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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

CAT AND CHRISTMAS

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reasons to soil house

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

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

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

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
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