Happy Together: Cats and Kids

As kids grow up, their bond with the family cat can develop a wonderful relationship. With a little bit of thought, cats and kids can live even more happily together. (This is the fourth installment in the “Cats and Kids” series. Click for Part 1 – Pregnancy, Part 2 – Babies, and Part 3 – … Read more

Growing Up Together: Cats and Toddlers

When a baby begins to move around, everything changes. Toddlers are grabby, loud, and move strangely. Your cat, who was perfectly content with a baby, may be wondering what alien creature in the house now. Take a few steps to keep the friendship on the right path now and avoid problems later. This is part … Read more

Technology for Cats and Their People

Perhaps it’s not surprising since I’ve lived in Silicon Valley for many years now but I’m always on the lookout for technology that makes life easier! Technology for cats and their owners ranges from providing basic care to safety to just for fun. Some tools offer creative ways to solve issues. Some could end up … Read more

Coming Home: The Aftermath of a Vet Visit

This is week two in a series about coping with vet visits. In the first post I shared steps you can take before and during an appointment. Here I’ll talk about coming home. When Coming Home is Hard to Do You’ve managed to get your cat in their carrier, survived the vet visit with minimal … Read more

Make Cat Vet Visits Less Scary

This is week one in a series about making vet visits easier for you and your cat. Here I’ll focus on the steps you can take before and during an appointment. Why is it important to make vet visits less scary? According to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, more than 50% of cats in … Read more

Pheromones – What They Are and What They Aren’t

Pheromone products are becoming widespread and well known in the pet world. Whether in sprays, collars, or diffusers, they promise big effects. With claims to stop unwanted behaviors like hiding, scratching, fighting, and spraying, you might think pheromones are a miracle solution. Here I’ll explore what pheromones are, what they aren’t, and what they can … Read more