Next Level Feline: Leash Train Your Cat for More Fun, Less Stress

leash train your catDogs and cats are like apples and oranges, but they do have some things in common. While it may seem like a cat would never, ever enjoy walking down the street at the other end of leash (attached to a harness, no less), it may be time to shift our collective perceptions. To be sure, creating the opportunity and encouraging your cat to embrace this activity isn’t without its challenges or complications. However, when you decide to properly leash train your cat, the results are highly beneficial.

Exercise in Futility?

People have a widespread misunderstanding that felines detest walking on-leash, but this could be fed by the perception that people walking cats around the neighborhood could be “overdoing” it a bit. Cats are independent creatures, right? They couldn’t possibly be trained to wear a harness and walk on a leash. Wrong!

Simple Steps for Success

Not only can we train cats using positive reinforcement (and a lot of patience), but when you leash train your cat, you build confidence, create socialization opportunities, and reduce stress when traveling together.


What You Need To Know About Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Hyperthyroidism in cats (also called feline hyperthyroidism) is a fairly common disease, and one that all cat owners should be aware of.

The disease is the result of excessive levels of the thyroid hormone, known as T4, produced by a growth or tumor on the thyroid gland. Although the growth itself is usually benign, the damage to an animal’s body that can result are often life threatening.

Feline hyperthyroidism most often affects middle-aged and senior cats. Learning how to recognize and treat this disease is key to keeping your kitty’s good health going long into his or her golden years.


Highs and Lows: What are the Effects of Catnip?

catnipIt’s well known that catnip is a type of feline intoxicant with few rivals. Collectively, cat lovers recognize the plant’s potency and use it in various ways. Most cats willingly accept catnip as an antidote to boredom or inactivity – or as a way to intensify already hilarious feline antics. But not all cats feel the effects of catnip.