Why Do Cats Eat Bugs?

Why Do Cats Eat Bugs?

Cat Health and Behavior
Wondering why cats eat bugs - and whether or not it's safe? If you've encountered your cat eating bugs, you're far from alone. This common cat behavior leaves many pet owners wondering just what is going on with their cat. There's no need to stress - in this post, we'll go over the reasons why your cat wants to eat bugs, and how to keep them safe no matter what they try to catch. Keep reading to learn more! Why Cats Eat Bugs Cats love to hunt. However, most domesticated cats rarely experience situations in which they get to catch their prey - especially if they're indoor cats. That's why these instincts are often turned to the next best thing: insects. Many cat toys exist to mimic the hunt. However,…
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Losing a Pet Suddenly: 7 Steps to Help You Cope Through Grief

Losing a Pet Suddenly: 7 Steps to Help You Cope Through Grief

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
When most people get a new pet, their short life span is usually the farthest thing from their minds. But the loss of a pet is no less tragic because it's common or expected. After losing a pet suddenly, expect to grieve no matter how long you've had the animal. Here are 7 steps to help you cope with the loss of your pet. 1. Find a Calming Practice One of the best ways to cope with losing a pet suddenly is to find a daily calming practice. Meditation is a popular practice that can completely transform your mood. Though meditation is a recent trend, it's been practiced in Eastern cultures for thousands of years as a form of mind-body medicine. It works by helping you focus on your breathing…
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5 Indoor Plants Safe for Cats

5 Indoor Plants Safe for Cats

Cat Health and Behavior
If you're a cat owner that loves keeping plants in the home, you know the struggle is real to keep kitty from chewing their leaves and flowers. Unfortunately, there are over 700 plants that are poisonous to pets which means you have to take care to make sure you don't bring one home if you have a cat. The good news is there are dozens of plants that not only pose no danger to felines but that are also pretty and low maintenance. Here's a list of five indoor plants safe for cats that you'll love adding to your home. 1. Ponytail Palm A plant that looks like a head sprouting strands of hair makes for one very cool addition to your home. This mini tree adds a tropical touch…
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Healing with Cats and Dogs: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Healing with Cats and Dogs: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Cat Health and Behavior, Dog Health and Behavior
Do you own a cat or dog? If not, have you been thinking about getting a pet but not sure if you should? There are many benefits to having a pet and your health is one of them. Keep reading to learn more about the health benefits of owning a pet.  Stress Reducer Researchers have found that people who are faced with a stressful task are actually calmer when their pet is with them. Their stress levels with a pet present were even lower than when they had a supportive person with them, such as a spouse, relative, or friend.  This is why many medical and rehabilitation centers see the value of having a cat or dog present at the facility. Medical professionals are also recommending that their patients take…
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Staying Healthy: A Guide to Cat Nutrition

Staying Healthy: A Guide to Cat Nutrition

Cat Health and Behavior
Cats are wonderful pets to have. They mainly take care of themselves and their independence means less work for you. At the same time, they love to play and snuggle and do all those silly cat things that make you laugh. To ensure your cat lives a long and healthy life, it's important to consider proper cat nutrition. What's in your cat's diet?  Our guide below explains cat nutritional needs and how to make sure you're providing your cat with everything they need. Continue reading to learn more.  Feeding Your Kitten If the momma cat isn't around to feed her kittens, you'll need to bottle feed your kitten milk until he's ready to transition to solid foods. Speak with a veterinarian to find the right milk for your kitten. When…
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What Is the Best Dog Skin Allergies Treatment? Your Questions Answered

What Is the Best Dog Skin Allergies Treatment? Your Questions Answered

Dog Health and Behavior
Have you noticed that your furry friend is having a few breakouts on their skin? Most dog owners don't realize that their pup is just as susceptible to allergies as humans are. For that reason, you'll want to make sure you're keeping a sharp eye for all the telltale signs of a reaction. Better yet, you need to understand how to properly tend to those reactions after they start. Learning how to treat dog skin allergies can help you prevent your pup from constantly nibbling and biting at their coat. See below for proper dog skin allergies treatment and which signs to look out for. 1. Feed Them More Colostrum All mammals (humans included) can produce and provide a milky substance called colostrum for their newly-born offspring. It helps strengthen the…
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7 Ridiculously Fun Things to Do With Your Cat

7 Ridiculously Fun Things to Do With Your Cat

Cat Health and Behavior
When you think of cats, you probably think that they all stick to themselves most of the time, but did you know that cats can become irritable if they're not given enough stimulation?  To avoid an irritable kitty, you need to make sure to find fun things to do with your cat. What happens when you run out of things to do with fake mice, catnip, and jingle bells?  Well, there are plenty of awesome activities that you and your cat can actually do together that you both will love.  Keep reading for our guide to seven ridiculously fun things to do with your cat.  1. Play With a Laser Lasers are an awesome cat activity that your kitty will be sure to love. There is something about the laser…
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6 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain (Plus, What You Can Do About It)

6 Signs Your Dog Is in Pain (Plus, What You Can Do About It)

Dog Health and Behavior
In the span of four years, visits to the vet increased from about 119 million to 130 million.  If you ever notice something off about your dog, you should make sure that you consult the vet immediately to figure out what's wrong. But how do you know when to take them? Knowing the main signs a dog is in pain, as well as the most effective solutions, is crucial to take good care of your pet. Learn everything here! 1. An Upset Stomach One sign that your pooch might not be feeling well is if they have an upset stomach.  You'll be able to tell if this is an issue because they may not be eating as much as they normally do. They may be having irregular bowel movements or none…
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What to Say to a Grieving Friend After a Pet Loss

What to Say to a Grieving Friend After a Pet Loss

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Did you know that around 68 percent of American households are pet owners? Tragically, every pet's life eventually comes to an end. It's never easy losing your furry friend. That's why it's so great when your friends surround you to comfort you during such tough times. Yet, it's not always clear what to say to a grieving friend. Check out our tips to help you overcome this problem. 1. Let Your Friend Talk While You Listen You want to provide your grieving friend with the opportunity to talk about their emotions. Don't spend the whole time talking when you need to listen. You can ask questions about how they're feeling. You might even want to be quiet together until they are ready to talk to you. 2. Give Your Friend a Shoulder…
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Kitty Love: 9 Cutest Cat Breeds That Make Great Pets

Kitty Love: 9 Cutest Cat Breeds That Make Great Pets

Cat Health and Behavior
You're looking for a kitty? You're in the right place. In the United States, more than 25 percent of Americans own a cat. With over a quarter of the population having a feline, it can be challenging to decide which cat breed is right for you. But the real question is, what is the cutest cat in the world? For those looking for the best, here are the nine cutest cat breeds you need to know about. Read on to learn more. 1. American Bobtail Cat One of the cutest breeds of cat is the American Bobtail. This intelligent and loving cat has a noticeable wild appearance. The American Bobtail is a highly interactive cat and a great choice for those looking for an energetic cat.  Many American Bobtails notoriously…
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