Category: Cat Health

What Are Peets?

What are peets? Peets is an affectionate term used to describe animal feet. The word is a combination of the words ‘paw’ and ‘feet’. As with many of these endearing terms, the origins are not always known. Other popular internet terms relating to animals Peets is just one of many CattoLingo words which are commonly […]

Why Is My Cat Crying?

Cats crying are a common reason they are surrendered to cat shelters. But crying almost always has a meaning; if you can figure out why your cat is crying, you can hopefully work towards curbing the behaviour. There is a difference between talking and crying. Some cats are just more talkative than others. Oriental type […]

Eco-Friendly Cat Litters

Most of us want to reduce our carbon footprint and are looking at ways to reduce waste and our impact on the environment. This extends to pet care and looking for sustainable products we can use with our cats. Cat litter was invented by Edward Lowe in 1947, before then, cats either eliminated outside or […]

Spaying a Cat

What is spaying? Also known as ovariohysterectomy or sterilising, spaying is the removal of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries in the female cat to prevent her from reproducing. In male cats, the castration of the testes is known as neutering, which renders them infertile. This article refers to the spaying of the female cat […]

Why Do Cats Have Elongated (Elliptical) Pupils?

The pupils are the black hole in the centre of the eye, which dilate (widen) and constrict (narrow) to control the amount of light that hits the retina at the back of the eye. A study published by Science Advances explains why pupil shapes can range in shape from vertical, horizontal and circular and their […]

Cat Urinating Outside The Litter Box

Cats urinate outside of the litter tray for a number of reasons, some behavioural, some medical. Before I go into the possible reasons your cat is urinating outside the litter tray. The first question you have to ask is has this behaviour suddenly started or has your cat always urinated in other spots? If it’s […]

Six Signs A Cat Needs More Attention

Cats have a reputation for being independent and self-sufficient, while there is some truth to that, as living, breathing, feeling animals, cats still need care, attention and love. If their needs are not met, they may display several signs that they are not receiving enough attention as they would like. All of these behaviours can […]

Common Causes of Litter Tray Refusal

Litter tray refusal in cats is a common source of frustration among cat carers and a large number of cats end up in shelters due to inappropriate toileting. Always see a veterinarian to rule out a medical cause. Once that is ruled out you must look at possible behavioural causes. Below I will outline some […]