How do cats use those tongues?

How do cats use those tongues?

Have you ever wondered why cats tongues are so raspy? I was lucky to spend a day in December at the Cat Town Cafe in Oakland assisting with this cool video by KQED Deep Look. Deep Look is a series that takes scientific studies and uses uber zoomed in HD footage to bring you up close! …
Hot off the presses: New study shows you need to SCOOP that box

Hot off the presses: New study shows you need to SCOOP that box

Dr. Karen Overall once stated quite eloquently: “Behavior kills more cats annually than does viral disease.” One of the least tolerated behavior problems in cats is when they eliminate outside the litter box, and many cats lose their homes (and lives) for an issue that I believe is often one that COULD BE fixed, if …
New Year’s Resolution: Weigh your cat!

New Year’s Resolution: Weigh your cat!

How do our cats tell us if they aren’t feeling well? Very subtly. Cats are notorious for hiding signs of illness, and if they are lucky, their human takes them to the vet once a year for a check-up. A lot can happen during that year, so what if I told you that there was …
What do cats do when they eat?

What do cats do when they eat?

Do you know what your cat does when she eats? You’re probably giving me a little bit of a blank stare right now, like, she puts her face in the bowl and chews her food (or maybe like some cats, she doesn’t chew it much at all). You throw your cat’s food down and walk …
Chew on this! A new study looks at pica in cats

Chew on this! A new study looks at pica in cats

Pica, or the ingestion of non-food items, is found in species as varied as parrots, humans, and domestic cats. It’s unclear why some animals eat things that aren’t food – some guesses include stress and nutritional deficiencies. This behavior in cats was first noticed in Siamese cats, who are prone to sucking and eating woolen …
This man WILL help your cat!

This man WILL help your cat!

As promised, today’s blog post is an interview with Dr. Kris Chandroo. Kris is a practicing veterinarian, scientist, photographer, and feline welfare advocate! (=awesome). Kris also runs an amaze-balls website, I Will Help Your Cat, and he recently released his new educational program, called Stress to Success (STS), which teaches you how an understanding of …