Animal Welfare

The Cruelty Of Claw Removal

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="322" caption="Cat declawed after surgey"][/caption] One of the most important parts of a cat is its claws. Their claws are used for a variety of tasks which include balancing and climbing. Apart from that, cats also use their claws to stretch, walk and run. Furthermore, the claws on a cat are its most basic form of defence and very important to it.

Cat Health

Tips About Cat Spraying

Spraying is the term used to define the process in which a cat leaves traces of its urine at seemingly random places and objects. This is a very common problem most cat owners will face at the start. However, although it can be frustrating to constantly have to face this annoyance, do take solace in the fact that the spraying problem can also easily be solved if you know what to do.

To solve the spraying problem, we must first understand the underlying root causes behind the action. Despite what most pet cat owners believe, the true reason behind spraying isn’t your cat’s inability to control neither its bowels nor a matter of toilet training. A cat’s urine contains pheromones, which is a substance that cats and other animals use for communicating. Although it cannot be perceived by a normal human being, this is also the way that cats identify each other. Do understand that a cat is merely marking its own territory when it starts spraying. In addition, this also allows other cats to easily know that this territory along belongs to another cat. read more

Cat Health

Cats Are Intelligent

A common interpretation of the word “Intelligence” sees it as the ability to acquire and remember information and then use that knowledge to aid in solving different problems. Going by that definition alone, cats definitely can be considered intelligent and might be one of the smartest animals among those usually around us.

If you ever put a cat into a room it has never been in before, you should see it start to explore and inspect every corner of it within the first few minutes. This detailed search gives the cat invaluable information that it will acquire and remember about the things in that room. Very often, it is this very knowledge that ends up saving the cat from harm. This behaviour might have given rise to the saying “curiosity killed the cat” but most likely resulted in cats being rumoured to have 9 lives instead. read more

Cat Health

Cat Flu

Cats and humans are similar in more ways than most people think. One of the ways cats and humans are alike is in the way that they both can get affected by illnesses and medical conditions. Just like a human being, cats too can suffer from the common flu. However, you might not be as easily aware of it as when a human catches the flu. If you suspect that your pet cat has been infected by the flu virus, it would be best advised to send it to an experienced vet to get it checked.

Flu in cats is caused by an upper respiratory infection and can affect cats of any age but younger or aged cats are more susceptible to the illness. As a pet owner, it would do you a world of good to recognise some of the symptoms a cat that is having flu might have. This can help you to detect the problem earlier and get your beloved pet sent for treatment. read more