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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

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

Who Needs a Man

Who Needs a Man? If you want someone who will do anything to please you, get a dog. If you want someone who will bring you the newspaper without tearing through it first for the sports page, get a dog. If you want someone who’ll make a total fool of himself... 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

Why Cats Scratch

  WHY CATS SCRATCH.Cats scratch for three reasons. a. To condition their front claws. You will notice that they scratch off the old claws which can be seen lying at the bottom of the scratching post. But this is the least of the reasons!b. To leave a territorial... read more

Cat Communication !

Cat Communication Miaow – Feed me. Meeow – Pet me. Mrooww – I love you. Miioo-oo-oo – I am in love and must meet my betrothed outside beneath the hedge. Don’t wait up. Mrow – I feel like making noise. Rrrow-mawww – Please, the... read more

Heartworm Cats & Dogs

Heartworm season is fast approaching, and pet owners should start preparing for the inevitable onslaught of the dreaded mosquito. Heartworm parasite transmitted by these little blood-sucking fiends should be taken seriously by all dog and cat owners. It can be deadly,... read more

Cat Quotes

Cat Quotes More literary commentaries on cats, suitable for pasting up on the office or kitchen wall, using as a tag line in your e-mail, or wrapping fish in. “Some cats is blind, and stone-deaf some, but ain’t no cat Wuz ever dumb.” – Anthony... 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

Euthanasia Decision

Euthanasia DecisionMany Questions Surround Euthanasia Decision Pet owners faced with an older, sick 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... 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

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

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
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