Questions About Cats

why does my cat follow me everywhere i go and meow?
Questions About Cats

Why Do Cats Follow You Around the House?

Popular opinion dictates that a happy, contented cat will be largely indifferent to humans. Most cats will acknowledge an owner upon sight, and then return to their business. A cat following you from room to room should be an exceptional circumstance, not the norm. If your cat is following you around, it wants something. Ensure that you have not missed a scheduled meal or playtime. The cat may want more attention, especially if bored. Some […]

Why Am I Allergic to Some Cats and Not Others?
Questions About Cats

Why Am I Allergic to Some Cats and Not Others?

Cat allergies are complex. You may suffer from an allergic reaction to some cats, but not others. This does not mean that you are only allergic to certain cats. It just means that you are not noticing the reaction in your body. Cat allergies are not caused by the mere presence of a feline. The cat’s dander is to blame. Dander contains a glycoprotein called fel d 1. This is what sparks an allergic reaction. […]

foul smelling cat urine
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Why Does My Cat’s Urine Smell Strongly of Ammonia?

Cat urine has a strong, distinct scent. This is due to urea, which is the primary component of cat urine. Left uncleaned, urea decomposes and undergoes a series of chemical reactions. Chief among these is the release of ammonia into the atmosphere. Even the smallest amount of ammonia creates a distinct, unpleasant smell. The odor is stronger in unfixed male cats. Dehydration, bladder stones, urinary tract infections, kidney problems, and food sensitivities can also lead […]

how to stop cats climbing into car engine
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How to Get a Cat Out from Under a Car

Cats often seek solace from their daily concerns. If your cat roams outdoors, it may sleep or hide underneath a car. This will be a warm and safe place, in the cat’s mind. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous. You need to tempt your cat out before it gets run over or hurt in some way. You need to get your cat out from under the car into a cat carrier. Tempt the cat with […]

cat's mouth open and tongue out
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Why Do Cats Hold Their Mouth Slightly Open?

Cats rarely open their mouths unless eating, drinking, or verbalizing. Despite this, some cats hold their mouths open for minutes at a time. A cat with its mouth open may be processing a new scent using its Jacobson’s organ. A cat with dental problems will likely be reluctant to close its mouth due to discomfort. Ensure the cat is not simply preparing to bite, or trying and failing to meow. A cat occasionally holding its […]

is it safe to let my cat on the balcony?
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Will Cats Jump Off Balconies? (High-Rise Syndrome)

Houses and high-rise apartments with balconies are unsafe for cats to use. As such inquisitive creatures, cats will want to explore what’s going on outside, which could lead to an error of judgment. So, you’ll definitely need to restrict your cat’s access or safety-proof your balcony. Cats have good survival instincts and are very unlikely to consciously jump from balconies. However, cats can easily have accidental falls. They may lose their balance while walking on […]