When you are away from home and your cat is alone, it is common that your cat will become bored and lonely. Although you may feel your cat sleeps more than anything else, your cat still has energy and wants activity. You can plan to make a difference in your cat's mood and physical/mental activity by taking a few steps to keep him or her active when you are not home. Inside of your home you can add these few things to keep your cat active: 1. Add various scratching posts and
Chicagoland Cat Sitter's July rescue of the month is Lando! Lando is currently at Tree House for Animals in their Bucktown location. Lando is a very sweet cat who is about 4 years old. Lando came to the Tree House through a local TNR rescue. He can be shy and scared to approach people, but he will easily give into pets on his face and head. He definitely has no complaints about being held and getting love and attention. Lando is a little nervous in the over-stimulating shelt
When it comes to feeding you cat, there are many options and brands to choose from. It can be a hard decision in choosing what is actually the best food and diet for your cat. In the debate of wet cat food versus dry cat food, wet cat food does surpass dry food because wet cat food provides water. If your cat has an all dry food diet, his or her water intake will fall below what he or she needs to stay hydrated and healthy. Here are a few reason why wet (canned) cat food can
June is adopt a rescue cat month, and this month we have found a very special cat at Tree House Humane Society. Slim Jim Phantom is a friendly and affectionate cat. He adores spending time with humans and given the opportunity, he will follow you everywhere! Slim Jim has a very silly side, too! You might catch him with his tongue sticking out, which makes him that much more loveable. This cutie has the teeny tiniest meow and is very chatty. Slim Jim cannot wait to find his fo
You love your cat more than anything, but you can't understand why pieces of your furniture have become destroyed due to your cat's incessant scratching. Scratching is a natural, instinctual behavior in cats that serves several important purposes. Cats scratch in order to mark their territory with their scent and shed old cuticle tissue from their claws. The most obvious function of a cat's claws is for defense. Many people opt to declaw cats because they are inside animals.
Tiny and playful Caddie Woodlawn will always be a kitten! After losing her home due to circumstances out of her control, Caddie has been a bit frightened by the shelter atmosphere, but when she’s introduced to a human her pretty green eyes light up. She loves nothing more than bonding, and purrs nonstop when petted and given attention. Little Caddie is ready for a home that will give her the love she needs! Caddie is currenty at the Tree House Humane Society in Bucktown. She
Originally from Europe and Asia, minty, lemony catnip has long been associated with cats. Research shows that cats big and small adore this member of the mint family. Catnip's allure is in it's oil, nepetalactone, which is found in catnip's leaves, stems, and seeds. Whether your kitty's response is aggressive playfulness or mellow and calm relaxation, once the pleasure passes it will be about two hours before a cat can respond again to catnip. Because cats respond to catnip,
If your cat has started to avoid the litter box, take heart. There are things you can do to learn the cause of this behavior. There are usually three reasons why cats urinate outside their litter box. 1. Medical Condition. If your cat suddenly starts peeing in inappropriate places, make an appointment with your veterinarian to investigate disorders known to cause this behavior. Any change in your cat's behavior, including a difference in litter box habits, should be investiga
When your cat grooms himself, tiny hook-like structures on the tongue catch loose and dead hair, which is then swallowed by your cat. Some of the hair stays in the stomach, which forms the hairball. Ultimately, your cat will vomit the hairball to get rid of it. Hairballs are most likely to appear in long haired cat breeds. As cats grow older, they become groomers and more proficient at removing fur from their coats. It can be disturbing to watch your cat eliminate a hairball.
Chicagoland Cat Sitters' cat of the month for April is Stormborn. She is currently staying at Tree House Humane Society for cats. Stormborn was found in Bronzeville, locked inside a metal file container in the snow. She was named after the powerful and strong character, Daenerys Targaryen Stormborn, on Game of Thrones. She is energetic and playful, and also a loveable lapcat. Stormborn fought to live and now has a perfect chance for a good home! #saveapet #treehousehumanesoci