10 Common Health Problems For Cats

Cat with vet staff

A cat can become ill, just as you can. This post will discuss 10 common health problems for cats, and how to deal with them. Learn some hints as to causes and how to deal with these problems. 1) Vomiting There is not much that can get me out of bed faster at night than … Read more

Meet The Korat: Cat From Thailand

Korat cat sitting, looking up

A wonderful creature is the Korat: cat from Thailand. This cat comes with a long history, set down in legend. The cat is a natural breed; its coloration is a silver-blue. The Korat’s Thai name is Si-siwat. The cat appears with this name in “The Cat Book Poems,” a manuscript at least 300 years old, … Read more

Some Cool Cat Facts For Your Enjoyment

Drawing of silver cat, long hair

Cats are amazing creatures, and can surprise you with some of the things you learn about them. Here are a few cool cat facts that you might not know. I hope you find these entertaining, and perhaps even educational. These come from an article on factretriever.com, a very interesting site. How many of these cat … Read more

Feeding Your Obligate Carnivore Cat

Siamese playing catch with mouse

We in Gustavus feel so fortunate that we finally have our own veterinarian. Susan Reese Schaff, DVM, now resides here with her husband, small son, two dogs, and three cats. As an added treat for you, my readers, Susan has written a post about the proper feeding of your cat. You may learn something new … Read more

One of Lucinda’s Newest Book Reviews

Grey & white cat offering to sing

Hello from Lucinda the literate cat. I offer you one of my newest book reviews for your enjoyment. I think this one will be fun. It’s called “Women Who Love Cats Too Much,” and it was written by  Allia Zobel. Illustrations are by Nicole Hollander. I tend to agree with the cat on the book … Read more

Why Do Cats Like To Be Up High?

Cat snoozing on top of cat tree

Does your cat like to find a place high above the room to hang out and observe the scene? It seems to be a common occurrence for the cat to find the most elevated spot in the room that he can reach, and then to spend time up there regularly. Have you ever asked, “Why … Read more

Do You Know The Origin Of Domesticated Cats?

African Wildcat (Felis silvestris)

If you have wondered about the origin of domestic cats, you may find this history a bit confusing. The domestic cat (Felis catus), member of the Felidae family, is one of the most recently evolved species. This family is divided into three genera: Panthera (cats that roar) Acinonyx (the cheetah) Felis (all other small cats) The classification of … Read more

Tell Me, How Well Do You Know Cats?

Tuxedo cat distorts head to drink from faucet

How well do you know cats? Perhaps you have been around cats all your life, and you think you know a lot about them. Read on — You will learn that there are several common myths about cats that just aren’t true. Here are 14 of them that you may have thought to be true … Read more