Sunday, May 29th, 2011 | Home and Family |
When you decide to take a cat for a pet, then there will surely be a number of things you have to consider. One of these relates to race cat. This is because there are different breeds of cats on the market, and choosing among the many choices can be confusing altogether. Thus, it would be better to research the different cat breeds so you can choose the best for your family. This is because cat breeds differ in terms of shapes, sizes and behaviors. One of the most popular cat breeds is the ...› Continue reading
Friday, May 27th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Cute cat names? Max is popular, Lady a favorite for queens. If
you want your cat to have a more original name, you have to use
your imagination. Or get some expert help.
'Muffin. Kitty. Snowball. All stupid names that no self
respecting cat would have - if it weren't for the stupid human
who gave it to him!'
These lines come from the hilarious, but now sold out Garfield
Book of Cat Names by Jim Davis. The famous cartoon cat is a self
declared enemy of silly names. In the book he gives advice ...› Continue reading
Wednesday, May 25th, 2011 | Home and Family |
The Siamese cat dates back centuries as one of the world's oldest domestic cat breeds. Siamese cats are known by their distinctive markings. They have wedge-spaped muzzles and large ears. Their body is long, svelte and muscular. Siamese cats have a short, fine-textured, glossy coat that only needs minimal grooming. The pointed color pattern of the coat is a form of partial albinism. Siamese kittens are born with pure cream or white fur and later develop the points in the first few ...› Continue reading
Thursday, May 19th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Incredible advances in veterinary medicine are making it
possible for cats to live longer, healthier lives than ever
before. The quality of your cat's health is the result of a
partnership between you and your veterinarian. You must be
confident that the vet you have chosen will take good care of
When you first get your cat, be sure to have your veterinarian
examine her within 10 days. In addition to getting baseline
weights and measurements on her, your vet will want to check ...› Continue reading
Friday, May 13th, 2011 | Home and Family |
b> No one wants to invest hundreds or even thousands of dollars
in furnishings only to see them ripped to shreds by an
overzealous pet, however beloved. To many people the obvious
answer is to have their cats declawed, but it this really a
Its proponents depict it as a simple and painless operation, but
it is neither simple or painless. Most people aren't aware that
it's not just the claws that are removed. Declawing involves the
amputation of the first joint of each ...› Continue reading
Thursday, May 12th, 2011 | Home and Family |
We have a long history with domesticated animals and even the
nay Sayers can't deny their roll in society past and present.
There is evidence that as long as 10,000 years ago the Native
Americans had domesticated dogs as depicted in early rock
paintings. Apparently, the dogs in the painting look remarkably
like the Carolina dogs of today.
It has been well documented that dogs and horses of past have
been bred to assist us in various ways whether it be pack dog,
work horse, hunter or herder. ...› Continue reading
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Speaking as a quintessential cat lover, receiving a "Cat Lover's
Gift Basket" is second only to receiving an actual cat!
Next time you're shopping for someone who is as wild about cats
as you and I are, consider the following suggestions. You'll all
be happy, including the feline of the group.
First of all, decide upon your "Basket". It can either be a
medium-sized wicker basket (cats love to nestle inside of them)
or it could be a fairly deep cat bed. Inside, on the bottom, lay
out sheets of ...› Continue reading
Thursday, May 5th, 2011 | Home and Family |
The Serengeti cat breed is a very unique looking cat with its wildcat-like appearance. They were created during the early 1990s in California by crossing a Bengal cat with an Oriental Shorthair cat and are now recognized by the International Cat Association. The Serengeti breed was created to look similar to the African Serval, but without using any wildcat blood. These cats are defined by their appearance with a spotted coat, long legs, and large ears. Their coat colors are yellow to ...› Continue reading
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 | Home and Family |
Even with the best care, cats can become ill. Sometimes this
means a simple "kitty cold," at other times the disease might
have a more lasting or even fatal result. The following are some
of the more common causes of serious illness in cats.
An upper respiratory infection (URI) is the medical term for
what many cat lovers call a "kitty cold." Indeed, the symptoms
match those of a human cold, sneezing and discharge from the
nose. While they seem similar, the human and cat version of ...› Continue reading
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 | Home and Family |
Cats need only be provided with decent shelter, food and water
and they will be quite healthy most of the time. Like any other
living thing, however, they can get sick and can come down with
anything from a minor cold to a major ailment.
As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure you feed your
cat premium cat food so he can be his healthiest and also watch
your cat closely for signs of sickness so that you can get him
to a vet right away. Hopefully most ailments will be minor, but
in ...› Continue reading
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 | Home and Family |
Pregnant cats have to eat for two, three, four, five, even six
cats. So her regular meal is just not enough. What should you
Pregnant and lactating queens need more calories than normal.
However, you won't have to force her to eat. Cats are very
intelligent animals. They know when they have to eat and how
Don't get worried if your cat's appetite decreases in the very
early stages of pregnancy. Soon her appetite will increase, and
this time dramatically.
The quality of ...› Continue reading