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The Ultimate Guide to Eliminating Cat Pee Smell
Updated and reviewed for accuracy on April 7, 2020, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM When your cat starts urinating outside the litter box, the smell can be difficult to get rid of and nearly impossible to mask. Whether your cat pees on the carpet, a piece of furniture, bed linens, or your clothes, it’s important to neutralize the odor to prevent your cat from becoming a repeat offender. Cats often...
How to Get Rid of Fleas on Kittens
Fleas can make kittens itchy and spread disease, and if they’re really severe, they can even cause serious blood loss and illness. Some methods for getting fleas off of pets, such as flea combing and bathing, will only kill the adult fleas on your kitten—they don’t prevent new fleas from jumping on them. And because fleas have a complex life cycle, they don’t need to live on your pets to...
10 Cat Anxiety Medications
10 Cat Anxiety Medications
Cats can suffer from anxiety disorders just as people and dogs can. They can experience generalized anxiety disorders or more specific anxiety issues caused by things like thunder or separation distress when their pet parents are not at home. The first step to relieving your cat’s anxiety is to talk to your vet, and then you can discuss the need for cat anxiety medications. Here’s a list of...
Which Flowers and Plants Are Safe for Cats?
Reviewed on March 19, 2020, by Dr. Jennifer Grota, DVM Did you know that certain plants and flowers can actually be dangerous for your cat?  “While any plant material can cause mild stomach upset, some plants are much more dangerous,” says Tina Wismer, medical director at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. It’s also important for cat parents to know that some plants and flowers that...
Why Do Cats Purr?
Why Do Cats Purr?
Why do cats purr? Do they only purr when you pet them? Many people think of purring as the sign of a happy, contented cat. But did you know that cats also purr when they’re in pain or frightened? Here’s what we know about cat purring—how cats purr, why they do it, and how you can tell what your cat’s purring means. How Do Cats Purr?When cats purr, signals are sent to the muscles of the...
Why Do Cats Meow?
Why Do Cats Meow?
Cats use dozens of different meows to communicate. But did you know that the majority of cat communication from one cat to another is through body language and scents? In fact, cats rarely meow to each other, but will often meow to humans. Why is that? What are cats trying to tell us when they meow? Cats Meow to Communicate With PeopleWhy is it that cats meow to communicate to humans? Well, we...