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Diabetes and Cats

Diabetes and catsMany people aren’t aware of it, but Diabetes Mellitus (also known as  sugar diabetes) is actually a fairly common disease in cats. The classic signs of Diabetes are an obese cat with excessive thirst, excessive urination, and a ravenous appetite... 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

Excerpts form a Cat’s Daily Diary

EXCERPTS FROM A CAT’S DAILY DIARY: Day 183 of My Captivity: My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre lidangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the... read more

Dear Cats and Dogs

Dear Dogs and Cats,When I say to move, it means to go someplace else, not to switch positions with each other so there are still two of you in the way. The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please... read more

Stop Cat Eating Houseplants

How To Stop Your Cat From Eating Houseplants If you’re a cat owner, you might have noticed it upon returning from a holiday– a previously robust plant now tattered and ripped.  Or maybe it’s been happening bite-by-bite over a gradual period of time, almost... read more

Travelling In Europe

Travelling In Europe 1. Pets should always have complete Pet Passports well before you make a journey. Ensure that you schedule a visit to your veterinarian and allow sufficient time prior to your trip to discuss diseases or problems that might exist where you are... read more

Scratching in the wrong places

Scratching in the wrong places You’ve given your cat an alternate place to scratch, but kitty continues to sharpen his/her claws in places you’d rather he/she didn’t. You can reduce or stop such improper scratching incidents in the home by trying... read more

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

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

Travelling with your Cat

Tips for traveling with your cat If you plan on taking your cat on a trip with you, there are certain plans and preparations that need to be made. Following is a list of some of the things that you should do before traveling. Check with your veterinarian for more... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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