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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

No excuse for Heartworm

No Excuse for Heartworms Pet owners should be aware of what the  dreaded mosquito can do to your pet.. Heartworm parasite transmitted by these little blood-sucking fiends should be taken seriously by all dog and cat owners. It can be deadly, yet it is very easy to... read more

Exercising your cat

Tips on Exercising Your Cat Have you ever watched your cat exercise? Perhaps your kitty’s exercise regimen consists of a mad dash around the house – a furry bullet dashing from room to room. Or possibly it’s jumping up on horizontal (and even... read more

Taming a Nervous Cat

TAMING A NERVOUS CATCopyright Celia Haddon. Do not reproduce without permission www.celiahaddon.com 1. Let the cat settle in without disturbing it. Give it a place to hide out of sight under the bed, covered box, etc. Shut doors to places that would be inconvenient... read more

Reasons to soil house

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

INTRODUCING A NEW PUPPY TO CATS

INTRODUCING A NEW PUPPY TO CATS SHOULD YOU ASK YOUR CAT TO LIVE WITH A DOG?If you have cats that are not used to dogs, you should think carefully before doing this.  If you must, then make sure it is a puppy as young as possible. Chasing breeds like greyhounds or... read more

Christmas Tips

Xmas Soon !!!!! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Your stockings are hung by the chimney with care, the halls are beautifully decked with holly. The tree is trimmed and attractively wrapped packages wait beneath it to be opened. Dish after dish of delectable treats... read more

Cat Napping

Cat napping If you think your cat is always asleep, you’re not far wrong. Cats sleep an average of 16 hours a day, with two-thirds of the time spent in light sleep and a third in deep slumber. We don’t know why they need to spend so much time napping, but... read more

Fireworks

Here are some top tips for protecting your CATS•    Give them somewhere to hide. Put a box in their favourite room so if they want to bury themselves away they can do it there, for added security you can put a blanket over it – but making sure they can get out... 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

Cat poetry

Kittens! Kittens! Kittens kittens everywhereKittens chewing on my hairKittens climbing up my jeansKittens hanging from the screensThere’s a kitten on each shoulderWill they do this when they’re older? Kittens fighting on the chairsKittens tumbling down the... read more

What does a cat’s whiskers do?

What does a cat’s whiskers do? A cat’s whiskers are what are known as “specialized sensory hairs.” Their extreme sensitivity can register very small changes in air pressure, enabling the kitty to avoid objects while moving around in the dark.... read more

Plants and your Cat

Plants and Your Cat Plants add the needed finishing touches to any decor. But, if you have a feline, that beautiful plant could become a deadly enemy. Listed here are plants poisonous to cats that must be avoided if there are cats in your home. Note that lilies, in... read more

Training Your Human

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

My cat seems to love dog food.

My cat seems to love dog food. Is it alright if I feed it to him? Only as an occasional treat, and even then only in small amounts. While in strict terms of zoological classification cats and dogs may both belong to the order Carnivora, there are fundamental... 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
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