Tag Archives: cats

Flash the therapy cat brings joy to nursing home residents | The Conscious Cat

8 Aug

Therapy cats bring comfort and joy to nursing home residents and others who are unable to keep their own pets.

via Flash the therapy cat brings joy to nursing home residents | The Conscious Cat.

My Cat Has Random Bouts of Aggression. Help!

6 Aug

The first thing you have to understand, Stephen, is that every cat has a different “snuggle tolerance threshold.”

via My Cat Has Random Bouts of Aggression. Help! : Cat Advice | Paws and Effect.

How to keep your cat from waking you up

6 Aug

There are two main components to changing this behavior:

Stop rewarding undesired behavior.

Use your cat’s natural cycle to your advantage.

via How to keep your cat from waking you up | The Conscious Cat.

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Targets Feral Cats » Vox Felina – Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition

6 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]

via Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Targets Feral Cats » Vox Felina – Feral/free-roaming cats and trap-neuter-return/TNR: critiquing the opposition.

The Truth About Cats and Toxoplasmosis

5 Jul

The real damage these poorly reported stories do is they don’t help pregnant women and immune-compromised people avoid T. gondii infection.

via Bunny’s Blog: The Truth About Cats and Toxoplasmosis.

Vet 101: Feline Allergies Achoo!

5 Jul

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.

via Cat Wisdom 101 » Vet 101: Feline Allergies Achoo!.

Geriatric Pets Need More Protein

5 Jul

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.

via Geriatric Pets Need More Protein | petMD.

Toxoplasmosis and “Cat Ladies” in the News Again. What Are the Facts?

5 Jul

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.

via The CATalyst: Toxoplasmosis and “Cat Ladies” in the News Again. What Are the Facts?.

Why Some People Fear or Hate Cats

5 Jul

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.

via 7 Reasons to Dislike Cats – Why Some People Fear or Hate Cats.

Cat Dangers on Independence Day

25 Jun

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.

via Cat Dangers on Independence Day | petMD.

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