Let’s say, a sausage disappeared from your table and you suspect that your cat is to be blamed. You look him up, and, after “exchanging” a few words, you are convinced. The cat has that guilty look. And it isn’t the first time. But what if we told you that cats don’t feel guilt or shame?
Playing with your cat provides numerous benefits. Unfortunately, not all cats are equally enthusiastic about playing. Some cats love to follow toys with their gaze but never jump on them. Some do play, but only on Tuesdays, while others do not really seem to care at all. In this article, you will learn how to get a lazy cat to play with toys.
Among all the meats that are fed raw to dogs and cats, pork has received the most undeserved bad reputation. Our veterinarian colleague shared with us that her clients are afraid to give pork to their pets because they all have heard something from somewhere about pork being bad. But what is the truth? Can you give pork to your cat? Is raw pork dangerous to pets? And if you feed it, are there things to keep an eye on?
Will spaying or neutering stop your cat’s aggression? In veterinary practice, it is common to suggest neutering toms whenever they show any kind of aggression. This is probably because neutering a cat is a reasonable thing to do, regardless of how aggressive the cat is.
Did you know cats have “whiskers” on the backs of their front legs? Take a look at your cat’s forearms, and you’ll notice a few small tactile hairs growing on them. But what are they for? Why do cats need whiskers on their legs?
Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common poisonings for both cats and dogs. Antifreeze’s relatively pleasant taste (please don’t try this at home) and the extremely small dose needed to be toxic accounts for its frequent occurrence. Ethylene glycol, antifreeze’s main component, is lethal to both cats and dogs.
Has your cat ever attacked you, another cat or your dog for no reason? At least, for no apparent one? There may be several explanations, but so-called redirected aggression is the most common one.
Is your cat constantly demanding your attention? Does it get tangled between your legs, meow at you each time you sit down, or head-butt you until you start to pet him or her? It might be flattering, but it can sure get on your nerves when done too much.
Living with an aggressive cat is not easy. No one likes getting scratched, bitten or even threatened. Whether or not you already know why your cat attacks you or other cats, you can avoid these experiences by understanding cat body language–especially the signs of approaching aggression.
While playing isn’t a magic wand, it almost appears as one. In cases when problems are caused by boredom, which causes the majority of behavior problems with indoor cats, increased playtime alone can help turn things around. In this article you are going to learn how to play with your cat and how playing can help solve cat behavior problems.