Can we help confined cats be less stressed?

Many cats spend time in shelters or in a boarding facility during their lifetime. The welfare of these cats is an issue of major concern – how can we make…

Scratching out the truth on what cats like to scratch

Often when I’m walking around (I don’t have a car, so I do that a lot), I see a tiny, unused “cat scratcher,” which has generously been placed out on…

Here’s looking at chew, cats…

A new study looks at pica and chewing behavior in cats. Does your cat like to chew on things that aren’t food? If so, you are not alone. I personally…

Environment and personality may contribute to urinary tract problems in Norwegian cats

Urinary tract problems are relative common in cats – approximately 1.5% of cats who go to the vet are treated for them. But the majority of those problems don’t appear…

Pain detection in cats: Why is it so difficult?

When you are in pain, how does your doctor know where it hurts? You usually have to tell them. You might draw on an image of a body exactly where…

Could a new study explain the “Yahtzee Barf”?

Well, perhaps I should start by explaining the Yahtzee Barf. Saturday night at our pad is pizza night (we make pizza), and sometimes we play games too. One night we…