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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

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

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

Your Pets Divorce Therapy

Your Pets Divorce Therapy With the stress you’re under and all the issues you mustdeal with, a valuable member of your family is neglected.Your pet. You still provide the basic necessities, but youprobably don’t realize that divorce affects them as well.... 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

Do cats have a sixth sense?

Do cats have a sixth sense? Many perfectly rational people believe so, and there are innumerable accounts of cats who know when their owners are on the way home. In some cases, the cat’s finely tuned hearing picks up the first faint sound of a familiar car... read more

HOW TO BATH A CAT

  HOW TO BATH A CAT 1. Thoroughly clean toilet. 2. Lift both lids and add shampoo. 3. Find and soothe cat as you carry him to bathroom. 4. In one swift move, place cat in toilet, close both lids and stand on top, so cat cannot escape. 5. The cat will self agitate and... read more

Grooming

GroomingGrooming issues can arise for several reasons. The dog may have had a bad experience at a grooming parlour, may have been roughly handled as a pup, may be body sensitive due to injury or disease or may simply be unaccustomed to being touched over every part of... read more

Can cats see in the dark?

Can cats see in the dark? In a totally blacked-out room, a cat can see no better than you or I. What it can do, however, is magnify the faintest quantities of light in its surroundings, and it needs only one-sixth of the light we need. Its eyes possess a... 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

Many Questions Surround Euthanasia Decision

Many Questions Surround Euthanasia Decision Pet owners faced with an older, sick cat or dog have to wrestle with a tough question: when is it time to euthanize my pet? Unfortunately this is not a question with a clear-cut answer. “When considering euthanasia pet... 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

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

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

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

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
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