Everyone has seen footage of cats lapping up cow milk from a saucer. They clearly love it! Milk seems like the quintessential feline treat, but the truth is most cats are lactose intolerant and can’t properly digest it. If you’re looking for something your cat will enjoy without resulting in an upset tummy, it’s best to steer clear of cow’s milk. Continue reading “Can Cats Drink Milk?” »
Many cats are picky eaters and won’t touch anything but the most delectable wet cat food. Others are keen to munch on just about anything they come across, including dog food. But just because your cat wants to eat dog food doesn’t mean it’s healthy for him. After all, there are reasons kibble is labeled “cat food” or “dog food,” and not simply “pet food.”
Whether your pup ravenously devours any food he comes across, or he’s a picky eater, chances are he likes cat food. But just because he craves the taste doesn’t mean cat food should become a significant part of your dog’s diet. After all, there are reasons manufacturers label their kibble “cat food” or “dog food,” not “pet food.”
As a responsible pet owner, you’re probably aware that dogs can contract worms in the form of intestinal parasites and heartworms. The best treatment option is prevention, so take the time to learn how worms are transmitted. This way, you can prevent your dog from getting worms in the first place.
Your cat may be a gentle feline under most circumstances, but if he has a reason to be afraid, angry, or dominant, his demeanor suddenly changes. His ears flatten, back arches, and tail puffs up. Most likely of all, he hisses. Learn where this behavior originates and what triggers feline hissing.
Cats are notorious for disliking water. Many will stick their face under the faucet to nab a quick drink or splash around in their water dish, but most cats hate being drenched from head to paw. If you have ever tried bathing Fluffy—or if she has accidentally fallen into the sink or tub filled with water—you’ve seen firsthand how frantically she tries to put some distance between herself and the water. What makes cats hate water so much?
Does your dog like to chow down on the grass in your yard or at the park? Your instinct is probably to scold the animal and attempt to make him stop. This has you wondering—is it bad for your dog to eat grass, or should you just let him do it? Why do dogs eat grass in the first place, and how can you make your pooch stop if you don’t want him to? Here are some tips that may help.