Cats are natural climbers and jumpers and excel at these two tasks. But how high can they jump? Are they better than us at jumping? With a little practice, an average cat can jump up to 1.3 to 1.6 meters high (4.3 to 5.2 feet) from the spot. With assistance from their claws, cats can cover fences that are even higher. But straight up, one can say that cats can jump six times their height.
When dealing with a question of what size litter box does a cat need, most sources come up with statements, like: “it depends on your cat’s preferences,” “it depends on your cat’s size,” “the larger, the better if you’re to avoid litter box problems” and similar. Of course, they are right, it does depend on many things, yet there is also a straightforward approach.
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.
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.
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?