Therapy cats bring comfort and joy to nursing home residents and others who are unable to keep their own pets.
The first thing you have to understand, Stephen, is that every cat has a different “snuggle tolerance threshold.”
There are two main components to changing this behavior:
Stop rewarding undesired behavior.
Use your cat’s natural cycle to your advantage.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Targets Feral Cats » Vox Felina – Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition6 Jul
As I’ve pointed out repeatedly, the claims linking predation by cats to declining bird numbers are largely (other than on oceanic islands) unsupported by the evidence. [2–4]
The real damage these poorly reported stories do is they don’t help pregnant women and immune-compromised people avoid T. gondii infection.
In figuring out what causes watery eyes in a cat, we need to look at several possibilities: allergies, FHV-1(rhinotracheitis) infection, a scarred tear duct, environmental factors, and behavior.
Dietary protein levels do not cause or alter the course of kidney disease. Low dietary protein only decreases the symptoms associated with kidney failure, not slow it or cure it. Geriatric pets require the same or more protein than younger animals, especially active seniors. Old pets may be special, but not with regards to protein.
Still – how do you explain that there are 90 million pet cats in America, and an estimated over 500 million around the globe. Yet, there isn’t one verified published report of a suicide directly related to toxoplasmosis, let alone T. gondii transmitted via a cat.
Still, even though we may understand why some people may dislike some traits most cats share, for other traits there are logical reasons, reasons not always the fault of the cats.
With the Fourth of July just several days away, there are a few dangers inherent in the holiday of which you need to aware. Planning for these dangers ahead of time can keep your cat safe, secure, and happy over the holiday.