Articles in the 'health' Category

Have you ever wondered how your cat can be so picky about cleaning her paws and so messy in your kitchen? Some cat owners get dish after dish, looking for the one that won’t spill when the cat plays with it.

You might as well forget finding the perfect dish. It’s not about the container. It’s about the natural feline instinct to play with their food. Don’t fight it – embrace it! Your tidy pile of cat nibbles in the dish are quickly scattered by your cat, who is “hunting” in the dish for the ideal bite. Continue Reading »

Catnip isn’t just a cat thing. Actually catnip is a nickname for a plant that comes from the mint family. For a cat, catnip is like one too many martinis. The reaction may be wild and crazy or totally oblivious in that classic “who cares” manner that cats do so well.

Inside catnip is a chemical element called “nepetalactone,” which seems to prompt amazing reactions that are different for each cat. While you can’t smell it, catnip has a unique scent to a feline.   Continue Reading »

Scratching is a natural behavior for cats, no matter how it might impact the fabric on your $5,000 new sofa. Your cat isn’t scratching to defy you – but he is sending you a message. That message is, “give me something to scratch!”

When his urge to scratch hits, he isn’t too picky about what to scratch. In the wild, everything is fair game. Your cat isn’t trying to damage your belongings. He’s trying to sharpen his claws.   Continue Reading »

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