Why Tabby Wears An M–A Christmas #Cats Story


It’s become a tradition on the blog (and in my PETiQuette newspaper column) to share one of my favorite Christmas stories. This touching legend, included in Complete Kitten Care, tells the story of a simple Tabby cat, and her gift … Continue reading

How to Create A Cat-Safe Christmas Tree


The Christmas tree might as well be an early holiday gift to your cats. Kitty can’t resist the urge to sniff, cheek rub, claw—and scale the branches to reach the highest possible perch. Don’t blame your cat. It’s normal for … Continue reading

How to Keep Cats Off Counters


Cats become pests with their determination to stay above it all. They cruise kitchen countertops, lounge atop doors and leap to refrigerator tops to ambush treats. The urge to be the top cat seems a universal kitty vice. By understanding … Continue reading

8 Ways To Hiss Off Your Cat


We love our cats but still complain about their “behavior problems.” Our blood pressure goes off the charts when cats scratch the furniture, baptize the bed, and caterwaul at 5:00 a.m., even though we’re purr-fect owners! Our cats love us … Continue reading

Scaredy Cat? 7 Tips to Ease the Angst


Does your new kitten hide under the bed? Do your adult cats disappear when visitors ring the doorbell? Does the new puppy send kitty into hiss-terics? Learning why cats act scared helps you know how to avoid “fright night” triggers. … Continue reading