If you’ve ever visited a Chinese or Japanese restaurant, Asian supermarket, or any Chinatown shop for that matter, you’ve probably noticed a little cat figurine perched quietly by the cash register. This Fortune Cat, or Maneki Neko, is a lucky cat charm that’s very popular in Japanese and Chinese cultures. The Maneki Neko is a
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Does your cat really hate you? Probably not. But your cat may be unhappy, for reasons we discuss in this article. Photo: rongyos Pets don’t typically hate their people — but they can feel insecurity, fear, shyness, irritation and anxiety. Those negative feelings manifest in avoiding contact, scratching, biting and hiding. And all of this
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Can cats overdose on catnip? Photo: John Most cats love catnip — and the good news is that catnip is safe. The occasional use of catnip is safe and recommended as a lifestyle enhancer by feline experts and behaviorists. But can cats overdose on catnip? No. However, reactions can occur. We’ll discuss this below, so keep
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To many of us, ringing in the new year means throwing on a party hat, dancing and raising a glass at midnight. Cats are no strangers to having a good time; however, theirs may look a little different than ours. Here are eight ways our fabulous felines would celebrate New Year’s in style. Going wild
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Given the popularity of smart products for humans, it’s no surprise that pet tech products are hotter than ever. Whether you turn to smart feeders and litter boxes or activity trackers and GPS homing devices, connected pet products can help you monitor your cat’s health, feed her when you’re away from the house and even
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Naming your cat might seem simple, but sometimes it can really take a lot of time and effort.  My husband and I tend to give our cats and foster kittens human names, especially old-timey English ones (I’m a bit of an Anglophile) – Agatha and Alastair got those. Mathilda got her name because it reminded
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It all started with an article about cat cafés in America. “I read it, thought what a great concept it was combining the two, cats and coffee, so I went home and told my husband about it,” says Kelli Steward, owner and founder along with husband Stephen of Alabama’s only cat café, Gatos and Beans.
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