Protect Your Cat from Heatstroke

Post Views: 18 You know how it can be for you: the sun is beating down, you sweat profusely, and you develop a raging thirst. If your heartbeat increases and you feel dizzy, you can quickly be suffering from heatstroke. This dangerous medical condition does not just happen to humans. It can also affect your feline as well. Can you imagine being in the heat wearing a fur coat? However, with the know-how, you can protect your cat from heatstroke.

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How to Choose a Cat Litter Box

Post Views: 26 Most cat owners do not spend a considerable amount of time in considering how to choose a cat litter box for their cats, but they should, and for some valid reasons. What are the steps to take in selecting the Cat Litter Box? First and foremost, a cat owner should view the whole concept of a litter box from a cat’s perspective. Cats are meticulously neat and tidy by nature, and a litter box at it’s best

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How to Rescue a Feral Cat

Post Views: 38 You may have seen it lurking by the dumpster or heard it howling in the bushes at night. You may have even tried to pet it before it took off like a blue streak. No matter where that feral cat is hanging around, you know it deserves a better life than the one it is living. The problem is, feral cats have learned to fear and distrust humans so much that taming and rehabilitating them is often

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Cat Alarms and Other Tools for Cat Training

Post Views: 61 The cat’s independent and sly nature makes cat training difficult, and unlike dog owners, many cat owners are not familiar with effective pet training methods. Cat training alarms, spray bottles and homemade noisemakers make it fairly easy to train a cat to stay off the kitchen counter, dining room table or couch. Psychology and Methods for Cat Training The key to cat training (or dog training, for that matter) is to provide positive feedback in the case

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Get Your Senior Cat Checked for Kidney Disease

Post Views: 96 Kidney disease seems to be a common problem in older cats; it is best to get them checked yearly from age 7 and older, if not you could run into the unfortunate situation we went through with our cat Katie. Katie was a happy, healthy and fairly active, twelve-year-old cat. We spoiled her, along with our other cat Artemis. Back in late March, early April, she started eating less and lost some weight. She did not really

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Helping a Cat Age Gracefully

Post Views: 144 For fans of felines, the chances are that their homes are graced by the presence of at least one cat. This cat has become a lovable companion. Both owner and cat have been happily enjoying each other’s company for years. The owner simply cannot think about what it would be like without their feline friend, but the reality is that kittens become adults, who in turn change into geriatric cats. However, the aging process is not something

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Tips for Choosing the Best Pet Cat Carrier

Post Views: 414 A pet cat carrier is a necessary item for any cat owner. Whether the kitty is going on a long trip or a short one, a reliable and sturdy pet travel carrier is the way to go to transport a feline safely. There are three kinds of carriers to choose from: • A cardboard cat carrier • The traditional hard-sided pet travel crate • A soft-sided pet carrier No matter which type the owner chooses, there are

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Cat Litter Boxes and Best Cat Litter Options

Post Views: 216 For most cats, little to no actual cat litter training is necessary. Making the litter box attractive to your cat is the best way to get your cat to use the box regularly. When setting up a litter box for your cat, consider: • the type of cat litter used • the size of the cat litter pan • the frequency of cleaning of the cat litter box • the location of the cat litter box •

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Premium Cat Food vs. Grocery Brand Cat Food

Post Views: 363 Should cat owners feed premium brand cat foods or grocery brand cat foods to their cat? Premium Brand Cat Food Premium brand foods have many nutrients that a cat needs to keep it healthy. So, instead of buying vitamins to give to a cat, most premium brand foods have all of the vitamins and nutrients the cat will need. A Senior PETCO Account Representative with Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., Ron Montgomery stated that

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Help a Cat with Separation Anxiety

Post Views: 580 Does Your Cat Have Separation Anxiety? Most people are not aware that cats can suffer from separation anxiety. Dogs are adept at showing their displeasure at being left alone. They may howl and tear things up when their owners are gone. Cats, however, are more subtle. A cat owner needs to pay close attention to what her kitty is telling her, or she may not understand her cat’s behavior. Cat Separation Anxiety Symptoms Does your cat do

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