There is no doubt that cats do recognize us, their owners. But how do they do it? Do cats recognize our faces or our scents? Can they tell us apart by our gait or sounds that we make? Let’s find out.
One of the most common problems, when we suggest that people switch their cat to wet food, is that their cats don’t like it. Cats who have been eating dry food their whole life may be like: “Are you serious? What is that? Bring back my kibbles!” Many cats are very loyal to their current food brand and will not even look at anything else. Familiar? This may be beneficial if it prevents your cat from jumping on kitchen counters or stealing your food. However, it may also turn out problematic if you need to switch cat food. In this article, you will learn how to switch cat food even if the cat thinks you are providing something inedible. There are many situations you may need to switch, even if you think you will never do so. As cats age, their dietary requirements change, not to mention if they are diagnosed…
The diagnosis of diabetes in veterinary medicine is widespread and climbing. It affects both cats and dogs: in the United States, one in 400 dogs and one in 150 cats are affected. Results are similar in the UK and Australia. Even more so, numbers are climbing and there is little doubt that the cause is our lifestyle, and the lifestyle we impose upon our pets. In this article, we are going to ask why diabetes is so common in cats these days. Of course, we will talk a lot about human diabetes and a bit about dogs, too. What is diabetes mellitus Before that, however, you must understand what diabetes is and how it works. You should know that cats and dogs, as mammals, get the same diabetes as humans. Cats and dogs also get the same diabetes symptoms as humans. Devil is in the details, but generally, it is the…
Purring is one of the most famous sounds that cats make. After constant, loud meowing, that is. Usually we think of purring as a sign of calmness and contentedness. But what is really going on and why do cats purr? Let’s find out!
Safety first! Before even your kitten arrives home, you should re-evaluate and kitten proof your home. We know, it’s a bit of a trap, because reality is different from expectations.
When you adopt or buy a kitten, you want to pick a good one. Foremost, you want to check if the kitten is healthy. Is it possible to do so without bringing a vet with you? It certainly is, but you have to pay close attention and know what to look for.
Have you decided you want a cat in your life? We already discussed good places to get a kitten, however, have you considered adopting an adult cat? There are several advantages to choosing an adult cat, as you will see in the list below. At the same time, getting a kitten is the obvious choice for most cat owners. Let’s find out which is better: getting a kitten or an adult cat.
Male tortoiseshell and calico cats are rare. They are extremely rare, at the same time, not everyone is aware of it. We have a female tortie cat, but because of her decent body size, many of our visitors often assume it’s a boy. One of our friends even has nicknamed her Mr. Tom. However, her name is Jersey, and she’s a girl, just as all tortoiseshell cats are female. Or are they? Cat coat color is determined genetically, and there’s a reason why tortoiseshell and calico cats MUST be female. “Must” does not mean that they are. In rare cases, a genetic disorder can cause a male cat to inherit tortoiseshell coat color generally restricted to females. In fact, only one in 200 UK male cats is a tortie. We have no wonder why, even professionals, so often mistake them. Why are only female cats normally tortoiseshell? So, let’s delve…
During walks with our dog, we are amazed at her visual performance in the dark. She is a relatively old Newfoundland and we are not confident that she can see brightly in the daylight. However, when in the woods late in the evening she always leads and drags us to places where we don’t find quite comfortable.
Do you know at what age a kitten can leave its mother? When a breeder shows you a five-week old kitten and says he’s old enough to be rehomed right after you make the payment, would you believe him?