Tag Archives: cats

8 THINGS CATS DO REALLY WELL

Call it feline intelligence or survival skills, domestic cats have developed certain talents that help them adapt to most environments

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The herb of happiness

Catnip brings out the silly side in our cats It’s a green herb which causes cats to react in a very entertaining manner. What is catnip and how does it work? We take a closer look.   What is catnip? Catnip (Nepetacataria) ...

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Cat won’t use litter tray

My six-year-old cat has recently started to have accidents around the house rather than using her litter tray. What could be the reason?   It’s a good idea to get your cat checked to ensure there is nothing physically wrong. ...

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20 ways to love your cat

Showing you care is more than just providing your pet with fresh water, shelter and food Responsible pet owners make sure their cats are properly cared for. We’ve put together 20 points to consider for quality feline care. 1. Fresh ...

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The cat’s whiskers

A cat’s whiskers add to her looks, but they also do much more! Read all about it in your August 2016 issue of Animaltalk. Here’s a sneak peek: Do whiskers keep kitty upright? It is actually a myth that whiskers ...

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Why do cats sleep so much?

Cats are probably some of the laziest animals around. After all, they sleep all day, and expect their human slaves to bring them food day after day. Right? Wrong. Actually, the cat’s sleeping pattern makes perfect sense.   All in ...

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Funny man Chris Forrest and his cats

One of South Africa’s most popular comedians, Chris Forrest hardly needs an introduction. He stands out in stand-up comedy and you will also have seen him on the Pure Monate Show, various movies and adverts, and Celebrity MasterChef SA (which ...

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Celeb cats: Rolanda Marais

Rolanda Marais is a much-loved South African actress who has starred in a variety of movies and TV soaps. These include: Wolwedans in die Skemer Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling Binneland High Rollers on SABC3 She also dearly loves her two ...

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How cats have taken over the internet

Life today is vastly different than say, 20 years ago. Think about laptops, smartphones, apps, internet, email – and that is just mentioning the basics. These things are part of our lives now, and the way they operate changes all ...

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Scratch that!

Cats have an instinctive need to hunt, stalk, climb and yes, scratch. While you may love your little feline dearly, you also love your couches and curtains and would like to have them intact and looking good. It’s important to ...

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Cats and kids – Part 1

To grow up with pets is a marvellous experience. There is nothing more pleasing than seeing your human children playing peacefully with your feline children, but unfortunately the relationship between kids and cats is not always a harmonious one. You’ll ...

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Fat be gone!

Obesity is the biggest health problem facing South African pets. Many owners believe a ‘little extra padding’ is not serious – but it is. Overweight pets have shorter lives, are at higher risk of diseases like arthritis, urinary conditions, skin ...

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