Fat Cats Spoiled by Owners’ Love

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It’s not just humans that suffer from weight problems, there are more and more fat cats tipping the scales and putting their health at risk. Most fat cats are piling on the kitty pounds due to inactivity and over-eating and it is an issue that vets are seeing more and more. According to a 2011 study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), more than 50 per cent of domestic pet cats are overweight. Fat Cats Have More...

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The Cat’s Purr – Talking about Good Vibrations

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A cat’s purr is surely one of the best things about owning a cat – there is nothing quite like snuggling up with your cat and feeling its contented vibrations thrumming through its body. Most people think that a cat merely purrs when it is feeling contented. In fact, there are a whole lot of reasons that a cat will purr. Reasons for a Cat’s Purr There are many different reasons that your cat may purr: When they are relaxed and happy....

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What you need to know about Cat Hairballs

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Cat hairballs are the inevitable side effect of your feline and its fastidious approach to personal grooming. Cats will typically spend a couple of hours each day grooming themselves and each time they do this they ingest loose hairs from their coats. When they swallow the hairs, they will sometimes remain in their stomach instead of being passed through the digestive tract. The hair then will irritate the stomach and the cat will...

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Behaviour Management 101 for Naughty Cats

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Naughty cats can be just like children and need help to learn limits and the appropriate behavior. If you have a cat that is providing some challenging behavior, then you might like to consider time outs as a useful tool. Signs you May have Naughty Cats Time outs might be required for naughty cats when you are experiencing any of the following behaviour: Biting Scratching Aggressive play Hissing Bullying behavior towards other pets....

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Handling Cats Safely and Lovingly

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There is nothing quite as calming as cuddling your kitty, but handling cats needs to be done carefully or you may injure them – or yourself. Often your cat will enjoy being patted, but cats also live life on their own terms and there are times when your cat will not be interested in affection. As a cat owner, it is important to learn to distinguish when they are in the mood for snuggles and when they are not. Tips for Handling Cats...

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Cat Profile : Getting to Know the Russian Blue

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The Russian blue is a much loved breed of cat for its entrancing beauty and affectionate natures. This breed originally came from the Archangel Isles in Russia, and was much favoured by the Russian czars. The Russian blue is also sometimes known as the Archangel cat due to their origins and they are believed to have been taken to Northern Europe and England in the mid-19th Century by Russian sailors. Russian blue cats are generally...

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Cat Profile : Getting to Know Siamese Cats

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With piercing ice-blue eyes and their sleek coats and fur pattern, Siamese cats are among the world’s best known and loved breeds. History of Siamese Cats Siamese cats originally came from Siam, which is today known as Thailand. They were kept by royalty and were also kept as sacred temple cats. These regal felines became a common sight in the West in the 19th century. Appearance of Siamese Cats  Siamese cats are: Short-haired Cream...

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Cat Superstitions Over Time

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Over time, there have been many cat superstitions across different cultures that have coloured the way people connect with felines. Bad Luck Cat Superstitions Of course, one of the best known cat superstitions is that black cats are bad luck. In the UK and many other English speaking countries, the black cat was associated with witchcraft and evil. In China, the black cat is associated with hard times and poverty. In much of Europe,...

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