Cat Know How

Keeping senior cats warm – 7 tips

Winter … just the word conjures up the idea of shorter days and longer, icy cold nights. And just like we feel the cold in the chilly season, so do our senior furry friends. Cats are creatures of comfort and ...

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Music therapy can calm your cat

Does your cat seem a bit anxious and your first thought is to play her that one song that calms you down? Stop! You won’t necessarily do her any favours, as cats often don’t like the music we do. If ...

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How to brush your cat’s teeth

Brushing your kitten’s teeth every day will prevent a build-up of plaque. If ever there was a good time to start brushing your cat’s teeth, it is now while we’re in lockdown. Dental problems can be significant in cats. They ...

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Teaching (an older) cat

Your cat looks at you, wondering when you will return to wherever you normally go during the day. Instead of boring her again, why not teach her something new today? You might wonder if you can train an older cat ...

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Get kitty moving

Here is something to keep your cat entertained while you’re stuck at home. Research shows that in addition to helping to prevent weight gain, physical exercise increases muscle tone and strengthens and improves joint flexibility, digestion and circulation in cats. ...

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Preparing for a kitten

A recent study indicates that the best age for homing kittens is closer to 14 weeks than the commonly advised eight weeks [i]. This is due to various developmental factors, and ensures fewer behavioural problems throughout a cat’s life. If ...

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Cat zoomies

Has your cat ever had the zoomies? Your cat suddenly starts running around like crazy, as fast as she can, doing laps around the room while jumping over the couches or up and down the stairs. It is very funny ...

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Caring for a deaf cat – 4 tips

Just like people with disabilities deserve the best life they can get, so do our pets. Most people will look for a healthy, happy kitten when getting their new cat, and that is fine. Some people, however, will take on ...

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Why do cats spray?

If there is a lingering smell of cat urine in your home and you are sitting with your hands in your hair, not knowing what to do, your cat might be guilty of spraying. As much as we love them, ...

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Microchip for your pet’s safety

So many pets go missing on a daily basis. And no matter how responsible you are, a beloved pet can get out and go exploring in the blink of an eye while your back might be turned, leading to endless ...

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Taking care of your older cat

Cats may have nine lives, but all cat lovers will know that they live them to the fullest! It is often difficult to deal with your cat getting older, but this is the perfect time for some extra love and ...

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Grooming your cat – it’s more than a cleaning act

Most cats will spend many hours grooming themselves – but with so much grooming going on, is it still necessary for you to groom your cat? Actually, yes. Especially if you have a longhair cat. That doesn’t mean that shorthair ...

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