iOS app Android app

Kitty

How To Get Your Cat Used To A Carrier

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

One of the reasons many cat guardians are so reluctant to take their pet to the vet, or anywhere, is because most kitties fight tooth-and-nail to avoi...

5 Ways to Slim Down Your Overweight Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Feed portion-controlled meals on a consistent schedule. In my experience, most owners of overweight cats serve their pets an all-day buffet. They ...

What's Your Cat's Tail Telling You?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Some say cats are inscrutable. While that may be true, here are a few tips to help you interpret signals your kitty's tail can reveal.

Why the Internet Loves Cats

Sara Ruthnum | Posted 05.02.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Sara Ruthnum

It's hard to log onto Facebook without being confronted by a kitten being adorably derpy. But why are cats the animal of an entire generation of the internet obsessed?

Many Cats With Diabetes Can Achieve Remission

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat seems to be thirstier than usual, is urinating frequently, is hungry all the time but also losing weight, you should have him checked by your veterinarian for feline diabetes.

Should You Let Your Pet Kiss You?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you're like many pet owners, on some level you thoroughly enjoy your dog's sloppy kiss or your cat's sandpaper smooch. But there's also that little...

Why Cats Over the Age of 8 Should Get Regular Eye Exams

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

f a cat's high blood pressure goes unchecked, the most common eventual symptom will be sudden, acute blindness. Blood vessels in the eye will burst, causing the retina to detach, and the kitty will lose part or all of her eyesight.

Exercises for the Cat in Your Life

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Here are my favorite recommendations for getting the overweight feline in your life up and moving.

The Most Common Cause of Kitty Constipation

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A cat is constipated when the stool is too large and/or hard to be passed. If your kitty is straining in her litter box but has nothing much to show for it, or if her poop is dry and hard, it's likely constipation is to blame.

To Your Cat, You May Be Just Another Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

My guess is that humans will forever try to get inside the heads of their feline companions to learn what lies behind those gorgeous, mysterious eyes. What is she thinking about? What's she about to do? Is she staring at me, or through me? Does she love me, or loathe me?

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures.

A Possible Cure for Motion Sickness in Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

As anyone owned by a cat can tell you, very few of our feline friends enjoy a ride in the car. Veterinarians hear complaints all day long from cat-own...

Why and Where Cats Roam

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The researchers hope to learn more about whether cats are drawn to one another for activities and friendship, or whether their outdoor meet-ups are mostly coincidental.

Cats Murdering Toddlers Is A Terrible Person's Dream

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.30.2015 | Weird News

View post on imgur.com Love cats and hate children? Reddit comes through once again. A trending subreddit called Cats Murdering Toddlers encoura...

How to Tell the Sex of a Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Determining the sex of a cat, even if it's a tiny kitten, is actually easier than many people think. In fact, probably the trickiest thing about this ...

How Catnip Affects Your Kitty's Behavior

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Believe it or not, scientists have yet to discover why catnip drives kitties wild. They've identified the chemical substance in catnip that causes the...

How to Keep Your House Clean When You're Owned by a Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.17.2015 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Karen Becker

If it seems like you're spending all your free time cleaning up after Tiger, don't despair. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping up with cat clutter than can make the chore much easier and less time-consuming.

Eliminating Cat Urine Stains and Smells

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat has suddenly taken to wetting your carpet or another area of your home instead of, or in addition to using his litter box, the first thing...

21 Photos Of Baby Animals That Literally Fit In The Palm Of Your Hand

DL Cade | Posted 05.19.2016 | Green
DL Cade

Today's dose of adorable comes in handfuls -- handfuls of baby animals, that is. These 21 baby animals from the 500px archives quite literally fit "in the palm of your hand"... and melt your heart while they're at it.

Why Your Cat May Be More Human Than You Think

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Dr. Karen Becker

It's official. Your cat really IS giving you the cold shoulder. Not only is Garfield's hearing just fine, so is his ability to understand when you're...

Tiny Kitten Attempts To Meow. We Attempt To Keep It Together

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News

Prepare yourself for the best six seconds of your day. This video uploaded to YouTube features the unbearable adorableness that is a kitten trying...

Simple Cure for Cat Constipation

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend...

WATCH: Greedy Kitty Charms His Owner Into Giving Him More Kisses

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.30.2014 | Good News

Every pet owner knows that look. You know, the one that your furry friend gives you when the lil' guy wants something? Well, in this video uploade...

How To Hug A Cat -- Perfectly, Every Time

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.04.2015 | Good News

Today is National Hug Your Cat Day. Show your cat how much you love her with these expert hugs.

Could This Be Why Your Cat Is Losing Weight?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), also called pancreatic insufficiency and maldigestion syndrome, is thought to be rare in cats. However, accor...