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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

Kitten -Proofing Your Home

Kitten  -Proofing Your HomeThe Basics The saying “Curiosity killed the cat” has its basis in sad fact: Cats are curious creatures, and in an unsafe environment this trait can lead them into danger. It’s your responsibility to protect your pet by... read more

When does my Cat need to see a Vet?

WHEN DOES MY CAT NEED TO SEE VET? It’s not always easy to tell when a cat is in distress, pain or illness. They do not show usually show pain by crying etc. They protect themselves against predators by not making any noise or showing any bodily change like... read more

Quick Cat Facts

Quick cat facts – Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion. – A cat’s brain is more similar to a man’s brain than that of a dog. – Cats do not have a collarbone, so they can fit through any opening... read more

Pet Rules

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – nose height. Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food... read more

Natural born killers

Natural born killers The lethal bite of cats, wild or domestic, is classically to the neck, when the two upper canine teeth pass between two vertebrae, forcing them apart and severing the spinal cord. The canines of cats, from tigers to toms, are adapted to match, in... read more

Food Allergies and Food Intolerance in Cats

Food Allergies and Food Intolerance in Cats INTRODUCTION Cats tend to develop food allergies to a familiar food and these can be part of multiple allergies. Food intolerances tend to be to new foods and are usually present from birth, but can occur later in the... read more

Cat Spraying in the House

Cat Spraying in the House Jane from Estepona writes:“My 8-year-old cat has started spraying in the house. He was neutered at the proper age, and is an indoor cat. He started spraying about two years ago, at first infrequently, but now it’s pretty bad. He... read more

Introducing a Dog into a Cat Household

Introducing a Dog into a Cat Household Puppies and kittens that are raised together often will grow up as friends, not knowing that they’re not supposed to get along. Many times, however, you may want or need to add a dog to a household with cats, or vice-versa.... read more

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

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

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
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