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Why Do Cats Groom Themselves So Much?

Cats are meticulously clean. When they’re not sleeping or eating they can usually be found in yoga-like positions licking themselves down. They can spend almost 50% of their waking hours just grooming themselves! It’s almost a ritual for them – they have an order to their grooming habits. It’s easy to understand why they like […]

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Can Cats Catch a Cold?

Cats catch colds, usually caused by a virus – just as humans do. Even the symptoms of a cat cold are similar. His illness may come and go without nary a blip on your radar but some action may be required if you should notice prolonged symptoms. Causes of the Cat Cold One of the […]

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How Smart Are Pigs?

Ever since pigs have been domesticated for food, they have unfairly been the object of disdain and abuse from humans. Perhaps this is because most humans would have a difficult time slaughtering a creature they had respect and affection for. As it turns out, pigs are probably the most intelligent domesticated animals even though we’ve […]

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Are Dogs’ Mouths Cleaner Than Humans’?

For us dog lovers, it’s quite a disappointment to hear that the average dog’s mouth is not cleaner than the average human’s mouth. The good news is that dogs do not necessarily have dirtier mouths either. The comparison between two very different species is not so simple, but humans and dogs have this in common […]

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What Does It Mean When a Cat Licks You?

You’re sitting on your favorite easy chair, relaxing, when you suddenly feel a wet, rough tongue licking your skin and you realize that the perpetrator is not your boyfriend or your girlfriend but it’s none other than your ever lovin’ cat! Is your cat licking you because of her love for you or is she […]

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