The Meowing Sounds Of A Cat

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Cats possess the widest range of vocalizations of any domestic pet next to birds. The meowing of a cat is almost exclusively used to communicate with humans and known to be the most heard cat sound. During kittenhood, mew (shorten version) is uttered by kittens in need of their mother. This juvenile vocalization fades away as cats mature into adulthood. Older …

Why Do Cats Purr?

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Cats ability to purr is one of the most distinctive features. It is the most common sound but also one of the most puzzling. The question why cat purr has been contemplated for centuries and there are several theories derived. The triggering mechanism of the purring is speculative. Some say the lulling noise is caused by the cats blood vessels, while …

Adopting An Adult Cat

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Adopting an adult cat can be a very rewarding experience. Kittens need lots of attention to keep them stimulated and out of trouble. An adult cat is usually much easier on an owner who does not have the time or energy to entertain a kitten. A little preparation and extra patience on your part can make his transition as stress-free as …

Aggression Between Housemate Cats

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Aggression between housemate cats comes in several forms, with associated causes. As cat owners, it behooves us when our cat pounces on his feline housemate or sibling, who counters with a paw in the face. Stalking, chasing, and sometimes roughhousing are common in multi-cat household. We need to fully understand these kinds of aggressive behavior so that we can take …

Keeping Cats Off The Computer

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Cat owners often realize their cat seem to be fascinated with computers. Cats like two things, warmth and security.  It is cat’s nature to have the tendency to jump up on your keyboard while you are working to get closer to you. Your computer poses risks for her as cats can wreak havoc with electronic harming herself. To avoid risk of …

Choosing The Correct Litter Box

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Litter boxes come in various shapes and configurations, it is important to match the size of the box to the size of your cat. Cat owners often easy to get influenced by a desire to choose a litter box based on fanciness. Before committing to a fancy box, you need to ensure it is the right box for your cat will use …

Toys Are Necessity For Developing Kitten

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Toys are necessity for developing kitten minds. Play gives them an outlet for their energy, mental and physical stimulation. Developing kitten show at least some interest in predatory behavior during playtime. They love to stalk, chase, attack and investigate toys. These behaviours in some ways practicing it. Many cats who were not taught to hunt by their mothers will figure it out …

Maintaining A Multi-Cat Household

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Multi-cat households can work well under the right circumstances.  A harmonious multi-cat household can also run into fair share of upsets at times. Cat siblings that have been brought up together can develop strong bonds and become best pals. Even so they still disagree sometimes aggressively. Then there are cat sibs that cannot be in the same room without hissing or instigating a …

Managing Your Cat Shedding Dandruff

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If your cat is shedding dandruff, the cause may simply be dry skin. The lower back and base of a cat’s tail are subject to dry skin. It is usually most commonly found on the face and along the back and the base of the tail but any part of the body can be affected. Dandruff can be hard to see on …

Cat Urine Odours

Cat urine odours are notoriously difficult to remove. Male cats contains hormones which make the urine smell much stronger than that of females or neutered males. These hormones serve a purpose, to enable the male cat to mark his territory.  Male cats exhibit this behaviour to attracting females and deterring any possible competing males. Cat urine smells the moment after she urinates or sprays. …