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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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Why Do Cats Have 18 Toes?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

Have you ever counted up all the toes on your cats four paws? Cats have five toes on each of their front paws, and four toes on each of their back paws. That’s right, that is a total of 18 toes. But why do cats have 18 toes? Four toes are fairly common in the […]

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Why Does My Cat Sleep with Me and Not My Husband?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

It’s common for cat owners to be perplexed why their cat seems to prefer one person over another, particularly when it comes to choosing where they sleep. If you’re wondering why does my cat sleep with me and not my husband or vice versa, there is an explanation. How Do Cats Choose Where to Sleep? […]

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Why Do Cats Meow before They Poop?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

There are some questions that come up often around cats meowing before, during, or after the poop. If your cat is meowing at any point during their toilet stop there are a few possible reasons that might explain why… Why Do Cats Meow before They Poop? In my experience, the most common reason for meowing […]

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My Cat Licked Peppermint Oil

By Phil / July 29, 2017

Peppermint oil is toxic to cats. If your cat has licked peppermint oil there is a chance it will fall sick, and how sick depends on how much it has ingested. As a responsible owner, you need to take your cat to the vet as soon as possible. Even if there are no signs of […]

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Is Lemongrass Essential Oil Safe for Cats?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

If you like using essentials oils and have a cat in your home you need to be sure that you’re not exposing your kitty to any potentially harmful substances. In this article, I’m looking at one of my personal favorite oils, lemongrass. So, is lemongrass essential oil safe for cats? There is some conflicting information […]

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Is Frankincense Oil Safe for Cats?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

Cats are sensitive to a lot of substances that are fine for us. So, if you’re using essential oils at home you should be aware if they will affect your cats or not. Frankincense essential oil is one of the best oils to help you relax after a long day. I use frankincense sometimes, but […]

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Can Cats Have Chocolate Ice Cream?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

So you’ve gotten into the habit of letting your cat have a lick from your bowl after you’ve finished and you’re wondering, ‘can cats have chocolate ice cream?’ I have some good news and some bad news…. Chocolate, and ice cream for that matter are not good for cats and they shouldn’t be eating it. […]

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Why Do Cats Have 2 Different Colored Eyes?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

One of the most mesmerizing features of a cat is their eyes. Whether they are a deep blue, bright yellow, emerald green, or somewhere in between. If you’ve ever seen a cat with two different color eyes it’s even more mesmerizing, and not that uncommon either. But why do cats have 2 different colored eyes […]

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Which Cats Have Blue Eyes?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

One of the most striking features of a cat is their eyes. From bright blue to green, gold, and every shade in between, it’s mesmerizing looking into those big deep eyes of a cat. If it’s blue eyes that you’re looking for in a cat then you need to know which cats have blue eyes […]

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Why Do Cats Insist on Sitting on You?

By Phil / July 29, 2017

Wondering, ‘Why do cats insist on sitting on you and cozying up on your lap?’ Having a cat choose your lap to sit on it quite the honor. Cats are very selective and fussy when it comes to choosing where to sleep. It’s an interesting part of their personality and behavioral traits, however. There are […]

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