Living with Cats
Do you have a kitty at home who kneads your furniture like there’s no tomorrow? If so, you’re probably wondering what in the world your cat is doing and why they do it. Wonder no more; this post will give you all the answers you need to know about why cats knead. Keep reading to […] The post Why Do Cats Knead or “Make Biscuits”? appeared first on The Catington Post.
A Mississippi rescue cat turned “guard cat” is credited with thwarting a home invasion, potentially saving the life of her human family. Fred Everitt was making a donation to the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society four years ago and decided to just take a look at the kittens in need of adoption. The rest, they say, is […] The post Hero “Guard Cat” Thwarts Home Invasion appeared first on The Catington Post.
If you’re a cat parent, you know that your little feline friend can be a bit of a mystery. One of the things that can be puzzling is when your cat starts sneezing for no apparent reason. But did you know that there are many different reasons why cats sneeze? Some of them may surprise […] The post Many Reasons Cats Sneeze (Some Will Surprise You!) appeared first on The Catington Post.
Those oh-so-gross tubes of slimy hair our cats leave on the floor for us, the ones we always seem to find in the middle of the night with the bottoms of our feet, right? Well, we’ve hacked up some interesting facts about them for you: The scientific term is Trichobezoar Trich is Greek for “hair” and a bezoar […] The post Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hairballs appeared first on The Catington Post.
There’s a question that’s been keeping cat lovers up at night for centuries: do cats pick their owners, or is it the other way around? Some people swear by the theory that their feline friend chose them, while others believe that cats only stick around because they know they can exploit their human companion for […] The post Do Cats Pick Their Owners? appeared first on The Catington Post.
There’s no denying it, many cats are overweight. And while there are obvious health risks associated with obesity in felines, there are also some less-obvious problems to consider. Excess weight can lead to joint problems, diabetes, and a host of other health issues. If your cat needs to lose a few pounds, here are five […] The post How To Help Your Fat Cat Lose Weight appeared first on The Catington Post.
Has a stray cat been marking your back door? Have the birds enjoying the feeder outside your window left an unsightly stain on the front porch? Did a raccoon turn trash day into an all-you-can-eat buffet on your driveway? Once you’ve determined the source of smells and stains, eliminating them for good is easy—and important.
If you're a cat lover, then you know that one of the downsides of having a feline friend is dealing with the litter box. While cats are relatively clean animals, cat urine and waste can produce an unpleasant odor that can be tough to get rid of. If you're looking for ways to control the litter box smell in your home, check out these top tips.
There’s something calming and even a bit magical about the sound of a cat purring. It’s like they’re sharing a little bit of their inner happiness with you. But have you ever wondered why cats purr in the first place? As it turns out, there are a few reasons why they do it. In this […] The post Why Cats Purr — It’s Not Always A Sign of Happiness appeared first on The Catington Post.
Cats are strange creatures. Though they are often regarded as aloof and independent, when it comes to some of their odd habits, they can be downright perplexing. One prime example is their penchant for eating grass. Why do cats eat grass? What benefit do they derive from it? And is there anything that we cat […] The post Why Do Cats Eat Grass? appeared first on The Catington Post.
When you have a cat, it’s inevitable that at some point you’re going to deal with the dreaded smell of cat pee. But what if the source of the smell isn’t your cat’s urine? Before you blame the cat, make sure the source of the odor isn’t one of these several things that smell like […] The post Why Does My House Smell Like Cat Pee? (Hint: It Might Not Be The Cat!) appeared first on The Catington Post.
Cats are often thought of as independent creatures that do not show much affection to their owners. However, cats can actually be very affectionate animals, and they have a number of ways of showing their love. Head-butting, purring, and sleeping on or near their owner are just a few of the ways in which cats […] The post 8 (Sometimes Weird) Ways Cats Show Affection To Their Favorite Human appeared first on The Catington Post.
At least 16 stray cats have been shot and killed by staff at the Garner State Park in Uvalde, Texas. The shootings are authorized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as an approved method for removing exotic, feral, and nuisance animals from the park. Documents obtained by Lady Freethinker via a public records request […] The post At Least 16 Stray Cats Shot, Killed by Garner State Park Staff as Part of Approved Wildlife Management Strategy appeared first on The Catington Post.
Learn how to keep your fish safe from the cat without compromising your enjoyment or their health! In this article, you’ll learn five helpful, simple methods to keep your cat away from and out of your fish tank. There are many obvious joys and benefits to owning a domestic fish tank, from collecting beautiful freshwater fish […] The post How to Cat-Proof Your Fish Tank appeared first on The Catington Post.
How long do cats live? The answer may surprise you – cats can live 15-20 years, or even longer! That’s longer than most people realize. Caring for your cat and ensuring they have a long, happy, and healthy life is important to every cat owner. So, how can you help your cat live a long […] The post How Long Do Cats Live? (And How to Help Them Live Longer) appeared first on The Catington Post.
Pets, like people, have personal belongings that they can’t do without. Due to animals’ active nature, pet owners are In the event of an emergency, it is important to have a plan and be prepared. This is especially true if you have a cat, as they can often be forgotten in the chaos. Having a […] The post INFOGRAPHIC: How to Make an Emergency Kit for Your Cat appeared first on The Catington Post.
The popularity of working from home has grown in recent years, as more and more people are looking for ways to escape the hustle and bustle of the traditional office. But while working from home has its joys – like being able to spend more time with your furry friend – it also comes with […] The post The Joys and Struggles of Working From Home With Cats appeared first on The Catington Post.
In history, some of the most impactful figures have been surprisingly unremarkable. The same can be said for cats. These four felines—through no special skill or outrageous act aside from just being an average cat—each played a significant role in shaping the course of history. 1. Macak, The Cat That Literally Sparked Nikola Tesla’s Interest […] The post 4 Average Cats That Forever Changed the Course of History appeared first on The Catington Post.
Pets enrich our lives in countless ways and adopting is one of the best things you can do for an animal in need. If you’re considering adding a cat to your family, there are some things you can do to help them feel more comfortable and become a cherished member of the family. When you’re […] The post 7 Tips to Help Your Adopted Cat Become a Cherished Member of the Family appeared first on The Catington Post.
A feral cat is generally described as one who is wild, unsocialized, fearful of all humans, and unable to be placed into a typical pet home. It’s estimated that there are upwards of 70 million feral cats in the United States – as many cats as we have as loved pets – living in vacant […] The post 7 Ways You Can Help Feral Cats appeared first on The Catington Post.
It’s not uncommon for cats to be tasked with controlling garden pests—they’re usually great at the job! One playful kitten in particular, however won’t be up for a promotion any time soon! The cat in this story has gone viral for befriending an enormous rat that it was originally supposed to hunt. Their unlikely friendship […] The post You Had One Job! Cat Befriends Giant Rat Instead of Chasing It Off appeared first on The Catington Post.