Posts filed under: Cats

I had an apostrophe catastrophe today. Does the play belong to the cat? How many cats? How much play?   Play is an important part of keeping cats healthy and happy. This is especially true for indoor cats. Play mimics...
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If you haven’t experienced the lovely sensation of a furball cuddled against you on a chilly night or the soothing vibration of a cat purring, well, you don’t know what you’re missing.   Is it all pats and cuddles and...
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Did you know that we see high blood pressure in cats?   Why do we worry about it? Just like in people, high blood pressure if left untreated can cause problems such as vision loss, kidney disease and heart problems....
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There is research showing that cats living outside kill birds and small mammals. There are some bird researchers who firmly believe cats have led to species extinctions and post a great danger to some of their prey species.   We believe that indoor...
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If you have questions about how to look after your cat, or just ‘is this normal’, I have a few suggestions.   Hopefully you have a regular veterinarian who has seen your cat on a regular basis. If so, you...
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One of the things that determines where and how you might find your lost cat is kitty’s friendliness factor.   There is research ongoing about whether there is a link between coat colour and friendliness (latest research sheds doubt on a...
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The research also gave us some clues about how your individual cat may react when she’s suddenly out in the big world alone.   For instance, my Ziggy is firmly pro-ceiling. Both times she unexpectedly ended up outside, her initial...
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This is Ruby. She’s not my first black cat. She’s my first black cat who came as a tiny kitten. We actually got her because our other kitten, Ziggy, needed an outlet for energy. Ruby knows how to find nooks...
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The research we talked about last week also found that a physical search increased the likelihood that your lost cat gets found.   And 75% of cats are found within 500 m of their home or point of escape.  ...
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Here’s one of the findings from that research:   About 33% of cats are returned to their home within 7 days, 56% within two months, and few after that.   First of all, our mission is to increase those numbers...
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