Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 | Home and Family |
Distemper in cats is a very serious disease that can easily be fatal. It is caused by a highly contagious virus. The virus can be transmitted through contact with other cats and humans. Your cat can also be infected with this virus from litter boxes, bedding, and water bowls.SymptomsCats begin to show symptoms about 10 days after being exposed to the virus. He will begin to display signs such as loss of appetite, depression, diarrhea, and vomiting. Your cat may also stop grooming ...› Continue reading
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Training your cat can be fun and a rewarding experience.
Patience and time is something that will be necessary with
training. You can train your cat do have good behaviors so that
when you are gone you will know they are safe.
Kittens are much easier to train then an older cat, because a
kitten is like a child and we have to teach them the right and
wrong. With the older cats, it is not easy as they are set in
their ways, but they are still trainable.
Some of the reasons you might want to ...› Continue reading
Monday, January 16th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Ringworm in cats is caused by various fungal organisms. Since cats less than a year old don't have fully-developed immune systems, they are affected most often. Cats with longer hair also have more problems with ringworm. The condition is also very infectious as it can be transmitted to other cats, dogs, and even you.FormsAs I mentioned earlier, cat ringworm is caused by various fungi. They include Microsporum Canis, Microsporum Gypsum, and Trichophyton. Most cats are affected by ...› Continue reading
Saturday, January 14th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Even if you are not a cat person, bear with me, this story goes
far beyond cat mania. Our little tabby cat was frightened and
highly-sensitive from the day we rescued her from the SPCA, two
and a half years ago. No doubt being jailed there for four
months messed her mind. As we came to learn 'Shylo's' nature we
renamed her 'Shybaby.'
Practice Patience, Breathing and Being
Extreme patience was the first virtue Shybaby taught us. We
would have to be still, with arm out stretched, finger ...› Continue reading
Thursday, January 12th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Pneumonia in cats is a serious condition. It occurs when there is inflammation in the lungs. The condition can quickly become life-threatening as it progresses. As the disease advances, your cat will have more and more trouble breathing. It can effectively be treated if caught early enough.CausesThe inflammation in the lungs is a condition caused by bacteria. However, this is usually the result of a viral infection that affects your cat's lower respiratory tract. Common viruses that ...› Continue reading
Wednesday, January 11th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Hyperthyroidism in cats occurs when one of the thyroid glands become overactive. This endocrine disease is relatively common, especially in middle-aged to older cats. If left untreated, this condition can lead to heart failure and death. You may be wondering what could cause your cat to develop this disease.CausesThe most common cause of this condition is development of adenomas in the thyroid gland. Adenomas are groups of benign, or non-cancerous cells. Hyperthyroidism can also be ...› Continue reading
Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Constipation in cats is a relatively common occurrence. Like you, your constipated cat will have trouble having a bowel movement. This condition is very common in older cats. However, cats of any age can have a bout of constipation. So, what exactly causes it?CausesCat constipation can be brought on by a range of factors, even though it can occur naturally for no apparent reason. Dehydration is one of the leading reasons your cat can have trouble having a bowel movement. The lack of ...› Continue reading
Monday, January 9th, 2012 | Home and Family |
How to train your cat to hunt with out eating the prey
Does you cat seem to be hunting all the time, pouncing on the
toys as they were going in for the kill, raking their claws over
your feet as if they are a piece of meat ?
Hunting is a natural behavior for your cat. Will they eat the
Kittens when they are born have the natural instincts to hunt.
However, cats do not to eat their prey. Eating the prey is a
taught behavior not one that is natural to a cat. Allowing a cat
to eat its prey ...› Continue reading
Sunday, January 8th, 2012 | Home and Family |
Cats chew, lick, or eat non-food objects for medical and
behavioral reasons. Out of curiosity, a cat will try to chew on
most things. Easy to swallow items will need to be put up out of
reach of your cat.
Cats chewing and eating items, which are not food, thought to be
a lack of certain nutrients in the diet. Vitamin imbalance could
be some of the cause. Making sure, you are purchasing healthy
well balance food for your cat. Healthy eating for a cat means
healthy bones, muscles, and brain ...› Continue reading
Thursday, January 5th, 2012 | Home and Family |
The kidneys are responsible for producing hormones, controlling blood pressure, and removing waste products. Kidney or renal failure in cats occurs when damage is done to the organs. This can occur suddenly or progress over time. CausesNumerous things can cause your cat's kidneys to fail. Age is one of the most common as kidney function will naturally decline as your cat gets older. Certain infections can also lead to this condition. Other causes include ingestion of antifreeze and ...› Continue reading
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 | Home and Family |
This article is for the small behaviors that could be medical
and with tips to help in the right direction for training.
Teeth grinding could be a sign of improper bit of a kitten. A
mature cat that has just started this would be a time to visit
the vet to find out if there is some medical problem with the
cat's mouth, teeth, or gums. Changing the cat's diet also can
help. Usually in older cats, the dry food becomes hard to chew
and you will need to change to soft food or a wet cat food. ...› Continue reading
Monday, January 2nd, 2012 | Home and Family |
Your cat will develop and keep good cat litter box habits with
the right cat litter box. Here are your choices for different
cat litter boxes, and how you can determine which ones are right
for your cat.
If you receive pet product catalogs, you'll see there are
several different types of cat litter boxes you can choose for
your cat. However, since "The Cat" is the boss, and you are the
cat staffer who answers to The Cat, she'll tell you what she
How does she do that? Usually in the most ...› Continue reading