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HOW THE FBI IS TRACKING ANIMAL CRUELTY: AN UPDATE

2018-01-22T14:54:52+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: CAT NEWS, CAUSES WE SUPPORT, Learn|

As 2017 came to a close, we are getting the first glimpse of how the FBI tracks animal cruelty in their database. As The Catnip Times reported back in 2015, the FBI began tracking animal cruelty in the FBI animal abuse registry, also known as NIBRS (National Incident-Based Reporting System) and the full year of [...]

WINTERTIME CAT CARE: TIPS TO HELP FERAL CATS AND PET CATS STAY WARM

2017-12-20T14:33:26+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|

Guest post by Kristi Davis of Pet Wellness Advisor Cats have remarkable survival skills. Over thousands and thousands of years, cats in the wild developed skills that have enabled them to not just survive, but to thrive. From desert plains to wild forests, rural backwoods to urban centers, they seem to find a way. Sometimes [...]

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NAT GEO’S BOB POOLE TALKS “MAN AMONG CHEETAHS” FOR BIG CATS WEEK

2017-12-11T18:40:39+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: CAT BEHAVIOR, CAT NEWS, Learn|

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Nat Geo WILD’s Big Cat Week! We had the pleasure of speaking with veteran wildlife cinematographer Bob Poole about his new documentary “Man Among Cheetahs,” premiering tonight, Monday Dec. 11 at 8:00 pm CST on Nat Geo WILD. If you can’t make the premiere, you can catch [...]

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7 COMMON DISEASES TO WATCH FOR IN SENIOR CATS

2017-11-19T18:52:05+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and if you’re considering adopting a senior cat, or your own cat is approaching old age, this is the perfect time to discuss how to care for them. Read on to learn about some common difficulties cats may face in their senior years, and what you can [...]

CATS CHOOSE FOOD FOR MORE THAN JUST FLAVOR

2017-11-13T10:17:18+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , |

This post is sponsored by Royal Canin. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Royal Canin and Cats Savor More Than Flavor, but The Catnip Times only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Royal Canin is not responsible for the content of this article. If your cat family [...]

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THREE TRICKS FOR CLIPPING YOUR CAT’S NAILS

2017-11-13T10:05:24+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , , , |

Any cat owner will know just how challenging the task of cutting a cat’s nails can be. In fact we’ve all probably experienced at one time or another how the challenge was too much for just one person and we’ve had to call for backup, usually in the form of a less than enthusiastic partner. [...]

NOT YOUR TYPICAL CAT TREE – 3 CREATIVE DIY CAT PERCHES

2017-12-19T12:14:27+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , , , |

It’s no secret that cats love to be up high. Whether that means climbing atop the refrigerator or keeping an eye out from the window sill, cats prefer higher places because that’s where they feel most comfortable and secure. According to PetMD, it’s a primal instinct passed down from ancestors like panthers and tigers who [...]

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HOW TO SPOT FELINE LOWER URINARY TRACT DISEASE IN CATS

2017-10-25T11:59:44+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guest Post by Brenda Eisenhauer, DVM Everything You Need To Know About Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)! Feline lower urinary tract disease is one of the most common medical issues affecting cats. Often abbreviated FLUTD (and pronounced as one word that sounds like “fluted”) this term describes an aggregate of diseases that can cause [...]

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HOW TO TRAVEL WITH A CAT – DO’S AND DON’TS

2017-10-25T11:55:27+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: CAT CARE TIPS, CAT NEWS, CAT PRODUCT REVIEWS, NEW CAT PRODUCTS|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This post was sponsored by our friends at OdorKlenz. Traveling is a difficult task no matter the situation - whether it’s loading up the whole family in the car or having to travel with your furry family members! Cats are known to dislike traveling and do not like being forced into the scary environment [...]

HOW TO TAME A SEMI-FERAL CAT

2017-10-25T11:55:30+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: CAT BEHAVIOR, CAT NEWS, Learn|Tags: , , , , |

Guest blog by Shadow the PR Cat My favorite day in the whole world is December 13, 2016. Why? Because it was the day I was adopted. What makes this an even more special day is that I was adopted despite being a semi-feral cat. The volunteers were very worried I would not adjust [...]

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