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Phil

I have always had cats, both growing up and now as an adult. I have been a pet behavioral therapist for a number of years now. I started this blog to help other cat owners, with advice, tips, best product reviews, and to create a warm and cat friendly community.

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What Size Carrier Do I Need for 12 Pound Cat?

By Phil / October 6, 2020

A 12-pound cat is likely to require a carrier that’s around 15 lbs in specification weight. That way, your kitty will have enough space to move around without getting cramped. A carrier of this size will also provide extra capacity should your cat fluctuate in weight and size with age. A cat weighing anywhere in […]

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Why Do Cats Pant in the Car? (Or In General)

By Phil / October 6, 2020

Cats pant in cars as a stress response. Oftentimes, this may be due to being hot. But it can also be a sign of anxiety and irritation too.  If you leave a cat in a car on a hot summer day and it’s very likely going to pant in order to try and regulate its […]

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Can a Cat Ride in a Car Without a Carrier?

By Phil / October 6, 2020

Generally speaking, a cat can ride in a car without a carrier. Most state and national laws do allow cats to ride in cars outside of their carrier. But it’s not generally recommended. In circumstances where your cat becomes agitated and causes disruption, it could also put you at risk of driving distracted.  To fully […]

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Can a Maine Coon Be Orange? – Standards & Colors

By Phil / October 6, 2020

Maine Coons can be orange but this color is rare for this breed. However, classifying a Maine Coon’s color can be problematic in terms of their coat. To be truly orange their coloring should be solid with little to no trace of white. It’s far more common to find orange Maine Coon’s with white patterning. […]

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Do Cats Have Ankles? (It’s Not as Obvious as It Seems!)

By Phil / October 6, 2020

Cats do have ankles, yes. A cat’s ankles are positioned just superior to their toes and are analogous to a human wrist. They have one of them located in each of their limbs. As they are quadrupeds (four-limbed), this means they have a total of four ankles. Curiously, cats also have elbows and knees too. […]

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How Long Can Cats Hold Their Poop?

By Phil / September 19, 2020

If you’re planning a long journey with your cat, it’s natural to wonder; “How long can cats hold their poop?” The last thing you want is a messy accident while they’re in their carrier. It’s not just poop you need to worry about. You don’t want a cat urinating in their box either as the […]

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Can Cats Eat Apricots? (Fruit, Yes; Stone, No)

By Phil / September 19, 2020

Cats can eat apricots, yes. In fact, apricots are rich in good minerals and vitamins, which will complement a cat’s diet in small amounts. However, the seed (pit), leaves, and stem contain a small amount of cyanide and should be avoided. Are Apricots Healthy for Cats? It’s important to note that cats do not need […]

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Why Does My Cat Lay on My Shoes? – 3 Reasons

By Phil / September 19, 2020

Cats love to lay, chew, attack, and play with shoes, slippers, socks, and most footwear for that matter! It’s a relationship that I’m sure goes back as long as cats and shoes have coexisted. As to why they love shoes, there are some explanations…. Why Does My Cat Lay on My Shoes? If you own […]

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Can Cats Eat Corned Beef? (Spoiler – It’s Too Salty!)

By Phil / August 29, 2020

Cats can and will eat corned beef. It’s not a good idea though, corned beef is cured in rock salt and sugar and will potentially cause stomach upset, if not worse. Stick to fresh meats, or even better, kitty treats. What’s in Corned Beef? The ingredients used in most canned corn beef are few and […]

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Can Cats Eat Radish? (It’s Not Recommended)

By Phil / August 29, 2020

Cats can eat radish, but they really shouldn’t be doing so. This peppery tasting vegetable isn’t toxic, but it is known to cause stomach upset. Plus, it offers no beneficial nutritional content for your meat-eating feline. What About Radish Leaves, Sprouts, and Microgreens? If you’re asking because you are growing radishes or microgreens and you’ve […]

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