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For quite a long time cats were considered as antisocial creatures, the ones who do not crave company, the ones who walk by themselves, and as the ones, who, even if live together, are actually living 'apart together'. But what is the reality? Are cats solitary animals, or do they need other animals and humans by their side?
Reader asks us: 'Hi, I have a 6 month old male kitten, and I want a companion cat for him. Should I go for a male or a female kitten to make sure they both accept each other and become friends?'
The fastest animal on Earth is a cat. Not the domestic one, though. It's the cheetah who can accelerate up to a speed of 75 mile per hour which equals 120km/h. Astonishing. But how fast can a domestic cat run?
There are several hundred dog breeds, and only less than a hundred different cat breeds. But it's not only about the count. What we see in dogs is the high diversity between different breeds. We have large, giant and small dogs. We have long legged dogs, we have flat faced dogs and heck, we even have dogs who do not even look like ones in the first place. In cats, largest differences appear to be some having folded ears and some having no tail. But they all look like cats. It may lead to a question - why? How come we have so many dog breeds, and so few cat breeds? Is it fair?
Caring for cat litter box is one of the most crucial parts of human - cat relationship. While, usually it does not cause problems at all, even a small bump on a road can cause things going terribly wrong, and the cat habituating eliminating outside the box. In this article you will learn:
- How to choose the best litter box;
- Where to place the litter box;
- What litter type to choose;
- How to train your cat to use the litter box;
- How to clean the litter box.
In our previous article of the series for beginner cat owners, we talked about properly trimming your cat's claws. Now, about a bit more pleasant activity - brushing your cat's coat. Before we begin with tools and techniques, let's state why it's beneficial to brush your cat's coat on a regular basis.
We are continuing our series for beginner cat owners with a section about basic cat care. In this article, we want to teach you how to feed your new cat. You will learn:
- What is the best food type for your cat;
- Why it is not he dry food;
- What to look for on commercial cat food labels;
- How often should you feed your cat;
- How much food you should serve;
- And more...
Kitten should not be scared of people at the age when he is moving to his new home (about 10 to 12 weeks of age or later). If he is, it may indicate to improper socialization, which means, he had a bad or lack of experience with humans in his early life. Good news is, you are still able to work in gaining his trust and confidence.
When talking about cats, the question: 'which is the best cat litter?', is among the most common asked ones. In this article, we are going to answer it. We have tested the most popular cat litter types, clumping, pine, silica and absorbing cat litter, and are going to share our experience from those tests, as well as things we know and understand from eliminative behavior of cat.
Is your dog in heat? Or maybe she is about to come in heat? Here's a list of articles we've written about female dogs going through estrous cycle.