show their strength and increase their resolve to prevent the condition that dogs their feline friends.
I woke with a mop of cat in my face. Bono's owlish eyes gazed unblinking at me. Closing my eyes, I pretended to sleep. The feather duster of Bono's tail brushed my cheek. He mewed urgently.
Bono refused to budge from under the bed. Nobody said it was going to be easy. The whole point of fostering this cat was to accustom him to human company so he'd have a chance of finding a permanent home.
Lydia opened the carry case. Bono burst into the living room. He whirled around the center of the room, faster and faster like a tornado building strength. Then, to our absolute horror, he disappeared up the fireplace.
The difference between cat and dog owners is the social aspect. There's no cat park. The cat park is the Internet.
"The Curious Incidence of Dogs in Publishing" draws a series of conclusions ranging from the speculative and unsupported to the downright sexist -- although I will give credit for having found new and inventive ways of hammering the old "women with cats haz the sads!" canard.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to have a positive impact in their community. It may be as simple as offering a meal to someone who is hungry, teaching someone a new skill, or solving a problem that has perplexed society. I believe that your pet can be socially responsible as well.