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Cat Training 101: Sitting

If you’ve already trained your cat to come when called, training 101 then it’s time for the next step: sitting. Odin has mastered jumping up and down on difficult surfaces. He’s very proud every time he learns something new like landing on the top of the banister. Training is not for every cat but most Read More

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About Cats

It’s a Monday with Merlin. There I was snoozing with my bro Gris Gris when I heard our mom laugh out loud. She’d found an old book on cats from 1971. She’s always been a cat lover and a reader of cat books since childhood. She learned along time ago: don’t always believe everything you Read More

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Steve Dale’s Good Cat!

Pet expert extraordinaire, Steve Dale a syndicated columnist; TV, radio and podcast host; pet advocate and certified animal behavior consultant is known to millions of pet lovers. Recently, Dale published his first series of eBooks, including Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions and Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions, for the ePublishing division Read More

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Caturday Call of the Wild

In our neck of the woods, it’s been a wacky week of changeable weather and moods. Do you find your cat’s moods change according to the weather? It’s normal to have some mood swings, but sudden behavioral changes in cats can be red flags. If a normally mellow kitty is suddenly lashing out or biting, Read More

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Fun Feline Friday Winner

We have a big winner! We’re thrilled to announce the winner of our giveaway for years supply of Calming treats from Pet Naturals of Vermont is Ronda FRC Foster. Congratulations! Please look from a email from Layla Morgan Wilde. Please note: for future giveaways, please make sure you leave a comment with a valid email. Read More

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Vet 101:Mood Meds For Cats

Our philosophy at Cat Wisdom 101 is a holistic one. As a cat behaviorist, Layla Morgan Wilde believes giving psychotropic drugs to cats is a serious decision for a cat’s care giver and veterinarian to make, and only as a last resort. In the U.S. a staggering 1 in 4 women are on moods meds Read More

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Think Out Of The Box

Litter Box Tips Cats like squeezing themselves into pretzel shapes and tiny spaces, except one: their litter box. If your cat is growing, change the size as needed. Large breed cats like Maine Coons need an extra large box. Think out of the box. You don’t need to buy an official litter box. We repurposed Read More

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The Best Website About Cats

Listen up, our mom Layla is away and won’t be online today. She’ll be back tomorrow to comment and visit you. In the meantime, we have something to ask which would make her very happy (okay, it would make all of us cats happy). We’re asking you to nominate Cat Wisdom 101 for a Readers’ Read More

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Real Love Doesn’t Hurt

We’re taking a break from our usual Sunday book reviews/interviews to write about a subject close to our heart. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching but there’s nothing but heartbreak for many women and their pets. According to NPR, research shows as the poor economy and unemployment worsens in the U.S. domestic abuse and animal abuse Read More

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Hot or Not?

By the time you read this, we’ll be in the middle of a snow storm. The only one excited is Odin, but then again he loves snow, and being in love keeps him warm. That and his agility training. When napping he probably dreams of Mystery Miss. She wasn’t around yesterday, but it disturbs me Read More

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The Bright Side of Mystery Cat

For a larger view of this poster visit our Cat Wisdom 101 Facebook page. Today is Unsolved Cat n’ Dog Mysteries when pet bloggers are posting blogs about an unsolved mystery about their pets. Ours involves the cat (shown above) Mystery Miss or MM. We still have no idea where she lives, but yesterday, our Read More

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Vet 101 & Orlando the Marmalade Cat

We are supporting SOPA/PIPA  For more information and a simple but brilliant animated explanation visit http://theoatmeal.com/sopa We have a double the fun today. Scroll down for more about my latest obsession: Orlando The Marmalade Cat. If you’ve ever wondered why cats come in nearly a rainbow of colors, our vet Dr. G  explains at this Read More