Helpful Advice on Caring for Senior Cats

Sooner or later, your beloved cat will start to get old and experience physical changes. This typically occurs between the ages of seven and ten. However, some are fortunate enough to stave off major changes until approximately 12 years old. Whenever the time finally comes though, you will need to make a few changes in how you care for your pet. Keep reading for useful advice on caring for senior cats.

Most owners take their cats to the vet for an annual exam. Older cats need to be seen by the vet more often than their younger counterparts since the risk of problems has increased. It’s best to schedule a wellness exam every six months.

You will also need to change what you feed your senior cat somewhat. Seniors who become less active but are still fed the same amount of calories will more than likely become overweight. Obesity is particularly a problem for seniors, so a veterinarian-approved diet would definitely be in order.

When caring for senior cats, a

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How to Stop Your Dachshund From Chasing Cats

Dachshunds were bred to hunt and catch badgers, so it should be no surprise if you hear about a Dachshund chasing cats.

Dachshunds often chase cats, or indeed any small animal because they see them as trespassing into their territory.  Most Dachshunds are not looking at the cat as their next meal, rather just want to get them out of their territory.  Most of the time the cat runs away, which reinforces the Dachshund’s behavior, meaning they will chase the next intruder that they see.

There are some Dachshunds who chase because they want to play, but it is a brave cat who stands their ground against a dog.  Cats that do stand and fight are often in great danger, especially against an opponent like a Dachshund, bred to find and kill badgers, creatures much more substantial than a domestic cat.

Stopping a Dachshund Chasing Cats

It is important to understand that you will likely never completely stop your Dachshund chasing cats.  It

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How Many Cats Is Too Much?

Is it Okay to Own Lots of Cats?

Yes, of course. You can have as much as you can. This is not only about an oddball who has a bedroom full of 250 feline pets, as reported in the news. A huge amount of cats in your house does not necessarily lead to chaos. You may have heard a person asking why his neighbor’s five felines get along very well, whereas his own three always fight.

Most people have discovered that adopting cats can be habit-forming. It starts when you see a stray kitten, bring it home as a welcome addition to your cat family, and next time, you take one more plus another, and so on and so forth, because by then, one more won’t make a difference.

However, keeping all cats together in a crowded space is not only unfair to them, but also their caretaker. It is more sensible to bring a stray cat to a sanctuary where it can be taken care of by professionals who can look for a new home for it. How about owning a few cats like for example, three?

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Sphynx Cat – Advantages and Disadvantages of Owning a Sphynx

Now is your soul-searching time. It is really important to think through very carefully – and honestly – if you are in the best position to adopt a Sphynx (or indeed any pet). Besides shelter, nutritious food, and your time, your pet will require adequate medical care. This is one of the greatest responsibilities that applies to being a pet owner. If you feel that the time is not right to provide all four of these pet care factors, then you are not ready to adopt a Sphynx. A common question that people ask when considering adopting a Sphynx into their household is: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a Sphynx?”

Advantages

  • Sphynx cats do not shed because they are hairless. In fact, they have a fine layer of downy fur on the skin which is almost impossible to see.
  • Sphynx are incredibly loving and provide companionship more than most cats.
  • Sphynx blurs the traditional boundaries bet
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Cats Claw Supplements As Holistic Medicine

Cats Claw is a medicinal Herb from the Forest of Peru. It has attracted a lot of interest in the quest for natural health care. The plant is vital in the treatment of arthritis, allergies, diabetes, bursitis, lupus, chronic fatigue, cancer, depression, herpes, menstrual irregularities and stomach and intestinal disorders.

The Peruvian rain forest herb has been used to treat ulcers and cancer for over 20 years since its discovery.

Things to look for in a Good Supplement Drug

The ant-inflammatory drug compounds of cat’s claw have proven to be efficient in the treatment of arthritis and other joint ailments. The anti-cancer drug components explored in research on the mutagenic capacity to form bind in test smokers’ urine. The Unique cat’s claw alkaloids improve the immune system.

The alkaloids have an effect on the ability of white blood cells to overwhelm and digest harmful micro-organisms. When isolated from the natural ingredient, Alkalo

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Tips on Entertaining Indoor Cats

Most cat lovers are advocates of interactive play with their pets. However, many of them cannot be around all the time. There are surefire ways to let your feline friends have fun, yet stay safe when you cannot be there to supervise them.

Adopt a Friend

Contrary to what other people say, cats are not loners. They are social animals that love to have a friend, especially when they are adopted with another as a youngster. Two cats can entertain one another when you are not present. They battle each other rather than focus on ripping your sofa.

Provide Cheap Pleasures

Cats don’t care about the money you spend on them. They can find entertainment in an empty box or paper bag. When you leave a ping pong ball in an empty bathtub, they will enjoy patting their paw. The tub also prevents them from booting under the furniture. Go for lightweight toys that make noise and are easy to bat around. Adding cat trees or tunnels keep cats occupied and enrich the sur

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Want to Know Why Cats Love to Catch Mice?

Cats have been known to kill mice even long ago, whenever both cats and humans discovered that they could eat better when their food is free from mice. Also, in some cartoons such as “Tom and Jerry”, cats and mice go on with their role as hunter and prey, respectively. Though your pet cat might strike a toy mouse on the carpet to please you, do not get easily fooled – since a cat’s instincts make them desire the real thing.

Certainly, mice are not the only source of food of feral cats. A wild cat is not that hard to please, so they can also go for birds, rabbits and other rodents. However, it is easy for a cat to catch mice. Their very small size prevents them from doing a counterattack (which makes the “fight like a cornered rat” expression a reality) and they cannot escape like birds by flying away. Therefore, it is known that cats love to chase mice.

Hunting is a cat’s survival instinct. Compared to other animals like dogs,

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How to Train Cats to Use a Cat Door Or Ring a Bell to Be Let Inside

If you have an outdoor cat you may hope to learn how to train cats to use a cat door or how to ring a bell so that you realize they are ready to come in.

I realize that there are times when I let my cats outside that I may get busy and forget to check on them so I found a way for them to let me know that they are at the door all set to come inside. I live in an area that is too cold for a cat door (I have one going to the basement where the cat litter boxed are located) so I chose to find a way for them to signal me to open the door, something we wanted because of the extreme cold we at times go through here.

Here is a very simple way for training your cats to let you know when they want to be let inside.

Simply take a small bell, one that is loud enough for you to hear, and swing it from a string right outside the door. Make certain to show this to your cat numerous times and if you need to you can even add some catnip to the bell to appeal to your cats.

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Main Differences Between Dogs and Cats

Exercise

When it comes to exercise, a cat may not be an ideal workout buddy. Just because cats move briskly and play games on some occasions with their human family, they are not considered to be athletic by definition. On the other hand, dogs are great exercise companions. A lot of breeds love to run, hike and trek along a trip.

Even if cats are not interested in exercise, this doesn’t mean that they are sluggish. Cats use their lean muscles to leap/pounce on their prey whether it is a toy with feathers that is swayed from one side of the carpet to the other.

Dogs and cats are very different in terms of playtime. Most dogs love to play a game of fetch while cats usually watch a ball being tossed then walk way, not interested to join in the game. Fun playtime for a cat can be pouncing on the feet of its owner while he/she is sleeping under the blanket. Cats are nocturnal so they love to play at night while the dog is probably sleeping soundly.

Pack

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Motherly Instinct in Male Cats

My good kisser cat (the subject of my article, “How to Teach A Cat to Kiss”) is a castrated five year old male mongrel.

When another kitten took refuge in my house, I was apprehensive because I wasn’t sure how my first cat will react. Would he be happy to have a playmate? Or would he be antagonistic and jealous if he would see another cat sharing with him my love and attention? Upon introduction, he gave the kitten a passive look then rolled his eyes and shifted his attention to the vacuum cleaner. He would softly snarl whenever the kitten came near him. I had to think of a probable solution to a problem that might possibly arise when time comes that the two cats could not get along well together. It was farthest from my mind to get rid of the little kitten for he already charmed my heart. I decided to keep the kitten at the basement and let the older cat stay inside the house.

I learned two things:

  1. It’s not good to make the kitten
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