Stress and your cat’s health – a new study explores the connection

I think most of us are aware that chronic stress can take its toll on our health; it can reduce our immune responding, and lead to long-term inflammatory responses, and…

Do food puzzles increase feline frolicking?

I’m a big fan of food puzzles as an enrichment choice for cats. As natural predators, cats have evolved to work for their food. We brought them inside, handed them…

Give them space, keep them in place: Keeping cats healthy in shelters

Upper respiratory infection (URI) is a real problem for cats in shelters – not only are cats with URI frequently quarantined, delaying adoption – they must experience both social isolation and…

Does your cat miss you when you’re gone? Science starts taking a look.

Everyone still wants to know, does my cat love me? And now, thanks to technology and an increased understanding of the human-cat relationship, we can take a better look at…

What do cats do when they pee and poo?

A recent study helps us better understand cat elimination behavior Going to the bathroom, it seems so simple – everybody does it! But when it comes to cats, things can…

Quick Tips for Keeping Fireworks-Day Feline Friendly

My dear friend Julie Hecht recently posted excellent advice on how to help dogs that might get stressed out about fireworks on her excellent blog DogSpies. We sometimes forget that…