Is Chamomile Safe for Cats?

Is Chamomile Safe for Cats

The answer to the question is chamomile safe for cats is not straightforward. On one hand, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), states that chamomile is toxic to both cats and dogs. On another hand, books about herbs for pets indicate that chamomile has numerous health benefits and that it … Read more

Plants Poisonous to Cats

plants poisonous to cats

Are some plants poisonous to cats? Cats love to explore and experience new things. Particularly, cats love sniffing and chewing on plants. Unfortunately, some plants contain toxins that pose danger to cats. As of today (2023) ASPCA, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, lists 424 plants that are poisonous to cats. … Read more

How to Get Rid of Cat Fleas

how to get rid of cat fleas

Cat fleas are the most common of all external cat parasites. They feed on the blood of your cat and should be taken seriously due to the diseases they can transmit to both the cat and the human. To put an end to a flea problem once and for all, you will have to eliminate … Read more

Alternatives to Declawing

alternatives to declawing

What is Declawing? Declawing (also known as onychectomy or de-knuckling) is a surgical procedure in which the cat’s toes are amputated at the last bone. The procedure is traumatic and permanently debilitating for a cat, causing lifetime damage and irreversible consequences. The name ‘declawing’ is quite inaccurate and misleading as it may suggest that the … Read more

Cat Bad Breath

cat bad breath

Why does my cat have bad breath? Do you ever wonder why your cat has bad breath? A cat can have unpleasant breath (halitosis) from time to time, especially after eating some foods like canned tuna, but if the bad smell stays for a long time then it should be worrying. If your cat has … Read more

Is Aloe Safe for Cats?

Is Aloe Safe for Cats

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis, Aloe vera) is a popular houseplant that we like to keep handy as a remedy for a number of skin conditions. The vitamins and the myriad of nutrients in the plant work wonder for human skin. Aloe has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It’s known to help heal wounds and improve the general … Read more

Is Lavender Safe for Cats?

Is Lavender Safe for Cats

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) is a popular herb that we like to plant in our gardens. The herb is commonly used as an ingredient in medicines, therapeutics, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. The calming and refreshing scent of lavender is known to help people relax, reduce anxiety, and to sleep well. You may ask yourself if this herb … Read more