How To Effectively Administer Medication to Your Cat

How To Effectively Administer Medication to Your Cat

There are fewer things that throw pet owners into a tailspin more than the idea of having to administer medication to their cats. Whether it's the fear of getting scratched or worrying you're going to make Coco hate your for the rest of her nine lives, there's a whole lot of anxiety involved. But giving your cat medication doesn't have to be such a struggle. Don't let your fear of the unknown turn you into an ailurophobic (a person who is afraid of cats). Empower yourself instead with our helpful guide to giving your cat their medication, totally stress-free. Read on for several tips that will make the process go off without a hitch - or a scratch. When Giving Your Cat Meds Goes Wrong Even the most perfect plan…
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Why Do Cats Eat Bugs?

Why Do Cats Eat Bugs?

Wondering why cats eat bugs - and whether or not it's safe? If you've encountered your cat eating bugs, you're far from alone. This common cat behavior leaves many pet owners wondering just what is going on with their cat. There's no need to stress - in this post, we'll go over the reasons why your cat wants to eat bugs, and how to keep them safe no matter what they try to catch. Keep reading to learn more! Why Cats Eat Bugs Cats love to hunt. However, most domesticated cats rarely experience situations in which they get to catch their prey - especially if they're indoor cats. That's why these instincts are often turned to the next best thing: insects. Many cat toys exist to mimic the hunt. However,…
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10 Fun Cat Toys That Your Cat Will Fall in Love With

10 Fun Cat Toys That Your Cat Will Fall in Love With

If you're looking for fun cat toys, whether that be a great scratching post or catnip-loaded oddities, you're in the right place. Cats are very intelligent animals, with 300 million neurons in their brains. That's around twice the number that dogs have. They crave stimuli that keep them mentally engaged, and fun cat toys are one of the best ways to do this. Here are 10 of the best we've rounded up for you. 1. Toy Boxes Toy boxes are wooden boxes with a number of holes bored into them. Your cat can explore the holes to scoop out their favorite toys, or even a little treat or two. Since the toys are partially hidden, your cat will enjoy 'hunting' them out, and receive the reward of playtime once they…
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5 Ways to Get Cat Hair Out of Your Carpet

5 Ways to Get Cat Hair Out of Your Carpet

While at least ten percent of the population is severely allergic to cats, many more people are bothered by the hair they can leave around a home. Even cat lovers are often irritated by the amount of cat hair they find on their clothes, furniture, and carpets. If you have house guests, you may struggle to wrangle all of the cat hair everywhere. Even people with very mild allergies can be uncomfortable when hair starts getting into their food and clothing. Some might find it hard to breathe and difficult to spend time in your home. Because you want to be a great host and have a clean home, you need to know the tips for dealing with cat hair. Try these 5 steps to get control of your cat's…
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Break the Biting Cat Habit

Break the Biting Cat Habit

Cat Biting People Thomas was a biting cat for years. We dug in and turned his cat biting behavior around in a matter of about 30 days. So when I fielded this next question I did feel qualified to answer it. Mrs. Anonymous writes: My precious cat Apple (next picture down) is a female Siamese cat breed. Most of the time she loves to cuddle with me and is a very loving cat. Although sometimes when I am petting her she turns around and bites me. On a few occasions it's been a hard enough to break the skin. Why does this cat bite me and can I train her not to go after my hands? Apple is literally biting the hand that feeds her. It is easy to mistake…
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Blanket Kneading Cats

Blanket Kneading Cats

by Shannon (Cincinnati, OH, USA) cat kneading blanket Blanket kneading cat, clicking at birds, and walking on tip-toes. My cat does several strange things. She has two blankets which she loves to knead and falls into a deep purring trance as she kneads them. I don't know why she has picked these two but they seem to relax her. She also gets so excited watching the birds out the window, she clicks at them.It's not a meow but almost as if she is so excited that is the only sound she can make. I wonder if she is communicating with them.Lastly, she has a spot on the wood floor where she arches her back with hair standing on end and walks sideways on her tip-toes. Cat kneading blanket video She…
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Cat Food Allergies

Cat Food Allergies

by Georgina (Ely, Cambridgeshire, England) Achie & Montie About cat food allergies. I have two wonderful cats, brothers Archie & Monte who are now 5, they are black & white 'tuxedo cats' and both have their own fantastic personalities. Until i moved to my existing home 3 years ago, both were healthy & happy cats. Archie however soon after the move, developed some sort of dermatitis and became very agitated. As I had decided they would be 'house cats' & after my previously insured out door cat lived for 20 years without me ever making an insurance claim, i foolishly decided i could not afford the health insurance as it was too expensive to pay for health insurance for them both to never need to claim, and what harm could…
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