According to Sleep.org, cats can sleep between 12 and 16 hours in a day, on average, which is double compared to humans. However, their sleep duration can differ depending on how young or old they are. If you’re a cat owner, the thought of purchasing a cat bed would’ve entered your mind at some point. While studies suggest that most pet owners allow their pets to snuggle up to sleep in their beds at night, it may not be as per your cat’s liking.
When a cat has a seizure, it can be traumatic for everyone involved. Your cat is usually unconscious during the episode, so they don't suffer from the ill effects. There are many things that cause cat seizures, and it is your responsibility to be aware of the signs.
Getting a new pet is one of the best things you can do to improve the quality of your life and become a better and caring person, but the truth is that being a pet owner requires a lot of patience, effort, love, and money. If you want to get a cat, but you aren’t really sure what steps to take – don’t worry, because we’re here to help you out. Just keep on reading and learn about four essential steps of preparing for a new cat. Check them out and enjoy!
There's nothing like the sound of purring when you wake up in the morning. Apartment cats are on the rise, with more and more people opting to go for these cute friends that aren't attention (nor time) consuming like dogs. That said, it's also a fact that more people than ever are now living in urban areas, opting for apartments rather than houses. Living with a cat in a small apartment can be tough for both of you, at least unless you take some steps to make it more comfortable.
If you love pets but love travel too it can be difficult to decide whether to leave your cat at home or take her along with you. You might be worried about bringing your cat on a long journey and the complications it might cause.
Here is a question for the ages among cat lovers - "Should you declaw your cat?". There are so many sides to this one that we are going to try and explore the main reasons for and against, giving you as much information that you need to make a responsible decision.
Every pet lover wants to own a happy pet and cat owners are no exception. One way to achieve this is to provide them with a cat scratching post. These are suitable for cats of all ages, from old seniors to young kittens, and will provide hours of entertainment for them. They are usually used inside the home and are an ideal way to encourage a cat to have some form of exercise. As well as a means of sharpening those essential claws they can also exercise the paws, too. Cat owners discover that these products are a good way to protect their carpets, drapes and furniture from being scratched.
When it is time to bring a new kitten into the household, there are some basic cat care for the new kitten items that you will need. Don't be tempted with all the things that are on the market but start with the necessities. Make a list and bring it with you. Food should be the number one item. You will need bowls for both food and water. If your pet has been on a regular diet since learning to feed itself, stick with the same food. Different foods can be offered later as long as they are nutritional. Second on your list is a litter-box, a scoop, and good quality litter. One of the nice things about a cat, is that there is no need to house break them. They are instinctively drawn to the litter-box. Choose an absorbent kind that also neutralize odor. Keep the litter clean or your kitten will find another place to go.
Did you know that one of the biggest issues that bother cat owners is the fact that cat's scratch and their scratching can be destructive? If you are "owned by a cat" (aren't we all! - they own us don't they!) or are planning to get one remember that scratching is a natural instinct. For a cat to not scratch would be abnormal behavior and something you should actual seek medical attention. Perhaps if you understand the reasons why cats scratch you will recognize how to change the cat's environment so they will have the appropriate scratching tools and limit or prevent destruction of your furniture and expensive items in your home.
If you have decided to get a cat for your family you'll be busy preparing for that new kitten. It is a big responsibility taking in any pet and with a kitten there are some specific things you should know and they'll help you to become accustomed to settling it in. This will make easing them in a lot quicker and you and the rest of the family can get used to enjoying having a relationship with your homes newest resident. In doing this you'll ensure that you don't have to worry about getting any furniture damaged and help the transition become a smooth one. You will need to stock up on a few items that can be sourced from your local pet store but these are relatively inexpensive and will help when your cat moves in to keep them occupied and comfortable.