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How Black Cats Came To Halloween

Black cats are a classic Halloween symbol, but how did their special place in the fall come to be? Black cats have long served as objects of superstition. In Medieval France and Spain, black cats were considered bringers of bad luck and curses to any human they came near, and were associated with witchcraft. Many […]

Helping Your Cat Get Exercise This Winter

For an outdoors cat, the winter months can be a difficult time to exercise. Follow these tips to keep kitty in shape. Cats and people share a lot in common, but one thing you might’ve noticed this winter is that you and your kitty are spending more time indoors on the couch. But while you have the […]

Celebrate the Holidays Safely with Your Cat

The holidays can be a wonderful, but sometimes dangerous, time for cats. As a member of your family, your pet is part of the celebration. But when holiday visitors come and go, consider keeping your cats in a quiet room while you entertain so they don’t escape amid the chaos. Also decorate your home and […]

The Joys of Catnip

Not all cats respond to catnip, but those that do, exhibit a boundless joy. Catnip or catmint, as it is known in some areas, is a gray-greenish herb from the mint family, and is safe and non-addictive for cats. Not all cats respond to catnip (about 70% are able to respond), but if you are […]

Games to Play with Your Cat

Other than sleeping and eating, play is a major part of a cat’s life. Playing with your cat strengthens your bond, helps disperse aggression, reduces fear, builds trust and confidence in shy cats and corrects inappropriate biting and scratching. By setting aside playtime, you will provide exercise for both the mind and body of your […]

Choosing Toys for Your Cat

Between hiding, chomping, or just getting bored with them, your cat can never have enough toys. Your cat is innately curious and naturally playful. She will play with you, another cat, or even a puppy. Toys serve many useful purposes for your cat, keeping her fit both physically and mentally. Without toys your cat will […]