Human Health

Why You Shouldn’t Take Cat Bites Lightly


It can happen even with the most laid back cat: an overexcited cat bites her human during play, or while accepting a treat. In more extreme cases, redirected aggression can cause a cat to lash out at the humans in the household and cause severe damage. And of course, most of us will pet stray cats we meet along the way, but not all seemingly friendly cats remain friendly after being approached by strangers. Regardless of how a cat bite happens, it is not something to take lightly.Continue Reading

Why You Should Leave Your Shoes at the Door to Protect Your Cat’s (and Your) Health


Do you remove your shoes when you enter your home? If you don’t, you may want to rethink that. I don’t have a lot of rules in my house, but if you’re coming to visit me, I’m going to ask you to take off your shoes. I don’t want to expose Allegra or myself to all the bacteria and toxins that live on the bottom of the average shoe, because quite frankly, the stuff you’ll find there is the stuff of nightmares.Continue Reading

Feline Diabetes: Jupiter’s Story


This is a sponsored post, written by: Rowyn Rose, Science Communications Specialist at Basepaws*

Jupiter came into my life rather unexpectedly. Let me explain.

In February 2016, I drove just shy of three hours to a shelter in Oregon to adopt two older kitties with beautiful black coats.Continue Reading