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What do our feline companions get up to?

What do our feline companions get up to? Ever wondered what your cat spends its time doing when you’re not around? Where do our purring pets go when they disappear through the cat flap? Armed with GPS tracking devices and micro-cameras, a team from BBC... read more

I came to have a peep

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m... read more

Cats ages to humans

This Cat Age Conversion Chart will help you understand the physiological changes your cat encounters as she ages, as well as anticipate and forestall age-related health problems before they start.Please keep in mind that several factors will determine the comparative... read more

Are all lilies poisonous to cats?

Are all lilies poisonous to cats? All parts of the lily – including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen – are poisonous to cats.   Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal. What... read more

Are all lilies poisonous to cats?

Are all lilies poisonous to cats? All parts of the lily – including the stem, leaves, petals, stamens and pollen – are poisonous to cats.   Even minor exposures (cat chewing on a leaf or getting pollen on his or her haircoat or whiskers) can be fatal. What... read more

Kennel Cough Cats and Dogs

Beware Kennel Cough Kennel cough is not serious, but some dogs can become seriously ill from kennel cough infection (especially very young, very old ). Whenever a dog is coughing, a visit to the vet is highly recommended to sort out possible diagnoses and treatment... read more

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid. If your pet is given a... read more


Christmas is a stressful time for most cats, except for the very laid back ones. Strangers coming into the home, small children, loud noises from guests, and TVs, unusual smells from Christmas trees and holly and miseltoe, unusual food etc. If you have a nervous cat,... read more

SO can cats really always land on their feet?

SO can cats really always land on their feet? Well, it is true they do have a ‘righting reflex’ that operates when they fall.First, the brain commands the head and neck muscles to put the head ‘square’ with the ground.Then the rest of the body aligns itself... read more

A Cats last Will and Testament

A CAT’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind.If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

How to clean Cat URINE or FAECES

HOW TO CLEAN UP CAT URINE OR FAECES If you don’t clean it up thoroughly, the cat is likely to go again in the same spot. Smell prompts re-use.  Clean up when your cat is not in the room. It may otherwise think its marks gets your attention! Consider redecorating... read more

A Pet

A Pet A pet is a cuddly little thing, Joy and laughter it will bring. If your pet has way too much fur, Expect it to bark or maybe just purr. A pet could become a very close friend, Treat it nice, lots of love it shall send. It has the potential to cheer you up, Right... 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


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

Cat 33 years old

London Housecat Turns 33 Years Old LONDON (UPI) — Whiskey isn’t associated with longevity, but it is for a London housecat so-named who recently turned 33 years old. The old tom’s owner, Jean Stone told The Sun she found Whiskey as a newborn in an... 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

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

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

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 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


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 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


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

Protect Your Cats from Sunburn

Sunlight is healthy for pets as it is for people; sunlight helps the skin produce vitamin D, which protects the skin and helps balance the body’s calcium levels and metabolism. However, too much of anything can be harmful, and too much ultraviolet (UV) radiation... 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

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

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 Start with the Feline Advisory Bureau website ( 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

Kidney Failure

Be Certain to Check your Cat For Kidney Failure    Question: Salt, our 8-year-old cat, is eating less but drinking more. She also seems thinner and her coat has lost its shine. Do you have any idea what is wrong? Answer: The symptoms you describe could indicate any... 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

Urine marking?

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

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
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