Making Biscuits: Why do Cats Knead?

Cats KneadHave you ever seen your cat make biscuits? If you don’t know what we’re talking about, it’s that motion cats make when pushing their front paws (and sometimes claws!) in and out. It resembles kneading bread dough, hence the phrase “making biscuits.” It can be cute and funny when your cat jumps on your lap and kneads contentedly, but it can also be painful!

Why exactly do cats knead? We all know how mysterious cats can be, so the team at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic set out to find answers.


Why You Need a Catio: Create an Outdoor Haven for Your Cat

CatioFor many of us, cats are family. They are wonderful company, beautiful, and seemingly independent. We want to keep our cats safe, but for some of us it’s difficult to deprive our cats of the outdoors, especially if they are sitting at the door looking out and yowling.

So, what’s the solution? The outdoor cat enclosure, popularly known as the catio!

A catio could be the perfect solution to many dilemmas concerning cats, safety, and the outdoors. The team at Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic gives you some of the reasons you need a catio or outdoor haven for your cat, as well as some ideas for different options.