Ahh, Those Beautiful Lilies. Everyone knows and loves lilies. The official Latin name of this group of plants is Lilium. It includes dozens of types of lilies, all of which have captivating floral displays. Lilies are so beautiful that they have inspired phrases such as “to gild the lily”, meaning to decorate something that is
Cat owners might presume that it is not a big deal when it comes to bringing their Ragdoll kitty for vet visits. But they are in for a surprise. The problem is that the kitty starts to get into a full veterinary stress mode, which makes the experience even more traumatic for her. If you
Of course there are exceptions but in general some dogs love cats and some dogs love cats as a squeaky toy. Some cats will rule the house and some will hide under the bed. How do you achieve détente? It’s a matter of planning, management and training. Best Dogs for a Cat to Have Pomeranian.
Should You Bathe Kittens? The short answer is no. Unless you have a very good reason to, do not bathe kittens. Kittens are fragile little creatures. The younger they are, the more fragile. Their small body size means they have a lot of skin relative to their mass, and that ratio makes them more sensitive
Cats have a great advantage as indoor-only pets: They can have their own bathroom in our homes! We don’t have to take them out for daily walks, or clean up after them all over the house. They have their own private toilets that they can use whenever they want to. The litterbox is one of
A young woman gave an earless cat a forever home after many people had passed him by. It changed her life forever. Molly Lichtenwalner @adventuresofotitis Molly Lichtenwalner was doing her graduate studies when she decided that it was time for her to adopt an animal to help her cope with anxiety. Cats had always been
A woman took a chance on a tripawd cat who was too scared to leave his cave at the shelter and helped the kitty find his supurr power! Meet Batman! Batmancat @mrbatmancat The first three years of Batman’s life were a mystery. He was found a tripod by Animal Control in Wake County, North Carolina
Home: Some pets never have one to call their own. We’d like to help change that by introducing you to an adoptable pet every week. Today, in honor of Adopt a Shelter Cat month, meet Spike, a feline who is having trouble finding forever because of his age. If you ask Spike, age ain’t nothing
We asked you to show us your favorite cat dads in honor of Father’s Day… and you answered! Whether they’re cleaning the litter box, providing playtime, or perfecting the art of cat naps, these cat dads are prime examples of fur fatherhood. Happy Father’s Day to all of the pet parents out there! “Marty and
UPDATE: Symba has been adopted, click here to meet his new family. The staff at the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, D.C., can’t believe their eyes. In their midst is a 35-lb. cat named Symba, who is carrying around an unbelievable amount of extra weight (more than his animated namesake). Humane Rescue Alliance “HRA staff
I’m a big advocate for spay/neuter. It’s a crucial part of the equation for reducing the number of cats killed in shelters, and having your cat spayed or neutered improves cat health, reducing the chances of injury and disease. But a lot of us encounter cat pregnancy at some point, whether through working at a
His name is Symba the big kitty. When Symba came to the Humane Rescue Alliance last week after his previous owner moved to a nursing home, they were surprised to find out just how enormous the ginger boy was. Humane Rescue Alliance “He reported over the phone that sweet Symba weighed nearly 40 pounds—which our
A ginger cat had a rough start to life and ended up at the shelter where his fate was uncertain. He looked hopeless with a perpetual frown on his face. Meet Nutmeg! Shadow Dog Photography/Kenosha Forgotten Friends The ginger cat was in bad shape when he was found wandering the neighborhood with a major wound
Maybe cats can read. North Carolina makeup artist Mary Irwin’s cat Babou recently went missing from her home. Like may pet owners who end up in this overwhelming and upsetting position, Irwin made “missing” signs to post around her neighborhood. The signs included a physical description of Babou and a rather honest overview of the
A kitty, who was born without hind legs, uses his fluffy tail to help him do things just like any other cats. Meet Anakin the miracle kitty! Anakin the Two Legged Miracle Cat From the day little Anakin showed up in a feral colony for food, he quickly caught the attention of a kind woman.
Pancho the cat is one of many who are now without a home due to the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in West London. Thankfully, the feline escaped the fatal inferno with his life. According to The Telegraph, Pancho was saved from the blaze and brought to nearby St. Clement’s Church to join other displaced victims.
A young tuxedo tom called Mochi used up one of his nine lives when he survived a serious dog attack last year. Catster caught up with Nancy, Mochi’s human, to get the full scoop on things. Tell us about Mochi. How did he come into your life?NANCY: When we first found Mochi, he was a
Millet is a type of hardy, nutritious grass seed that has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. It is highly adaptable, with a wealth of functions, providing food and sustenance for both livestock and humans. We say “it,” but actually millet is an umbrella term for at least 50 different varieties of this
A pregnant ginger cat walked up to a young man who wasn’t very fond of cats, but she snuggled up to him and insisted that he take her home. imgur/DaftGirlCC The friendly stray cat came across a couple and immediately took a liking to the young man. She followed him around, rubbing his legs and
Pet owners will do just about anything to keep their fur babies happy. Turns out, that can be a turn off to singles out there who aren’t pet parents. Woodstream recently surveyed 1,000 people about their pet peeves when it comes to pets and dating, and there are some clear furry deal breakers out there.
A woman surprised rescuers when she offered to foster 14 orphaned kittens who were in need of a lot of help, love and TLC. It saved their lives! Richmond Animal Care and Control When rescuers of Richmond Animal Care and Control went to pick up kittens left behind in a yard, they were shocked to
Nothing is quite as wonderful as walking into your home at the end of a long day and being greeted by your cats, cooing their happiness, their tails held high as if to say, “Welcome back! We missed you so much!” But your cat’s tail does much more than help you understand how she’s feeling.
You’ve talked to the sitter about walks, but what about pet emergencies? By: Acid Pix Summertime is just around the corner — and so is vacation madness. Panicky phone calls from pet sitters abound during high vacation periods. I urge both the pet’s humans and sitters to anticipate emergency situations and establish plans of
A scared little kitten found under a car was won over by love. In less than a day, she went from a growling angry kitten to a lovebug, purring up a storm. Meet Chevy Maserati! LemonAide Rescue A tuxedo kitten somehow got inside a Chevy. Unbeknownst to the driver, the kitten was riding in the
A little feral kitten with paralyzed hind legs owes her life to a compassionate canine who found her by herself and brought her to a neighbor, who happened to be a kitten rescuer. Meet Miss McTinybeans! The Paw Project @pawproject The tiny feline, just a few weeks old, was left on her own until a
Today’s weird science question comes from Kendraw: “My cat is obsessed with licking me. She will tolerate pets, but what she really wants to do when she needs attention is to lick me anywhere she can get skin. She won’t lick my face, thank goodness, but my arm, elbow, and hand are fair game! She
Most cats don’t drink enough water. Because cats are so self-sufficient, we assume they know what’s best for their health, and many times they do. But I learned the importance of making sure my cats drink enough water the hard way — with a medical scare. A couple of years ago, my cat Pugsley was
Have you ever had your cat go missing from your house? If so, you know how terrified and helpless this can make you feel and you want to find your lost cat right away. You don’t know if they’re simply hiding outside in the yard, gone exploring, or if they’ve encountered a predator. Often, the
Cats and summertime seem to go together, don’t they? In countless Internet memes, videos, and cartoons, we see cats stretched out in a sunny spot, soaking up the rays. But while cats descend from desert animals and are more tolerant of heat than dogs, they have some special needs when the temperature rises. Ensure your
Some friends of mine have a polydactyl cat named Dougus, whom I affectionately call “The Toes.” He certainly earns the name: With six toes on each foot, he is well above average — and he’s off the charts in good looks and charm as well. Polydactyly is not unusual in cats, so Dougus is hardly