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Why do some cats play with their tails?

Kittens and adult cats are generally playful animals, and tail-chasing can be a normal, playful behaviour. They also like to hunt prey, and seeing their tail moving can stimulate that prey drive to chase. They don’t realise that it is ...

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Cat noses – should it be wet or dry?

Cat parents frequently ask if a dry, warm nose means their cat is sick. The answer to this question is: ‘No.’ A healthy cat’s nose can vary between wet and dry several times during the course of a day. There ...

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Senior cat vaccinations

Q: My cat is now 15 years old. Should I continue to have her vaccinated annually? She is an indoor cat and never has contact with other cats. A: Due to ever-improving nutrition and medication, thanks to the research and ...

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Comforting behaviour by cats

Knead, knead, knead with a soft purr – and you know your cat is content. Have you ever wondered why she does it? Cats knead for comfort and to show pleasure. Many cats knead when lying on your lap, or ...

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Q & A: House training for kittens

Q: My kitten is all of a sudden urinating all over the house. Why does she do that? A: Firstly, you need to determine whether it is a health or behaviour issue. To eliminate the health issue, take the kitten ...

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Tips for taking care of older cats

To have an elderly cat means that you have been a privileged owner, especially if you have had her from a young age. As a cat matures and gets older, her needs will change, and you need to take care ...

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Learn from your cat how to live a more relaxed life

Do you sometimes look at your cat and wish that you too could live a life so leisurely? Although you might not be able to sleep all day long, you can take a few hints from your cat on how ...

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Tips for taking care of older cats

To have an elderly cat means that you have been a privileged owner, especially if you have had her from a young age. As a cat matures and gets older, her needs will change, and you need to take care ...

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Q & A: Cat’s toothache

Q: Do animals feel toothache like we do? My cat has to have her teeth cleaned, and some removed, according to my vet. She doesn’t seem to be in pain though. A: It is very likely that your cat feels ...

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Décor ideas for cat owners

During the pandemic, our pets have played an even greater part in our lives, offering endless companionship and joy. As a result, the demand for pet-friendly interior design has never been higher. Hunkering down with our furry friends, we realised ...

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Naturally slimmer vs naturally bulkier cats

Just like some humans, some cat breeds are prone to unintentional weight gain, while others are very active and playful and naturally slimmer. While it mostly it comes down to breed, some health factors may impact weight gain or weight ...

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How smart is your cat?

We imagine a debate between dog people and cat people about which animal is most intelligent will result in a heated conversation! While not as much research has been done on the intelligence of cats compared to how much has ...

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