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Flea’s

Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds, which are also flightless. In the past, however, it was most commonly supposed that fleas... read more

Inflamed Ears Cats

Inflamed Ear Canals Can Have Many Causes      An inflammation of the ear canal is called otitis. Most lay people call this an ear infection, and many times, an infectious microbial agent is involved, but occasionally the root of the problem is something other than a... read more

HOW TO CHOOSE A PEDIGREE KITTEN Celia Haddon

HOW TO CHOOSE A PEDIGREE KITTEN  Celia Haddon Start with the Feline Advisory Bureau website (www.fabcats.org) and look up which breeds have hereditary diseases or faults. Find a good breed society. There will be lists of kittens or breeders online. Breed societies... read more

Making the Decision

Making the Decision How Do I Know When It Is Time ? Perhaps the kindest thing you can do for a pet that is so sick or so severely injured that he or she will never recover normal health is to have your veterinarian induce its death quietly and humanely through... read more

A Cat’s Favourite Hiding Place

  A Cat’s Favourite Hiding Place A cat will hide for all sorts of reasons, whether it’s the sudden appearance of the cat carrier (indicating an upcoming car trip), or the frightening noise of the vacuum cleaner. Some cats do not feel sociable you have... read more

Ticks

Cat tickTick is the common name for the small arachnids that, along with mites, constitute the order Acarina. Ticks are ectoparasites (external parasites), living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are... read more

Kidney Failure

Be Certain to Check your Cat For Kidney Failure    Question: Salt, our 8-year-old cat, is eating less but drinking more. She also seems thinner and her coat has lost its shine. Do you have any idea what is wrong? Answer: The symptoms you describe could indicate any... read more

Urine marking?

Cats have many reasons to soil house   House soiling (urinating, defecating and spraying outside of the litter box) is the most common behaviour problem reported by cat owners and is a major cause for cats to be abandoned or undergo euthanasia. To determine why a cat... read more

Protect Your Cats from Sunburn

Sunlight is healthy for pets as it is for people; sunlight helps the skin produce vitamin D, which protects the skin and helps balance the body’s calcium levels and metabolism. However, too much of anything can be harmful, and too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation... read more

Cat 33 years old

London Housecat Turns 33 Years Old LONDON (UPI) — Whiskey isn’t associated with longevity, but it is for a London housecat so-named who recently turned 33 years old. The old tom’s owner, Jean Stone told The Sun she found Whiskey as a newborn in an... read more

Moving home with a cat

Exploring the neighbourhood Keep your cat inside for the first two or three weeks to give him time to learn the geography of his new home and to become accustomed to the smells. When you decide the time is right to let him out, withhold food for about 12 hours so he... read more

Talkative Cats

Your Talkative Cat Vocalizing is one way for your cat to communicate with you and with other animals. Some cats “talk” more than others, but most cats do make noise some of the time. We’re all familiar with the meaning of hissing and growling, but... read more

I’m Only a Cat

I’m only a cat,and I stay in my place…Up there on your chair,on your bed or your face! I’m only a cat,and I don’t finick much…I’m happy with creamand anchovies and such! I’m only a cat,and we’ll get along fine…As... read more

Why do cats like to sit in high places?

Why do cats like to sit in high places? Cats, it seems, like to pretend they’re big. Put a cat in a room and they’ll inevitably seek out the highest point in it to perch and get a good overview of the situation. They’ve been known to go to ridiculous... read more

What kind of cat is best?

This is a very personal matter. I would need to know if the cat will be kept indoors, how many members of the family are there. Is it an apartment or a house? On one level or two. Send me the information and I will come back with a list of breeds that would fit your... read more

Attention seeking Behaviour

Some cats “talk” because they know they’ll get a reaction. People may talk back, feed her, yell at her, pick her up and lock her in another room, or pick her up and soothe her. All of these responses will encourage an attention-seeking cat. To... read more

Tips for a new cat.

New cats may want some private space, so for the first few days put the cat in a room that can be closed off from the rest of the house. Put the litter box and food- one on each side of the room- cats will not eat where their litter box is. It is better to put up a... read more

Indoor or outdoor?

Indoor or outdoor?    An important consideration when getting a new cat is whether they should be an in-door cat, an outdoor cat, or some of both. Many people who own cats typically engage in some mixture of the last option, with many cats that people consider... read more

Training You Human by a Cat

Training your human is a thankless task.“Why bother with it?”, some kittens may ask.The fate of the world is the issue at hand,as felines worldwide stake a claim for their land.Make no bones about it, we cats own the joint.We spray in the corners to drive... read more

Your Cat Wants To Go Outside

Your Cat Wants To Go Outside If your cat was previously an outdoor cat and you plan to keep her inside, then good for you! Following are some suggestions to help make the transition easier on both of you. – Spay or Neuter: Spaying or neutering will rid your cat... read more

Twenty-Three Pieces of Cat Wisdom

Twenty-Three Pieces of Cat Wisdom 1. “Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will pee on your computer.” — Bruce Graham 2. “There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast.” — Unknown 3.... read more

How well do cats see?

Cats can see almost as well as humans can, and at times better. Cat  vision is designed for detecting motion, useful for hunting. Like humans,  cats have binocular vision, although not as well tuned as in humans. This  means a cat most likely sees in 3-D, as do... read more

Grief

Grief Sometimes after the death or departure of a person or animal in your cat’s life, she will vocalize to express her grief. This can be a normal part of the grieving process. The best thing you can do for her is keep her schedule the same (or as close as... read more

When your cat’s is overweight

When your  cat’s is overweight We all know somebody who has a fat dog or cat. It’s unfortunate but true – just as our general population is getting more obese, so are out pets. If you love your pet you’ll tend to spoil them. The health risks to... read more

WHY DO CATS..

Why do cats go to the one person in the room who doesn’t like cats?     When a cat enters a room full of people who are staring at him, he  becomes very uncomfortable. Then he notices that one person is totally  ignoring him – the person who dislikes cats... read more

Making your house kitty comfy

As anyone with a feline residing in their domicile can tell you, cats are born pleasure seekers, and they will inevitably locate the singularly most comfortable places around your home to spend their quality time. Of course, a comfortable cat is a happy cat, and a... read more

Why Does My Cat Do That?

Why does your cat turn their back on you after a scolding, or if you’ve been gone for a while? Typically, a person’s body language when reprimanding a pet includes staring or other overtly “aggressive” behaviour. The cat usually responds in a... read more

Poisons and Cats

Our pets are marvellous beings. We provide food, attention, training, medical care and love. In exchange, they offer companionship, protection, enjoyment and their own love for us. For all that they have to offer, though, they must rely on us for protection from harm.... read more

Bad kitty toys

    “I was over at a friend’s house recently and was shocked to see him  open a jug of milk and toss the little plastic tab onto the floor for his  cats to chase (which they did rather enthusiastically, I should add). I  noticed that there were a lot of... read more

Should I declaw my cat?

The simple answer is “no.” Declawing is literally maiming a cat, a mistake that can lead to physical, emotional and behavioral complications. It’s a trivial procedure similar to trimming fingernails. A cat’s claws are a vital part of its... read more

Safe Plants for Cats

Below is a list of common houseplants that are acceptable for your cat to munch on. Note that if you want to provide a plant that your cat can eat (so hopefully he will leave your plants alone), you can purchase small containers of oat grass. – African violet... read more

Are Cats Carnivores?

Are Cats Carnivores? Cats are obligate carnivores which means that they must have meat in their diet. Dogs can manage without meat, and live on a vegetarian diet. I personally do not recommend this and highly recommend dried food, always go for the ‘Plus’... read more

Top Tips for Keeping Cats Cool this Summer

Cats Protection, the UK’s oldest and largest feline welfare charity, urges owners to be aware of their cat’s needs over the summer months in order to keep puss safe and happy. Some simple guidelines for cat owners during the hot weather: Sun protection:... read more

Taking kitty for a walk

While you may be concerned that giving kitty a taste of the great  outdoors will turn him into a demanding puss who sits by the door meowing  incessantly to go out, the new thinking is that the greater danger lies  in providing a boring living environment. The stress... read more

A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat

A Healthy Cat is a Happy Cat A cat has a variety of nutritional needs that differ from those of a dog or other small animals. Cats have a high need for protein compared to dogs. Animal based protein is a necessary component in a cat’s diet as it supplies... read more

Keep Your Cat Happy and Healthy This Summer

  Cat owners know that litter box odors get more intense with warm summer temperatures. This can lead to a vicious cycle of pets not wanted to use their litter box, which means they’re using some other area of your home instead. The right cat litter can help... read more

The Ten Best Things Ever Said About Cats

The Ten Best Things Ever Said About Cats Those who celebrate the cats special qualities have always been around and always will be. Today, writers provide cat-loving readers with plenty from which to choose in libraries and book stores. The Cat as inspiration –... read more

My Cat Always Attacks Me!

Felines are born to hunt. Their quick reflexes and sharp claws and teeth are made for catching and tearing prey-not for biting and scratching their human caretakers. There are several reasons that a cat may show aggression toward people. Although most pets generally... read more

The new cat

So, you’ve given in to the pitiful mewing and have taken that stray kitten into your household. While cats do make wonderful low maintenance pets, there are a few things you’re going to need to make kitty feel entirely at home. Relax – while the... read more

Who owns who?

Who owns who? If you answer yes for the more than ten of these questions, it could mean that the cat’s in charge in your household. Cheer up – you’re probably not alone! – Do you select your friends based on how well your cats like them?... read more

When to give treats

When to Dish Out Those Kitty Treats And What’s Best     Has your cat trained you to dish out the treats with a flick of her tail and a demanding meow? Unfortunately, many of the kitty treats currently available in pet supply stores contain large amounts of sugar... read more
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