Cats have a higher body temperature than humans, and their paws are soft and tactile. So, when a cat crawls into your lap, it should be a pleasant experience. Take cold paws in cats seriously. Unless your pet has just left a cold surface, she should always maintain a warm temperature. Cold paws suggest that blood is not reaching her extremities, either due to ill health or injury. Taking a Cat’s Temperature Rectally A rectal […]
Questions About Cats
Space requirements for cats are a source of much debate. It’s only natural that we’d assume that a pet wants as much room as possible. This goes double for cats, which are very independent animals. In truth, cats are less concerned about space and more about layout. An appropriate layout is more crucial than size. Cats like to climb and hide. If your cat doesn’t have places she can retreat to, she’ll become stressed. Equally, […]
Cats use their tails for balance and body-temperature regulation. Cats also use their tails for communication, but the messages can get lost in translation. Cats all behave differently. Tail language in cats doesn’t always fit with these guidelines. To understand what your cat’s tail movements mean, you should look at your cat’s entire body language. Why Do Cats Have Tails? The tail is an integral part of the cat’s anatomy. The tail is often referred […]
Flat-faced cats divide opinion. To some, they are odd-looking but to others they are adorable. Whether you love them or hate them, flat-faced cats are definitely intriguing. Due to their extreme features, Persian cats are prone to illness. Cats with wide (but not completely flat) faces tend to be healthier because their eyes and nose can still function normally. So, although Persian cats have a “wow factor,” other breeds are easier to care for as […]
Popular opinion dictates that cats are feminine pets, and should only be adopted by women or families. A single man with a cat is often viewed with suspicion. Creepy, weird, and unusual are all words often attributed to single men with pet cats. It takes a specific personality for a guy to want a cat. In many respects, the traits required are considered wholly positive. Naturally, everybody is unique and has a different personality. For […]
Any cat that goes outside is vulnerable to a coyote attack. Even cats that are smart and aggressive can become prey for coyotes. If you want to deter coyotes from your neighborhood, try to get other residents involved. Educating your neighbors will help to protect the cats in your area.