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Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?
Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?
Straight or curly, long or short, whiskers are a notable part of the feline face. Most would agree that a cat without whiskers would be a strange sight indeed, but it may surprise you how important these seemingly superficial structures are to your cat! A cat’s whiskers are integral to how they interact with their environment, and they serve a variety of functions. Let’s take a look at why...
Why Does My Cat Lick Me?
Why Does My Cat Lick Me?
When I adopted Bambu, my adorable orange kitty with arguably the world’s poofiest tail, I was immediately taken aback by the extent of her licking. I left all of our snuggle sessions with my hands, arms, and face covered in kitty saliva. Like many other cat parents, I set out to understand why cats lick us. Here’s some insight on cat licking—whether it means that your cat likes you or...
Cat Spay Procedure and Aftercare
A spay, also known as an ovariohysterectomy, is a common procedure that is performed on female cats. Spaying is performed to sterilize cats, which means they can no longer have kittens.  There are many benefits to spaying your cat. Spaying prevents uterine infections (pyometra), significantly reduces the risk of mammary cancer when performed before adulthood, and decreases behavior changes that...
Cat Tooth Extraction Recovery Guide
Dental disease in cats is a condition that shows up often in middle-aged cats. Since only 20% of a cat’s teeth can be seen during a normal physical examination, your cat should have complete oral health evaluations that are performed under general anesthesia.  Cat tooth removal may occur during a comprehensive dental exam, which consists of: Probing the teeth and gumline to measure the depth...
What Is Catnip? What Does Catnip Do to Cats?
Many people are familiar with catnip, but not everyone knows what type of plant it is or the science behind how it affects a cat’s mood and behaviors. This article will give you some insight on how catnip works, why cats go crazy for it, and whether there’s such a thing as a cat having too much catnip. What Is Catnip?Catnip, or Nepeta cataria, is a common herb that is a member of the mint...
How to Get Rid of Worms in Cats
Discovering that your cat has worms can be an unpleasant experience for any pet owner. Not only can finding the worms be frightful (and gross), but their presence can also raise some serious concerns about the health of your cat. However, there are a number of safe and effective ways to treat worms in cats, as well as a variety of preventative measures you can take to lessen the chances of a...