Tips on working from home with a needy cat
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
Work has changed a lot, and 5 years ago we might have written a blog about how to make sure your cat is entertained while you’re out all day commuting to work and back. But now, with so many of us work from home with our pets at least some of the time. Working from home with a needy cat can be challenging, but with some adjustments and strategies, you can create a productive and enjoyable work environment. Here are some tips to help you have a successful work-from-home experience with your attention-seeking cat:  Designate a Work Area: Set up a dedicated workspace where your cat's inter ..read more
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Three green flags that your cat is happy
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
As cat owners and lovers, we all want to ensure that our cats are healthy and happy. At the same time, cats can be quite mysterious– unlike dogs who wear their hearts on their sleeves (paws), cats have a subtle and complex way of expressing themselves. But with a little knowledge, it’s possible to tell when your cat is happy and content. Read on to discover three signs that indicate your cat is happy and healthy based on scientific research about cat behavior.  Green flag 1: regularly purring Purring is a sign of contentment and relaxation, and it also brings a bunch of other benefits fo ..read more
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Is your cat bored? How to tell and how to keep them entertained.
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by Catie Pauley
1M ago
We all know the feeling of being bored at home after the last few years. Turns out, your feline friend could be feeling the same way! Boredom in indoor cats is completely normal and very common. That’s why we’re sharing our tips on how to tell if they could use some more stimulation and how you can keep them entertained. Read on to find out! Signs your cat is bored.  Your cat could be bored if they’re over-grooming, so pay particular attention to whether your cat is repeatedly licking themselves or picking at their skin. Another sign that your cat is bored is if they’re overeating. M ..read more
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How cats stay clean
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
Cats have an unwavering reputation for being some of the cleanest pets around. From constantly grooming themselves to avoiding messes like pros, cats seem to always be in top condition. Do you ever wonder how they manage to stay so clean without any help from us pet owners? From their paw-licking techniques to their meticulous litter box habits—read on to learn how cats stay so clean.  CATS ARE MADE TO SELF-GROOM, IMPECCABLY  Unlike some other pets who require regular baths, haircuts, and nail trims, cats are self-groomers who take care of their own cleanliness and hygiene. In fact ..read more
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Here's why your cat sleeps all day
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
If you own a cat, you know how much they love to sleep, and when a lot of us pivoted to working remotely, we realized just how much they love to sleep–it seems they snooze all day long. It turns out that there’s a good reason we call it a “cat nap”: cats sleep anywhere from 12 to 18 hours a day, and nearly 40% of cats sleep more than 18 hours a day. Read on to learn about why cats sleep so much and whether you should be concerned (spoiler alert: you probably shouldn’t).  SLEEPING DURING THE DAY IS THEIR NATURAL INSTINCT  While sleeping 12-18 hours a day may seem excessive to us, th ..read more
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Why does my cat get the zoomies?
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
Do you ever watch as your cat scurries around the house at top speed, leaping over and around furniture, seemingly hunting an invisible prey? While it might seem odd, the behavior known as "the zoomies," or frenetic random activity periods (FRAPs) is perfectly normal for cats. In this post, we'll take a closer look at why cats get the zoomies and share tips on how to minimize disruption from them. Zoomies: an innate cat instinct Zoomie behavior is an essential aspect of a cat’s natural playfulness and agility, and it’s actually rooted in a cat’s natural instinct to hunt, which remains deeply ..read more
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Common human foods that are toxic to cats
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
Did you know that many common foods humans eat can be dangerous for cats? There’s a wide range of human foods that can make your feline friend sick and should always be avoided in order to keep them safe and healthy, and they’re many of them are pretty prevalent in households. At VitaCat, we’re in the business of helping you keep your cat healthy and happy, so we’ll look at the most commonly known human foods toxic to cats: onions, garlic, grapes, and chocolate. Read on for more information about keeping your cat safe.    Foods to avoid giving your cats: Onions and garlic  One f ..read more
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5 ways to care for your cat's dental hygiene.
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by Catie Pauley
1M ago
Dental care is an essential part of keeping your cat healthy and happy. Unfortunately, dental problems are a common issue for most cats, with nearly 90% of cats experiencing dental issues in their lifetime. Read on to find out how to keep your cat’s teeth in top shape. 1. Brush those pearly whites. Just like humans, cats need to follow daily dental care habits to help reduce plaque and prevent dental disease. Regularly brushing your cat’s teeth is the best way to maintain their oral hygiene. While your cat might not be the biggest fan of having their teeth brushed, they’ll become accustomed to ..read more
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All About Rehmannia: the Magical Herb in Cat Kidney Supplements
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
As cat owners, we all want to make sure our cats are happy, healthy, and living their best lives. That’s why we’ve formulated Cat Kidney Supplements with rehmannia, a natural herb that can slow down or even stop kidney disease from progressing. Read on to learn about cat kidney disease, the signs to look out for, and the VitaCat cat kidney supplements that may help your cat thrive.  Do I need to be worried about my cat’s Kidney Health? When it comes to cat kidney health, there’s good news and bad news. We’ll start with the bad: cat kidney disease impacts a lot of cats. Studies show that 1 ..read more
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What ingredients are used in VitaCat formulations?
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by Aubrey Allison
1M ago
At VitaCat, we’re passionate about cats and creating cat chews to support your cat’s health so they can thrive. And we know to do that, our formulations need to include the best plant ingredients known to potentially contribute to cat health and happiness. After doing our research and talking to experts, we found a variety of plant ingredients that we’ve incorporated into our VitaCat formulations.   Below, a list of the ingredients used in our cat chew formulations and the benefits of each:    Organic Hemp Protein Powder is made from ground hemp seeds, and can have anti-inflamm ..read more
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